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Artificial intelligence is changing the world as we know it

Cosette Jarrett, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:33pm

Artificial intelligence has improved by leaps and bounds within the last decade. Here are some of the latest advances in this futuristic technology.

Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:52pm

A 19-year-old American-Israeli Jew was arrested Thursday as the prime suspect in a wave of bomb threats against U.S. Jewish community centers, a startling turn in a case that had stoked fears of rising anti-Semitism in the United States.

'Bad luck' mutations increase cancer risk more than behavior, study says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:00pm

For the first time, researchers have estimated what percentage of cancer mutations are due to environmental and lifestyle factors, hereditary factors and random chance.

Utah getting toughest drunken driving limit in the US

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:27pm

Utah's governor signed legislation Thursday giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest drunken driving threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and snowboard industry say will hurt tourism.

Peru mudslide survivor: I prayed to God for strength

Franklin Briceno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:47pm

Clinging to a trunk against a massive current of mud outside her home, Evangelina Chamorro cried out to her husband.

Police: Mom beat, choked girl over incorrect Bible verses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:29pm

A woman severely beat her daughter, tried to strangle her and kicked her out of their house for incorrectly reciting Bible verses, police say.

Have You Seen This? Mountain biking down a mine shaft

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

This video shows mountain biker Kilian Bron biking down the dark tunnels of an abandoned mine shaft with nothing but a headlamp to light the way. It may have been dangerous, but it sure made for an exciting, albeit unique, ride.

Pope's sex abuse adviser seeks to keep survivor voice heard

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:07pm

Pope Francis' top adviser on sex abuse insisted Thursday that the pontiff is "thoroughly committed" to rooting out abuse from the church but acknowledged his advisory commission must regroup following the clamorous resignation of Irish survivor Marie Collins.

86-year-old raises $400K and then gives it away

Zaina Adamu, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:47pm

Thirty-two years' worth of recycled newspapers and magazines -- more than nine million pounds of it — netted 86-year-old Johnny Jennings $400,000, all of which he gave away to those in need.

Will 100% fruit juice make your child gain weight?

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:59am

Sugar can easily sneak into the diet, both for you and for your child, even through 100% fruit juices.

The Latest: Jewish leaders welcome arrest of threat suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:50am

The Latest on Israeli police saying they have arrested a Jewish Israeli man who is the prime suspect behind a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers and other institutions in the United States (all times local):

Northern Ireland bids farewell to ex-IRA chief McGuinness

Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:43am

Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army chieftain who turned away from violence to forge bonds with Northern Ireland's Protestants, was laid to rest Thursday in a cross-community service that illustrated the new alliances forged by the region's slow-blooming peace process.

Jerzeez Diner owners admit setting fire for insurance money

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:30am

The owners of a New Jersey diner have admitted burning it down to collect insurance.

Pope OKs sainthood for Fatima siblings, Mexico child martyrs

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:48am

Pope Francis is making five more child saints: Two Portuguese shepherd children who said the Virgin Mary appeared to them in Fatima 100 years ago, and three Mexican adolescents who were killed for their Catholic faith in the 16th century.

Promised Land: Venezuelan Jewish converts reach Israel

Daniel Estrin and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:41am

It's not quite Moses' 40 years in the desert, but for nine struggling Venezuelan converts to Judaism, their tortuous journey to a better life in the promised land finally brought them to Israel on Thursday.

Bomb experts remove Civil War cannon balls from museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:20am

Bomb disposal experts removed four Civil War-era artillery rounds from Virginia's Siege Museum after X-rays showed several artillery rounds stored there are capable of exploding.

Judge: man competent for Jewish center bomb plot trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:36am

A South Florida man has been ruled mentally competent to stand trial on charges of plotting to bomb a synagogue and Jewish school in support of the Islamic State terrorist group.

Cardinal William Keeler dies at age 86; helped ease Catholic-Jewish tensions, led Baltimore archdiocese

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:06am

Cardinal William Keeler dies at age 86; helped ease Catholic-Jewish tensions, led Baltimore archdiocese.