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Historic German abbey closed, property goes to diocese

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 8:21am

Bavarian Catholic church authorities said Thursday they have closed Germany's last Bridgettine Order abbey at the request of the Vatican — renewing concerns about what will happen to the property, including a precious library, which now goes to the local diocese.

Jail time for Massachusetts women who bit off officer's ear

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 8:21am

A Massachusetts woman who bit off a portion of a rookie police officer's ear during her arrest outside a bar has been sentenced to four years in jail.

European nationalists find common ground _ for now

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 6:10am

They are the would-be Donald Trumps of Europe and they are coming together in a bid to gain influence in some of the continent's most powerful nations.

OIC hopes to send team to Myanmar to study Rohingya's plight

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 5:20am

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation plans to send a high-level delegation to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state to assess the plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority, Malaysia said Thursday.

Mideast expects big changes under Trump

Dan Perry and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 1:30am

Donald Trump's all-but-dismissal of human rights as a foreign policy principle could hit like an earthquake across a Middle East landscape beset by warring factions and beleaguered governments, with some players eyeing the prospect of once unimaginable new alliances.

What your emojis say about you

Meera Senthilingam, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:32pm

Whether you like it or not, cartoon faces, stomping flamenco dancers and applauding hands have now entered your social life, albeit digitally. While they once may have been novel or cute, the sea of emojis now available to you across digital platforms.

Raccoons recover at California zoo after cross-country ride

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:31pm

Baby raccoons that inadvertently hitched a cross-country ride to Northern California are recovering at the Oakland Zoo.

Utah companies make a strong showing at CES 2017

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:30pm

As the birthplace of Silicon Slopes, Utah is never underrepresented at the Consumer Electronics Show and this year a total of 36 Utah companies went to show off their products.

Inaugural crowds sure to be huge _ but how huge?

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:42pm

Donald Trump says his inauguration will have "an unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout." Organizers of a protest the next day call it the biggest demonstration in history to welcome a new president.

Rabbis plan response to white supremacist threats in Montana

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:30pm

Orthodox Jewish rabbis said Wednesday they will counter white supremacists' harassment of the Jewish community in the Montana town of Whitefish by sending students to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp and by mailing a Torah to every Jewish family in the state.

Have You Seen This? Bountiful crew experiments with glowing knife vs. waterjet

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:15pm

Glowing knives are no match for a powerful waterjet, but it's still pretty fun to watch these guys from Bountiful experiment with them.

Anglers should keep lake trout caught in Flaming Gorge, DWR says

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 12:46pm

In an effort to improve the fishery at Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are asking anglers to keep lake trout caught there.

Robot deliveries are about to hit US streets

Matt McFarland, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:14am

The newest deliveryman in Redwood City, California, and Washington, D.C., isn't a person, but a six-wheeled robot.

Trump's America: Rural-urban divide in Georgia

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:41am

Patti Thomas owns a flower shop in the north Georgia town of Lula. Xavier Bryant runs an independent pharmacy just outside Atlanta. Looking toward the inauguration of an entrepreneur as president, the two share this expectation: Donald Trump will be good for business.

Stranger's generous gift lifts new mom's spirit

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:15am

After a stranger made an insensitive comment about her infant son’s face on social media, a young mother found herself feeling hurt and confused. But a single act of kindness quickly erased the pain and left joy in its place.

Elephant protein destroys human cancer cells, Utah researchers say

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:07pm

Researchers at the Huntsman Cancer Institute say a protein discovered in elephants appears to attack and destroy cancer cells found in humans.

There's power in doing

Paige Smathers, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:33pm

So many people are afraid to take action with their nutrition and health. But if we never do, we never learn.

DeVos pledges not to undo public education, pushes choice

Maria Danilova and Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:11pm

In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged that she would not seek to dismantle public schools amid questions by Democrats about her qualifications, political donations and long-time work advocating for charter schools and school choice.

Nebraska targets ban on religious garb worn by teachers

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:34pm

Sister Madeleine Miller applied for a high school teaching job in Nebraska thinking she would get judged on her credentials — not what she was wearing on her head.

Rome's 5-Star mayor admits errors after poor survey showing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:11pm

Rome's embattled mayor, the highest-profile elected official of the populist 5-Star Movement, has gone on national television to admit to a series of errors that landed her in second-to-last place in an annual survey of Italy's mayors.