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Timeline: Chocolate and its impact on health

Carina Storrs, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 10:49am

Who doesn't love chocolate? Even if it's not your favorite sweet treat, you can probably agree that the confection conjures thoughts of love, pleasure and reward.

Memorial service held for victims of train crash in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 9:30am

Hundreds of mourners have gathered at a memorial service for the 11 victims who died in a head-on train crash in southern Germany.

Indonesian officials, clerics ban Valentine's Day observance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 4:10am

Officials and clerics in the world's most populous Muslim nation have banned young Indonesian Muslims from celebrating Valentine's Day, arguing that the observance runs against Islamic teachings.

Brazil's Zika-related abortion debate sparks backlash

Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 11:10pm

Before her son was born, Danielle Alves didn't know Luiz Gustavo would have microcephaly, a condition that has left the 3-year-old so disabled he can't walk, talk or eat without help.

The Latest: Pope ventures out again to greet faithful

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:41pm

The latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local):

'Controversial' Antelope Island mule deer permit sells for world record $410K bid

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 6:30pm

Attendees of the Friday night auction at the 10th annual Western Hunting and Conservation Expo didn't just enjoy dinner and a keynote speech by "American Sniper" wife, Taya Kyle — they also witnessed a world record.

Church lifts ban of Indian priest convicted of sex assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 12:30pm

The Roman Catholic church in southern India has lifted the suspension of a priest convicted last year of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the United States more than a decade ago, a spokesman said Saturday.

Orem mom prompts city to build wheelchair-accessible playground

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 11:55am

Finding a playground for 7-year-old Presley Gleason, who is wheelchair-bound, is a struggle for her family. But Orem City is planning to build a wheelchair-accessible thanks to a petition from Presley's mom.

Jeep pulls Corona Arch rope swing shot from Super Bowl ad

Dave Cawley  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:52am

Jeep says "point well taken" over criticism of its Super Bowl 50 commercial. The ad included a clip showing someone rope swinging from Corona Arch, an activity banned by the BLM in 2015.

Columbine shooter's mother says she thinks of victims daily

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:01am

The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold says she didn't know anything was wrong with her son before the 1999 attack, and she prayed for his death when she heard he was involved and that the rampage might still be under way.

Dalai Lama reschedules University of Utah speech for June

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:29am

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is scheduled to speak at the University of Utah on June 21. A planned appearance at the university and participation in the Parliament of the World's Religions in October was canceled due to health issues.

Amid multitude of woes, Egypt leader says democracy is back

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:11am

Egypt's president said Saturday that his country has established democratic and constitutional rule after years of turmoil following the 2011 uprising, but rights groups say he has presided over an unprecedented crackdown on dissent.

Utah teams to compete at 'Olympics of Irish dance' for 1st time

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 8:35am

Twenty-four dancers from Utah are preparing to compete at what many consider to be the "Olympics" of Irish dance. It will take place in Galsgow, Scotland.

Pope-Patriarch meeting seen by Russians as significant

Jim Heintz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 6:50am

Russians ranging from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to ordinary citizens are seeing the landmark meeting of the heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches as having significance far beyond religious doctrine.

Influential Iraqi Shiite cleric calls for government reforms

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 3:40am

Iraq's influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called for government reform Saturday, demanding greater accountability and threatening to withdraw from the political process if his proposal is not accepted and the government does not show results within a year.

Unlucky in love, elephant damages 15 cars in southern China

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 3:10am

After losing out on his love interest, a wild elephant has turned his attention to cars.

Israeli educators battle government over textbook content

Daniella Cheslow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 12:10am

Israel's main high school civics textbook has become a new battleground in a culture war embroiling the country — pitting politicians against educators in a debate over how much religion and Jewish history should be included in the country's national curriculum.

Deal delays eviction threat for San Francisco nuns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 11:30pm

Nuns who faced possible eviction from San Francisco's gritty Tenderloin district because of a rent increase have won a reprieve.

Bangladesh begins survey of undocumented Rohingya Muslims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 11:10pm

Authorities in Bangladesh began a survey to determine the number of Rohingya Muslims who have fled persecution in majority-Buddhist Myanmar.