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Idaho school district settles ACLU lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 2:31pm

An Idaho school district has settled a lawsuit by agreeing to change policies that a former student called discriminatory.

Have You Seen This? Bountiful man carves jack-o-lantern Harambe in less than 30 seconds

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 1:15pm

Man uses 60,000 PSI waterjet cutting system to carve intricate designs into pumpkins in less than 30 seconds.

Why you believe everything your Facebook friends tell you

Elizabeth Cohen, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 12:49pm

No, Facebook hasn't changed its privacy settings. No, what you post doesn't belong to Facebook now.

Newly banned Shiite group in Nigeria appeals in court

Godwin Isenyo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 12:31pm

A newly banned Shiite group in northern Nigeria said Thursday it was appealing in court against the government decision that observers are warning could spark sustained violence.

STD rates reach record high in United States

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 12:17pm

There were more reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases last year than ever before in the United States, according to the latest STD surveillance report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Career, technical education showcase helps students get jobs

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 11:46am

About 10,000 students and adults gathered at the South Towne Expo Center for the first ever Pathways to Professions showcase on Oct. 12-13.

Viral video shows bugling elk approach shoppers in Colorado

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 11:16am

You may see some strange things at your local mall, but you certainly don't expect to come face-to-face with a bugling elk. Shoppers in Colorado experienced such an event recently, and the video footage has to be seen to be believed.

Scientists confirm genetics of schizophrenia

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 10:32am

Creating an effective treatment for schizophrenia requires a better understanding of its biology, of the genes that cause it. Using technology to illuminate chromosomes, scientists confirmed the underlying genetics of this mental disorder.

Lebanon's ex-PM Hariri backs Hezbollah's ally for president

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 10:23am

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who heads the largest bloc in parliament, on Thursday formally endorsed a leading Christian politician and strong ally of the Hezbollah group to become the next president in what many hope wil end a 29-month presidential vacuum.

Guinness declares massive Michigan ice cream sundae a record

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 9:41am

Guinness World Records says a roughly half-mile-long ice cream sundae that was gobbled up in Michigan this June was the longest ever.

Wisconsin officer saves the day for 2 young girls, their mom this Halloween

Ben Handelman, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 9:33am

We're just days away from Halloween — and that means the last-minute rush for costumes is on. One Milwaukee family says a crook nearly ruined their spooky holiday. That is, until an unexpected act by a police officer saved the day.

Nearly $10K in cash left in shopping cart returned to owner

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 8:41am

Nearly $10,000 in cash a restaurant owner left in a shopping cart at an upstate New York store has been returned thanks to a couple who found the money.

Iraqi-Turkish split points to distrust among Mosul forces

Joseph Krauss, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 8:00am

Just days into the operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul, a fault-line has widened between Iraq and Turkey, and the distrust among the various forces arrayed against the extremists has again bubbled to the surface.

Czech army to deploy medical personnel, instructors in Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 5:30am

Czech lawmakers have approved a government plan to send medical personnel and additional military instructors to Iraq.

Great Salt Lake drying up as plans to punch hole through causeway are delayed

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  Oct 19th - 10:36pm

The drying up of the Great Salt Lake is beginning to have significant economic consequences, and that seems to have stirred up a hint of turbulence among the lake's varied stakeholders.

When retirement savings goals seem hopelessly unrealistic

Walter Updegrave, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 19th - 8:32pm

"I often see rules of thumb suggesting how much people should save each year or how much money they should have in retirement accounts by certain ages to be on track to a secure retirement. Are these savings targets actually achievable?"

Video: 6-foot snake pops up from hood of moving car

Erik Alexander, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 19th - 8:03pm

Heads up, car owners. You may be unknowingly giving rides to large snakes.

Australian officials fly to Paris to discuss saving money

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 19th - 7:11pm

Australia's foreign department, searching for ways to shrink its spending, flew 23 bureaucrats business class from Canberra to Paris to attend a three-day conference and discuss ways to save money, officials said Thursday.

Evangelical urges defiance of California abortion law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 19th - 5:51pm

Evangelical leader Dr. James Dobson is calling for civil disobedience against a California law that requires pregnancy centers to inform women about publicly-funded abortion services.