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Good boy! Dogs know what you're saying, study suggests

Frank Jordans and Alicia Chang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:50am

Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: man's best friend really does understand some of what we're saying.

Mom captures sweet moment as son with Down syndrome opens college acceptance letter

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:40am

One of the University of Georgia’s biggest fans will be joining its ranks next January, and the heartwarming video of the incoming student reading his acceptance letter is winning over the hearts of thousands.

Ban Ki-moon tells Myanmar world concerned about Rohingya

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:22am

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Myanmar on Tuesday that the world is very concerned about the tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who have been living for more than four years in camps in northern Rakhine state after fleeing violence from the Buddhist majority.

Mom dresses napping baby in hilarious, elaborate costumes

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:37am

A California mom uses her baby daughter’s nap time to create characters, scenes and costumes that are straight out of a dreamland.

Egypt opens Gaza border crossing for Muslim pilgrimage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:00am

Hamas says Egypt has opened its border crossing with the Gaza Strip for three days, allowing hundreds of Muslim faithful to travel for a yearly pilgrimage.

Myanmar group targets Kofi Annan; uses Morgan Freeman photo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:50am

A prominent anti-Muslim group of Buddhist nationalists in Myanmar is criticizing former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on social media, and accidentally taking actor Morgan Freeman down with him.

Lawyer: Don't punish client for buying car from drug dealer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:30am

A lawyer for a Massachusetts man found with 95 packets of heroin in his car says his client shouldn't be punished for unknowingly buying a vehicle from a drug dealer.

Researchers investigating strong signal detected in deep space

Devon Dewey  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:35pm

Researchers are investigating a strong signal that was recently discovered in deep space.

Longtime aide Huma Abedin like 'second daughter' to Clinton

Ken Thomas and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:30pm

Often called Hillary Clinton's second daughter, Huma Abedin is a deeply trusted aide who is rarely far apart from the Democratic presidential nominee. She's also a confidante subjected to a similar level of attention and scrutiny as her longtime boss.

BYU's internal probe on sex assaults nearing completion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:01pm

Brigham Young University President Keven Worthen says a faculty advisory council created to review how the school handles reports of sexual assault will present its findings this fall.

4 weather folklore sayings that are not backed by science

Lindsey Johnson  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:33pm

Before there were satellites, computers and even thermometers, people would pay close attention to the signs nature provided to predict the weather and ensure their survival.

Using journals for well-being

Connie Sokol, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:30pm

If the word “journal” conjures an eye-roll or visions of dusty family history tomes, think again. Learning and personal journals are a key way to reconnect with ourselves. As we enjoy the method, we’ll limit the possible madness.

Fire engulfs century-old Presbyterian church; no injuries

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:42pm

A massive fire engulfed a century-old Gothic church that hosted many programs for young children and gay worshipers, but no injuries were reported.

Correction: House 2016-Minnesota story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:34pm

In a story Aug. 28 about Minnesota's 2nd District race for Congress, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of the spokeswoman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. She is Sacha Haworth, not Sasha Haworth.

Have You Seen This? Daredevil juggles, rides unicycle on top of 840-foot chimney

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:33pm

Romanian daredevil Flaviu Cernescu decided it would be a great idea if he and a friend climbed to the top of an 840-foot chimney at CET Târgu Jiu, Romania, and just casually rode a unicycle around the cylinder rim.

With help from goat, wily Clydesdale goes on lam for 5 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:11pm

A dwarf billy goat gave new meaning to the word "scapegoat" when he busted out a surprisingly slippery Clydesdale that went on the lam in California for several days.

French minister: enemy seeks to divide Muslims, non-Muslims

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:10pm

France's interior minister said Monday that the country is at war with an enemy trying to pit Muslims against non-Muslims, making it urgent to create a strong bond between the nation and citizens of the Islamic faith.

Fitbit unveils 2 new fitness trackers — including 1 you can take in the pool

Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:06pm

Fitbit wants to keep your fitness trackers from ending up in a drawer after a few months of use.