SECURITY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SECURITY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Another year, another small bump in Social Security http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58535560-68/percent-cola-prices-security.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58535560-68/percent-cola-prices-security.html.csp">Another year, another small bump in Social Security</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="2014-10-18T20:50:53.07-06:00">Updated Oct 18, 2014 08:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January. Preliminary figures suggest the annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, will be less than 2 percent. That translates to a raise of about $20 a month for the typical Social Security beneficiary. The government is scheduled to announce the COLA on Wednesday, when it releases the latest measure of consumer...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585355602014-10-18T20:50:53.07-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-18T20:50:53.07-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58535560@www.sltrib.com Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:50:53 MDT Obama announcing plan to tighten card security http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58532554-79/security-government-obama-cards.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58532554-79/security-government-obama-cards.html.csp">Obama announcing plan to tighten card security</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARCY GORDON and JOSH LEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T11:41:47.833-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 11:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced Friday a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal benefits like Social Security to millions of Americans. Cards issued by the federal government will now have an internal chip replacing magnetic strips to reduce the potential for fraud. Concern is growing over the security of Americans’ financial data, with an estimated 100 million people having b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585325542014-10-17T11:41:47.833-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-17T11:41:47.833-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58532554@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:41:47 MDT TSA administrator Pistole to retire to academia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58528638-79/pistole-security-agency-risk.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58528638-79/pistole-security-agency-risk.html.csp">TSA administrator Pistole to retire to academia</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="2014-10-16T15:37:53.246-06:00">Updated Oct 16, 2014 03:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • John Pistole announced Thursday he is stepping down as chief of the Transportation Security Administration after 4 1/2 turbulent years in which the agency sought to balance passenger privacy against safety and stay a step ahead of terrorists looking for cunning new ways to smuggle bombs aboard planes. Pistole said he will leave office at the end of the year and expects to accept a position in academia next year. Shortly after his announcement, Anderson University posted a statement ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585286382014-10-16T15:37:53.246-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-16T15:37:53.246-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58528638@www.sltrib.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:37:53 MDT Justices hear dispute over pay for security checks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58525016-79/security-workers-justice-paid.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58525016-79/security-workers-justice-paid.html.csp">Justices hear dispute over pay for security checks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SAM HANANEL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-15T12:00:02.013-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 12:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Workers who fill customer orders for Internet retailer Amazon might be out of luck in their quest to be paid for time they spend going through security checkpoints each day. Several Supreme Court justices expressed doubts Wednesday during arguments over whether federal law entitles workers to compensation for security measures to prevent employee theft. The case is being watched closely by business groups concerned that employers could be liable for billions of dollars in retroactiv...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585250162014-10-15T12:00:02.013-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-15T12:00:02.013-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58525016@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:00:02 MDT Al-Qaida and Shiite rebels clash in south Yemen http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58524127-68/qaida-houthis-yemen-militants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58524127-68/qaida-houthis-yemen-militants.html.csp">Al-Qaida and Shiite rebels clash in south Yemen</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By AHMED AL-HAJ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-15T08:42:12.364-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 08:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sanaa, Yemen • Yemen’s Shiite rebels pushing to seize more territory across the country were locked in fierce battles with al-Qaida militants on Wednesday in a province south of the capital, Sanaa, security officials said. The clashes add another layer to the turmoil gripping this impoverished Arab nation struggling in the face of an ongoing blitz by the Shiite Houthi rebels, relentless political upheavals and a rampant al-Qaida-led insurgency by Islamic militants. The fighting between the Houth...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585241272014-10-15T08:42:12.364-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-15T08:42:12.364-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Sheik Nimr al-Nimr’s case has been watched closely by minority Saudi Shiites in the eastern region of the majority Sunni kingdom. The 54-year-old cleric’s case was seen as a barometer for Saudi Arabia’s handling of Shiite grievances over the past years and a clear message of zero-toleranc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585241132014-10-15T08:39:04.429-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-15T08:39:04.429-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58524113@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:39:04 MDT NFL: Police says Cowboys RB Randle arrested on theft charge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58520226-77/randle-police-security-cowboys.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58520226-77/randle-police-security-cowboys.html.csp">NFL: Police says Cowboys RB Randle arrested on theft charge</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-14T23:22:14.31-06:00">Updated Oct 14, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been arrested on a shoplifting charge, accused of taking $123 worth of cologne and underwear from a suburban Dallas department store and telling a police officer he thought to himself, “all right, y’all got me,” after a security guard stopped him. Randle, who is charged with a Class B misdemeanor theft between $50 and $500, was detained Monday evening by store security and later taken to the Frisco city jail before posting bond early Tuesday, polic...