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Former German President Herzog commemorated in state funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 5:11am

Former German President Roman Herzog has been commemorated in a state funeral in Berlin for his services to the country during his tenure in the 1990s.

Cab driver praises John Elway, then learns he's driving him

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:50am

A cab driver in Washington got a surprise after mentioning to a group of passengers that John Elway was his all7/8-time favorite quarterback and then learning that Elway was riding in the backseat.

Banned from boats in Myanmar, Rohingya fish on rafts of junk

Esther Htusan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:04am

Every day before sunrise, dozens of fishermen, shivering against the cold, shove out onto the Bay of Bengal on makeshift rafts made out of plastic jugs, bamboo and twine, just steps away from the sturdy and much safer wooden boats they had used for years.

Explosive announcement of baby's gender earns man a ticket

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:30pm

A western Nebraska man is in trouble after using an explosive rifle target to announce the gender of his baby.

North Dakota weighs lifting Sunday morning shopping ban

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:52pm

North Dakota residents can order alcohol at a restaurant or bar late Sunday morning but must wait until afternoon to go shopping because of a ban — rooted in religious tradition — that some legislators say no longer makes much sense.

4 luxury outdoor products that can become essential tools

Michael Radice  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:02pm

There are a variety of outdoor products that, while considered more of a luxury item, can actually become essential life-saving items.

Have You Seen This? Man surprises Disney characters with impressions

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:15pm

Impressionist Brian Hull showed off his talent for character voices by surprising Disney characters with their own voices, and their reactions are pretty adorable.

Make Your Week: A mechanic loans his own car, stranger helps mother in parking lot

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:55am

On this snowy Monday with closed schools and poor road conditions, it may be easy to get discouraged.

SLC tech summit encourages entrepreneurs to make their visions into reality

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:45am

Salt Lake's first Silicon Slopes Tech Summit encouraged entrepreneurs to make their vision a reality during the two-day tech conference at the Salt Palace.

Gun violence keeps rising in PG-13 movies, study says

Assil Frayha, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:29am

Gun violence in PG-13 movies is still on the rise, exceeding its counterpart in R-rated movies, according to a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics.

Turkey's Erdogan urges Tanzania to end Gulen ties

Sylivester Domasa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:21am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday talked about trade and security on the first stop of an African tour, urging Tanzania's leader to shut institutions linked to a Muslim cleric who is accused by Turkey of leading a failed coup.

Are you egotistical and unteachable?

Kim Giles and Nicole Cunningham, KSL.com Contributors  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:52am

"I have a friend who is driving me crazy with the way he knows more about everything than I do." In this edition of LIFEadvice, coaches Kim Giles and Nicole Cunningham explain how you can know if you're unteachable and how to deal with the unteachable people in your life.

Former employee who took Vienna tram for joyride apprehended

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:11am

Vienna public transit authorities have found the man who went for a joyride with a Vienna street car. But they still don't know why.

Aleppo's landmark mosque bears scars of Syria's war

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:30am

The Great Mosque of Aleppo, a centuries-old treasure at the heart of one of the world's oldest cities, is today a grim testament to the ravages of Syria's war.

Study: Facebook can actually make us more narrow-minded

Aj Willingham, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 8:42pm

On the surface, it seems like social media has the boundless potential to expand our world, connecting us to ideas and people we otherwise would never have found. However, a new study claims just the opposite.

Have You Seen This? Snowless skiing is incredible

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 2:12pm

French skier Candide Thovex posted a behind-the-scenes video featuring skiing without snow that will knock your socks off.

Westminster College, elementary students team up to serve

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 11:39am

Students and faculty of Westminster College celebrated MLK by partnering with schoolchildren from the South Salt Lake area to provide service to their community. The partnership aims to promote a service and college-going culture for the youths.

Turkish president targets cleric's schools on Africa visit

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 6:10am

Turkey has courted Africa for more than a decade, boosting trade, opening more than two dozen new embassies and Turkish Airlines routes and dispatching aid to conflict-torn Somalia. More recently, the Turkish government lobbied African nations to close or take over local schools linked to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Turkey of masterminding a failed coup attempt last year.