SAFETY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SAFETY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361164-68/marijuana-drivers-states-pot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361164-68/marijuana-drivers-states-pot.html.csp">Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T11:19:32.222-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana’s effects show that the drug can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede multitasking, all of which are critical driving skills. But unlike with alcohol, drivers high on pot tend to be aware that they are impaired and try to compens...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58361164@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:19:32 MDT Prep football: Tooele 21, Grantsville 0 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352959-190/grantsville-tooele-brady-yard.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352959-190/grantsville-tooele-brady-yard.html.csp">Prep football: Tooele 21, Grantsville 0</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T10:22:52.573-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 10:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Grantsville • What’s in a name? If you’re a Tooele High School Brady, it’s about 160 yards of offense, three touchdowns and a pass deflection, just for good measure. Brothers Ryan and Jake Brady were dominant Friday for Tooele as the team cruised past rival Grantsville 21-0. Ryan, the quarterback, had 77 yards of offense and a pair of passing touchdowns. Jake, the running back, racked up 96 yards and a touchdown of his own. Rounding out the brotherly group is Tooele head coach Kyle Brady, who...</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> 58352959@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:22:52 MDT Op-ed: It’s time to put a woman’s health, safety and rights first http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352026-82/care-health-abortion-woman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352026-82/care-health-abortion-woman.html.csp">Op-ed: It’s time to put a woman’s health, safety and rights first</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Leah Torres</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T09:07:59.41-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 09:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In states across the country, politicians are passing laws that single out abortion care for regulations that apply to no other similar medical practices. As a result, a woman’s ability to access safe, legal, essential reproductive health care in the United States today varies widely from state to state. This means a woman in Utah does not have the same access to health care that a woman living in Colorado does. That simply isn’t fair. As an obstetrician-gynecologist serving Utah women and th...</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> 58352026@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:07:59 MDT U.S. to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347355-68/vaccine-ebola-health-testing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347355-68/vaccine-ebola-health-testing.html.csp">U.S. to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SETH BORENSTEIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T10:12:20.933-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 10:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline. It will test 20 healthy adult volunteers to see if the virus is safe and triggers an adequate response in their immune systems. Even though NIH has been testing o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583473552014-08-28T10:12:20.933-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T10:12:20.933-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347355@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:12:20 MDT Officials: Girl accidentally kills gun instructor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339972-68/girl-shooting-range-accidentally.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339972-68/girl-shooting-range-accidentally.html.csp">Officials: Girl accidentally kills gun instructor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T16:05:02.835-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dolan Springs, Ariz. • A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday. Charles Vacca, 39, of Lake Havasu City, died Monday shortly after being airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Mohave County sheriff’s officials said. Vacca was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head, inve...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583399722014-08-26T16:05:02.835-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T16:05:02.835-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339972@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:05:02 MDT U.S. closes Camry Hybrid brake investigation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338852-79/brake-camry-safety-agency.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338852-79/brake-camry-safety-agency.html.csp">U.S. closes Camry Hybrid brake investigation</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T11:21:01.721-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 11:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began the probe in January after getting complaints of malfunctions that reduced power-assisted braking in 2007 and 2008 Camry hybrids. The probe covered about 100,000 cars. A review of nearly 1,600 complaints and warranty claims found that in most cases, the cars warned drivers and there wasn’t a complet...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583388522014-08-26T11:21:01.721-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T11:21:01.721-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338852@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:21:01 MDT Advocacy group asks for Chrysler investigation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326407-79/chrysler-center-group-safety.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326407-79/chrysler-center-group-safety.html.csp">Advocacy group asks for Chrysler investigation</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T15:48:02.313-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 03:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • An auto safety advocacy group has asked the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven. The Center for Auto Safety, a nonprofit group founded by Ralph Nader, filed a petition Friday asking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the probe. The center contends that an electrical power control module used by Chrysler in millions of vehicles since 2007 can go haywire, causing them to stall in t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583264072014-08-22T15:48:02.313-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T15:48:02.313-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326407@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:48:02 MDT Utah football: Freshman safety Williams says he’s ready if needed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58323441-89/freshman-williams-camp-rowe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58323441-89/freshman-williams-camp-rowe.html.csp">Utah football: Freshman safety Williams says he’s ready if needed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T23:47:37.616-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham said earlier this week that if disaster struck, and senior safeties Tevin Carter or Brian Blechen went down with injury, fellow senior Eric Rowe would be yanked back from his spot at corner to fill the void. But that’s not an indictment of the safety backups, said their coach, Morgan Scalley, on Thursday. It’s just a feeling that the next corner — senior Wykie Freeman, at this point — is ahead of the next safety, and coaches want to get their best 11 players on ...