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Head of Egypt's journalists union detained over bail

Salma Shukrallah, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 8:30am

The head of Egypt's journalists union and two of its board members have been questioned by prosecutors over allegations that they spread false news and harbored journalists wanted by authorities, one of the three and their lawyer said on Monday.

Bahrain court more than doubles opposition leader's sentence

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 7:40am

A Bahraini appeals court on Monday more than doubled the prison term for the country's top Shiite opposition figure in a ruling that his political bloc blasted as "unacceptable and provocative."

Turkish leader Erdogan rejects family planning for Muslims

Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 5:20am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken out against birth control and family planning, saying they go against Muslim traditions.

Egyptian court sentences 36 Islamists to life in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 5:00am

An Egyptian court has convicted and sentenced 36 Islamists, including a top leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, to life imprisonment.

Cyclist says she and friend injured when jumped by kangaroo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 3:50am

A woman says she and a friend were injured when they were jumped by a kangaroo while cycling in an Australian wine region.

Sen. Hatch set to tour Utah's national parks, rural communities

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:30pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, will tour multiple national parks in Utah next week and also visit the San Juan County Bears Ears area, the controversial site of a possible new national monument. Hatch said he wants to stress access to public lands.

Have You Seen This? Guilty chipmunk is guilty

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted  May 29th - 5:49pm

A man catches a chipmunk in his bird feeder, and the chipmunk does exactly what any guilty toddler would do.

Treasure hunters to gather for celebration in New Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 4:40pm

Searchers fixated with finding a treasure hidden in the mountains north of Santa Fe will converge in the city.

Expired radio beacon sends distress call after being dropped

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 3:40pm

The Coast Guard says rescuers needlessly searched a Rhode Island bay after receiving a distress call from an expired radio beacon that had been improperly discarded.

Pope rules out retiring like his predecessor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 3:01pm

Pope Francis says he has no intention of quitting the papacy — a possibility opened up by his predecessor Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI.

Parishioners hold last service at church after 11-year vigil

Steven Senne, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 2:30pm

For more than 11 years, a core group of about 100 die-hard parishioners of St. Frances X. Cabrini Church kept their beloved parish open by maintaining an around-the-clock vigil in a peaceful protest of a decision by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston to close it.

The Latest: Final service held in church after long protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 2:20pm

The Latest on the final service held at a Roman Catholic church after an 11-year protest (all times local):

Saudi Arabia slams Iran's role in Iraq as 'unacceptable'

Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 1:40pm

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Sunday that Iran must stop meddling in Iraq and that the presence of Iranian military units there is "unacceptable."

Oregon collie saved by sharp-eyed vet intern

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 11:50am

A paralyzed collie just moments from being euthanized and his Oregon owners have more days to share thanks to a sharp-eyed vet intern who spotted the culprit - a tick.

Wedding aboard boat interrupted when ship runs aground

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:50am

A wedding reception aboard a boat got off to a rocky start when the vessel ran aground off Georges Island in Boston Harbor.

Rain washes out attempt to set record Greek sirtaki dance

Olimpiu Gheorghiu, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 4:50am

Torrential rain has dashed hopes in Romania of setting a Guinness Book world record for Greece's famous sirtaki dance.

How to stop superbugs from killing 10 million people a year

Meera Senthilingam, CNN  |  Posted  May 28th - 9:01pm

Superbugs could kill one person every three seconds by 2050, the equivalent of 10 million people a year, according to the final report last week from the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, established in 2014 to keep the world from being "cast back into the dark ages of medicine."

Have You Seen This? Not your toddler's finger puppet

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted  May 28th - 4:03pm

Watch the astonishingly human movements of this finger puppet prototype. Talk about master of puppets.

Man convicted on terrorism charge in synagogue firebombings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 12:40pm

A New Jersey man convicted of terrorism for vandalizing and firebombing Jewish temples and a rabbi's home is now facing a possible life sentence.

Scientists find minivan-sized sponge, world's largest

Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 11:47am

Researchers in Hawaii have been absorbed by a sea creature they discovered last summer, and their findings are pretty big.