RULING - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RULING News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Arkansas high court nixes voter photo ID requirement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58526427-68/law-arkansas-court-ruling.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58526427-68/law-arkansas-court-ruling.html.csp">Arkansas high court nixes voter photo ID requirement</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANDREW DeMILLO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-15T18:26:02.18-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 06:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Little Rock, Ark. • Arkansas’ highest court on Wednesday struck down a state law that requires voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, ruling the requirement unconstitutional just days before early voting begins for the Nov. 4 election. In a decision that could have major implications in the state’s election, the state Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that determined the law unconstitutionally added a requirement for voting. The high court noted that the Arkansas Co...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585264272014-10-15T18:26:02.18-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-15T18:26:02.18-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58526427@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:26:02 MDT Supreme Court halts parts of Texas abortion law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58521802-68/texas-court-law-abortion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58521802-68/texas-court-law-abortion.html.csp">Supreme Court halts parts of Texas abortion law</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK SHERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-14T18:28:04.873-06:00">Updated Oct 14, 2014 06:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abortions in America’s second most-populous state. In an unsigned order, the justices sided with abortion rights advocates and health care providers in suspending an Oct. 2 ruling by a panel of the New Orleans-based U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that Texas could immediately apply a rule making abortion clinics statewide spend millions of dollars on hospital-l...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585218022014-10-14T18:28:04.873-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-14T18:28:04.873-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58521802@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:28:04 MDT Judge dismisses manslaughter case against former Utah cop http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58504205-78/cowley-willard-judge-case.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58504205-78/cowley-willard-judge-case.html.csp">Judge dismisses manslaughter case against former Utah cop</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jessica miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-11T21:02:42.266-06:00">Updated Oct 11, 2014 09:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Former West Valley City Detective Shaun Cowley knew what happened on Nov. 2, 2012, when he pulled the trigger and killed Danielle Willard. And he knew he was justified in doing so, he said Thursday after a judge dismissed a manslaughter charge against him. “It’s just a long road to get here,” an emotional Cowley told reporters. Cowley, 34, said the last two years “has taken a toll” on him and his family. First, Salt Lake District Attorney Sim Gill ruled the fatal shooting unjustified in August ...</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> 58504205@www.sltrib.com Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21:02:42 MDT Robinson: Surrender to the inevitable http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58494653-82/marriage-court-states-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58494653-82/marriage-court-states-gay.html.csp">Robinson: Surrender to the inevitable</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eugene Robinson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-07T16:37:55.332-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • By deciding not to decide, the Supreme Court may have decided: If history is a guide, same-sex marriage will soon be the law of the land. The court’s refusal to take up cases brought by five states seeking to overturn appellate court rulings in favor of gay marriage — Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin — was a surprise. It does not mean that Chief Justice John Roberts and the conservative majority have gone all “Kumbaya.” But it can be seen as a surrender to the inevit...</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> 58494653@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:37:55 MDT Argentina president suggests U.S. wants her dead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58478905-68/argentina-fernandez-government-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58478905-68/argentina-fernandez-government-president.html.csp">Argentina president suggests U.S. wants her dead</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T19:37:10.033-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 07:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Buenos Aires, Argentina • Relations between Argentina and the United States have sunk so low the South American nation’s president is blaming the Obama administration for her country’s debt crisis and suggesting Washington might even want to have her killed. “If something was to happen to me, nobody should be looking to the east, but to the north after the things that are being done in diplomatic offices,” President Cristina Fernandez said in a fiery speech Tuesday. Fernandez and her government...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584789052014-10-01T19:37:10.033-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-01T19:37:10.033-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Stockton argued that it must make its pension contributions for public employees before its creditors are paid the entire amount they are owned. The case is being closely watched because it could help clarify who gets paid first by financially strapped cities around the nation — retirement fun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584788762014-10-01T18:10:02.405-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-01T18:10:02.405-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58478876@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:10:02 MDT Illinois high court to hear Phillip Morris appeal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58455180-79/court-illinois-supreme-morris.