TUESDAY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TUESDAY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Ferguson city leaders pledge to change police force http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58315110-68/police-ferguson-louis-brown.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58315110-68/police-ferguson-louis-brown.html.csp">Ferguson city leaders pledge to change police force</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NIGEL DUARA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T21:51:35.416-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ferguson, Mo. • Ferguson city leaders urged people to stay home after dark Tuesday to “allow peace to settle in” and pledged to try to improve the police force in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked nightly clashes between protesters and police. In a public statement, the city said the mayor, the City Council and employees have been exploring ways to increase the number of African-American applicants to the law enforcement academy, develop ince...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583151102014-08-19T21:51:35.416-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T21:51:35.416-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58315110@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:51:35 MDT NFL notes: Steelers sign ex-BYU standout Brett Keisel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58314487-77/keisel-hoyer-manziel-practice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58314487-77/keisel-hoyer-manziel-practice.html.csp">NFL notes: Steelers sign ex-BYU standout Brett Keisel</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T21:52:45.506-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Da Beard is on his way back to ‘Da Burgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers are planning to re-sign defensive end Brett Keisel to bolster a reconfigured line that has struggled to produce much of anything in the first two weeks of the preseason. Keisel posted on his Twitter feed Tuesday “I am very excited to finish what I started in 2002 with the (at)steelers. Time to get to work!!” The Steelers decided not to re-sign Keisel in the offseason after the 35-year-old from BYU finished with four sacks in 12 ga...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583144872014-08-19T21:52:45.506-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T21:52:45.506-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58314487@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:52:45 MDT Floods force dramatic rescues near Phoenix http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58314561-68/phoenix-rain-north-tuesday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58314561-68/phoenix-rain-north-tuesday.html.csp">Floods force dramatic rescues near Phoenix</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN SKOLOFF </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and PAUL DAVENPORT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T19:17:49.41-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 07:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Phoenix • Heavy monsoon season rains that swept across Arizona on Tuesday led to dramatic rescues, road closures and flight delays as a series of fast-moving storms pummeled the state. A helicopter crew rescued two women and three dogs from a home surrounded by swift-moving waters in a town about 30 miles north of Phoenix, while elsewhere a small trailer park was evacuated, a school was flooded and first-responders pulled motorists from partially-submerged vehicles. The National Weather Service...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583145612014-08-19T19:17:49.41-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T19:17:49.41-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58314561@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:17:49 MDT Ukrainian forces attack two rebel-held cities http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58312955-68/ukrainian-kiev-russia-held.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58312955-68/ukrainian-kiev-russia-held.html.csp">Ukrainian forces attack two rebel-held cities</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER LEONARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T19:50:21.826-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Donetsk, Ukraine • Government troops pressed attacks Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict that has killed more than 2,000 and displaced 300,000 more. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko prepared to host German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday before heading to a meeting next week with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The next two weeks “will be crucial for finding the way to move ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583129552014-08-19T19:50:21.826-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T19:50:21.826-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312955@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:50:21 MDT Stock markets’ summer swoon apparently over http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312515-79/percent-company-depot-earnings.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312515-79/percent-company-depot-earnings.html.csp">Stock markets’ summer swoon apparently over</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By STEVE ROTHWELL </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T17:00:41.561-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 05:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A summer swoon for the stock market appears to be over for now. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed within six points of its all-time high Tuesday, less than two weeks after slumping on concerns about rising tensions in Iraq and Ukraine. Investors were encouraged by economic reports that suggested growth may be poised to pick up, while inflation remains subdued. A pair of company earnings reports also hinted that consumers are getting more confident and spending more. Home Depot, t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583125152014-08-19T17:00:41.561-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T17:00:41.561-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312515@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:00:41 MDT Bomb threat, ransom demand cancel first day for Utah school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58312166-78/threat-bomb-jackson-saratoga.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58312166-78/threat-bomb-jackson-saratoga.html.csp">Bomb threat, ransom demand cancel first day for Utah school</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T21:19:05.99-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A bomb threat, accompanied by a $10 million cash ransom demand, canceled classes Tuesday on what was supposed to be the first day of the new school year for West Lake High School in Saratoga Springs. A caller at about 2:55 a.m. claimed that multiple bombs had been planted at the school, at 99 N. Thunder Blvd. (200 West) and threatened “an armed response” if his ransom was not paid, said Saratoga Springs police spokesman Owen Jackson. “Law enforcement and school and school district officials fel...</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> 58312166@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:19:05 MDT Aggies focus on special teams http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58294935-55/aggies-scrimmage-special-teams.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58294935-55/aggies-scrimmage-special-teams.html.csp">Aggies focus on special teams</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> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T20:42:01.826-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 08:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After an intense scrimmage Tuesday and with a two-a-day planned for Thursday, the Aggies went a little light Wednesday and focused on special teams in a short practice. "I really liked how they came back from last night's scrimmage," he said. "We moved around well today with the intent of getting ready for tomorrow's two practices." Utah State coach Matt Wells believes special teams will be a strength for the Aggies this year with kicker Nick Diaz and punter Jaron Bentrude returning. Jake Thomps...