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Pope visits Auschwitz, prays at saint's cell

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 2:30am

Pope Francis paid a somber visit to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau Friday, becoming the third consecutive pontiff to make the pilgrimage to the place where Adolf Hitler's forces killed more than 1 million people, most of them Jews.

AP FACT CHECK: Misfires in Hillary Clinton's speech

Christoper S. Rugaber and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:20am

In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton wrongly implied Donald Trump has proposed banning Islam in America and sketched out a plan for defeating Islamic State militants that merely mirrors what the U.S. is already trying to do.

AP PHOTOS: Shiite tattoos a show of pride amid tensions

Hassan Ammar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:50am

Hamada Bayloun is not particularly religious, but across his entire upper back spreads a large tattoo of the most revered saint in Shiite Islam, Imam Ali.

'For the Love of Dakota' boxes helping cheer children in need

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:06pm

A Lehi mother is turning a terrible experience at the hospital into something positive and she's created hundreds of special gifts for children in similar situations.

He's a skydiver working with a net _ but no parachute

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:00pm

He's made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world's most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for "Ironman 3." But the plunge Luke Aikins knows he'll be remembered for is the one he's making without a parachute. Or a wingsuit.

AP FACT CHECK: Misfires in Hillary Clinton's speech

Christoper S. Rugaber and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:41pm

In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton wrongly implied Donald Trump has proposed banning Islam in America and sketched out a plan for defeating Islamic State militants that merely mirrors what the U.S. is already trying to do.

Scientists find cancer in million-year-old fossil

Aj Willingham, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:32pm

Though we typically think of cancer as a new affliction attributed to bad habits, bad luck or longevity, a surprising discovery has revealed that the disease existed in human ancestors more than a million years ago.

Mother working to raise funds for statue in Bountiful City Cemetery

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:36pm

Inside the Bountiful City Cemetery is an area where infants are buried, but those driving by may not know it, according to Kyra Dunshee.

Experts say space junk burning through atmosphere happens frequently

Keith McCord  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:16pm

A display in the sky late Wednesday night caught thousands of people off guard, but the event was actually expected.

The Latest: Polish officials say 500,000 see pope at rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:00pm

The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Poland and World Youth Day celebrations (all times local):

GPS tells driver to turn around; car ends up almost vertical

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:41pm

Police in Vermont say a car ended up almost vertical when the driver swerved quickly in response to her GPS ordering her to "turn around."

Critically ill children paint 'Hearts of Hope' at Primary Children's Hospital

Abby Hobbs  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:01pm

Critically ill children at Primary Children's Hospital were visited Thursday by international artist Luis Sottil as part of his Hearts of Hope project.

Huge crowd at Polish shrine hears pope hail their faith

Frances D'Emilio and Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:11pm

Pope Francis blessed hundreds of thousands of faithful Thursday at a shrine in Poland, paying tribute to a beloved native son, St. John Paul II, honoring the countless "ordinary yet remarkable" Poles who defiantly clung to their faith during Soviet-bloc communism and establishing this pontiff's drawing power in a country where being Catholic is often equated with being Polish.

Paraguay rebels demand ransom after kidnapping Mennonite man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:41pm

The Paraguayan People's Army guerrilla group is asking for a $700,000 ransom to release a kidnapped Mennonite man.

15 LDS volunteers transferred from Turkey

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:45pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints transferred 15 of its volunteers from Turkey to Germany, where they will serve Turkish speakers in Berlin, according to the LDS Church.

Judge rejects request in Minnesota archdiocese bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:41pm

A federal judge has declined to include parishes and other church properties among assets in the bankruptcy of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Yemen's Houthis, ousted leader formalize alliance

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:22pm

Yemen's Shiite rebels on Thursday announced a formal alliance with the country's ousted president and his former ruling party by setting up a new political council to rule the country, a step described by the United Nations Envoy to Yemen as jeopardizing peace talks in Kuwait.

Have You Seen This? Squirrel photobombs Bighorn ram at Glacier National Park

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:17pm

Dave Cawley happened to be at the right place at the right time with the right equipment this weekend when he captured not only the majesty of a Rocky Mountain Bighorn ram, but a little squirrel that wanted some face time with the camera.