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Senior statesmen in Iraq decry Mosul airstrike

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 8:34am

Senior Sunni Muslim politicians expressed on Saturday concern over reports of airstrikes that have allegedly killed more than 100 civilians in western Mosul where U.S.-backed government troops are fighting the Islamic State group.

Pope puts focus on peripheries during Milan pastoral visit

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 6:50am

Pope Francis focused his one-day visit Saturday to the wealthy northern Italian city of Milan on those marginalized by society, visiting families in a housing project and exhorting clergy and nuns gathered in a cathedral to minister to the peripheries.

Canada pulls vehicle license plate deemed offensive

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 5:20am

A Canadian provincial government has withdrawn a man's eponymous personalized vehicle license plate, saying Lorne Grabher's surname is offensive to women when viewed on his car bumper.

Man carrying a sword, dressed as Joker arrested in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:50pm

Police in Virginia have arrested a man who was dressed as comic book villain the Joker and reportedly carrying a sword.

Escape from madness: Walking away from a cult of killers

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:45pm

The daughter of a cult leader whose orders led to about three dozen murders in the 1970s and 1980s has emerged from the shadows to tell her story. The killings — including at least three in Utah — were the backdrop to Anna LeBaron's early life

UVU students upset about school's toilet paper

Mike Anderson  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:23pm

Some students at Utah Valley University are at odds with the school's choice in toilet paper. They say it's way too thin and harsh.

Provo doctors use hologram imaging to change the way surgeons operate

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:34pm

Two Provo doctors are using Microsoft's HoloLens with advanced medical imaging to create holograms of MRIs and X-rays, and they're certain this will change the way surgeons operate.

Are vegetable oils healthy?

Lisa Drayer, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:02pm

In small amounts, vegetable oils are healthy, as they contain fats that are essential in our diets. But our consumption of vegetable oil has increased considerably since the 1960s, and the health effects of high intakes are a source of scientific debate.

Judge clears way for retrial of ex-Philadelphia monsignor

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:24pm

A Catholic church official's 14-year legal odyssey over his handling of sex-abuse complaints won't end anytime soon after a Philadelphia judge said Friday he would be retried on child endangerment charges.

4 things to know about Apple's red iPhone, new iPad and movie app

Heather Kelly, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:10pm

Apple is keeping things simple.

US Jews wrestle with arrest of Jew in bomb threats case

Rachel Zoll, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:29pm

Jewish groups had pointed to scores of bomb threats against their communities as the most dramatic example of what they considered a surge in anti-Semitism. Some blamed a far-right emboldened by President Donald Trump. Now, that picture has been complicated by the arrest of an Israeli Jewish hacker who authorities say is responsible for the harassment.

The Latest: US government opposes Hawaii injunction request

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:20pm

The Latest on challenges to President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban (all times local):

Mindy Kaling's Newark joke leads to dinner with Cory Booker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:57pm

A joke about Newark, New Jersey, on "The Mindy Project" led to dinner plans between U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and star Mindy Kaling.

Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interference

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:16pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin made his preferences in the French presidential election clear Friday by hosting far-right candidate Marine Le Pen at the Kremlin, but analysts are skeptical about Russia's ability to sway the outcome of the vote.

Have You Seen This? How to beat traffic

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:15pm

When traffic is a nightmare, this car could help. Kind of. Not really. But it is awesome.

Pope urges EU: Resist 'false' security promised by populists

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:33pm

Pope Francis urged European leaders on Friday to resist the "false forms of security" promised by populists who want to wall themselves off and instead bank on a future of greater solidarity and union.

Review: 6 outdoor products for weekend getaways

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:20pm

Some of the greatest adventures in life are of the weekend variety — destinations within a gas tank from home. This review looks at a handful of products that are great for mini getaways (as well as longer trips, if you decide to stay).

Zoo plan for baby hippo: More independence, nix lap naps

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:10pm

The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo, Fiona, is getting more independent and now tops 100 pounds (45.36 kilograms), meaning her days of napping on her human caretakers' laps are dwindling.

London attack: Muslim group raises $25,000 for victims in 48 hours

James Griffiths, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:56am

A crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the victims of Wednesday's terror attack in London has met its goal twice-over in under two days.

Arab autocrats: Exiled, killed or fighting for survival

Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:09am

Egypt's ousted former President Hosni Mubarak was released Friday after six years in custody but he is not the only autocratic ruler in the Middle East that was caught up in Arab Spring revolts that swept across the region in 2011.