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58455180-79/court-illinois-supreme-morris.html.csp">Illinois high court to hear Phillip Morris appeal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM SUHR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T12:14:01.775-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 12:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">St. Louis • The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower court’s reinstatement of a decade-old $10.1 billion class-action verdict against Phillip Morris USA over the nation’s biggest cigarette maker’s marketing of “light” and “low tar” designations. The high court, which has thrown out the verdict at least once, decided Wednesday it would hear arguments involving the April opinion by the Mount Vernon-based 5th District Appellate Court, Supreme Court spokesman Joe Tybor confirmed Thurs...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584551802014-09-25T12:14:01.775-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-25T12:14:01.775-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58455180@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:14:01 MDT Judge: Add two rejected school board candidates to ballots http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58402774-78/election-waddoups-board-candidates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58402774-78/election-waddoups-board-candidates.html.csp">Judge: Add two rejected school board candidates to ballots</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T23:10:42.185-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 11:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal judge on Thursday suggested the entire Nov. 4 election for the state school board might be invalid. But at the end of a hearing on a lawsuit that challenges the Utah Board of Education election process, U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups only ordered that the names of two previously rejected candidates be placed on the ballot for the November election. That decision followed Waddoups’ ruling last Friday that the process of picking state school board candidates for the ballot is ...</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> 58402774@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:10:42 MDT Racism ruling coming for Italian soccer president http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58397618-77/uefa-italian-ruling-tavecchio.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58397618-77/uefa-italian-ruling-tavecchio.html.csp">Racism ruling coming for Italian soccer president</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANDREW DAMPF</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T22:32:59.021-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 10:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rome • UEFA President Michel Platini has promised a ruling from the organization’s disciplinary body over an alleged racist comment by the Italian football federation’s new leader. Carlo Tavecchio, a long-standing executive in Italian football, was elected president last month despite causing a stir over a reference to bananas when discussing the presence of foreign players in Italy. While the Italian federation’s internal prosecutor dropped his inquiry over the comment, UEFA is expected to issu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583976182014-09-10T22:32:59.021-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T22:32:59.021-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58397618@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:32:59 MDT Ruling sticks: Salt Creek not a county highway http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58389383-90/amp-court-roads-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58389383-90/amp-court-roads-salt.html.csp">Ruling sticks: Salt Creek not a county highway</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T09:21:37.337-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 09:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal appeals court on Monday affirmed a tough standard for what constitutes a county road, spurring the state to urge Utahns to come forward if they have memories of hunting or hiking on disputed routes decades ago. To prevail in a road claim, a three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously held in April, counties should demonstrate actual use by the general public, not just use that was “necessary or convenient” for a handful of people or by ranchers moving cows. Mon...</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> 58389383@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:21:37 MDT Judge’s Gulf oil spill ruling could mean $18B in fines for BP http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58373620-68/barbier-judge-rig-ruling.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58373620-68/barbier-judge-rig-ruling.html.csp">Judge’s Gulf oil spill ruling could mean $18B in fines for BP</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JANET McCONNAUGHEY </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T17:36:35.445-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baton Rouge, La. • BP acted “recklessly” and bears most of the responsibility for the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge concluded Thursday, exposing the energy giant to roughly $18 billion in additional penalties. BP’s market value plummeted by $7 billion after the ruling as its shares suffered their worst percentage decline in almost three years. By Thursday afternoon, company shares had fallen almost 6 percent to $45.05. BP PLC, which vowed to appeal, already agreed to pay bi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583736202014-09-04T17:36:35.445-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T17:36:35.445-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58373620@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 17:36:35 MDT Editorial: Utah should not pursue ‘Sister Wives’ case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58359013-82/state-utah-ruling-browns.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58359013-82/state-utah-ruling-browns.html.csp">Editorial: Utah should not pursue ‘Sister Wives’ case</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T11:36:19.277-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Polygamy has a lot of baggage attached to it. Too often, those who practice it, usually under the guise of some religious belief, are actually engaging in heinous forms of child abuse or patriarchal domination. It has been associated with the taking of child brides and the expulsion of young men from their homes and families. The polygamous family of Kody Brown and his four wives has been accused of none of those things. No fraud. No deception. Not even trying to get more than one state marriag...</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> 58359013@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:36:19 MDT NH high court: New sentence hearings in killings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58351814-68/court-ruling-hearings-convicted.