WASHINGTON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/WASHINGTON News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah vets honored in visit to WWII Memorial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58432762-90/war-memorial-veterans-honor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58432762-90/war-memorial-veterans-honor.html.csp">Utah vets honored in visit to WWII Memorial</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="2014-09-19T21:52:36.556-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 09:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Nearly 70 yearsand thousands of miles removed, Benny Benson of Murray sat beside a fountain at the World War II Memorial in Washington on Friday pondering the difference between the calm, inspiring monuments and the devastation he saw after America dropped an atomic bomb in Hiroshima. “I don’t want another war,” said Benson, 95, a former Air Force pilot who flew a B-17 bomber as part of the support team for the first atomic bombing. It was an honor, he said, to be among fellow WWII...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58432762@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:52:36 MDT Pac-12: Utah over Michigan, Oregon State over SDSU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58432452-89/state-week-oregon-pac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58432452-89/state-week-oregon-pac.html.csp">Pac-12: Utah over Michigan, Oregon State over SDSU</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="2014-09-19T08:32:03.168-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 08:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Pac-12 continues to ease its way into the football season. That's a function of the 14-week calendar. It will be different in 2015, when the season won't begin until September. Each team will have only open date in the 13-week schedule. This year, there will be more continuity as of Week 5. As for Week 4, both of the intra-conference games should be at least mildly interesting. In nonconference play, it's true that I've picked the Pac-12 team in every matchup this season, which means I've be...</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> 58432452@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:32:03 MDT Milbank: DC’s ‘gotcha game for greenbacks’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420317-82/washington-cameras-ticket-tickets.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420317-82/washington-cameras-ticket-tickets.html.csp">Milbank: DC’s ‘gotcha game for greenbacks’</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="2014-09-16T11:00:45.177-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 11:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“You are guilty until you have proven yourself innocent. ... That has worked well for us.” — A “senior” District of Columbia official, explaining to an investigator how tickets are issued in the nation’s capital. WASHINGTON • There is a startling abuse of power in Washington — an appalling overreach by the government — and it has nothing to do with the feds. A report issued last week by D.C.’s inspector general confirmed what many who live and work in Washington have known for 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> 58420317@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:00:45 MDT Mall mashup: Washington Prime to buy Glimcher http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58419983-79/glimcher-prime-washington-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58419983-79/glimcher-prime-washington-billion.html.csp">Mall mashup: Washington Prime to buy Glimcher</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T09:31:01.946-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 09:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Washington Prime Group Inc., which spun off from mall operator Simon Property Group earlier this year, said Tuesday it is buying rival Glimcher Realty Trust. The cash-and-stock deal is worth about $2.06 billion. The combined company will own 119 malls and shopping centers around the country. After the deal closes, which is expected to happen in the first quarter of 2015, the company will change its name to WP Glimcher. Washington Prime that it will pay $14.20 in cash and stock for eac...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584199832014-09-16T09:31:01.946-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T09:31:01.946-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58419983@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:31:01 MDT Obama: Combating Islamic State not U.S. fight alone http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58411543-68/obama-says-address-fight.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58411543-68/obama-says-address-fight.html.csp">Obama: Combating Islamic State not U.S. fight alone</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T22:12:01.767-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama is distinguishing the military campaign against Islamic State militants from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He says the new fight must avoid what he calls mistakes of the past. Obama says more nations are joining a coalition against the extremists. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says, “This can’t be America’s fight alone.” In the Republican address, a candidate for a House seat from Arizona, Andy Tobin, says he’s running for Congress becaus...</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> 58411543@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:12:01 MDT NFL’s Washington team offers donation to Monument Valley http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58365453-190/team-monument-schools-valley.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58365453-190/team-monument-schools-valley.html.csp">NFL’s Washington team offers donation to Monument Valley</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T23:31:07.872-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The controversy over the Washington NFL football team’s nickname has come to San Juan County. Representatives of the NFL team’s Original Americans Foundation attended last Friday night’s football game between Whitehorse and Monument Valley. According to the Navajo Times, the foundation offered Monument Valley $30,000 for its athletic program. But school district officials dispute that figure and said the donation needs to go through proper channels before it can be accepted. San Juan County Sch...</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> 58365453@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:31:07 MDT Pac-12 picks: UCLA, Washington hope for complete games http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58406190-89/state-mdt-washington-pac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58406190-89/state-mdt-washington-pac.html.csp">Pac-12 picks: UCLA, Washington hope for complete games</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> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T15:34:39.17-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 03:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pac-12 football teams will be in action for more than 12 hours continuously Saturday, from an 11 a.m. PDT kickoff at Oregon to a finish approaching midnight at Arizona. The schedule includes one FCS opponent, one conference games and a few potentially interesting contests, including one neutral-site game. A closer look: Wyoming at Oregon, Noon MDT, Pac-12 Networks After last week’s second-half surge to a victory over Michigan State, the Ducks have an easier test against Wyoming. The Cowboys d...