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585202262014-10-14T23:22:14.31-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-14T23:22:14.31-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58520226@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:22:14 MDT Obama reviews foreign, domestic response to Ebola http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58517886-68/obama-ebola-disease-security.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58517886-68/obama-ebola-disease-security.html.csp">Obama reviews foreign, domestic response to Ebola</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM KUHNHENN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-13T22:11:26.731-06:00">Updated Oct 13, 2014 10:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama urged his top national security and public health officials on Monday to incorporate lessons from the most recent Texas Ebola infection into the U.S.’s response plans to the deadly virus. He also called on the international community to deliver assistance more quickly to the countries of West Africa that are struggling against the disease. Obama huddled with senior advisers in the Oval Office and placed calls to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585178862014-10-13T22:11:26.731-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-13T22:11:26.731-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58517886@www.sltrib.com Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:11:26 MDT U.S. eyes sale of NY’s Waldorf hotel to Chinese firm http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58516604-79/waldorf-hotel-chinese-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58516604-79/waldorf-hotel-chinese-government.html.csp">U.S. eyes sale of NY’s Waldorf hotel to Chinese firm</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW LEE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-13T12:42:02.201-06:00">Updated Oct 13, 2014 12:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Concerned about potential security risks, the U.S. government is taking a close look at the sale of New York’s iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel to a Chinese insurance company. U.S. officials said Monday they are reviewing the details of last week’s $1.95 billion purchase of the Waldorf by the Anbang Insurance Group from Hilton Worldwide. They said it could have implications for the government’s long-standing relationship with the hotel, which has been the home of the American ambassador...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585166042014-10-13T12:42:02.201-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-13T12:42:02.201-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58516604@www.sltrib.com Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:42:02 MDT Symantec says it will split into two companies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58505934-79/symantec-security-split-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58505934-79/symantec-security-split-company.html.csp">Symantec says it will split into two companies</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-09T17:03:02.073-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 05:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Security software maker Symantec is the latest company to announce plans to split itself into two. The maker of Norton antivirus software said Thursday it will separate into one business focused on security and the other on information management. Symantec said that separating its businesses will create greater growth opportunities and more value for its shareholders. The announcement comes about six months after Symantec fired chief executive Steve Bennett and named Michael Brown as ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585059342014-10-09T17:03:02.073-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-09T17:03:02.073-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58505934@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:03:02 MDT Hackers hit bank. Is your money safe anywhere? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58504106-79/says-hackers-data-bank.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58504106-79/says-hackers-data-bank.html.csp">Hackers hit bank. Is your money safe anywhere?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN SWEET</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and BRANDON BAILEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-10T16:04:00.44-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 04:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hackers stole personal information from millions of JPMorgan Chase customers this summer, in one of the biggest breaches of a financial company. The bank says only non-financial data was taken — names, addresses, telephone numbers and email. But that’s still a lot, and experts warn that customers need to be vigilant about identity theft in the next several months. The theft — involving 76 million households and seven million small businesses — raises questions about the safety of personal infor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585041062014-10-10T16:04:00.44-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-10T16:04:00.44-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58504106@www.sltrib.com Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:04:00 MDT Court to hear dispute over pay for security checks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58500153-79/security-workers-screenings-justice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58500153-79/security-workers-screenings-justice.html.csp">Court to hear dispute over pay for security checks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SAM HANANEL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-08T10:56:58.433-06:00">Updated Oct 8, 2014 10:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Workers who fill customer orders for Internet retailer Amazon might be out of luck in their quest to be paid for time they spend going through security checkpoints each day. Several Supreme Court justices expressed doubts Wednesday during arguments over whether federal law entitles workers to compensation for routine security measures to prevent employee theft. The case is being watched closely by business groups concerned that employers could be liable for billions of dollars in re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585001532014-10-08T10:56:58.433-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-08T10:56:58.433-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58500153@www.sltrib.com Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:56:58 MDT Twitter sues to release info about government surveillance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58498039-68/information-government-companies-surveillance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58498039-68/information-government-companies-surveillance.html.csp">Twitter sues to release info about government surveillance</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-07T18:23:01.631-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 06:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Twitter is suing the FBI and the Department of Justice to be able to release more information about government surveillance of its users. The social media company filed a lawsuit Tuesday in a California federal court to publish its full “transparency report,” which documents government requests for user information. Twitter Inc. published a surveillance report in July but couldn’t include the exact number of national security requests it received because Internet companies are prohib...