PHOENIX - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PHOENIX News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Monday floods damage I-15, closes freeway for repairs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58391107-78/amp-utah-river-virgin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58391107-78/amp-utah-river-virgin.html.csp">Monday floods damage I-15, closes freeway for repairs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By erin alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T11:03:16.4-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 11:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Heavy rains on Monday near where Utah, Arizona and Nevada meet closed Interstate 15 south of St. George. All routes from southern Utah to Las Vegas were closed as of Monday night, the Utah Department of Transportation reported. It wasn’t clear when the freeway would reopen. Flooding in the Virgin River Gorge in Arizona and the town of Moapa, Nev., damaged I-15 and forced the highway’s closure just north of the Utah border, reported officials from UDOT and the National Weather Service. Meanwhile,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58391107@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:03:16 MDT New Mexico medical flight got wrong fuel before crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58393265-68/fuel-report-airport-crash.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58393265-68/fuel-report-airport-crash.html.csp">New Mexico medical flight got wrong fuel before crash</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T09:59:02.299-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 09:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Cruces, N.M. • Federal safety investigators say an air ambulance got the wrong fuel at a New Mexico airport before it took off and crashed, killing all four people aboard. A National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report says the twin-engine aircraft was refueled with 40 gallons of jet fuel instead of aviation gasoline at the Las Cruces airport on Aug. 27. The plane was headed for Phoenix. All three crew members and one patient were killed. The NTSB preliminary report issued Monday ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583932652014-09-09T09:59:02.299-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T09:59:02.299-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58393265@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:59:02 MDT New V.A. chief: Veterans agency too complicated http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58390670-68/veterans-mcdonald-care-report.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58390670-68/veterans-mcdonald-care-report.html.csp">New V.A. chief: Veterans agency too complicated</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW DALY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T19:44:02.268-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 07:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Veterans Affairs Department with its 14 different password-protected websites is too complicated for most veterans to navigate, new Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Monday as he promised to make it easier for veterans to get disability benefits, health care, job training and other services. The VA must “put veterans at the center of everything we do,” he said. McDonald took over the agency in late July after former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned amid a polit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583906702014-09-08T19:44:02.268-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T19:44:02.268-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58390670@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:44:02 MDT Investigators: Shoddy care by VA didn’t cause Phoenix deaths http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339400-68/veterans-care-report-phoenix.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339400-68/veterans-care-report-phoenix.html.csp">Investigators: Shoddy care by VA didn’t cause Phoenix deaths</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T20:13:02.6-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 08:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix. Investigators uncovered large-scale improprieties in the way VA hospitals and clinics across the nation have been scheduling veterans for appointments, according to a report released Tuesday by the VA’s Office of Inspector General. The report said workers falsified waitlists while th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583394002014-08-26T20:13:02.6-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T20:13:02.6-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339400@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:13:02 MDT University of Phoenix founder John Sperling dies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58339045-79/sperling-university-phoenix-education.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58339045-79/sperling-university-phoenix-education.html.csp">University of Phoenix founder John Sperling dies</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T12:19:02.319-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 12:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">John G. Sperling was in his teens — illiterate and the survivor of a childhood filled with illness — when a shipmate in the Merchant Marine taught him to read. Enchanted by the likes of Fyodor Dostoyevsky and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sperling began a journey through higher education that ultimately led to his founding of the University of Phoenix, a for-profit institution. Sperling, 93, a billionaire, died Friday at a hospital near San Francisco, according to a statement from Apollo Education Group,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583390452014-08-26T12:19:02.319-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T12:19:02.319-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339045@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:19:02 MDT Floods force dramatic rescues near Phoenix http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58314561-68/phoenix-rain-north-tuesday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58314561-68/phoenix-rain-north-tuesday.html.csp">Floods force dramatic rescues near Phoenix</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN SKOLOFF </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and PAUL DAVENPORT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T19:17:49.41-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 07:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Phoenix • Heavy monsoon season rains that swept across Arizona on Tuesday led to dramatic rescues, road closures and flight delays as a series of fast-moving storms pummeled the state. A helicopter crew rescued two women and three dogs from a home surrounded by swift-moving waters in a town about 30 miles north of Phoenix, while elsewhere a small trailer park was evacuated, a school was flooded and first-responders pulled motorists from partially-submerged vehicles. The National Weather Service...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583145612014-08-19T19:17:49.41-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T19:17:49.41-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58314561@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:17:49 MDT