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58351814-68/court-ruling-hearings-convicted.html.csp">NH high court: New sentence hearings in killings</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LYNNE TUOHY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T11:18:02.502-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Concord, N.H. • Four men convicted of murder as teenagers should receive new sentencing hearings in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that mandatory life sentences for juvenile are unconstitutional, New Hampshire’s Supreme Court ruled Friday. The New Hampshire high court’s unanimous ruling mandates new sentencing hearings for Robert Tulloch, Robert Dingman and two others who were under the age of 18 when they committed their crimes. Tulloch was convicted in the 2001 stabbing deaths of two D...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583518142014-08-29T11:18:02.502-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T11:18:02.502-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351814@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:18:02 MDT Herbert supports appeal of ruling against Utah’s bigamy law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58347714-90/appeal-attorney-bigamy-browns.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58347714-90/appeal-attorney-bigamy-browns.html.csp">Herbert supports appeal of ruling against Utah’s bigamy law</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T19:57:48.931-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 07:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert said he is inclined to seek an appeal of a federal judge’s ruling striking down part of Utah’s bigamy law, saying the state has an obligation to defend the laws of the state. “I think when laws are on the books they should be appealed until there is no appeal left,” Herbert said Thursday following his monthly KUED news conference. “I expect that we’ll be reviewing that and I expect that the attorney general will talk to me about what his thoughts are with the recent ruling.” U....</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> 58347714@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:57:48 MDT Judge finalizes ‘Sister Wives’ ruling as both sides prepare for appeals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58344666-78/utah-bigamy-waddoups-ruling.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58344666-78/utah-bigamy-waddoups-ruling.html.csp">Judge finalizes ‘Sister Wives’ ruling as both sides prepare for appeals</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T07:59:47.974-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 07:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal judge on Wednesday finalized the order striking part of Utah’s bigamy law and gave one more victory to the family from the television show “Sister Wives.” The long legal battle over polygamy in Utah now appears headed to the appeals courts. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes has said he would appeal the federal court ruling when it became final. Kody Brown and his four wives, too, have been prepared for more rounds in the courts. Jonathan Turley, the attorney for the Brown family, enc...</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> 58344666@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:59:47 MDT U.S. asylum for foreign victims of domestic violence a possibility http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58344985-68/asylum-case-immigration-ruling.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58344985-68/asylum-case-immigration-ruling.html.csp">U.S. asylum for foreign victims of domestic violence a possibility</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALICIA A. CALDWELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T21:53:24.043-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 09:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A government immigration board has determined for the first time that domestic violence victims may be able to qualify for asylum in the United States. The ruling comes in the case of a Guatemalan woman who crossed into the U.S. illegally in 2005 after fleeing her husband. She said she called local police in Guatemala to report the abuse but was repeatedly told that the authorities would not interfere in her marriage. She argued that the abuse and the lack of police response should...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583449852014-08-27T21:53:24.043-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T21:53:24.043-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58344985@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:53:24 MDT Uber wins court ruling stopping German city ban http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343991-79/uber-ban-court-german.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343991-79/uber-ban-court-german.html.csp">Uber wins court ruling stopping German city ban</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Karin Matussek</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T17:12:33.043-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 05:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berlin • Uber Technologies Inc., maker of the ride-hailing application that’s being challenged by taxi drivers around the globe, won a bid to halt a municipal agency’s decision to ban the service in the German city of Hamburg. An administrative court ruled Wednesday that the wrong city agency issued the ban and Hamburg can’t enforce the restriction while it reviews a challenge filed by the company, court spokesman Andreas Lambiris said. Another agency at the city has jurisdiction over the matter...</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> 58343991@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:12:33 MDT Challenges to gay marriage bans: Where Utah and other states stand http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339991-68/state-court-appeals-ban.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339991-68/state-court-appeals-ban.html.csp">Challenges to gay marriage bans: Where Utah and other states stand</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T16:09:50.733-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 04:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The remaining state bans all face legal challenges, and the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago heard arguments Tuesday on cases from Indiana and Wisconsin. Gay couples can marry in 19 states and the District of Columbia. A look at where cases pending in other states stand: ——— — ARKANSAS: A state judg...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583399912014-08-26T16:09:50.733-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T16:09:50.733-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339991@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:09:50 MDT