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584980392014-10-07T18:23:01.631-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-07T18:23:01.631-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58498039@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:23:01 MDT Feds say Utah company tried to export rifle scopes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58484363-78/company-export-rifle-scopes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58484363-78/company-export-rifle-scopes.html.csp">Feds say Utah company tried to export rifle scopes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LINDSAY WHITEHURST</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-03T08:38:01.903-06:00">Updated Oct 3, 2014 08:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City • Federal authorities say a business in a small Utah town tried to ship rifle scopes to Russia and China without a license. The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security will block exports by X-TREME Motors, LLC. for about six months after customs authorities say they found 200 mislabeled shipments from the company over the last month, according to a statement from the agency. Federal officials say the West Haven company tried to duck regulations by claiming the packages contained all-...</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> 58484363@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 08:38:01 MDT Robinson: Secure the people’s house http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58482474-82/fence-secret-service-agents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58482474-82/fence-secret-service-agents.html.csp">Robinson: Secure the people’s house</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eugene Robinson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-03T01:01:04.274-06:00">Updated Oct 3, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Put a taller fence around the White House complex and lock the doors. Then get rid of the dry rot in the Secret Service bureaucracy, restore staffing to reasonable levels, adopt the latest technology and develop new protocols to replace the ones that didn’t work. But don’t use the recent shocking lapses in presidential security as an excuse to further separate Americans from the symbols of their government. Actually, “shocking” is an understatement. I still can’t get my mi...</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> 58482474@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 01:01:04 MDT Prosecutor: Keep extra security for Russian inmate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58482016-79/russian-prosecutor-cellphone-extra.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58482016-79/russian-prosecutor-cellphone-extra.html.csp">Prosecutor: Keep extra security for Russian inmate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTHA BELLISLE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-02T14:31:02.954-06:00">Updated Oct 2, 2014 02:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle • A federal prosecutor says extra security for a Russian man charged with hacking into U.S. businesses should stay in place because prison officials say one of his lawyers illegally brought a cellphone into the Seattle facility. Roman Seleznev’s lawyers have complained they can’t meet with him face to face, compromising their ability to defend him. In a court document filed Wednesday, a prosecutor also says a U.S. marshal caught a lawyer holding a cellphone up to a screen separating Sele...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584820162014-10-02T14:31:02.954-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-02T14:31:02.954-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58482016@www.sltrib.com Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:31:02 MDT Saudi Arabia: 2 million in Mecca for start of hajj amid Ebola scare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58481011-68/saudi-hajj-kingdom-pilgrims.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58481011-68/saudi-hajj-kingdom-pilgrims.html.csp">Saudi Arabia: 2 million in Mecca for start of hajj amid Ebola scare</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MOKHTAR SHEHATA and BENJAMIN WIACEK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-02T10:19:08.342-06:00">Updated Oct 2, 2014 10:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mecca, Saudi Arabia • Saudi Arabia sought to assure the public that the kingdom was safe and free of health scares as an estimated 2 million Muslims streamed into a sprawling tent city near Mecca on Thursday for the start of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage. Earlier this year, Saudi authorities banned people from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea — the countries hardest hit in the Ebola epidemic — from getting visas as a precaution against the virus. The decision has affected a total of 7,400 p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584810112014-10-02T10:19:08.342-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-02T10:19:08.342-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58481011@www.sltrib.com Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:19:08 MDT Secret Service Pierson’s undoing was quick as support vanished http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58481005-68/pierson-agency-secret-service.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58481005-68/pierson-agency-secret-service.html.csp">Secret Service Pierson’s undoing was quick as support vanished</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JOSH LEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-02T10:18:01.589-06:00">Updated Oct 2, 2014 10:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • One lesson from Julia Pierson’s short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can’t keep secrets from the president. Pierson’s undoing was not telling the president about a Sept. 16 incident in Atlanta in which President Barack Obama rode an elevator with an armed security contractor during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two White House officials said. The armed contractor’s proximity to Obama violated the agenc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584810052014-10-02T10:18:01.589-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-02T10:18:01.589-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58481005@www.sltrib.com Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:18:01 MDT Secret Service chief resigns after Chaffetz-led call for resignation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58477136-90/pierson-chaffetz-security-service.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58477136-90/pierson-chaffetz-security-service.html.csp">Secret Service chief resigns after Chaffetz-led call for resignation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T21:38:13.394-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 09:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday after a series of security lapses surfaced and members of Congress – including Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah — openly questioned her leadership. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said President Barack Obama spoke with Pierson Wednesday afternoon and concluded “a new direction is necessary.” Pierson had been with the agency for 30 years, and led it for more than a year, but came under intense scrutiny after a former Iraqi...</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> 58477136@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:38:13 MDT Bloomberg View: Chaffetz’s awful ideas for Secret Service reform http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58476978-82/secret-service-agency-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58476978-82/secret-service-agency-president.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Chaffetz’s awful ideas for Secret Service reform</a></h4>