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500K expected to travel to witness eclipse, Idaho officials say

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:02pm

In August, it's entirely possible that tens of millions of Americans will jump in their cars and drive to a neighboring state to watch a total solar eclipse. But are Wyoming and Idaho ready for a possible invasion from Utah?

Should the FDA prohibit filtered cigarettes?

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:34pm

Light cigarettes falsely ease smokers' fear of lung cancer, say researchers from the Ohio State University.

4 strategies to safeguard your kids from explicit media

Sage Singleton, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:31pm

With the average American teenager spending nine hours a day on screen-based media, it’s vital for parents to know how to protect their children from explicit and violent media on every platform. These four strategies help safeguard children.

Police find man's body and coffin believed to contain mom

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:10pm

A welfare check by police to a house overgrown with weeds and other plants revealed the decomposing body of an elderly man — and a makeshift coffin containing remains officials believe to be those of his mother.

Why Melania Trump covers her head one day and not the next

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:04pm

To cover up or not to cover up?

The Latest: Trump to hold Iowa rally next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:08pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):

Melting pot Manchester stresses unity after concert attack

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:18pm

On the Manchester street they call the "Curry Mile," there are no longer just Indian or Pakistani restaurants. Instead, in a sign of the ever-changing face of this proudly multiethnic city, a hungry diner these days can choose between Halal snacks from Beirut, kebabs from Afghanistan or garishly colored sweets from India, among many others.

Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and pope focus on peace

Jonathan Lemire, Nicole Winfield and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:57pm

Handshakes, gifts, friendly small talk and big hopes for peace. Setting aside past differences and rude comments aside, President Donald Trump and Pope Francis put a determinedly positive face on their first meeting Wednesday at the Vatican.

Bear trying to get doughnuts tears off Colorado car bumper

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:48pm

A bear with a sweet tooth ripped off the bumper of a car used to deliver doughnuts in Colorado then tried to claw its way through the trunk to get inside.

Young Nebraska priests' chants become best-selling album

Julia Shumway, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:07pm

At the sound of a tap, dozens of young men clad in black cassocks and white surplices rise from kneeling positions to watch two of their brother priests begin a chant.

Sri Lanka police blamed for not stopping attacks on Muslims

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:54pm

Opposition lawmakers and rights activists blamed the Sri Lankan government on Wednesday for failing to stop a series of attacks on business places and mosques of ethnic minority Muslims over the past five weeks.

Dog stuck on 400-foot cliff rescued by cop using ropes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:49pm

A dog stuck about halfway down a 400-foot cliff in a New York gorge has been rescued by a police officer who had to use ropes to reach the stranded canine.

Have You Seen This? Utah toddler wants to be heard, can’t stop interrupting parents

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:15pm

Utah 2-year-old Hayzl Bingham loves the camera and cannot contain herself every time it's turned on.

U. researchers help map previously uncharted portion of the universe

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:00pm

Researchers from the University of Utah are mapping a previously uncharted portion of the universe using the brightest spots in the sky.

Town agrees to settle lawsuits after denying plan for mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:48pm

A New Jersey town has agreed to settle two lawsuits over its denial of a proposed mosque.

Ivanka Trump asks trafficked women what US can do to help

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:48pm

Ivanka Trump met Wednesday with a group of African women in Rome who were trafficked into prostitution rings, a private encounter said to have moved her to tears.

How to stay safe around Utah’s thousands of abandoned mines

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:47am

Several national parks are expecting huge crowds for Memorial Day weekend, and as more people head outdoors, Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining officials are giving reminders to watch out for abandoned mines.

Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:52am

Islamic State group-linked militants swept through a southern Philippine city, beheading a police chief, burning buildings, seizing a Catholic priest and his worshippers and raising the black flag of IS, authorities said Wednesday. President Rodrigo Duterte, who had declared martial law across the southern third of the nation, warned he may expand it nationwide.

Hack, fake story expose real tensions between Qatar, Gulf

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:34am

Incendiary statements about Iran and Israel posted on Qatar's state-run news agency that authorities blamed on hackers sparked a regional dispute Wednesday, with the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia blocking Qatari media including Al-Jazeera.