STATEMENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/STATEMENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave in recall case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57801380-79/cars-engineers-employees-recall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57801380-79/cars-engineers-employees-recall.html.csp">GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave in recall case</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="2014-04-10T08:01:02.662-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 08:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • General Motors has suspended two engineers with pay in the first disciplinary action linked to its delayed recall of thousands of small cars for a deadly ignition switch problem. The action came after allegations during congressional hearings last week that at least one engineer tried to cover up the switch problem by fixing it without changing the part number. GM, in a statement Thursday, said the engineers were placed on leave after a briefing from former U.S. Attorney Anton Valukas,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578013802014-04-10T08:01:02.662-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T08:01:02.662-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801380@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:01:02 MDT Pope approves reforms for scandal-plagued Vatican bank http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57786473-80/bank-vatican-ior-pope.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57786473-80/bank-vatican-ior-pope.html.csp">Pope approves reforms for scandal-plagued Vatican bank</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEPHINE MCKENNA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T13:21:02.231-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 01:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Pope Francis has approved a new direction for the scandal-ridden Vatican bank as it seeks to improve transparency and compliance with international guidelines, the Vatican said Monday. The bank, known as the Institute for Religious Works, was founded in 1942 to manage funds for Roman Catholic institutions, Vatican employees and clergy but has been plagued by allegations of money laundering and Mafia links for decades. The pope’s statement ended months of speculation about the trou...</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> 57786473@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:21:02 MDT Ousted Ukrainian leader urges referendum http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57744881-68/ukraine-russia-ukrainian-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57744881-68/ukraine-russia-ukrainian-russian.html.csp">Ousted Ukrainian leader urges referendum</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM HEINTZ </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T20:38:21.869-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 08:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Ukraine’s fugitive leader pushed Friday for a vote to determine the status of each of the country’s regions — a call serving the Kremlin’s purpose of turning Ukraine into a loosely knit federation. The statement from Viktor Yanukovych, the former Ukrainian president who fled to Russia last month after three months of protests, raised the threat of more unrest in Ukraine’s Russian-speaking eastern provinces, where many resent the new Ukrainian government. Russian President Vladimir Puti...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577448812014-03-29T20:38:21.869-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-29T20:38:21.869-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57744881@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:38:21 MDT Anna Germandini named director of Slamdance festival http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57739164-66/slamdance-festival-director-film.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57739164-66/slamdance-festival-director-film.html.csp">Anna Germandini named director of Slamdance festival</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T11:57:01.702-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 11:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Slamdance Film Festival has promoted from within to select its new director. Anna Germanidi will be Slamdance’s new festival director, Slamdance announced today. She has been manager for the festival since 2012. Germanidi will be in charge of preparing and day-to-day running of the festival, which will run Jan. 23-29, 2015, in Park City — parallel to the bigger Sundance Film Festival. Peter Baxter, Slamdance’s president and co-founder, will continue to oversee the Slamdance organization, inc...</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> 57739164@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:57:01 MDT Rare honor: Female BYU prof to run Mormon institute http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57725508-180/lds-byu-church-institute.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57725508-180/lds-byu-church-institute.html.csp">Rare honor: Female BYU prof to run Mormon institute</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T11:46:52.257-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 11:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The LDS Church has named Barbara Morgan to head its LDS Institute of Religion in Cambridge, Mass. Women rarely oversee Mormon institutes of religion, and Morgan’s selection is believed to be highest-profile appointment to such a job for an LDS woman . Morgan will take a year leave of absence from her position in the religion department at Brigham Young University before taking over in September in Massachusetts, according to a statement on BYU’s Religious Studies Facebook page. “She will be te...</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> 57725508@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:46:52 MDT Ebola detected in Guinea victims, 50 dead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57720462-68/ebola-guinea-cases-including.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57720462-68/ebola-guinea-cases-including.html.csp">Ebola detected in Guinea victims, 50 dead</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BOUBACAR DIALLO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-23T22:42:19.079-06:00">Updated Mar 23, 2014 10:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Conarky, Guinea • Samples from victims of a viral hemorrhagic fever that has killed more than 50 people in Guinea have tested positive for the Ebola virus, government officials said Sunday, marking the first time an outbreak among humans has been detected in this West African nation. Government spokesman Damantang Albert Camara said the virus was found in tests conducted at a laboratory in Lyon, France. A Health Ministry statement on Saturday said 80 cases including 59 deaths had been reported, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577204622014-03-23T22:42:19.079-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-23T22:42:19.079-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57720462@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:42:19 MDT Syria says Israeli airstrikes kill one, injure seven http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57704491-68/syrian-israeli-israel-attack.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57704491-68/syrian-israeli-israel-attack.html.csp">Syria says Israeli airstrikes kill one, injure seven</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ISABEL KERSHNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T21:31:47.066-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 09:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Israeli airstrikes against several Syrian army positions across the decades-old cease-fire line in the Golan Heights on Wednesday came as a specific response to a bomb attack against Israeli forces along the frontier a day earlier, according to Israeli officials. But for many here, the unusually sharp exchange signaled the possibility of a broader Israeli slide into the regional turmoil. The airstrikes, against a Syrian army training facility, a military headquarters and artillery 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> 57704491@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:31:47 MDT Nakamoto hires lawyer in Newsweek bitcoin fight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57695760-68/nakamoto-newsweek-bitcoin-statement.