</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> 58294935@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:42:01 MDT Utahns upset over cop shooting dog make emotional appeals to Salt Lake City Council http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58289899-90/police-council-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58289899-90/police-council-lake-salt.html.csp">Utahns upset over cop shooting dog make emotional appeals to Salt Lake City Council</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T10:32:49.034-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 10:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Police shooting dogs is not OK – particularly when they are on their own property. That’s what about 60 people loosely organized under the banner “Justice for Geist” told the Salt Lake City Council in an emotional hearing Tuesday evening. “I feel the police were out of control,” said Susan Barretta of Salt Lake City. “There is no constraint on what they call an emergency. And when they get in over their heads, they shoot their way out.” On June 18, while conducting a search for a missing 3-year...</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> 58289899@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:32:49 MDT BYU football: Dog days of training camp fall upon Cougars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58289628-88/mendenhall-camp-coach-tuesday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58289628-88/mendenhall-camp-coach-tuesday.html.csp">BYU football: Dog days of training camp fall upon Cougars</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="2014-08-12T23:12:57.118-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • For the BYU Cougars, the dog days of preseason training camp are here. With camp close to reaching its midpoint, that was head coach Bronco Mendenhall’s assessment on Tuesday, although conditions were pleasant thanks to some high clouds above the outdoor practice facility on campus. “It was a doldrum day,” Mendenhall said, joking about how he “tried to launch a flare” on Monday night to warn media members. “I will shoot it higher next time.” Still, the coach said it was a good practice, ...</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> 58289628@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:12:57 MDT Flooding slows production for Detroit automakers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58288238-79/detroit-plants-tuesday-chrysler.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58288238-79/detroit-plants-tuesday-chrysler.html.csp">Flooding slows production for Detroit automakers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DEE-ANN DURBIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T17:15:51.899-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 05:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • Record-setting rainfall in the Detroit area has slowed vehicle production, automakers said Tuesday. Chrysler reopened its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant, which makes the Chrysler 200 sedan, on Tuesday afternoon, but had to send workers home because of high absenteeism. The company said flooded roads made it difficult for workers and parts to get to the plant. Chrysler had halted operations at the plant around 9 p.m. Monday because of flooding. Three other Chrysler plants, in Detroit a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582882382014-08-12T17:15:51.899-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T17:15:51.899-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288238@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:15:51 MDT U.S. stocks fall Tuesday as geopolitical risks remain http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58288096-79/percent-fell-investors-oil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58288096-79/percent-fell-investors-oil.html.csp">U.S. stocks fall Tuesday as geopolitical risks remain</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN SWEET</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T17:11:15.655-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 05:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The stock market pulled back slightly Tuesday, following two days of gains, as investors focused on the damage that ongoing geopolitical tensions were causing the global economy. Energy stocks were among the biggest decliners, dragged down by lower oil prices. U.S. stock indexes opened modestly higher but turned lower at mid-morning and stayed there for the rest of the day. Investors took a cue from Europe, where Germany’s benchmark index fell more than 1 percent and France’s CAC 40 f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582880962014-08-12T17:11:15.655-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T17:11:15.655-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288096@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:11:15 MDT Milbank: Ebola-infected coverage of Africa summit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58272085-82/ebola-africa-african-summit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58272085-82/ebola-africa-african-summit.html.csp">Milbank: Ebola-infected coverage of Africa summit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T12:27:01.594-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 12:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Ebola was not supposed to have a prominent place on the agenda for this week’s Africa summit. But it keeps infecting the discussion. Forty African heads of state visited Washington this week, snarling traffic as the Obama administration highlights what it describes as “one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest-growing regions.” But it’s difficult to keep the focus on foreign direct investment and electric transmission when there is a HEMORRHAGIC FEVER spreading OUT OF CONTROL! It’...</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> 58272085@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:27:01 MDT BYU might scrimmage at LES just once in training camp http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58268877-65/mendenhall-camp-players-practice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58268877-65/mendenhall-camp-players-practice.html.csp">BYU might scrimmage at LES just once in training camp</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> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T16:39:03.396-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 04:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Cougars put on full pads today for the first time at training camp, and practiced in front of about 900 folks at the outdoor practice facility. They scrimmaged a bit at the end of practice and backup quarterback Christian Stewart showed well, by most accounts. Players and coaches did not meet with the media afterwards for interviews and the like, but coach Bronco Mendenhall said Tuesday that the plan is to have just one full scrimmage the entire camp. It will be held Friday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m...