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The Latest: Scandinavian leaders condemn Egypt Copts attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:48am

The Latest on developments in Egypt (all times local):

Pope: More Christian martyrs today than in ancient times

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:07am

Pope Francis prayed Saturday for the Coptic Christians killed a day earlier in Egypt by Islamic extremists, saying that there are more Christian martyrs today than in ancient times.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack

Amr Nabil and Heba Afify, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:58am

The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the attack on a bus carrying Christians on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, which killed 29.

Turkey jails 2 journalists from opposition newspaper

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:56am

Two journalists from a pro-secular opposition newspaper in Turkey have been arrested and accused of aiding a terror organization.

Pope denounces speculators in visit to industrial workers

Vanessa Gera and Antonio Calanni, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:03am

Pope Francis highlighted the struggles workers face in a globalizing economy with a visit Saturday to a troubled steel factory in Genoa, where he stressed the importance of work in giving people a sense of human dignity and denounced those who exploit workers.

AP Explains: Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 5:24am

Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church is enduring a dark chapter in its history with the community increasingly victimized by attacks from Islamic militants, including Friday's attack by gunmen on a bus transporting Copts to a monastery south of Cairo, leaving 29 dead.

Central African Republic killings send entire town fleeing

Cassandra Vinograd, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 4:14am

Scores of blackened homes dot this town where more than 41,000 people have fled for their lives.

Mosul siege extends IS fight in Iraq, puts civilians at risk

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:33am

Iraqi forces are steadily closing in on the remaining pockets of territory held by the Islamic State group in Mosul, inching toward a victory that U.S.-led coalition officials say is "only a matter of time."

Liberty Park fountain won’t open due to health concerns

KSL.com  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:45pm

Due to public health and safety concerns, the Seven Canyons Fountain in Liberty Park will not open this summer.

Utah woman creates smart purse with phone charger, Bluetooth connectivity

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:25pm

Born from her desire to provide busy women with a helpful accessory, Salt Lake City resident Dani Richeson created the FYB London smart purse: a handbag complete with everything from a built-in phone charger to Bluetooth connectivity.

Scientist discovers snakes that hunt in packs

Euan McKirdy, CNN  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:02pm

Get ready to update your nightmares.

At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

Hamza Hendawi and Mohammed Wagdy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:38pm

Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya.

School district changes rule to allow feathers on grad caps

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:00pm

A northern Nevada school district has tentatively reversed a long-standing policy that would have prohibited Native American students from wearing eagle feathers on their graduation caps.

Swan statue stolen by naked man has been found in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:55pm

A large, black-and-white checkered statue of a swan that was stolen in Florida by a naked man was found on Friday.

The Latest: Egypt strikes bases in Libya after Copts attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:50pm

The Latest on the attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt (all times local):

Have You Seen This? World's weirdest buildings

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:24pm

From buildings shaped like baskets to ones that are designed completely upside down, this video is bound to show even the biggest architecture junkies a few fun facts.

German kindergartens to name parents who skip vaccine advice

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:13pm

The German government wants kindergartens to inform authorities if parents fail to prove they have attended a doctors' consultation on child vaccinations.

Trump views on climate 'evolving' amid push from Europeans

Julie Pace and Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:49pm

President Donald Trump's views on climate change are "evolving" following discussions with European leaders who are pushing for him to stay in the Paris climate accord, a top White House official said Friday.

DWR seeks info about cougar illegally killed in Beaver County

KSL.com  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:46am

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials are asking for the public’s help in getting information about a poacher who illegally killed a cougar.

Israel's Ramadan goodwill comes amid tension over Gaza power

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:20am

Israel has announced a series of goodwill gestures for Palestinians ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan a day after it warned Gaza's already meager electricity supply could be further reduced following a spat between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Islamic militant group Hamas that rules the territory.