</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> 58323441@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:47:37 MDT Report: Russia conducts checks at McDonald’s http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321948-79/moscow-checks-restaurants-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321948-79/moscow-checks-restaurants-russia.html.csp">Report: Russia conducts checks at McDonald’s</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T11:30:01.996-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Russian news agencies reported Thursday that the country’s food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald’s restaurants in the Urals following food safety complaints, a day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow. Natalya Lukyantseva, an official in the Sverdlovsk regional office of the agency, told RIA Novosti and Interfax that unplanned checks were being carried out in a number of restaurants after residents voiced safety concerns. The inspections come one day af...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583219482014-08-21T11:30:01.996-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T11:30:01.996-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321948@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:30:01 MDT Honda bolsters Fit to boost crash resistance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321806-79/crash-honda-test-fit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321806-79/crash-honda-test-fit.html.csp">Honda bolsters Fit to boost crash resistance</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM KRISHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T10:46:02.466-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 10:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • When the subcompact Fit failed a crash test, Honda went back to the drawing board. The tiny Fit, redesigned for the 2015 model year, initially flunked the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small overlap test, earning just a “Marginal” rating. The test simulates a 40 mph crash between the front corner of a car and an object such as a utility pole. Honda engineers strengthened the welds on the front bumper beams, so energy from a crash would be spread over the entire front of the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583218062014-08-21T10:46:02.466-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T10:46:02.466-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321806@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:46:02 MDT Utah football: Blechen, Carter developing chemistry at safety (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58318731-59/blechen-whittingham-carter-camp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58318731-59/blechen-whittingham-carter-camp.html.csp">Utah football: Blechen, Carter developing chemistry at safety (video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T23:01:00.216-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brian Blechen admits it now: He wasn't sure what to make of Tevin Carter even three weeks ago. "In the summertime he was rehabbing a lot, getting his ankle healthy," he said. "I didn't know what to expect. Coming into camp, he didn't know a ton of the defense yet, but he picked it up really quick which surprised me. In a good way." Through fall camp, the safety duo has found a bit of a rhythm, and Blechen's glad to have Carter on board. They play complimentary styles, he said. If Blechen's the 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> 58318731@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:01:00 MDT Recaro recalls more than 39,000 child safety seats http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312660-79/child-recaro-safety-seats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312660-79/child-recaro-safety-seats.html.csp">Recaro recalls more than 39,000 child safety seats</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T08:59:02.053-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 08:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child’s head move too far in a crash. The recall covers ProSport model 385 seats made from June 16, 2010, to Jan. 31, 2013. The problem happens when the seats are installed with the lower latch anchors and without the top tether. Recaro will notify owners and provide set of new instructions telling owners not to use the lower latch system with a child weighing 40 or more pounds. The company also will send a ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583126602014-08-19T08:59:02.053-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T08:59:02.053-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312660@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:59:02 MDT Safety agency opens probe into fire truck recall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58310386-79/ladders-safety-fire-probe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58310386-79/ladders-safety-fire-probe.html.csp">Safety agency opens probe into fire truck recall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T16:19:01.926-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 04:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether a recall of 156 fire trucks last year was enough to fix a problem with aerial ladders that can unexpectedly fall. The probe covers trucks from the 2000 to 2012 model years made by Ohio-based Sutphen Corp. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says two ladders fell after the trucks were recalled in May of last year. Six people were hurt in incidents in Belle Valley, Pa., and Hall County, Ga. Sutphen said in a July statement p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583103862014-08-18T16:19:01.926-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T16:19:01.926-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58310386@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:19:01 MDT PG&E pleads not guilty to charges in deadly blast http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58310392-79/charges-federal-company-indictment.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58310392-79/charges-federal-company-indictment.html.csp">PG&E pleads not guilty to charges in deadly blast</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T16:19:01.988-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 04:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood. Steve Bauer, an attorney for the company, entered the plea in federal court to all 28 counts, including obstruction of justice. The new indictment — announced last month — replaced a 12-count indictment that related to PG&E’s safety practices but did not incl...