</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> 58268877@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:39:03 MDT BYU football: Sophomore receiver Michael Davis moved back to defense http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58264656-88/davis-mendenhall-team-practice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58264656-88/davis-mendenhall-team-practice.html.csp">BYU football: Sophomore receiver Michael Davis moved back to defense</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="2014-08-05T22:09:33.933-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 10:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • The BYU Cougars are a bit thin again at cornerback, especially with the probable opening-game suspensions of the projected starting corners, seniors Jordan Johnson and Robertson Daniel. Junior college transfer Trenton Trammell, versatile senior Skye PoVey, freshman Michael Shelton and walk-on Garrett Juergens have been getting the most reps with the ones in the parts of practice the media has been allowed to watch, and the results haven’t been all that encouraging in the 11-on-11 segment...</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> 58264656@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 22:09:33 MDT Obama: U.S. better partner for Africa than China http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58264547-68/africa-obama-african-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58264547-68/africa-obama-african-billion.html.csp">Obama: U.S. better partner for Africa than China</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T18:31:02.392-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 06:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Seeking to strengthen America’s financial foothold in Africa, President Barack Obama announced $33 billion in commitments Tuesday aimed at shifting U.S. ties with Africa beyond humanitarian aid and toward more equal economic partnerships. The bulk of the commitments came from private-sector companies, including Coca-Cola and General Electric, underscoring Africa’s growing appeal to businesses. The continent is home to six of the world’s fastest-growing economies and a rapidly expand...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582645472014-08-05T18:31:02.392-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T18:31:02.392-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58264547@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:31:02 MDT Obama: U.S. companies to invest $14B in Africa http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58263015-79/africa-bank-african-obama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58263015-79/africa-bank-african-obama.html.csp">Obama: U.S. companies to invest $14B in Africa</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T10:36:02.322-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 10:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration on Tuesday announced $14 billion in commitments from U.S. businesses to invest in Africa, as representatives from nearly 100 American and African companies gathered in Washington to discuss ways to boost economic partnerships. During a panel discussion with CEOs, former President Bill Clinton declared that the U.S. has “only barely scratched the surface” of Africa’s economic potential. Indeed, Africa’s economy is enjoying rapid advancement. The continent is ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582630152014-08-05T10:36:02.322-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T10:36:02.322-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263015@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:36:02 MDT Afghan attack kills U.S. major general, wounds 15 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58263046-68/nato-afghan-attack-afghanistan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58263046-68/nato-afghan-attack-afghanistan.html.csp">Afghan attack kills U.S. major general, wounds 15</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RAHIM FAIEZ and AMIR SHAH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T11:21:59.287-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 11:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kabul, Afghanistan • A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday on NATO troops at a military base, killing a U.S. two-star general and wounding some 15 people, among them a German brigadier general and a number of Americans troops, authorities said. The attack at Camp Qargha, a base west of the capital, Kabul, killed who is believed to be the highest-ranking U.S. officer to die in the nearly 13-year war and comes as foreign troops prepare to withdraw by the year’s end. While det...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582630462014-08-05T11:21:59.287-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T11:21:59.287-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263046@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:21:59 MDT Israel, Hamas to negotiate new Gaza deal in Cairo http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58263031-68/gaza-hamas-israel-abbas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58263031-68/gaza-hamas-israel-abbas.html.csp">Israel, Hamas to negotiate new Gaza deal in Cairo</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T21:12:54.7-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 09:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • The outlines of a solution for battered, blockaded Gaza are emerging after Tuesday’s tentative Israel-Hamas cease-fire: Norway is organizing a donor conference and Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas aims to oversee rebuilding and reassert his authority in the territory, lost to Hamas in 2007. Forces loyal to Abbas would be deployed at Gaza’s crossings to encourage Israel and Egypt to lift the closure they imposed after the Hamas takeover. Indirect Israel-...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582630312014-08-05T21:12:54.7-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T21:12:54.7-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263031@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:12:54 MDT U.S. stocks sink on renewed Russia-Ukraine tensions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58262930-79/percent-russia-ukraine-fell.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58262930-79/percent-russia-ukraine-fell.html.csp">U.S. stocks sink on renewed Russia-Ukraine tensions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ken Sweet</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T15:04:02.236-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 03:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Renewed concerns that tensions could flare up between Russian and Ukraine pushed U.S. stocks sharply lower Tuesday. The market had been moderately lower all day, weighed down by a disappointing earnings forecast from retail giant Target and a report on China that showed the world’s second-largest economy was slowing down. The selling accelerated in afternoon trading. The Dow Jones industrial average fell nearly 200 points at one point, but recovered some of those losses in the last 30...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582629302014-08-05T15:04:02.236-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T15:04:02.236-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58262930@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:04:02 MDT Heavy Utah rains to ease, but too late for many homeowners http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58262265-78/utah-tuesday-weather-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58262265-78/utah-tuesday-weather-com.html.csp">Heavy Utah rains to ease, but too late for many homeowners</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T23:31:22.3-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The rains that have triggered flooding and mudslides this week were expected to ease going into the midweek, but that will come too late for homeowners in northern and central Utah. As a new cycle of storms saturated hillsides in Carbon and Emery counties late Monday, water and mud poured into the basements of an estimated 100 homes in those central Utah counties’ communities. Price and Helper reported some of the worst damage, but the towns of Spring Glen, Carbonville and Westwood suffered fro...</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> 58262265@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 23:31:22 MDT