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US cautions crackdown in Myanmar could radicalize Muslims

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 11:20am

It's a scene straight out of Myanmar's dark past: a military offensive waged beyond world view that forces ethnic minority villagers from the smoldering ruins of their homes.

Muslim cleric heads back to court to fight off deportation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 11:00am

The leader of one of New Jersey's largest mosques is heading to court to fight from being deported after federal authorities say he lied on his green card application.

Bear River wildlife refuge showcased in film for its 'urban' connections

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 10:37am

The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge is one of 14 priority "urban" wildlife refuges identified by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. As such, it is being featured in a new film that celebrates its vast expanse of marshes and plentiful migratory birds.

Museum to auction wax figures of presidents, first ladies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 10:20am

A Gettysburg wax museum that features the likeness of every U.S. president and first lady has closed and the figures are up for auction.

Utah mosque invites people to 'Meet The Muslims'

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 9:33am

The imam of a Utah mosque says controversial statements made by Donald Trump have brought on a sudden interest in Islam.

Candy Cane Corner opens with the help of Salt Lake City's RDA

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 7:54am

Candy Cane Corner opened Friday for the 20th year at the Utah PaperBox building at 340 W. 200 South. The holiday store provides gifts to children, youths and families who are clients of YWCA Utah, Volunteers of America-Utah and Road Home.

Ruins of homes in Kirkuk a sign of divisions to come in Iraq

Balint Szlanko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 12:40am

All along the street, houses have been reduced to rubble in the central Iraqi city of Kirkuk. The work of Kurdish security forces retaliating against Sunni Arabs after a recent Islamic State group attack, residents say.

Study: Biggest tornado outbreaks are spawning more twisters

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 8:36pm

The most extreme tornado outbreaks are mysteriously spawning many more twisters than they did decades ago, a new study claimed.

Is golf exercise?

Assil Frayha, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 8:06pm

It's well-known that President-elect Donald Trump plays golf. In September, he told talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz that he wished he could play more. But in doing so, is he getting enough exercise to stay healthy?

Malaysia defends rally against 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 7:20pm

Malaysia's government on Saturday defended plans for a protest rally to condemn what it called "ethnic cleansing" of Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority, saying it has an obligation to ensure that its neighbor takes steps to prevent the crisis from deteriorating.

Payson mom gives birth to twins — 11 days apart

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 7:04pm

Lizzy Baird's twins were born 11 days apart. The "extremely rare" event is called a delayed interval delivery, or asynchronous delivery of twins.

Macaw poses in man's mug shot after unlucky court appearance

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 3:44pm

A 4-year-old macaw named "Bird" is an instant celebrity after appearing in a posed booking mug shot in Oregon with his unfortunate owner.

Philadelphia to keep 'AMOR,' the bilingual 'LOVE' sculpture

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 3:01pm

Philadelphia is permanently putting the "amor" in the City of Brotherly Love.

'Keep up the prayer:' Cancer returns for boy whose dad got a tattoo to match son's scar

Rolando Zenteno, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 3:01pm

In June, a young boy named Gabe received life-saving brain surgery. But he felt self-conscious about the horseshoe-shaped scar that was left behind.

Ho ho? Oh, no! It's too warm for Boston holiday wonderland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 2:31pm

Santa Claus or Santa Thaws?

Sex assault report casts shadow on SF Bay Area high school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 1:51pm

Accusations of an on-campus sex assault have pointed a negative light on a San Francisco Bay Area Catholic high school with a nationally recognized football program.

#LighttheWorld participants share their experiences

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 1:44pm

As part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ “Light the World” campaign — a global initiative focused on service — LDS Church members performed small acts of service Thursday.

Have You Seen This? The spa-musement park

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 1:15pm

It's a spa, it's an amusement park, it's a germaphobe's nightmare.

Changes for 2017 duck, bear hunts proposed; state wildlife agency seeks feedback

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 1:05pm

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are recommending several changes for the 2017-2018 duck and bear hunting season and are asking for the public’s feedback.