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Tens of thousands Shiite pilgrims converge on Baghdad shrine

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 2:50am

Tens of thousands of Shiite pilgrims converged Tuesday on a golden-domed Shiite shrine in Baghdad to commemorate the anniversary of the death of a revered imam as authorities tightened security measures in the Iraqi capital amid concerns of more attacks by Sunni extremists.

Detention powers stir concern over Indonesia terror law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:30am

A lawmaker involved in vetting Indonesia's proposed counter-terrorism law says a contentious provision allowing detention without trial for six months could undermine the fight against Islamic extremism.

3 planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 8:08pm

Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star.

Problem child? It's not your kid, it's you

Anastasia Pollock, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  May 2nd - 7:44pm

Many parents unknowingly contribute to their children's tantrums and behavior problems. Learn how you can fix it.

US agency reports heightened religious persecution abroad

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:11pm

Noting an increase in persecution, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom is recommending additions to its list of countries of particular concern.

Vermont family to keep wood duck after state issues permit

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:41pm

State game officials have backed down and allowed a woman to keep a 3-year-old wood duck that was brought home by one of her dogs when it was a chick.

Duck leads ducklings on annual waddle through school's halls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:20pm

A mother duck has grown attached to a Michigan elementary school's courtyard, returning each year to lay her eggs and then walk the hallways with her ducklings — with the help of students and staff — to safely get to a nearby pond.

Utah woman named semifinalist for Extreme Huntress competition

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:00pm

Christy Barney, who works as a full-time hunting consultant for Worldwide Trophy Adventures, has hunted for most of her life.

Muslim woman sues California police over headscarf removal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:21pm

A Muslim woman is suing Long Beach police, saying an officer forcibly removed her religious headscarf during an arrest.

Officials: FBI thwarts plot against Florida Jewish center

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 1:51pm

A man's planned explosive attack on a South Florida Jewish center was thwarted by the FBI through an undercover operation involving a dummy bomb, authorities said Monday.

Have You Seen This? Speed finger painting

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  May 2nd - 1:42pm

This artist in Cancun, Mexico, is making finger painting cool again.

Give peace a chance? Say it, don't spray it, tagger told

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 1:41pm

Pittsburgh police are fine with giving peace a chance, as long as you say it and don't spray it.

10 steps to speed up a sluggish Mac

Dave Palmer, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  May 2nd - 11:46am

Use these easy 10 steps to give new life to a sluggish Mac. These steps do not cost any money and can help free up RAM and hard disk space without any special technical know-how.

Hike of the week: Local turtle-shaped hill offers beautiful views

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  May 2nd - 11:29am

Amidst the 41.7-square miles of Eagle Mountain are seemingly endless miles of beautiful foothills, providing picturesque views of the valley below and the mountains beyond. One of those is Turtle Trail Hill, aptly named by one local man who loved his

The underpaid and overworked may soon get some relief

Jeanne Sahadi, CNN  |  Posted  May 2nd - 10:31am

Millions of people who work long hours today will soon get more money ... or more free time. Or not.

Make Your Week: 3 sweet stories to brighten up Monday

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  May 2nd - 10:03am

There is no shortage of bad news spreading across the Internet on a daily basis, and we could all use more good news.

Man charged after cop helps find his marijuana lost in yard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 8:10am

An Ohio man who got a police officer's help to find a bit of marijuana lost in his yard has been charged with misdemeanor drug abuse.

Raging fire destroys historic New York City church

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 7:30am

A historic church in New York City was destroyed in a raging fire just hours after its Orthodox worshippers celebrated Easter.

No-selfie zone: Not OK in voting booth, West Virginia says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 7:10am

If you want to share your voting experience on social media, you'll have to find some way other than taking a photo in the voting booth. West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant says it's forbidden.

How to better control anger

Kim Giles and Kristena Eden, KSL.com Contributors  |  Posted  May 2nd - 6:58am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim and Coach Kristena Eden help you understand why anger is a choice and how to stop it.