</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> 58310392@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:19:01 MDT Government wants future cars to talk to each other http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309391-79/technology-vehicles-cars-vehicle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309391-79/technology-vehicles-cars-vehicle.html.csp">Government wants future cars to talk to each other</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T13:49:13.941-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 01:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions. A research report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that the technology could eventually prevent as many as 592,000 left-turn and intersection crashes a year, saving 1,083 lives. The agency said it will begin drafting ru...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583093912014-08-18T13:49:13.941-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T13:49:13.941-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309391@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:49:13 MDT BYU football: Offense was inconsistent, undisciplined in scrimmage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58304014-77/mendenhall-scrimmage-byu-injury.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58304014-77/mendenhall-scrimmage-byu-injury.html.csp">BYU football: Offense was inconsistent, undisciplined in scrimmage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T16:07:46.694-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 04:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU’s biggest question marks this season are supposed to be on defense as the Cougars try to find adequate replacements for Kyle Van Noy, Eathyn Manumaleuna, Uani Unga and Daniel Sorensen. But if Friday night’s scrimmage in front of about 12,000 fans at LaVell Edwards showed anything, it is that the offense isn’t just going to roll into Connecticut in two weeks and click like a well-oiled machine. There were false starts, unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, a pair of interceptions and a b...</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> 58304014@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:07:46 MDT Scout rescue underway in northern Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58292502-78/scout-county-duchesne-dispatch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58292502-78/scout-county-duchesne-dispatch.html.csp">Scout rescue underway in northern Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Harry Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T08:50:47.833-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 08:50AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Boy Scout who was lost Wednesday in northern Utah’s Duchesne County was rescued by a helicopter. A Department of Public Safety rescue helicopter retrieved the scout and was bringing him to safety Wednesday afternoon, according to Duchesne County dispatch. The scout was lost near Yellowstone Canyon on the south slope of the Uinta Mountains. The scout was uninjured, dispatch said. The Tribune will update this story as details become available. hstevens@sltrib.com Twitter: @Harry_Stevens</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> 58292502@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:50:47 MDT N.Y. judge to encourage settlements of GM lawsuits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58285969-79/judge-lawsuits-bankruptcy-cars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58285969-79/judge-lawsuits-bankruptcy-cars.html.csp">N.Y. judge to encourage settlements of GM lawsuits</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LARRY NEUMEISTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T18:20:01.936-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 06:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A federal judge told lawyers Monday he’ll encourage settlements in lawsuits brought on behalf of nearly 1,000 plaintiffs against General Motors for defective ignition switches. U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman told dozens of lawyers at a hearing that he’ll be careful not to interfere with the work of a bankruptcy judge who is deciding if the Detroit-based automaker’s 2009 bankruptcy protects it from economic damages claims. Furman said he wanted to be “sensitive about stepping on t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582859692014-08-11T18:20:01.936-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-11T18:20:01.936-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58285969@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:20:01 MDT U.S. agency moves slowly on investigation requests http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58284324-79/agency-safety-investigation-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58284324-79/agency-safety-investigation-says.html.csp">U.S. agency moves slowly on investigation requests</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM KRISHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T09:58:02.306-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 09:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • People are waiting longer than they should for an answer when they petition the government to open an investigation into what could be serious safety problems. The Associated Press reviewed all 15 petitions filed by drivers with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration since 2010 and found the agency missed the legal deadline to grant or deny the requests 12 times. One petition from 2012 has yet to be resolved. A 1974 law passed to make the agency move faster requires a decis...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582843242014-08-11T09:58:02.306-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-11T09:58:02.306-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58284324@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:58:02 MDT Rampell: Eternal myths about the welfare state http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58276586-82/social-welfare-percent-receive.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58276586-82/social-welfare-percent-receive.html.csp">Rampell: Eternal myths about the welfare state</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T15:00:35.986-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 03:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">”Some of my friends are destitute. Some of them are beggars / But, for me, there’s a subsidy if I spend my whole life preggers.” WASHINGTON • That was one of the more memorable rhymes in an off-Broadway show I saw a few months ago, titled “Greed: A Musical for Our Times.” The revue was primarily populated with covetous, conscience-free bankers, doctors, clergymen and Ponzi schemers. Perhaps for political balance, though, the writer included a ballad about a perma-pregnant welfare queen. Just “ha...</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> 58276586@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:00:35 MDT