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Vatican, Argentine church to open 'dirty war' archives

Nicole Winfield and Almudena Calatrava, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:02pm

The Vatican and Argentina's bishops have finished cataloguing their archives from the country's "dirty war" and will soon make them available to victims and their relatives who have long accused church members of complicity with the military dictatorship. The 3,000 files being released, though, are a fraction of the documentation believed to be in the possession of the Argentine church.


LDS church re-launches 'Mormon and gay' website

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 12:52pm

Four years ago, the LDS Church published its landmark website and invited LGBT church members to "stay with us."

Cheaper phones are fine, if top-end camera isn't a must

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 12:25pm

You can easily save hundreds of dollars on an Android phone — especially if you, like many people, don't need a top-end camera.

Mormons preach love for LGBT members, but no doctrinal shift

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 12:21pm

Mormon leaders are telling gay and lesbian members in a new website launched Tuesday that attraction to people of the same-sex isn't a sin or a measure of their faithfulness, but reminding them that acting on those feelings by having sex violates fundamental doctrinal beliefs that will not change.

In a tense campaign season, Texas ad takes humorous approach

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 11:41am

The wife of a Texas county commissioner is pleading in an online campaign video for voters to re-elect her husband so he'll get out of the house and relieve her of his nonstop prattling about county issues.

Muslim businessman accuses yacht club of discrimination

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 11:33am

A Muslim businessman and his wife are suing a Connecticut yacht club on allegations club board members rejected their membership application because of their religion and falsely claimed they supported terrorism.

Review: Gear for a warm weather getaway

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 11:29am

With temperatures dropping and more storms on the horizon, some of us may be dreaming of sunnier locales. This article takes a look at seven products that could be used on a warmer weather getaway.

Muslim woman sues security company, alleging discrimination

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 10:41am

A converted Muslim's federal lawsuit accuses a private security company of discrimination by rejecting her for employment because of her faith and her traditional religious headscarf.

AP EXPLAINS: Why Pakistan still sees huge militant attacks

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 10:21am

Pakistan is reeling from yet another deadly assault, after militants wearing suicide vests rampaged through a police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta, battling for four hours before blowing themselves up and leaving more than 60 dead.

Mom’s crusade to teach son, 6, to share household duties goes viral

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:34am

Six-year-old boys aren’t always known for their cooking, cleaning and laundering skills, but one Michigan mother is determined to make sure her son has his household chores mastered before he leaves her house.

Turkey, US to discuss Muslim cleric wanted by Ankara

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 5:40am

Turkey's justice minister says the country has provided "more than sufficient" evidence to the United States for the extradition of a U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused by Turkey of orchestrating the July 15 failed coup attempt.

Youth league kicks out team after man plays in football game

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:40am

The founder of a Rhode Island youth football team says its season is ending early after the coach put a man into a game against 13- and 14-year-old players.

Smart ways to monitor your kids' cellphone activity

Sloan Schrage  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 10:17pm

It's a constant concern for those of us who are parents: What are our kids doing online? Now parents have several different ways to keep digital tabs on their children through their smartphones.

Baha'i minority says Iran is trying to crush the religion

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 10:13pm

The Baha'i International Community said Tuesday that Iran's effort to crush the religious minority has continued unabated and intensified on some fronts despite President Hassan Rouhani's promises to end religious discrimination.

Maduro meets pope as Vatican steps into Venezuela crisis

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 9:00pm

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met Monday with Pope Francis as the Vatican took a more active role trying to defuse a tense political standoff in the South American nation.

Homeowner goes all out for Halloween to help family in need

Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 8:36pm

There’s a house in Orem that's become known for going all out for Halloween. For years it’s been a popular attraction for neighbors, but this year Halloween on Main Street is bigger and better — and all for a good cause.

Alan Alda asks scientists to explain energy to children

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 8:12pm

Alan Alda wants scientists to answer a question for 11-year-old children: What is energy?