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The Latest: Pope cruises across Mexico City in tiny Fiat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 12:01pm

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

Orem mom prompts city to build wheelchair-accessible playground

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 11:55am

Finding a playground for 7-year-old Presley Gleason, who is wheelchair-bound, is a struggle for her family. But Orem City is planning to build a wheelchair-accessible thanks to a petition from Presley's mom.

Church lifts ban of Indian priest convicted of sex assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 11:31am

The Roman Catholic church in southern India has lifted the suspension of a priest convicted last year of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the United States more than a decade ago, a spokesman said Saturday.

Jeep pulls Corona Arch rope swing shot from Super Bowl ad

Dave Cawley  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:52am

Jeep says "point well taken" over criticism of its Super Bowl 50 commercial. The ad included a clip showing someone rope swinging from Corona Arch, an activity banned by the BLM in 2015.

Columbine shooter's mother says she thinks of victims daily

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:01am

The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold says she didn't know anything was wrong with her son before the 1999 attack, and she prayed for his death when she heard he was involved and that the rampage might still be under way.

Dalai Lama reschedules University of Utah speech for June

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:29am

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is scheduled to speak at the University of Utah on June 21. A planned appearance at the university and participation in the Parliament of the World's Religions in October was canceled due to health issues.

Amid multitude of woes, Egypt leader says democracy is back

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:11am

Egypt's president said Saturday that his country has established democratic and constitutional rule after years of turmoil following the 2011 uprising, but rights groups say he has presided over an unprecedented crackdown on dissent.

Utah teams to compete at 'Olympics of Irish dance' for 1st time

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 8:35am

Twenty-four dancers from Utah are preparing to compete at what many consider to be the "Olympics" of Irish dance. It will take place in Galsgow, Scotland.

Pope-Patriarch meeting seen by Russians as significant

Jim Heintz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 6:50am

Russians ranging from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to ordinary citizens are seeing the landmark meeting of the heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches as having significance far beyond religious doctrine.

Influential Iraqi Shiite cleric calls for government reforms

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 3:40am

Iraq's influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called for government reform Saturday, demanding greater accountability and threatening to withdraw from the political process if his proposal is not accepted and the government does not show results within a year.

Unlucky in love, elephant damages 15 cars in southern China

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 3:10am

After losing out on his love interest, a wild elephant has turned his attention to cars.

Israeli educators battle government over textbook content

Daniella Cheslow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 12:10am

Israel's main high school civics textbook has become a new battleground in a culture war embroiling the country — pitting politicians against educators in a debate over how much religion and Jewish history should be included in the country's national curriculum.

Deal delays eviction threat for San Francisco nuns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 11:30pm

Nuns who faced possible eviction from San Francisco's gritty Tenderloin district because of a rent increase have won a reprieve.

Bangladesh begins survey of undocumented Rohingya Muslims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 11:10pm

Authorities in Bangladesh began a survey to determine the number of Rohingya Muslims who have fled persecution in majority-Buddhist Myanmar.

The Latest: Pope arrives at envoy's residence to spend night

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:41pm

The latest on Pope Francis's historic meeting in Cuba with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and his subsequent trip to Mexico (all times local):

'Finally': Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:30pm

With an exclamation of "Finally," Pope Francis embraced Patriarch Kirill on Friday in the first meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a brief but historic encounter held during a stopover in Cuba before the pope flew on to Mexico.

Distracted by doughnuts: How your brain works against your best intentions

Jen Christensen, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:41pm

Have you ever tried to stop yourself from doing something, but were unable to summon up the willpower? A new study finds your brain might be working against your best intentions, and scientists think they might know what could help you unlock your better self.

Study shows connection between childhood defiance and adult success

Robynn Garfield, Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:08pm

For parents with stubborn kids, life can feel at times like they're trying to tow a 747 with their teeth. A new study may give hope to tired parents working with stubbornness, showing a connection between adult success and childhood defiance.

Screening can save moms and their kids from the risks of depression

Sandra Olney  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 6:31pm

For many women, pregnancy is one of the few times they seek health care. Now, doctors are being asked to take advantage of the opportunity to screen them for depression. Screening and treatment have already changed the direction of a Utah mom's life.