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Deputy wrangles feisty alligator in central Georgia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:00am

An alligator has been apprehended at a park in central Georgia after a sheriff's deputy wrestled the creature.

Stuck cow pulled from muddy ditch by Florida deputies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:30am

Sometimes a law enforcement officer's duty involves rescuing a cat from a tree. In one Florida county, it also can involve rescuing a cow.

Pope tells Egypt ahead of visit he comes as peace messenger

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:23am

Pope Francis has told the Egyptian people he is coming to Cairo this week as a friend and a "messenger of peace."

Pakistan raises death toll to 14 in Taliban roadside bombing

Riaz Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:04am

A roadside bomb targeting a minivan in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region on Tuesday killed 14 people, a local official said, raising an earlier reported death toll of nine killed. The attack was claimed by a breakaway Taliban faction.

Pope pays to rent beach space for disabled youths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:32am

The papal almsgiver has made a donation, in the name of Pope Francis, to cover the annual rent for a beach area near Rome used by disabled youths.

Torrents of juice flood Russian town after factory accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:20am

A flash flood of fruit juice from a beverage plant in southern Russia has flowed into a town's streets and into the River Don.

San Diego schools launches effort against Islamophobia

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:51am

One of the nation's largest school districts has launched a campaign against Islamophobia, drawing praise and criticism.

Protecting kids from violent images on family-friendly video app

Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:40pm

YouTube kids is very popular with children. It uses an algorithm to filter videos, sorts selections by age, and has a timer to help parents manage their child's viewing habits. But there is one setting parents should use to protect kids.

Provo group donating beds to help make refugees feel at home

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:56pm

A family in Provo is sleeping a little better tonight after a big donation from a group who is helping to make refugees feel at home.

BYU students create prosthetic socket to aid amputees in Africa

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:00pm

For eleven bloody years, rebels in Sierra Leone cut off the limbs of more than 27,000 people, leaving thousands permanently disabled. Now, six BYU students are working to create affordable prosthetic sockets to aid the surviving amputees.

Beloved 600-year-old white oak tree takes final bow

Bruce Shipkowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:23pm

A white oak tree that has watched over a New Jersey community and a church for hundreds of years began its final bow Monday as crews began its removal and residents fondly remembered the go-to spot for formal photos, landmark for driving directions and the remarkable piece of natural history.

Seniors share time, experience as Head Start volunteers

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:45pm

On Monday, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams encouraged senior citizens in the community to join the county's Senior Corps, where they can participate in programs such as Foster Grandparents, Meals on Wheels and even ride-sharing.

Have You Seen This? Man bowls 12 strikes in record time

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:15pm

Ben Ketola, a 23-year-old bowler, just broke the world record for the fastest perfect bowling game in history. Watch him get 12 strikes in an unbelievable 86.9 seconds.

2 ways for hiking fly fishers to enjoy a Cache Forest gem

Robert Williamson, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:01pm

White Pine Lake in the Cache National Forest is a great hiking destination with opportunities to catch brightly colored brook trout. Here are two ways to enjoy this wonderful lake and area.

Dashcam video captures Arkansas 4-year-old's fall from bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:00pm

A 4-year-old girl fell through the open back door of a moving church bus onto an Arkansas state highway, but was rescued from the road by a volunteer firefighter who happened to be driving behind.

Lesbian Methodist bishop faces challenge to her election

Rachel Zoll, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:33pm

Karen Oliveto clutched a friend's hand, closed her eyes and wept when she learned last year she had been elected a bishop of the United Methodist Church. Oliveto, who is married to another woman, had become the denomination's first openly gay bishop.

Make Your Week: Strangers pay for each other’s lunch, other feel-good stories

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:56am

With overcast skies and rain in the forecast, some may be feeling the Monday blues a bit more than usual.

7 ways to cut back on technology

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:45am

People in the United States across all age groups check their phones 46 times per day on average. Here are seven ways to cut back.

Civil War-era cannonballs to be moved from work site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:34am

Dozens of Civil War-era cannonballs unearthed at a Pittsburgh construction site will be removed by a Maryland firm.