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Pope's timely Egypt visit comforts grief-stricken Christians

Nicole Winfield and Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 4:01pm

Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country's tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his support for the Christians of this Muslim majority Arab nation who have increasingly become targeted by Islamic militants.

An interview with a young mother of an autistic son

Dylan Cannon, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 3:53pm

Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month? I recently interviewed a young mother with a child on the autism spectrum. Here is the write-up of our conversation.

Pope warns of broad destruction if Korean tensions escalate

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 2:48pm

Pope Francis is warning that "a good part of humanity" will be destroyed if tensions with North Korea escalate, and he is calling for diplomacy and a revived United Nations to take the lead in negotiating a resolution.

Pope repeats refugee 'concentration camps' remarks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 2:48pm

Pope Francis repeated on Saturday that some migrant holding centers in Europe amount to "concentration camps," even after Jewish groups urged him to stop using the loaded term.

Have You Seen This? Vacuum cleaner or human scream?

Martha Ostergar, KSL Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 2:00pm

Sometimes pets and babies fear the vacuum like it’s their nightmares come to life, and now you will too.

Nonbelievers' challenge to House prayers allowed to proceed

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 11:54am

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has kept alive a lawsuit by nonbelievers who want to be allowed to give invocations at the start of state House sessions.

The Latest: Pope urges Egypt's clergy to remain positive

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 9:14am

The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Egypt (all times local):

Knights of Malta elect temporary leader for reform period

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 8:22am

The ancient Knights of Malta religious order on Saturday elected a temporary leader during a period of reform after the last grand master was effectively ousted by Pope Francis.

Organ donors, recipients celebrate years of happiness after transplants

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 7:35am

A panel of organ donors, recipients and family members described the many vibrant years they have shared on both the giving and receiving ends of organ donation.

High rent may doom Catholic chapel that survived 9/11

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 7:00am

Parishioners at a New York City chapel that sheltered 9/11 first responders are praying for a miracle to save it from falling victim itself to the prosperity of its resurgent neighborhood.

Security tight as pope celebrates open-air Mass in Cairo

Nicole Winfield and Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 5:32am

Military helicopters flew overhead and police fanned out in force Saturday as Pope Francis celebrated an open-air Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community on the final day of a visit aimed at comforting Christians following a series of attacks by Islamic militants.

Methodist court ruling a blow for openly lesbian bishop

Rachel Zoll, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:04pm

The first openly lesbian bishop in the United Methodist Church can stay on the job for now, but she is subject to a disciplinary review that could lead to her removal, the top church court ruled Friday.

Is sushi healthy?

Lisa Drayer, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:29pm

Whether you eat sushi from a Japanese restaurant or from a local supermarket, there's no arguing that it's become a mainstream meal — and that's good news.

Utahns make 'Promise to Protect' kids from child sex abuse

Sandra Olney  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:37pm

If you have kids, it might be the most important 30 minutes you spend on your computer. More and more Utah families are making a "Promise to Protect" their kids from child sex abuse.

University of Utah researchers develop virtual reality games for medical uses

Mike Anderson  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:34pm

A group of graduate program students at the University of Utah are working closely with medical experts and patients to develop several therapy-centered video games.

Mother and son graduate from BYU on the same day

Mary Richards  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 5:09pm

BYU’s convocation ceremonies today included a special moment for one family — a mother and youngest son walked across the stage at the same time.

In Egypt, pope brings a message of peace amid crackdown

Nicole Winfield and Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 3:15pm

Pope Francis demanded that Egypt's Muslim leaders teach a rejection of violence in God's name during a delicate visit Friday to the Arab world's most populous country, and he strongly backed its uncompromising crackdown on political Islam and militancy.

Boy turns in $2,000 he found, gets Outstanding Citizen Award

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 2:40pm

A 6-year-old Massachusetts boy who turned in $2,000 in cash he found in a bank bag lost by a restaurant employee has received an Outstanding Citizen Award.

Drugged driving surpasses drunken driving among drivers killed in crashes, report finds

Robert Jimison, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:38pm

Driving under the influence of drugs was deadlier in 2015 than driving while drunk, a new report found. Still, some safety experts caution that drunken driving remains a bigger problem and say that drugged driving needs more research.