UNITED - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/UNITED News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) U.S. weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58221617-68/refugee-border-honduras-status.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58221617-68/refugee-border-honduras-status.html.csp">U.S. weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH LEDERMAN </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T19:10:02.84-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 07:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday. The plan would involve screening youths in Honduras, one of the world’s most violent nations, to determine whether they qualify for refugee status. Similar in-country screening programs were set up in East Asia after the Vietnam War and in Haiti in the 1990s. The...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582216172014-07-24T19:10:02.84-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-24T19:10:02.84-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58221617@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:10:02 MDT Airlines report big 2Q profits on strong demand http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58220757-79/airlines-american-percent-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58220757-79/airlines-american-percent-million.html.csp">Airlines report big 2Q profits on strong demand</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T13:40:02.442-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 01:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Investing in airlines has long been the butt of jokes, especially when many U.S. carriers traipsed through bankruptcy court in the past decade. Now riding a post-merger tide of higher fares and stable fuel costs, those same airlines are piling up profits — and sharing the newfound riches with investors. American Airlines announced Thursday that it would pay its first dividend in 34 years, and both American and United Airlines announced big plans to buy back their own stock, a strategy designed t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582207572014-07-24T13:40:02.442-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-24T13:40:02.442-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58220757@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:40:02 MDT United Technologies boosts profit forecast for 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58212359-79/otis-profit-technologies-united.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58212359-79/otis-profit-technologies-united.html.csp">United Technologies boosts profit forecast for 2014</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Richard Clough</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:56:02.407-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • United Technologies raised the low end of its 2014 forecast as the maker of Pratt & Whitney jet engines and Otis elevators beat analysts’ second-quarter profit estimates. Annual earnings will be in a range of $6.75 to $6.85 a share, compared with a previous projection of $6.65 to $6.85, the Hartford, Conn.-based company said Tuesday. Quarterly profit of $1.84 a share from continuing operations exceeded the $1.70 average of 11 estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Chief Executive Louis Chen...</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> 58212359@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:56:02 MDT Tour de France results http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58210842-77/france-states-united-racing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58210842-77/france-states-united-racing.html.csp">Tour de France results</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T23:20:21.438-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 11:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tuesday At Bagneres-de-Luchon, France 16th Stage 147.5 miles to the Pyrenees from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon, with five categorized climbs including a Hors Categorie climb to the Port de Bales 1. Michael Rogers, Australia, Tinkoff-Saxo, 6 hours, 7 minutes, 10 seconds. 2. Thomas Voeckler, France, Europcar, 9 seconds behind. 3. Vasili Kiryienka, Belarus, Sky, same time. 4. Jose Serpa, Colombia, Lampre-Merida, same time. 5. Cyril Gautier, France, Europcar, same time. 6. Greg Van Avermaet, Be...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582108422014-07-22T23:20:21.438-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T23:20:21.438-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58210842@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:20:21 MDT Letter: Here’s my dream proclamation on immigration http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58199009-82/states-united-proclamation-act.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58199009-82/states-united-proclamation-act.html.csp">Letter: Here’s my dream proclamation on immigration</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:21:45.637-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Welcome Proclamation: That on the 1st day of August 2014, and until the U.S. Congress can pass a fair and just immigration policy, all children entering the United States from Latin America escaping violence and poverty shall be welcome into the United States and be able to become citizens. Furthermore, the executive government of the United States will be responsible for their physical well being, and said people entering the United States must abstain from all violence and lawlessness. This...</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> 58199009@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:21:45 MDT Salinas: Following the trail of the migrant children http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58210217-82/border-honduras-lives-states.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58210217-82/border-honduras-lives-states.html.csp">Salinas: Following the trail of the migrant children</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By María Elena Salinas</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> For The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T15:44:38.375-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 03:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Everybody has a theory about why more than 40,000 unaccompanied children have been detained at the border since last fall while attempting to enter the country without documentation. Republicans blame Obama’s immigration policies. The federal government has stated that organized crime has spread rumors saying that minors can enter the country without consequences. The governments of Central America say the violence there (which they blame on U.S. drug use and trafficking) is to blame. Pro-immigr...</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> 58210217@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:44:38 MDT U.S. says airlines add jobs for sixth straight month http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206919-79/airlines-jobs-percent-straight.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206919-79/airlines-jobs-percent-straight.html.csp">U.S. says airlines add jobs for sixth straight month</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T12:23:02.03-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 12:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. airlines have been adding jobs for six straight months, though the gains aren’t big ones. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Monday that the nation’s passenger airlines had the equivalent of 385,619 full-time workers in May, up 1.1 percent from May 2013. That’s the highest level since September 2012. Delta, American, US Airways and JetBlue added jobs while United shrunk 2.5 percent and Southwest slipped by 0.3 percent. Some smaller low-fare airlines are growing faster t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582069192014-07-21T12:23:02.03-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T12:23:02.03-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206919@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:23:02 MDT Washington Post: Taking the cool out of Kools http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206416-82/smoking-states-united-australia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206416-82/smoking-states-united-australia.html.csp">Washington Post: Taking the cool out of Kools</a></h4>