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57695760-68/nakamoto-newsweek-bitcoin-statement.html.csp">Nakamoto hires lawyer in Newsweek bitcoin fight</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RYAN NAKASHIMA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Business Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T21:19:37.247-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 09:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • The man Newsweek claimed is the creator of bitcoin has hired a lawyer in an attempt to clear his name, repeating a denial he made to The Associated Press more than a week ago that he has never had anything to do with the digital currency. In a statement issued by his lawyer, Ethan Kirschner, Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto said Monday that he “did not create, invent or otherwise work on” bitcoin. In the magazine’s return to print this month after more than a year, Newsweek’s cover story de...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576957602014-03-17T21:19:37.247-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-17T21:19:37.247-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57695760@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:19:37 MDT Restaurant group tied to letter against wage hike http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57687775-68/statement-restaurant-association-smith.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57687775-68/statement-restaurant-association-smith.html.csp">Restaurant group tied to letter against wage hike</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERIC LIPTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-16T17:05:02.099-06:00">Updated Mar 16, 2014 05:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The National Restaurant Association did not disclose up front its role in helping draft and circulate a statement signed by more than 500 prominent economists, including four winners of the Nobel Prize, urging the federal government to reject the proposal by the Obama administration to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, interviews with signers of the letter showed. The statement was distributed to prominent economists nationwide under the name of Vernon Smith, a Nobel Priz...</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> 57687775@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Mar 2014 17:05:02 MDT For accused Salt Lake City deputy chief, clock is ticking http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57647561-78/findlay-police-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57647561-78/findlay-police-lake-salt.html.csp">For accused Salt Lake City deputy chief, clock is ticking</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="2014-03-07T23:11:36.974-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 11:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City police are disclosing few details about the harassment allegations against a deputy chief, but the veteran officer may be watching the calendar as his 20-year retirement eligibility date approaches. Deputy Chief Rick Findlay has been on leave since Nov. 8. Police Chief Chris Burbank on Friday issued a statement confirming Findlay is under investigation for allegations he violated Salt Lake City’s harassment policy. “All parties in this matter are governed by confidentiality ru...</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> 57647561@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:11:36 MDT Pistorius family: We will focus on trial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57619413-68/pistorius-trial-family-focus.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57619413-68/pistorius-trial-family-focus.html.csp">Pistorius family: We will focus on trial</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-01T19:48:02.183-06:00">Updated Mar 1, 2014 07:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Johannesburg • Oscar Pistorius’ family says they will not be distracted by any “extraneous issues” as the spotlight shines intensely on the double-amputee Olympian just days before his murder trial. Pistorius’ family said in a statement Saturday that the legal process “must now be allowed to unfold.” The statement, attributed to Pistorius’ uncle Arnold Pistorius, says “the focus is now entirely on a very serious trial that is set to start this Monday. We love Oscar, and believe in him, and will ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576194132014-03-01T19:48:02.183-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-01T19:48:02.183-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57619413@www.sltrib.com Sat, 01 Mar 2014 19:48:02 MDT Farmington may sue to block West Davis Corridor freeway http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57598171-90/conservation-easements-environmental-farmington.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57598171-90/conservation-easements-environmental-farmington.html.csp">Farmington may sue to block West Davis Corridor freeway</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T22:13:14.353-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 10:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Farmington is serving notice that it may sue to block the proposed route of the West Davis Corridor freeway and force the Utah Department of Transportation to redo the project’s environmental-impact statement. The city says it will do so unless UDOT removes three “conservation easements” the city owns near the Great Salt Lake from the freeway’s route, which it contends is required by federal law and rule. “Farmington City will be required to protect its interests if these problems are not rectif...</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> 57598171@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:13:14 MDT Ukraine lawmakers undo president’s government http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57588530-68/ukraine-yanukovych-tymoshenko-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57588530-68/ukraine-yanukovych-tymoshenko-government.html.csp">Ukraine lawmakers undo president’s government</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-23T22:42:02.127-06:00">Updated Feb 23, 2014 10:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">KIEV, Ukraine • A day after President Viktor Yanukovych fled the Ukrainian capital and was removed from power by a unanimous vote in parliament, lawmakers moved swiftly Sunday to dismantle the remaining vestiges of his government by firing top cabinet members, including the foreign minister. With parliament, led by the speaker, Oleksandr Turchynov, firmly in control of the federal government - if not yet the country as a whole - lawmakers began an emergency session Sunday by adopting a law rest...</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> 57588530@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:42:02 MDT Tribune will run ‘Doonesbury Flashback’ starting March 3 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogseditor/57558822-225/doonesbury-trudeau-readers-flashback.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogseditor/57558822-225/doonesbury-trudeau-readers-flashback.html.csp">Tribune will run ‘Doonesbury Flashback’ starting March 3</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lisa Carricaburu</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-18T09:55:02.143-06:00">Updated Feb 18, 2014 09:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Last week, I asked readers to weigh in on whether The Tribune should run “Doonesbury Flashback” when cartoonist Garry Trudeau takes a second break from drawing the daily comic strip to spend time writing and producing a second season of “Alpha House” for Amazon Instant Video. Enough of you responded that you want to see strips from among the 13,000 Trudeau has drawn in the past 43 years that The Tribune has decided to carry “Doonesbury Flashback” starting the week of March 3 rather than choose a...</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> 57558822@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:55:02 MDT