News roundup: Hunting for the Boston bomber
Grieving for Boston. Bishop seeks public lands compromise. Utah company has its day before the Supreme Court.
It's Tuesday and Boston is still reeling from the dual bombs that killed three and maimed more than 140 people near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The FBI has made no arrests yet and with so many people losing limbs, its possible that the death toll will climb today. [Globe] [Herald]
Boston Marathon bombing: Some 339 Utahns were registered to run in the marathon â including a few who were near the blast, which they described as "horrifying." [Trib] [DNews] [Herald] [Fox13] [ABC4] [KUTV]
-> The Salt Lake marathon will go on â with added security measures, says the city's police department. The race is this weekend. [Trib] [Fox13] [ABC4]
-> President Barack Obama was careful not to call it an act of terror in the immediate aftermath of the bombing, but he promised justice for those who committed the atrocity. [Globe]
-> Pat Bagley honors those who ran towards the explosions. [Trib]
-> Here's the front page of today's Boston Globe. [Newseum]
Tweets about the Boston bombing: From @dangillmor: "Glad to see a new kind of knee-jerk reaction to Boston: people telling each other to wait for actual facts before leaping to conclusions."
From @billyhesterman: "One runner from Provo in the Boston Marathon said the explosions sounded like cannons going off"
From @jasoninthehouse: "God bless the men, women and children dealing with the bombings in Boston. Thanks to the first responders."
From @RepPatriceArent: "My heart breaks for those killed & injured in Boston Marathon, along with their families & friends. Finish line is near where I lived."
From @governorherbert: "Thoughts and prayers are with all those victims, loved ones, family members... in Boston today "
From @jonesnews: "DPS says no 'credible threat' in Utah in the wake of Boston Marathon bombing. salt Lake Marathon scheduled for Saturday."
Happy birthday: To the Trib's Jennifer Dobner.
In other news: While still a strong advocate for drilling, Rep. Rob Bishop is trying to work out his own "grand bargain" by bringing environmental groups, energy companies and locals together to craft consensus public lands legislation. [Trib]
-> The Supreme Court heard a case involving Utah's Myriad Genetics and appeared to be skeptical of patenting genes. [Trib] [LATimes]
-> The Legislature will not override Gov. Gary Herbert's veto of a bill that would allow gun owners to conceal a firearm without a permit after Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, became the 10th lawmaker to pull his support. The Legislature can't achieve a two-thirds majority required to start an override session. [Trib]
-> Rep. Jason Chaffetz's bill that cracks down on federal contractors who are behind on their taxes passed the House unanimously, on tax day no less. [Trib] [WaPost]
-> Salt Lake City DA Sim Gill is tossing an additional 69 drug cases that were being investigated by West Valley City Police. [Trib] [DNews] [Fox13]
-> Spencer Fox Eccles will be awarded for his contributions to athletics in Utah â especially the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics and the U.'s sports programs â by Gov. Gary Herbert at an event Tuesday night. [Trib]
Nationally: Standing on already shaky ground, some Senate Democrats who face tough re-election bids say they won't support a bipartisan gun control measure that expands background check requirements for firearm sales. [NYTimes]
-> In a rare interview with the Dallas Morning News, former President George W. Bush opened up about his newly-discovered knack for painting, his record and his detractors, remarking, "Of course, some people are surprised I can even read." [DMN]
-> Republican check writing powerhouse Bob Perry, known for spending generously on backing candidates like Mitt Romney, passed away over the weekend at the age of 80. [WaPost]
-> Senators will delay unveiling their immigration bill out of respect for those killed and injured in Boston. [YahooNews]
-> A new nonpartisan report says it is "indisputable" that the United States engaged in torture following Sept. 11. [NYTimes]
Where are they?
Rep. Rob Bishop chairs a public lands subcommittee hearing on the Antiquities Act and later sits down with new Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.
Rep. Chris Stewart meets with representatives from Utah Beer Wholesale Association, Utah Developmental Disabilities Council, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Utah Bankers Association, Weber State University, Utah Cattlemen's Association and the Washington County Water Conservancy District and meets with SLC Mayor Ralph Becker.
Rep. Jim Matheson receives the U.S. Chamber's Spirit of Enterprise award, meets with SL Co. Mayor Ben McAdams, SLC Mayor Ralph Becker and UTA General Manager Mike Allegra.
Gov. Gary Herbert has a conference call with Alan Matheson from the Western Governors Association, hits a State of Sport awards luncheon, prepares a speech and speaks at BYU's Political Affairs Society dinner.
Utah AG John Swallow is in Washington, attending a National Association of Attorneys General Presidential Initiative Summit.
SL Co. Mayor Ben McAdams is in Washington, meeting with members of Congress and Department of Transportation officials.
SLC Mayor Ralph Becker is in Washington, meeting with members of Congress and federal agencies.
WVC Mayor Mike Winder conducts a City Council meeting.
President Barack Obama lunches with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates, honors NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski at the White House and meets with Vice President Joe Biden and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
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