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Video shows cougar swimming across large lake

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:45am

During these hot summer months, it seems that even large predators need to cool off. A recent video from Washington captured the strange sight of a mountain lion going for a swim in a lake near the Canadian border.

Breakaway Catholic group accuses pope of spreading errors

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:32am

A breakaway traditionalist Catholic group accused Pope Francis on Wednesday of spreading confusion and errors about the faith, joining a chorus of conservative criticism over his perceived lax doctrine and emphasis on mercy at the expense of morals.

Amazon offers inexpensive smartphones with a catch

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:30am

With new smartphones costing hundreds of dollars, what would you be willing to give up to get a phone with similar features for a fraction of the cost?

Fire chief: Man saved from blaze by son's cackling chickens

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:21am

A Pennsylvania fire chief says some cackling chickens turned out to be cock-a-doodle-do-gooders.

BYU alum provides eyeglasses to needy children in Asia

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:14am

Along with his wife and brother, a man who graduated from Brigham Young University is giving the gift of sight to less fortunate children.

Official: Over 50 people killed in new South Sudan fighting

Charlton Doki, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:10am

More than 50 people have been killed in fighting between a new rebel group and government troops in a remote town in South Sudan, and the "smell of dead bodies" is in residential areas, a church official said Wednesday.

Influential Malaysian opposition politician accused of graft

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:01am

An influential Malaysian opposition politician who has strongly criticized financial scandals involving Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested Wednesday on allegations of corruption.

Cat blamed for turning on faucet, flooding Florida shelter

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:00am

A cat came with a flood warning when it was adopted from a Florida animal shelter.

Moment of silence, not Lord's Prayer opens board meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:40am

The Lord's Prayer is no longer being recited at Berkeley County School Board meetings.

Driver flips, totals car after slipping on snail slime

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:20am

Is this the definition of a slow-moving hazard?

Science groups to Congress: Climate change is real threat

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 7:58pm

Thirty-one of the country's top science organizations are telling Congress that global warming is a real problem and something needs to be done about it.

Largest landslide in the world rocked ancient Utah, researchers say

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 7:32pm

Imagine a landslide involving a sheet of rock about 1 mile thick and larger than the state of Rhode Island traveling across the landscape at speeds up to 200 mph. As mind-boggling as that sounds, scientists now believe it actually happened in Utah.

Orbital ATK, NASA complete final test of Mars solid rocket booster with a boom

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:21pm

Orbital ATK and NASA completed the final test for the QM-2, the last full-scale ground test of the solid rocket booster motor. It was the last test before the NASA Space Launch System’s first unmanned test flight in two years.

Tony Hawk recreates his breakthrough skate trick at age 48

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:11pm

Tony Hawk has landed a 900 — a 2-and-a-half- turn trick few skateboarders dare to try— 17 years to the day after the same feat made him a household name.

Ancient temple of Mexican Otomi Indians damaged

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:01pm

Assailants have damaged an ancient Otomi Indian religious site in Mexico, toppling stone structures used as altars, breaking carved stones and scattering offerings of flowers, fruit and paintings at the remote mountain shrine known as Mayonihka or Mexico Chiquito.

Japanese city offering public funds to freeze women's eggs

Satoshi Sugiyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:30pm

A Tokyo suburb will help women cover the cost of freezing their eggs in a pilot program aimed at countering Japan's declining birth rate.

Utah 911 dispatcher turns photos into sketches during graveyard shifts

Celeste Tholen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:00pm

Amber Rock is a local 911 dispatcher who, during the quiet hours of a grave shift, finds time to sketch meaningful drawings for others.

Feds urge consumers to act quickly on Ikea dresser recall

Paul Holston, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:40pm

Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers that can easily tip over and trap children underneath. Six children have been killed and three dozen others injured in the past 27 years, and federal safety officials on Tuesday urged consumers to take immediate action.

Have You Seen This? Seal jams with a busker

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:15pm

Singing star Seal saw a man busking up in Montreal and decided he'd join in on the fun.