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Yemen's Houthis, ousted leader formalize alliance

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:12pm

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.

The Latest: Woman at Mass went into labor, taken to hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:31am

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

4 shady spots to rock climb in Utah this summer

Jon Vickers, Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:29am

Here are some of the best northern Utah rock climbing spots to help beat the heat.

Connecticut man charged with making anti-Semitic threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:21am

A 50-year-old Connecticut man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges he made threats against Jews and synagogues on an internet forum for heavy metal music fans.

Pope holds Mass celebrating Poland's deep Catholic roots

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:11am

Pope Francis, visiting a shrine cherished by Poles, praised native son St. John Paul II on Thursday and honored the countless "ordinary yet remarkable people" in Poland who held firm to their Catholic faith throughout adversity in the former Communist nation.

Oregon State Fair to feature marijuana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:40am

A new crop will be featured at the Oregon State Fair this year: marijuana.

Norway mulls giving mountain peak to Finland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:01am

Norway is considering moving a mountain — or at least its peak — to neighboring Finland.

Parents turn to 'Pokemon Go' for baby names

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:01am

If you can’t catch that Pokemon you’ve been desperately seeking, you can always create your own version.

Feds investigate second fire at Florida mosque in 10 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:00am

Investigators are looking for answers after fire broke out at a Florida mosque for the second time in 10 days.

Danish nationalists seek 'close to zero' Muslim migrants

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:51am

Denmark should halt immigration from Muslim countries to stem the threat of violence from extremists, the nation's second-largest party argued Thursday.

It's so hot in New York that manure is bursting into flames

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:30am

How hot is it in upstate New York? So hot that horse manure is bursting into flames.

6-year-old’s act of kindness toward homeless man inspires thousands

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:28am

A 6-year-old Virginia girl has a gift for seeing people who often go unnoticed, and her touching act of kindness is inspiring thousands.

Pope Francis misses step, falls down before Mass in Poland

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:11am

Pope Francis missed a step and fell to the ground Thursday as he walked on an open-air platform to celebrate Mass at Poland's holiest shrine of Jasna Gora.

Satire site blames Merkel for burnt pizza, Pokemon problems

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:50am

Who's to blame for socks with holes and empty beer glasses?

Ukraine's president calls for recognition of splinter church

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:20am

The Ukrainian president has called on an Orthodox Christian leader to recognize the independence of his country's splinter church.

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

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:30am

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.

Israeli settler-turned-diplomat to take new post in New York

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:21am

For years, Dani Dayan was the West Bank settler movement's face to the outside world. Next week, he'll become the face of Israel to much of North America.

China asks Vietnam to investigate defaced passport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 9:41pm

China is asking Vietnam to investigate reports that a border agent at the Ho Chi Minh City airport defaced a Chinese passport after images in media reports show the words "f--- you" scribbled twice over maps of the contested South China Sea.

Deskbound? 1 hour of physical activity can improve your health

Meera Senthilingam, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 8:30pm

It's well-known that sitting down all day, be it at your desk, on the couch or in a car, is bad for your health. People know they should be getting up regularly, stretching their legs and simply moving their bodies more, but how many actually do it? Not enough.