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The Latest: Opposition leader backs US tack on IS, Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 6:34am

The Latest on developments in Syria and at peace talks in Geneva (all times local):

Pope quietly trims sanctions for sex abusers seeking mercy

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:52am

Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a handful of pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to its worst offenders in ways that survivors of abuse and the pope's own advisers question.

AP Exclusive: Analysts downplay threat from 7 nations in ban

Vivian Salama and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:47am

Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States.

Bad heart? Time to hit the gym

Michael Nedelman, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:34pm

Rick Murphy, a real estate appraiser in Atlanta, had no idea he had a bad heart.

2 men of different faiths create translation of the Qur'an with references to the Bible

Carole Mikita  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:00pm

Two men of faith, one Muslim and one Christian, created a new book — a translation of The Qur'an into English, with references to the Bible. It's something that's never been done before.

Jeep buried in sand dune for 40 years is finally unearthed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:30pm

A Jeep buried in sand in Massachusetts 40 years ago has finally been dug out.

Man pleads guilty in killing of priest at Phoenix church

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:33pm

A homeless ex-convict has pleaded guilty to murder and aggravated assault in the 2014 shooting death of a Catholic priest and the beating of another clergyman during a burglary at a Phoenix church.

AP Exclusive: DHS report disputes threat from banned nations

Vivian Salama and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:43pm

Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States.

2nd Florida mosque hit by arson in past 6 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:18pm

An intentionally set fire damaged a prayer hall at a Tampa-area mosque early Friday, investigators said.

Too few flushes get legislative candidate thrown off ballot

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:07pm

A Democratic candidate's run for the Pennsylvania Legislature is down the drain — partly because he used too little water at the house he claimed as his residence.

Refugee haven 'insulted' by suit over alternative schooling

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:33pm

The handiwork posted outside a small classroom in the heart of Pennsylvania's Amish country hints at the ambition of the refugees studying at Phoenix Academy.

LGBT issues present Trump with loyalty test

Laurie Kellman and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:08pm

There was candidate Donald Trump in Colorado, waving a rainbow flag emblazoned with "LGBTs for Trump," a photo opportunity meant to signal he was a new brand of Republican when it comes to protecting LGBT Americans.

Have You Seen This? Local YouTuber shows off real-life jetpack

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

Yesterday I gave you a functioning hoverbike. Today you're getting an actual jetpack. Life is good.

DWR announces 2 new requirements for Utah boaters

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:13pm

Division of Wildlife Resources officials announced two new requirements Thursday for Utah boaters to help stop the spread of invasive quagga mussels.

Christians flee Egypt's Sinai after militant killings

Ashraf Sweliam and Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:18pm

Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Christian man inside his home in northern Sinai, officials and a priest said Friday, the latest in a string of sectarian killings there that has sent hundreds of Christians fleeing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the community.

Why you shouldn't freak out (yet) about the 'Cloudbleed' security leak

Selena Larson, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:54am

A new bug was found to be leaking information from hundreds of thousands of websites, but it doesn't appear anyone has exploited it yet.

Tiger zoo to open next to Thailand's raided Tiger Temple

Dake Kang and Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:16am

A new zoo is planned in western Thailand right next to the closed Buddhist temple that ran a lucrative tiger attraction while allegedly trafficking in the endangered beasts.

Mom carrying baby without brain to term — to donate the organs

Ali Larkin, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:45am

When Keri Young found out her unborn child didn't have a brain, she made an unthinkably selfless decision. She decided to carry Eva to term to donate the organs to other babies in need.

Bangladeshi Muslim hardliners seek removal of Justice statue

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:42am

Thousands of people marched in Bangladesh's capital on Friday to demand a Lady Justice statue be removed from the Supreme Court complex.