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Utah technology aiding anti-poaching efforts in South Africa

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 9:14pm

A Davis County company is using its technology in the fight against illegal poaching of threatened and endangered species. Ogden-based International Armoring Corp. has contracted to outfit four helicopters for South Africa’s Anti-Poaching Task Force.

Pope to Venezuela: avoid more violence, respect human rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 9:01pm

Pope Francis appealed to leaders of Venezuela's government and society Sunday to avoid more violence after four weeks of political turmoil that has produced a mounting number of dead, injured and arrests.

New charges filed against so-called 'Spokane spanker'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 4:30pm

New charges have been filed against a man accused of slapping the backsides of women along a popular hiking trail that runs through the eastern Washington city of Spokane.

Have You Seen This? Military precision jump rope

Martha Ostergar, KSL Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 2:03pm

Jump rope: From fun school yard games to a training test of speed, endurance and precision.

Pastor admits impregnating teen, gets 3-6 year prison term

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 12:53pm

A suburban Philadelphia pastor accused of sexually assaulting and impregnating a teenager has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to three to six years in prison after a judge rejected an earlier plea agreement as too lenient.

Temporary Knights of Malta order chief takes oath of office

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 9:21am

The new, temporary head of the ancient Knights of Malta lay religious order has taken his oath of office.

Pope to Catholics: get out, spread faith, help cholesterol

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 5:31am

Pope Francis is trying to energize Catholics, telling them to be active, help others, spread the faith, and that's all good for cholesterol levels, too.

Zions Bank executive tells students how to be savvy savers

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 4:18pm

Zions Bank Chief Financial Officer Kay Hall visited Charter High School in West Valley City to help instill teens with financial knowledge and decision-making skills as part of National Teach Children to Save Day.

Pope's timely Egypt visit comforts grief-stricken Christians

Nicole Winfield and Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 4:01pm

Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country's tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his support for the Christians of this Muslim majority Arab nation who have increasingly become targeted by Islamic militants.

An interview with a young mother of an autistic son

Dylan Cannon, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 3:53pm

Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month? I recently interviewed a young mother with a child on the autism spectrum. Here is the write-up of our conversation.

Pope warns of broad destruction if Korean tensions escalate

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 2:48pm

Pope Francis is warning that "a good part of humanity" will be destroyed if tensions with North Korea escalate, and he is calling for diplomacy and a revived United Nations to take the lead in negotiating a resolution.

Pope repeats refugee 'concentration camps' remarks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 2:48pm

Pope Francis repeated on Saturday that some migrant holding centers in Europe amount to "concentration camps," even after Jewish groups urged him to stop using the loaded term.

Have You Seen This? Vacuum cleaner or human scream?

Martha Ostergar, KSL Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 2:00pm

Sometimes pets and babies fear the vacuum like it’s their nightmares come to life, and now you will too.

Nonbelievers' challenge to House prayers allowed to proceed

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 11:54am

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has kept alive a lawsuit by nonbelievers who want to be allowed to give invocations at the start of state House sessions.

The Latest: Pope urges Egypt's clergy to remain positive

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 9:14am

The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Egypt (all times local):

Knights of Malta elect temporary leader for reform period

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 8:22am

The ancient Knights of Malta religious order on Saturday elected a temporary leader during a period of reform after the last grand master was effectively ousted by Pope Francis.

Organ donors, recipients celebrate years of happiness after transplants

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 7:35am

A panel of organ donors, recipients and family members described the many vibrant years they have shared on both the giving and receiving ends of organ donation.

High rent may doom Catholic chapel that survived 9/11

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 7:00am

Parishioners at a New York City chapel that sheltered 9/11 first responders are praying for a miracle to save it from falling victim itself to the prosperity of its resurgent neighborhood.

Security tight as pope celebrates open-air Mass in Cairo

Nicole Winfield and Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 5:32am

Military helicopters flew overhead and police fanned out in force Saturday as Pope Francis celebrated an open-air Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community on the final day of a visit aimed at comforting Christians following a series of attacks by Islamic militants.