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Hobbs residents rally to keep Ten Commandments at City Hall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:46am

Some residents in southeastern New Mexico are opposing calls from civil liberties advocates to remove a Ten Commandments monument from public property.

'Lost Tapes' series examines Malcolm X through rare footage

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:54am

Malcolm X was reviled and adored during his lifetime thanks to his views of black nationalism and "by any means necessary" approach to battle racial discrimination. Following his assassination, the civil rights advocate's popularity was revived by hip-hop artists in the late 1980s and early '90s and his image began appearing on clothing, college dorm posters and eventually in a Spike Lee 1992 biopic.

Myanmar parliament approves $15M for Rakhine border fence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:44am

Myanmar's parliament has approved a budget of about $15 million for the construction of a fence and related projects along the border with Bangladesh in Rakhine state, from which about 700,000 members of its persecuted ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority have fled violence since last August.

Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages

Todd Pitman and Esther Htusan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:36am

First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar's government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority.

Decorated skier Lindsey Vonn wears gear from Utah company during Olympics

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:12pm

Bryce Fisher woke up on Wednesday morning to see Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn wearing one of his company’s products on live TV.

5 common myths about eating disorders

Emily Fonnesbeck, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:39pm

Eating disorders are serious life-threatening mental illnesses. Here are five common myths and misconceptions and how you can get help.

Venezuelan pastor fills presidential void left by opposition

Ricardo Nunes and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:58pm

With two months to go before Venezuela's presidential election, the only challenger to jump in the ring against President Nicolas Maduro is a little-known television evangelist who was once arrested for fuel smuggling and has a range of business ventures.

Zion to temporarily close 13 cliffs to rock climbing to protect peregrine falcons

Faith Heaton Jolley, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:33pm

Zion National Park officials are once again temporarily closing several cliffs in the park to rock climbing to help protect peregrine falcons.

Have You Seen This? Bill Gates can’t figure out cost of basic grocery items

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:14pm

Billionaires! They are not just like us.

Oklahoma City receives rare lake effect snow from storm

Ken Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:45pm

Oklahoma City, meet the Great Lakes.

French court keeps Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:13pm

A court has rejected a release request by a prominent Islamic scholar incarcerated this month on preliminary rape charges.

Ideology tops facts in Texas history curriculum, experts say

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:21am

When the Texas Board of Education last produced history curriculum guidelines for public schools, experts decried its members for attempting to promote religious and conservative ideology over facts.

Student calls 911 from school, says he was sleepwalking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:03am

A Pennsylvania middle school canceled classes after a student who said he was sleepwalking was found inside the building.

German ex-priest convicted of sexually abusing boys

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:38am

A court in southeastern Germany has sentenced a former Catholic priest to 8 ½ years in prison for child sex abuse.

Biographical details on the Rev. Billy Graham

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:10pm

William Franklin "Billy" Graham Jr.

China says fire in sacred Tibetan monastery not arson

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:04pm

Chinese authorities have ruled out arson as the cause of a fire that damaged a 1,300-year-old monastery that is considered the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism.

A simple walking test while counting backwards can diagnose dementia

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:36pm

Simple walking tests can accurately diagnose a type of dementia that may sometimes be reversed when identified early and quickly treated, a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology found.

Reports suggest GOP House hopeful got racy texts from aide

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 5:19pm

A Christian minister seeking the congressional seat of a disgraced Arizona congressman is labeling reports that that he traded suggestive texts with a female staffer who included a topless photo of herself in one of the exchanges as "tabloid trash."

Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House

Rachel Zoll and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:06pm

As a young man, he practiced his sermons by preaching to the alligators and birds in the swamp. At his height years later, he was bringing the word of God into living rooms around the globe via TV and dispensing spiritual counsel — and political advice — to U.S. presidents.