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Judge to mull disbanding polygamous towns' police agency

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 7:46am

A court hearing begins Monday to explore the federal government's bid to disband the shared police department for two polygamous towns in Arizona and Utah that were found by a jury to have discriminated against nonbelievers on the basis of religion.

14 ways to be more emotionally mature

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 7:10am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, coach Kim Giles shares tips on how to become more emotionally mature and how to know if you aren't.

Pope gives marching orders to Jesuits and new superior

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 6:40am

Pope Francis is giving marching orders to members of his Jesuit order and their new superior. He wants them to go to the "peripheries" to serve freely and obediently.

35 Turkish diplomats, family members seek asylum in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:00am

Officials say 35 Turkish diplomats and family members have applied for asylum in Germany since the failed military coup in Turkey.

Old mental institution attracts filmmakers and the curious

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 11:40pm

They have heard the stories of floating orbs and disembodied voices, and officials at the University of Connecticut say they really shouldn't have to tell people that the abandoned mental institution the school owns is not actually haunted.

Sen. Hatch seeking more resources to help relatives raising kin's children

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 7:00pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, vowed Monday to work toward the passage of the Family First Prevention Services Act, which would give states more flexibility with federal foster care funds to better serve children who cannot safely live with their parents.

Man charged with stabbing person during church service

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 3:51pm

A 65-year-old South Carolina man is charged with stabbing the person sitting in front of him in church.

Have You Seen This? Don’t mess with tot’s toy maracas

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 2:02pm

Warning: If you shake this toddler’s toy maracas, you will be adorably scolded.

Idaho Dems face uphill battle for congressional seats

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 1:41pm

Three first-time Democratic candidates are running for congressional seats in Idaho, but they face an uphill battle in convincing voters to swing left in a Republican-dominant state.

Deer hunting season officially underway in Utah

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 7:51am

More than 55,000 hunters across the Beehive State flooded the Utah wilderness Saturday in search of a prized trophy buck or doe. Conservation officers were also out in force ensuring safety and making sure hunters were following the rules.

Iraqi parliament passes bill banning alcohol

Joseph Krauss and Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 7:31am

Iraq's parliament has passed a law forbidding the import, production or selling of alcoholic beverages in a surprise move that angered many in the country's Christian community who rely on the business.

Pope says he is pained by murder of innocents in Mosul

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 4:50am

The pope says the cruelty of the fighting in the Iraqi city of Mosul "makes us cry, leaves us without words."

Instagram launches suicide prevention tool

Ivana Kottasova, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 10:25pm

Instagram is launching a new suicide prevention tool designed to reach out to users at risk of self-harm.

Your dog smells you — better than you think

Alexandra Horowitz, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 9:35pm

One of the cheeriest genres of YouTube video compilations is that of dogs greeting soldiers returning home.

UTA board to consider expanded ski bus service

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 8:33pm

UTA is proposing increases in ski bus service to Big and Little Cottonwood canyon resorts, as well as improving midday transit service. In addition, a new ski bus route is also under consideration between Davis County and Snowbasin.

Know a tired mom or dad? Foolproof sleep tips from parents of 7-month-old triplets

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 5:57pm

It's an age-old problem: how to get the baby to sleep. Imagine tackling that dilemma times three! Here are tips from parents of baby triplets on how to make bedtime less spooky.

Mirrorman: A highly reflective artist glitters on Spiral Jetty

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 5:01pm

He may look like a visitor from another planet or a refugee from a sci-fi comic-book, but Mirrorman is actually an Earthbound artist from Austria. In his wild glittering Mirrorman identity, he made his third visit to Utah's most colossal work of art.

Attacks on the internet keep getting bigger and nastier

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 4:41pm

Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids' toys bring the internet to its knees? It's beginning to look that way.

Group makes discrimination complaint with NCAA against BYU

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 3:31pm

A group has filed a complaint against Brigham Young University for allegedly discriminating against Mormon students who leave the faith.

Have You Seen This? Dog sounds like TIE fighter in Star Wars

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 2:12pm

Any Star Wars fan can recognize a TIE fighter sound effect when they hear it, even if it comes unexpectedly from a dog.