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China bans list of Islamic names in restive Xinjiang region

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:50am

Authorities in China's Xinjiang region are prohibiting parents from giving children some Islamic names in the latest move to control various aspects of life in the ethnic Uighur minority heartland.

India blocks social media in Kashmir in wake of abuse videos

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:51pm

India has ordered internet service providers in Indian-controlled Kashmir to immediately block Facebook, Twitter and 20 other social media sites and online applications for one month, after several videos and photos depicting alleged abuses of Kashmiris by Indian security forces sparked outrage and fueled protests.

Jefferson Muzzle 'awards' take aim at free-speech offenders

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:40pm

A Tennessee sheriff accused of deleting atheists' comments on a county Facebook page, a school chief who dismissed a teacher who stepped on the American flag in class, and the U.S. Senate for a bill targeting speech on college campuses are among the winners of the Jefferson Muzzles — satiric awards bestowed annually by a free-speech group.

Local college students bring trendy goat yoga to Utah

Caitlin Burchill  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:17pm

Derek Westover and Benson Richardson's friendship began a mile apart on farms in Idaho.

Does saturated fats clog your arteries? Controversial paper says 'no'

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:32pm

It is common knowledge supported by health experts everywhere: eating saturated fats will cause plaque to build up in the arteries. But a new editorial from three cardiologists say saturated fats do not clog arteries and the "clogged pipe" model of heart disease is "plain wrong."

Here's what could be next for Trump's sanctuary cities order

Sudhin Thanawala and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:02pm

President Donald Trump is lashing out at a judge's ruling blocking his attempt to strip funds from "sanctuary cities" that don't cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities, calling it "ridiculous" and vowing to go to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mayor calls ghostly face seen in Salem streetlamp 'eerie'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:12pm

A Massachusetts city known for celebrating the occult is drawing attention after its mayor snapped a photo that appears to show a scowling face trapped in a streetlamp.

Last sections of beloved 600-year-old tree removed at church

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:42pm

The final sections of a 600-year-old white oak tree that's believed to be among the oldest in the nation were taken down Wednesday at a New Jersey church.

Rocky Mountain Power unveils EV chargers for regional corridor

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:10pm

Rocky Mountain Power unveiled its newest electric vehicle charging stations designed to be part of a regional electrical corridor serving Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. Officials also announced a $1,250 incentive for employees who purchase or lease EVs.

Chicago Archdiocese to settle priest abuse suits for $4.45M

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:42pm

The Archdiocese of Chicago will pay $4.45 million to settle separate lawsuits brought by three men who allege they were sexually abused over a decade ago by a former Roman Catholic priest and convicted sex offender.

Have You Seen This? Kenny G serenades flight with sax solo

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:31pm

What's the one thing that could immediately make any flight better? Answer: Kenny G serenading you with a smooth and sultry saxophone solo.

What's in a name? Bronx Zoo proudly displays 'snot otters'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:59pm

It's a salamander by any other name — and some of those names are comical.

Ousted Maltese knight returns in defiance of pope's wishes

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:58pm

The soap opera at the ancient Knights of Malta religious order took on new drama Wednesday as its ousted leader returned to Rome on the eve of the election for his successor in defiance of the pope's wishes.

8 tips for budget-friendly DIY home security

Sage Singleton, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:59am

Home break-ins occur every 13 seconds in the United States, so it's essential to take the necessary steps to safeguard your home and family. Here are eight tips for budget-friendly do-it-yourself home security.

DWR proposes changes to Utah pheasant hunt

KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:51am

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are recommending a few changes to the fall pheasant hunt and are asking for the public’s feedback.

Candle blamed for fire at Ogden church

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:37am

Investigators have determined that a candle started a fire at a Catholic church in Ogden that caused $10,000 in damage.

'Plastic bag' womb could help keep premature babies alive

Meera Senthilingam CNN  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:17am

An artificial womb resembling a plastic bag has been used to keep premature lambs alive for four weeks outside of their own mother's womb and could one day be applied to premature babies.

Pope warns powerful to act humbly or risk ruin in TED talk

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:07am

Pope Francis is warning the powerful to act humbly or risk ruin, using the first-ever papal TED talk to urge the world to show more solidarity with the poor and the weak.

Angry debate in Egypt over reforms in Islam against radicals

Hamza Hendawi, Lee Keath and Mariam Fam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:50am

It was a startling collision of religion and politics. Egypt's president proposed a new law that would prevent Muslim men from ending their marriages simply by saying "divorce" three times. The country's top institution of Islamic clerics, Al-Azhar, bluntly rejected the idea, saying Islam gives men that right and nothing can change that.