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Report: German runaway found in Iraq wants to go home

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:11am

A teenage German girl who ran away after converting to Islam and was found by Iraqi troops in Mosul says she wants to go home, a German newspaper and broadcaster reported Monday.

The Latest: Duterte meets with protesters outside Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:01am

The Latest on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's state of the nation speech (all times local):

Marijuana business offers weed for weeds on cleanup day

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:37am

A medical marijuana businessman in Maine is offering weed for weeds in a program to encourage Gardiner residents to clean up their city.

Brazilians funneled as "slaves" by US church, ex-members say

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:33am

When Andre Oliveira answered the call to leave his Word of Faith Fellowship congregation in Brazil to move to the mother church in North Carolina at the age of 18, his passport and money were confiscated by church leaders — for safekeeping, he said he was told.

Brazilians funneled as "slaves" by US church, ex-members say

Mitch Weiss, Holbrook Mohr and Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:31am

When Andre Oliveira answered the call to leave his Word of Faith Fellowship congregation in Brazil to move to the mother church in North Carolina at the age of 18, his passport and money were confiscated by church leaders — for safekeeping, he said he was told.

Brazilians funneled as "slaves" by US church, ex-members say

Mitch Weiss, Holbrook Mohr and Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:31am

When Andre Oliveira answered the call to leave his Word of Faith Fellowship congregation in Brazil to move to the mother church in North Carolina at the age of 18, his passport and money were confiscated by church leaders — for safekeeping, he said he was told.

After Mosul victory, Iraq mulls future of Shiite militias

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 2:02am

In the wake of victory against the Islamic State group in Mosul, Iraq's political, religious and military leaders are debating the future of the country's powerful Shiite militias — the tens of thousands of men who answered a religious call to arms three years ago and played a critical role in beating back the extremists.

He was purrfect: Honorary cat mayor in Alaska town dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 4:41pm

Stubbs, the honorary feline mayor of the Alaska town of Talkeetna, has died at the age of 20.

Have You Seen This? Video proof that locust plagues are real

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 2:06pm

Dashcam video in Russia shows what looks like a massive sand storm, until the driver hits a wall of swarming locusts.

Al-Azhar setting up religious edict booths in Cairo metro

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 1:21pm

Egypt's Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world's foremost religious institution, is setting up booths in Cairo metro stations to provide religious edicts to commuters in the latest bid to dispel religious misconceptions seen as fostering Islamic militancy in the country, which is targeting mainly security personnel and Copts.

That stinks! Man seeking dropped phone falls in trash chute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 12:54pm

A man looking for a dropped cellphone ended up in a stinky situation, tumbling into a building's trash chute where he had to be rescued.

Study: Shorter course of radiation an option for breast cancer patients

Alison Berg  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 11:20am

A study conducted by Dr. Matthew Poppe, an associate professor of radiation oncology at the University of Utah and a physician at Huntsman Cancer Institute, examined the safety of treating women with breast cancer with a shorter course of radiation.

No butts about it: tiger and goat cohabitate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 8:17am

A neglectful mother whose partner's unusual lifestyle became a sensation has taken over her mate's home with an odd companion of her own.

Erdogan says Muslims won't remain silent on Jerusalem crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 5:37am

Turkey's president has condemned Israeli security precautions at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site saying the Islamic world would not remain silent.

Video: Toddler riders invade SLC for Strider Cup World Championships

KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:44pm

Thousands of toddler bike riders converged on the Gallivan Center for the seventh-annual Strider Cup World Championships, a 750-foot obstacle course for tykes on 20-inch standup bikes.

Teen known for visiting national parks stops in Utah

Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:38pm

A teenager known around the country for visiting national parks made several stops in Utah this weekend.

No dye: Cancer patients' gray hair darkened on immune drugs

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:17pm

Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads.

Business owners near Panguitch Lake hope fishing tournament boosts tourism after massive fire

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:56pm

Business owners who were forced to shut down their shops for several weeks due to the Brian Head Fire may soon get some relief.

Oxygen therapy brings 'remarkable' turnaround for toddler who fell in pool

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 7:54pm

Eden Carlson's story might be one in a million. Doctors say the toddler, who suffered brain damage after falling into a swimming pool at 23 months old, has begun to rebuild her brain function after treatment with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.