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Myanmar anti-Muslim activist arrested for post about Suu Kyi

Esther Htusan, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:01am

A prominent anti-Muslim activist has been arrested for posting a provocative statement on Facebook about Myanmar's army commander and the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, the head of a Buddhist nationalist group and a human rights lawyer said Thursday.

Bail hearing for man charged with Jewish center bomb plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:50am

A bail hearing is set for a man charged with plotting to bomb a Jewish synagogue and school in South Florida.

Michigan couple avoids jail over lost Dr. Seuss library book

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:20am

A Michigan couple who faced jail after they borrowed a novel and a Dr. Seuss book from a local library and held onto them long past their return dates will remain free.

Spanish town entertained by escaped hippopotamus

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 5:50am

Officials say a hippopotamus that escaped from a visiting circus caused some traffic chaos and not a little diversion when he strolled easily along a street in the southwestern town of Palos de la Frontera.

Occupations that burn the fewest calories

Sabrina Perry, Graphiq  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:31pm

Given America’s record obesity rate, it can be easy to blame lack of willpower or laziness on this epidemic. However, the sedentary nature of most of their jobs may be a contributing factor to the expansion of the nation’s waistline.

Tips and books to get kids reading this summer

Teri Harman, Contributor  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:05pm

Summer break is almost here! Help your children avoid the "summer brain slump" by bringing in the books. Here are summer reading tips and a book list for youngsters of all ages.

US gov't says North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 7:41pm

due to religious beliefs — decline to employ or serve certain people. Critics say the laws are aimed at the LGBT community and are discriminatory. Recent laws denounced as discriminatory in North Carolina and Mississippi has prompted a growing backlash from opponents. The US Justice Department said Wednesday that North Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says the Obama administration's warning means the issue is no longer confined to North Carolina and could affect other states. Here's a look at legislation around the country:

Meteor shower to peak Wednesday night

Devon Dewey  |  Posted  May 4th - 7:22pm

The annual Eta Aquarids meteor shower will be peaking Wednesday night all across the country.

Prayer day chairman: America's time running out

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 6:01pm

The honorary chairman of this year's National Day of Prayer says, "Our time is running out in America."

Driver had a monkey on his back even before he got arrested

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

A Washington state driver who had a monkey on his back wound up with handcuffs on his wrists.

DWR to auction seized antlers, hides

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  May 4th - 3:01pm

If you collect antlers, but don’t have time to go shed hunting, the Division of Wildlife Resources has the perfect auction for you.

Germany: 3rd suspect arrested over Sikh temple blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:51pm

Police say they have arrested a third suspect over an explosion last month at a Sikh temple in the German city of Essen.

Have You Seen This? Pet owner makes 'Jurassic Park' pen for tortoise

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:16pm

People love their pets. Sometimes, they love them enough to build them a movie-themed enclosure.

Bibles taken from Christian store, 8th Commandment be damned

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:00pm

Police say two men were caught flouting the Eighth Commandment when surveillance video captured them stealing nearly $500 worth of Bibles from a Christian store in Massachusetts.

From concept to company: 3 founders share startup advice

Robynn Garfield, Contributor  |  Posted  May 4th - 11:45am

Three Utah-based startup CEOs offered advice for those looking to build their own company from the ground up.

Product review: The super light Pack Trench jacket

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted  May 4th - 11:29am

Spring adventures often bring rain. Shell jackets like the Pack Trench from Sierra Designs are an excellent way to keep the weather from dampening your day.

Government report: Crime dropped overall in nation's schools

Carole Feldman and Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:47am

The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.

Employee is suing his boss because his job was too boring

Ivana Kottasova and Armelle De Oliveira, CNN  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:31am

Bored at work? Try suing your employer. That's what Parisian Frederic Desnard is doing. He has taken his former employer Interparfums to court because his job was too boring.

School district's lease of Jesus lunches park to end

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:40am

The Middleton City Council has voted to rescind the school district's lease of a park where students meet for lunch and some religious discussion.