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Spiders may have flown 400 miles to colonize island 2M years ago, study says

Devon Dewey  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:14pm

Not only can some spiders fly, but now scientists believe airborne arachnids may have flown hundreds of miles across the ocean 2 millions years ago.

The Latest: Judge refuses to delay Dylann Roof's trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 5:00pm

The Latest on the trial of Dylann Roof charged with killing nine people in a Charleston church (all times local):

User submitted: Kicking off the ski season with beautiful views

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:00pm

Many Utahns headed out to the slopes for the first ski of the season this week, and they captured magnificent mountains view while they were at it.

Ransomed: The race to free 226 Christian hostages in Syria

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:20pm

Deep inside Syria, a bishop worked secretly to save the lives of 226 members of his flock from the Islamic State group — by amassing millions of dollars from his community around the world to buy their freedom.

$1,000 reward for catching ugly fish from Wyoming reservoir

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:11pm

A $1,000 reward has been posted for catching an ugly fish out of Fontenelle Reservoir in western Wyoming.

Court won't hear appeal of rabbi after wife beaten to death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:41pm

New Jersey's highest court won't hear an appeal from a rabbi convicted of plotting the 1994 murder-for-hire of his wife at their home.

Parents spend as much time on screens as their teens, study shows

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:35pm

If you think your tween or teen spends too many hours online, you might need to look in the mirror before you dish out screen time criticisms. According to a new survey, parents spend as much time plugged in each day as their teens and three hours more per day than their tweens.

Muslim cleric in US court says he wasn't convicted in Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:02pm

The leader of one of New Jersey's largest mosques took the stand in court Tuesday to defend himself against charges he lied on his green card application.

Have You Seen This? The snake whisperer

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 1:15pm

I don't know why I find these snake and bear videos, because I really hate them, but I can't stop watching. These things just find me.

Class ring flung in rage reunited with owner decades later

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:41pm

A Wyoming man has been reunited with his high school class ring more than 45 years after he threw it as far as he could in a fit of teen rage.

Facebook, 3 other tech giants setting up database for terrorist content

Jethro Mullen, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:48am

Four of the world's biggest tech companies are collaborating to crack down on terrorist content on their platforms.

How to build the best bonfire

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:29am

Whether you're out camping or need to prove to a Scout leader that you can build a fire in the middle of winter, these techniques will help you build the best blaze possible.

Florida woman in half-marathon lost for 12 hours, then found

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:03am

A Florida woman who became lost during a half-marathon trail run was found past nightfall after wandering around a 25,000-acre park for nearly 12 hours.

Graffiti welcomes Muslims at Islamic center in Missouri

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:31am

At a time when reports of anti-Muslim sentiment are rising, an Islamic Center in Missouri has received a different message.

Cops find robbery suspect after sending him Facebook warning

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:01am

State police have helped cops in a Pennsylvania town keep a Facebook promise they made to an armed robbery suspect: "We WILL find you."

Ransomed: The freeing of 226 Christians from Islamic State

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:40am

The millions in ransom money came in dollar by dollar, euro by euro from around the world. The donations, raised from church offerings, a Christmas concert, and the diaspora of Assyrian Christians on Facebook, landed in a bank account in Iraq. Its ultimate destination: the Islamic State group.

German conservatives back Merkel amid tough talk on migrants

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:21am

Chancellor Angela Merkel won a new term Tuesday as the leader of Germany's main conservative party after stressing her determination to prevent a repeat of last year's huge migrant influx and advocating a partial ban on face-covering veils.

Romania accused of discriminating against Hungarian festival

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:51am

The Romanian culture ministry has discriminated against Hungarians in the country by failing to win international recognition for a religious festival, an ethnic Hungarian politician said Tuesday.

Rock-loving orangutan causes $220K damage at St. Louis zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:50am

A rock-loving orangutan named Rubih went ape on the observation windows of her St. Louis zoo enclosure, forcing nearly $200,000 in repairs and the temporary closure of the exhibit.