</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> 58406190@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:34:39 MDT Robbery suspect shot and killed by police http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58403740-78/police-officers-shot-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58403740-78/police-officers-shot-county.html.csp">Robbery suspect shot and killed by police</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T22:56:33.429-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 10:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A man suspected of robbing a St. George bank at gunpoint and kidnapping two employees as he made his getaway was shot and killed by police on Thursday. The suspect has not yet been identified, Sgt. David Crouse of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said in a written news release. Police say the incident began when a man — who was wearing a wig and fake beard and was armed, possibly with a handgun and shotgun — robbed the Zions Bank at 717 S. River Road at about 1:40 p.m. He then took two fe...</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> 58403740@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:56:33 MDT Hatch says Buffett called to gauge inversion policy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58402300-79/buffett-hatch-tax-berkshire.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58402300-79/buffett-hatch-tax-berkshire.html.csp">Hatch says Buffett called to gauge inversion policy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Richard Rubin</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T11:51:01.56-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 11:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett called Sen. Orrin Hatch to gauge Congress’s direction on curbing tax inversions, the senator said Thursday. Buffett, chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is helping finance Burger King Worldwide Inc.’s purchase of Tim Hortons Inc. and its move to Canada. That transaction could be affected by legislative and regulatory changes being considered in Washington. “He called me and he said you’ve got to do something about tax inversio...</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> 58402300@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:51:01 MDT Milbank: Cheney still beating the drums of war http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58402405-82/cheney-war-obama-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58402405-82/cheney-war-obama-president.html.csp">Milbank: Cheney still beating the drums of war</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="2014-09-11T11:28:54.546-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 11:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • It was just like the good old days. Scooter Libby was in the front row. Paul Wolfowitz was in the second. And on the stage was Dick Cheney, beating the drums of war. “The situation is dire, and defeating these terrorists will require immediate, sustained, simultaneous action across multiple fronts,” the former vice president proclaimed in a pre-buttal to President Obama’s prime-time speech on fighting the Islamic State. “We should immediately hit them in their sanctuaries, staging 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> 58402405@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:28:54 MDT Pot producers increase demand on power grid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398913-79/power-energy-grow-electricity.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398913-79/power-energy-grow-electricity.html.csp">Pot producers increase demand on power grid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PHUONG LE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T14:27:01.889-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 02:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle • As more marijuana producers move their plants indoors over the next two decades, the grow operations in Washington state are expected to need as much electricity each year as what a small Northwest city consumes, according to an energy forecast by regional power planners. Demands on the Northwest electrical grid would grow further if Oregon voters pass a ballot initiative in November to legalize recreational pot use, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council said. The council, which...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583989132014-09-10T14:27:01.889-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T14:27:01.889-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398913@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:27:01 MDT Milbank: Washington fails because of too few insiders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58398001-82/washington-todd-gregory-political.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58398001-82/washington-todd-gregory-political.html.csp">Milbank: Washington fails because of too few insiders</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="2014-09-10T10:52:58.19-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 10:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Among many talents exhibited by Chuck Todd in the days since he replaced David Gregory as host of “Meet the Press” is his ability to turn a proper noun into a verb. “I’m not trying to Horatio Alger,” Todd told my Washington Post colleague Ben Terris. “But it’s an advantage that I grew up middle class in South Florida” — where, he said, his father wasn’t always fully employed and the whole family at times shared a mattress. “I feel like I understand that resentment that can build whe...</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> 58398001@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:52:58 MDT Milbank: Wages went up and the sky didn’t fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58382331-82/wage-seattle-seatac-workers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58382331-82/wage-seattle-seatac-workers.html.csp">Milbank: Wages went up and the sky didn’t fall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T18:03:04.211-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 06:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle • In July 2013, hotelier Scott Ostrander stood before the City Council in SeaTac, Wash., pleading with the town not to adopt a $15 minimum wage. “I am shaking here tonight because I am going to be forced to lay people off,” he said, according to an account in the Washington State Wire. “I’m going to take away their livelihood. That hurts. It really, really hurts. ... And what I am going to have to do on Jan. 1 is to eliminate jobs, reduce hours — and as soon as hours are reduced, benefit...