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Detroit suburb agrees to settle lawsuits over planned mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:00am

A Detroit suburb that denied a religious organization's proposal for a mosque in a residential neighborhood has agreed to settle two federal lawsuits that alleged discrimination.

Iceland's president says he would not ban pineapple pizza

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:41am

Iceland's president's strong views on pizza have caused an international stir.

Pope demands access for food aid to famine-struck S. Sudan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:10am

Pope Francis is demanding concrete action to get food aid to famine victims in South Sudan, saying words aren't enough to prevent millions from being condemned to death by hunger.

Militants kill 2 Christians in Egypt's Sinai

Ashraf Sweilam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:50am

Egyptian security officials say suspected militants have killed two Christians in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula, days after an Islamic State affiliate vowed to step up a wave of attacks on the embattled minority.

Trump pick as security adviser is independent-minded

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:34am

President Donald Trump's choice of an outspoken but non-political Army general as national security adviser is a nod to pragmatism, but Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will serve a commander in chief with unorthodox ideas about foreign policy and an inner circle of advisers determined to implement them.

NASA in Tooele County? Lawmakers encourage new testing facility

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:35pm

State and county officials say NASA has its eye on a site about 10 miles south of Tooele for a new testing facility — and the site may have a competitive edge over others being considered in Texas, California and New York.

Residents concerned trail improvement will remove natural traits of Sandy park

Alex Cabrero and Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:04pm

Voters in Salt Lake County recently approved a Zoo, Arts, and Parks Bond of which some $4 million is going to trail improvements at Dimple Dell in Sandy. Now many voters say they had no idea what "improvements" meant.

Evidence of rising anti-Semitism, but data mostly elusive

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:54pm

Has anti-Semitism accompanied Donald Trump's rise to power? Some organizations that monitor hate groups and hate crimes believe so, noting a rash of recent incidents. But data is elusive, and the president's supporters note his family connection — a Jewish daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren — and his comments this week condemning hate and prejudice.

A dietitian's advice on how to love, savor and enjoy food without guilt

Emily Fonnesbeck, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:33pm

Mindful eating has real potential to create positive experiences with food, increasing self-trust and decreasing fear. With less focus on what you eat and more focus on how you behave around food, you can learn how to self-moderate without rules.

'More than worthy': Family receives Purple Heart their father earned as POW

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:03pm

Granting recognition their father never received in life, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, presented a family with the Purple Heart Army Staff Sgt. Royce Fuhriman earned as a prisoner in World War II and a survivor of the Bataan Death March.

Man who smashed Trump star to pay damages, serve probation

Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 5:00pm

A man who destroyed Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years of probation for vandalism.

Michelin Guide misguided as local cafe gets star in error

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:50pm

It's a case of culinary mistaken identity.

Trump pick as security adviser is nod toward pragmatism

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:27pm

President Donald Trump's choice of an outspoken but non-political Army general as national security adviser is a nod to pragmatism, but Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will serve a commander in chief with unorthodox ideas about foreign policy and an inner circle of advisers determined to implement them.

6 apps, websites for new investors

Cosette Jarrett, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:57pm

Investing in commodities and stocks can be an excellent way to amplify current savings, though the ins and outs of trading aren't necessarily common knowledge. Here are six apps to help you ease into investing and generate additional income for your savings.

Lieutenant governor gets resignation letter _ from husband

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:43pm

New Jersey's lieutenant governor has received a letter of resignation — from her husband.

School district agrees to remove Ten Commandments monument

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:35pm

A Pennsylvania school district has agreed to remove a granite Ten Commandments monument from outside a high school and pay $164,000 in legal fees to settle a federal lawsuit.

Have You Seen This? Experiment shows people can’t stand your embarrassing music

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:54pm

This YouTuber decided to test people's willingness to forgive a grave offense: Listening to loud, embarrassing songs in public with no headphones.

Cardinal at center of Ireland's clergy abuse scandals dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:15pm

Cardinal Desmond Connell, whose tenure as Dublin's Roman Catholic archbishop was dominated by revelations of pedophilia in the priesthood, has died at the age of 90.

Make Your Week: Local boys give flowers to all the girls at school

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:42am

Because of the holiday, Tuesday is now most people’s Monday, which can be confusing and still give you those “Monday blues.”

Police say 2 arrested for vandalism at mosques in Arkansas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:56am

Police say two Fort Smith men have been arrested for vandalizing mosques in the western Arkansas city.