UNITED - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/UNITED News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Is U.S. pulling on Ukraine, too? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57837301-82/information-ukraine-truth-vote.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57837301-82/information-ukraine-truth-vote.html.csp">Letter: Is U.S. pulling on Ukraine, too?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T19:07:06.094-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 07:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I feel honored and proud to consider myself a citizen of the United States of America. I vote and obey the laws of the country. I read the Constitution of the United States regularly, and I find that “arm-bearing” part simply outdated and in need of revision. I said that I vote. It is very important to me. I see it as a privilege of liberty to be allowed to vote. I like to have access to accurate information, the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth kind of information about our c...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57837301@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:06 MDT Letter: Amend Constitution to reform campaign finance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57837318-82/citizens-united-amend-constitutional.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57837318-82/citizens-united-amend-constitutional.html.csp">Letter: Amend Constitution to reform campaign finance</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T19:07:06.208-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 07:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Let’s get serious about a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United and McCutcheon. I feel strongly the Citizens United decision and the recent decision further reducing restrictions on monetary political contributions by the Supreme Court are damaging to us as citizens of the United States. I think they should be voided by constitutional amendments. Arthur Clevenger Salt Lake City</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57837318@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:06 MDT Obama accuses Putin of interfering in Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819786-68/russian-putin-ukraine-obama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819786-68/russian-putin-ukraine-obama.html.csp">Obama accuses Putin of interfering in Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER BAKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T21:34:01.785-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama warned President Vladimir Putin of Russia on Monday against further disruption of eastern Ukraine even as the United States and Europe prepared to expand sanctions against leading Russian figures in the next few days. After a weekend of meetings, the White House was working on a list of new targets who would be barred from traveling to the United States or whose assets here would be frozen, officials said. Among them is Igor Sechin, a longtime Putin ally and ...</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> 57819786@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:34:01 MDT White House to Iran: No visa for U.N. envoy pick http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57807516-68/aboutalebi-visa-united-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57807516-68/aboutalebi-visa-united-state.html.csp">White House to Iran: No visa for U.N. envoy pick</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="2014-04-11T20:16:04.285-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 08:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • In a rare diplomatic rebuke, the United States will not grant a visa to Tehran’s controversial pick for envoy to the United Nations, the Obama administration said Friday. “We’ve communicated with the Iranians at a number of levels and made clear our position on this — and that includes our position that the selection was not viable,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said. “Our position is that we will not be issuing him a visa.” Denying visas to U.N. ambassadorial nominees or to for...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578075162014-04-11T20:16:04.285-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T20:16:04.285-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57807516@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:16:04 MDT Air travel: Late flights are up, complaints down http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57785200-79/airlines-flights-complaints-american.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57785200-79/airlines-flights-complaints-american.html.csp">Air travel: Late flights are up, complaints down</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID KOENIG</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T17:56:31.4-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 05:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • A big drop in customer complaints helped U.S. airlines post their best ratings ever even though more flights were late and more bags were mishandled, according to a report released Monday by university researchers. Virgin America topped the ratings, and three regional airlines scored at the bottom. Among the four biggest airlines, Delta ranked best followed by Southwest, American and United, according to researchers from Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577852002014-04-07T17:56:31.4-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T17:56:31.4-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57785200@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:56:31 MDT Kristof: The ‘Do You Speak Dictator?’ Quiz http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57752042-82/putin-states-crimea-kristof.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57752042-82/putin-states-crimea-kristof.html.csp">Kristof: The ‘Do You Speak Dictator?’ Quiz</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS KRISTOF</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T16:59:49.95-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 04:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With Vladimir Putin thuggishly stealing Crimea from Ukraine, and serious concern about whether he will also invade eastern Ukraine, a debate is unfolding about whether President Barack Obama is doing enough to stand up to tyranny. That leads me to offer a quiz, so test your skills: Do you speak dictator? 1. Putin’s most lethal policy has been a) The invasion of Crimea b) Warfare in Chechnya c) Attacks on dissidents, gays and Pussy Riot 2. Which leader has the higher domestic approval rating? 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> 57752042@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:59:49 MDT Whitecaps win with PK, remain unbeaten http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57745382-77/minute-houston-sporting-vancouver.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57745382-77/minute-houston-sporting-vancouver.html.csp">Whitecaps win with PK, remain unbeaten</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T23:45:02.492-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 11:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vancouver, British Columbia • Kenny Miller scored on a penalty kick in the 58th minute, leading the unbeaten Vancouver Whitecaps to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. Jordan Harvey had Vancouver’s first goal in the 14th minute in front of a sellout crowd of 21,000 at B.C. Place Stadium. Miller rolled his spot kick into the right corner of the net, lifting the Whitecaps to a 2-0 lead. Ricardo Clark responded for Houston in the 75th minute, but that was all the scoring for the Dyna...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577453822014-03-29T23:45:02.492-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-29T23:45:02.492-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57745382@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:45:02 MDT Total of GM vehicle recalls in 2014 hits 4.8 million http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57747813-68/vehicles-million-automaker-recalled.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57747813-68/vehicles-million-automaker-recalled.html.csp">Total of GM vehicle recalls in 2014 hits 4.8 million</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T19:31:47.64-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 07:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">General Motors Co. announced Saturday morning that it was recalling about 490,000 trucks and 172,000 small cars, meaning the automaker has now recalled about 4.8 million vehicles in the United States during the first three months of the year. That is about six times the number of recalls it made in all of 2013. The trucks being recalled are the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups, as well as the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe and the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL with six-spee...</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> 57747813@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:31:47 MDT Shultz and Nunn: The West has leverage over Putin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57742594-82/russia-states-united-allies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57742594-82/russia-states-united-allies.html.csp">Shultz and Nunn: The West has leverage over Putin</a></h4>