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Thousands of thumbtacks found in California dog park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:11pm

Police say they have stepped up patrols and are considering putting cameras to try to catch whoever is spreading thousands of thumbtacks across a Northern California dog park.

Hundreds of new galaxies discovered using radio waves

Devon Dewey  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 8:33pm

Scientists have discovered hundreds of new galaxies using radio waves.

6 creative date ideas for Valentine's Day

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 7:44pm

For those lacking creativity, here are a few ideas for undoubtedly fun dates.

Utah team's firearm suppressor works like a 'jet engine in reverse'

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 7:22pm

A Utah team is challenging the 110-year reign of baffle suppression technology in firearms. A video introducing the new technology quickly gained traction online, garnering more than 1 million views so far.

Defense begins case in trial against polygamous towns

Terry Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 5:31pm

The mayor of a polygamous town in Utah accused of functioning as an arm of a polygamous church said Wednesday that he has never discriminated based on religion.

Senate panel OKs tax break for Grand Canyon University

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 5:21pm

A Senate committee dominated by Republicans has voted along party lines to advance a bill granting a big property tax break for a growing private Christian university in west Phoenix.

Man waves gun behind TV reporter during live broadcast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 4:10pm

Police say they're investigating after a man appeared to wave a handgun behind a television news reporter during a live broadcast in New York City.

Sponsor delays hearing on protecting gay marriage objectors

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 3:01pm

A powerful Georgia Senate committee has delayed a hearing on a bill allowing religious adoption agencies, schools, government workers and others to refuse services to same-sex couples without being penalized.

Jailed church official wins latest child-endangerment appeal

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 2:01pm

A Roman Catholic church official could soon seek bail after a Pennsylvania appeals court refused to review a decision to throw out his child-endangerment conviction.

Rare weather event produces spontaneous snowballs in Idaho

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 1:52pm

Thousands of snowballs rolled in a flat central Idaho field look like the work of hundreds of ambitious kids — except there are no human tracks.

Have You Seen This? Toddler confused by dad's twin

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 1:14pm

One little boy is caught in a moment where he's not sure who his real father is.

Pope on Ash Wednesday: charity's not to please ourselves

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 12:41pm

Pope Francis rubbed ashes on the bowed heads of prelates, nuns and ordinary Catholics Wednesday, and had them smudged on his own head, too, to usher in the Lenten season of prayer and sacrifice he said must be done out of authentic love, not to satisfy one's conscience.

Beaver Mountain focuses on family, affordable skiing

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 12:30pm

Tucked away in Logan Canyon, Beaver Mountain Ski Area focuses on traditional skiing and offers affordable winter fun for families in the Cache Valley.

Chicago-area college to name scholarship after ex-professor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 11:31am

A suburban Chicago Christian college will create a scholarship named for a former political science professor who asserted Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

Charges dropped against woman who nursed baby squirrels

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 11:30am

Charges against a New Jersey woman who nursed two abandoned baby squirrels back to health have been dropped on a technicality.

Christian, Muslim leaders in Cyprus support peace talks

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:50am

Christian and Muslim leaders in Cyprus on Wednesday repeated their full support for ongoing talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically-split country, saying their united stand for peace serves as a strong example of cooperation in a region where conflict is often fueled by religion.

Video: High school senior with Down syndrome hits last second 3-pointer

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:22am

When Robert Lewis suited up for the Franklin Road Academy basketball team, it gave fans an extra reason to cheer. When he hit a last-second three-pointer, while being guarded by his own brother, it send the fans into a frenzy.

Cyprus High students create sweethearts dance for peer with cancer

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:03am

After a high school dancer facing childhood cancer learned she couldn't attend her school's sweethearts dance, her peers created one for her.