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Iranians welcome Farhadi's Oscar for best foreign film

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:06am

Iranians on Monday cheered the choice of one of their own for the best foreign film Oscar, lauding director Asghar Farhadi's boycott of the Hollywood ceremony for his film "The Salesman" as an act of defiance against the Trump administration.

Correction: Thailand-Tiger Zoo story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:45am

In a Feb. 24 story about a new zoo opening next to Thailand's Tiger Temple, The Associated Press incorrectly said the Buddhist temple was closed. The temple's tiger operation has been shut down but the temple itself remains open.

AP Exclusive: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuse

Mitch Weiss, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:34pm

From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror — waged in the name of the Lord.

AP Exclusive: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuse

Mitch Weiss, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:34pm

From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror — waged in the name of the Lord.

Former disciples describe storage annex for 'worst sinners'

Mitch Weiss, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:21pm

It was the most dreaded place on the Word of Faith Fellowship grounds — a one-story, four-room structure that former members of the sect say was reserved for the most brutal physical and emotional punishment.

Samsung delays its new phone, and showcases tablets instead

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:29pm

Samsung's product showcase Sunday is notable for what's missing: a new flagship phone.

Have You Seen This? Sarcastic PSA from trooper is wake-up call we need

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 3:56pm

An Indiana state trooper introduces a “new” feature on you car that will help everyone stay safer on the roads.

Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security void

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 3:19pm

After Islamic militants barged into his uncle's house, shot him and his son dead, then looted the place and set it on fire, Said Sameh Adel Fawzy knew it was time to leave.

Feds probe after city bans man from using service horse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 1:30pm

Federal officials are investigating after a city banned a small horse a man says is his service animal needed on walks to improve his health.

Copy this: Vatican stakes out rights to Pope Francis' image

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 1:26pm

God's love may be free, but the Vatican says it has a copyright on the pope.

Francis becomes 1st pope to visit an Anglican church in Rome

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:25am

Pope Francis on Sunday became the first Catholic pontiff to visit an Anglican parish in Rome, using the historic occasion to press for greater closeness after centuries of mistrust, prejudices and hostility between the two churches.

Jeep buried in sand dune for 40 years is finally unearthed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:33pm

A Jeep buried in sand in Massachusetts 40 years ago has finally been dug out.

Have You Seen This? ‘La La Land’ as horror is hilarious

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 2:01pm

L.A. traffic is no joke, but it becomes a horror movie if you’re in labor and stuck there during the opening number of “La La Land.”

The Latest: UN's Syria ambassador expected talk 'spoilers'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:10am

The Latest on developments in Syria and at peace talks in Geneva (all times local):

Shops caught selling tobacco to minors may face increased fines

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:53am

A bill that would toughen penalties on smoke shops if they're caught selling tobacco to underage Utahns was given initial approval Friday.

Survivors denounce Vatican handling of Peru abuse case

Nicole Winfield and Franklin Briceno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:14am

Victims of Latin America's latest charismatic Catholic leader-turned-sexual predator are denouncing the Vatican's handling of the case, saying the six-year delay and final resolution are anything but satisfactory for survivors of his sexual, psychological and physical violence.

Pope quietly trims sanctions for sex abusers seeking mercy

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:52am

Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a handful of pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to its worst offenders in ways that survivors of abuse and the pope's own advisers question.

AP Exclusive: Analysts downplay threat from 7 nations in ban

Vivian Salama and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:47am

Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States.

Bad heart? Time to hit the gym

Michael Nedelman, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:34pm

Rick Murphy, a real estate appraiser in Atlanta, had no idea he had a bad heart.