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Interior Secretary Zinke, Utah delegation meet to discuss next steps on Bears Ears

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:14pm

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Utah's congressional delegation met Thursday to lay out next steps in the review of the designation of Bears Ears National Monument. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump ordered of review of designations since 1996.

'House on Mango Street' author tells Salt Lake elementary students to 'dream big'

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:02pm

Author and National Medal of Arts recipient Sandra Cisneros told fifth-graders at Mountain View Elementary School that they live in a momentous time, but achieving their dreams will take much effort.

Correction: Benny Hinn Ministries Raided story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 3:00pm

In a story April 26 about a federal raid on the headquarters of Benny Hinn Ministries, The Associated Press erroneously reported the Senate Finance Committee ended a three-year investigation of Hinn and five other television evangelist in 2010 by clearing the six of wrongdoing. The committee had no definitive findings of wrongdoing.

Have You Seen This? Don’t tease a lion

Angie Treasure, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:18pm

I get it. I don’t like making eye contact with strangers, either.

Children with elevated lead levels aren't being tested or diagnosed, study says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:18pm

In the United States, pediatric health care providers are not doing enough testing of children's blood lead levels in many states, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Pediatrics.

Why you should go check out the colossal Double Arch

Mike Godfrey, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:43am

Double Arch is one of Utah's largest and most unique natural arches, and one of Utah's most accessible.

600-year-old tree that witnessed history taken down

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:30am

Memories are all that remain of a 600-year-old white oak tree that was believed to be among the oldest of its kind in the nation.

Eagle Mountain boy's elaborate scheme for more video game time goes viral

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:54am

Every child wishes to get the ultimate pass to play more video games, and one Utah boy’s attempt to persuade his parents to let him game more has gone viral.

Moldova detains officials suspected of embezzling EU money

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 7:56am

Moldovan anti-corruption prosecutors have detained the transport minister and a senior road management official on suspicion of embezzling European Union funds.

Australian firefighters contend with pet crocodile

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:34am

Firefighters who fought a blaze at a house in the tropical Australian city of Darwin on Thursday contended with the added distraction of being watched by a 4-meter (13-foot) pet crocodile.

China bans list of Islamic names in restive Xinjiang region

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 3:21am

Authorities in China's Xinjiang region are prohibiting parents from giving children some Islamic names in the latest effort to dilute the influence of religion on life in the ethnic Uighur minority heartland.

Egyptian artist paints church murals, unfazed by attacks

Mohamed Wagdy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:12am

On a scaffold several stories high beneath the dome of a Cairo church, Ayman William paints for the glory of God, unfazed by recent attacks against his fellow Coptic Christians in Egypt.

India blocks social media in Kashmir in wake of abuse videos

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:51pm

India has ordered internet service providers in Indian-controlled Kashmir to immediately block Facebook, Twitter and 20 other social media sites and online applications for one month, after several videos and photos depicting alleged abuses of Kashmiris by Indian security forces sparked outrage and fueled protests.

Jefferson Muzzle 'awards' take aim at free-speech offenders

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:40pm

A Tennessee sheriff accused of deleting atheists' comments on a county Facebook page, a school chief who dismissed a teacher who stepped on the American flag in class, and the U.S. Senate for a bill targeting speech on college campuses are among the winners of the Jefferson Muzzles — satiric awards bestowed annually by a free-speech group.

Local college students bring trendy goat yoga to Utah

Caitlin Burchill  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:17pm

Derek Westover and Benson Richardson's friendship began a mile apart on farms in Idaho.

Do saturated fats clog your arteries? Controversial paper says 'no'

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:32pm

It is common knowledge supported by health experts everywhere: eating saturated fats will cause plaque to build up in the arteries. But a new editorial from three cardiologists say saturated fats do not clog arteries and the "clogged pipe" model of heart disease is "plain wrong."

Here's what could be next for Trump's sanctuary cities order

Sudhin Thanawala and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:02pm

President Donald Trump is lashing out at a judge's ruling blocking his attempt to strip funds from "sanctuary cities" that don't cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities, calling it "ridiculous" and vowing to go to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mayor calls ghostly face seen in Salem streetlamp 'eerie'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:12pm

A Massachusetts city known for celebrating the occult is drawing attention after its mayor snapped a photo that appears to show a scowling face trapped in a streetlamp.