</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> 58382331@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:03:04 MDT Utah man pleads no contest in murders of wife, stepson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58393705-78/jones-contest-pleas-wife.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58393705-78/jones-contest-pleas-wife.html.csp">Utah man pleads no contest in murders of wife, stepson</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T08:46:23.691-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 08:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 50-year-old Washington City man accused of slaying his wife and stepson in a failed murder-suicide more than three years ago pleaded no contest in connection with their murders Tuesday. Richard Andrew Jones faces up to life in prison for each of the two counts of aggravated murder to which he entered pleas in 5th District Court. The pleas end more than three years of litigation, which had been delayed due to questions over whether Jones was competent to stand trial after failing to kill himse...</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> 58393705@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:46:23 MDT Pac-12 round-up — Oregon stands out in tough weekend for North Division http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58388526-89/oregon-state-2-0-defense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58388526-89/oregon-state-2-0-defense.html.csp">Pac-12 round-up — Oregon stands out in tough weekend for North Division</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="2014-09-09T16:05:15.38-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There can be only one ... in the Pac-12 North, I mean. The Oregon Ducks celebrated a huge win over Big 10 powerhouse Michigan State - avenging a conference Rose Bowl defeat last year, as it were - and moved up to a No. 2 national ranking. Meanwhile, the rest of the North ain't looking so hot: Stanford lost, Wazzu lost, Washington and Oregon State rung up unconvincing victories over not-great teams. The team that came off second-best was ... Cal? What is the world coming to? Anyhow, here's your r...</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> 58388526@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:05:15 MDT NFL: Group protests Washington mascot game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385073-77/group-mascot-washington-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385073-77/group-mascot-washington-game.html.csp">NFL: Group protests Washington mascot game</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T16:05:16.031-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston • A small group of people are protesting the name of the Washington NFL team outside the stadium before the team’s game against Houston. The group of Native Americans was protesting the nickname — considered by many to be offensive slang for Native Americans — and held signs voicing their distaste for it. One read “R-word (equals) N-Word” and another said “Indians are Human Beings Not Mascots.” Juan Mancias, who is a member of the Carrizo Tribe of Texas says: “This is a racist name and i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583850732014-09-09T16:05:16.031-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T16:05:16.031-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58385073@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:05:16 MDT NFL: Texans 17, Washington 6 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385513-77/washington-texans-quarter-yard.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385513-77/washington-texans-quarter-yard.html.csp">NFL: Texans 17, Washington 6</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KRISTIE RIEKEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T16:05:15.925-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston • Ryan Fitzpatrick got things going for Houston and the Texans’ defense and special teams did the rest on Sunday against Washington. Fitzpatrick threw a touchdown pass, rookie Alfred Blue blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown and J.J. Watt lived up to his massive new contract to help the Texans to a 17-6 win over Washington. The victory is Houston’s first since last Sept. 15 and snaps a 14-game skid. The Texans led 7-6 after a 76-yard touchdown reception by DeAndre Hopkins in th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583855132014-09-09T16:05:15.925-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T16:05:15.925-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58385513@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:05:15 MDT MLB: Ron Ron Washington steps down as Rangers manager http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58380084-77/washington-manager-team-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58380084-77/washington-manager-team-season.html.csp">MLB: Ron Ron Washington steps down as Rangers manager</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Schuyler Dixon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T23:22:34.274-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arlington, Texas • Ron Washington gathered his players for what they thought would be a team meeting in a surprisingly dreary season. Instead the Texas manager delivered the biggest shock of all: He was stepping down immediately. Washington resigned Friday, saying he needed to devote his full attention to an “off-the-field personal matter.” The announcement came a day after the injury-ravaged Rangers (53-87) lost their sixth straight game and became the first team in the majors mathematically el...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583800842014-09-05T23:22:34.274-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T23:22:34.274-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58380084@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:22:34 MDT Pac-12 picks: Stanford over USC, Oregon over MSU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58381394-89/state-pac-mdt-washington.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58381394-89/state-pac-mdt-washington.html.csp">Pac-12 picks: Stanford over USC, Oregon over MSU</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="2014-09-06T09:07:03.469-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 09:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Too much faith in Washington State keeps spoiling my Pac-12 picks, but I'll press on with Saturday's forecasts: Fresno State at Utah, 1 p.m. MDT, Pac-12 NetworksUSC established a lofty standard for Utah by ripping the Bulldogs last week. The Utes won't quite match USC's points and yardage totals, but should win convincingly. Utah 42, Fresno State 21. Sacramento State at California, 1 p.m. MDT, Pac-12 NetworksComing into the season, this shaped up as the Bears' best opportunity for a victory - an...</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> 58381394@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 09:07:03 MDT Cillizza: Former Virginia governor makes the wrong kind of history http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378309-82/mcdonnell-governor-wife-cillizza.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378309-82/mcdonnell-governor-wife-cillizza.html.csp">Cillizza: Former Virginia governor makes the wrong kind of history</a></h4>