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Busting 5 relationship myths

Dylan Cannon, Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:28pm

There are a lot of myths out there about what leads to a good romantic relationship. Here I try to debunk four of them.

How to find 'pockets of peace' during busy holiday season

Connie Sokol, Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 4:11pm

During the holiday season, wanting peace doesn’t always equate with finding it. Instead, as women, wives and mothers we have to be clear, communicate our needs and how to best meet them. Try these three tips to find your pockets of peace.

APNewsBreak: Effort to stem homegrown US extremism launches

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 1:52pm

A federally backed effort to stem the rise of homegrown extremists is underway in Massachusetts, nearly three years after the White House announced the initiative on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured hundreds.

Extreme Wyoming cold frosts even Moscow Ballet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 1:21pm

It got so cold in Wyoming, even the Moscow Ballet couldn't move.

Have You Seen This? Local mother, daughter team up for Christmas music video

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 1:15pm

I think everyone who loves Christmas music as much as I do can agree that it's the best way to feel the Christmas spirit. Which is exactly what this video is full of, Christmas spirit.

Popular Tibble Fork sledding area closed due to construction project

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 1:14pm

Anyone who frequents the Tibble Fork Reservoir for tubing and sledding during the winter months will be out of luck this year, as the area is closed due to a major construction project.

7 online tools, apps to help you stay organized over the holidays

Cosette Jarrett, Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:48pm

Having a hard time getting organized this holiday season? Check out these apps and tech tools you can use to track flights, manage gift lists, and sort shipment emails.

New Krakow archbishop named to replace former top papal aide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:40pm

Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski from the central Polish city of Lodz will be the new archbishop of Krakow, succeeding the retiring Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Catholic church authorities in Poland announced Thursday.

Signs to mark eastern and western ends of longest US road

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:30pm

Signs marking the eastern and western ends of the longest continuous road in the U.S. have been unveiled on both coasts.

Ellison says he'll resign from Congress if elected DNC head

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:50am

Aides and supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are searching for an alternative to Rep. Keith Ellison, the early favorite to become the next leader of the Democratic National Committee, amid resistance to the Minnesota liberal's bid from key parts of the party's base.

An investment that's a safer bet than Social Security

Kent Smetters, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:46am

Here's an important tip for year-end financial planning: Getting started now will allow you to secure a safe source of savings as well as tax benefits for the current year. But you might want to hurry because the clock is ticking if you want to invest before the end of the calendar year.

Pizza shop gunman says he regrets how he handled situation

Jonathan Drew and Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:32am

The man accused of firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant said he regrets how he handled the situation but refused to completely dismiss the false online claims involving a child sex ring that brought him there.

IS calls for attacks on US bases in uneasy island of Bahrain

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:20am

The Islamic State group is calling on its followers to launch attacks in Bahrain and to target American military personnel stationed on the tiny island ahead of a visit by the U.S. defense secretary.

UN scrambling for land to shelter displaced outside Mosul

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:21am

The U.N. is scrambling to find enough land to shelter those displaced by the fighting to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group as humanitarians brace for the exodus of as many as 700,000 people from the city, an official said.

Pope recalls poor families as Rome holiday shopping begins

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:10am

Pope Francis has recalled struggling families, the jobless and those forced to take "undignified" work as Rome's holiday season begins.

French ex-budget minister sentenced to 3 years

Philippe Sotto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:51am

A former French budget minister was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison in one of the biggest political scandals of President Francois Hollande's government.

Police: Black cat crosses suspect's path, rats him out

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:20am

A Pennsylvania police department says a black cat was lucky for one of its officers tracking down a fugitive.