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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.

'God understands': Quotes from the Rev. Billy Graham

Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:04pm

The Rev. Billy Graham died Wednesday at age 99. He was the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history. Here are some quotations from the man who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism.

Tips for fishing for trout in low water seasons

Robert Williamson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:49pm

Winter and early spring low flows can make trout skittish. By leaving the waders home and learning to hop from rock to rock and fish from the bank, you may just increase your catch.

Vatican sex abuse investigator hospitalized in Chile

Patricia Luna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:42pm

The special envoy sent by Pope Francis to investigate allegations that a bishop had covered up sex abuse underwent gallbladder surgery Wednesday in Chile, church officials said.

Egypt arrests 6 on a farm owned by Islamist politician

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:51am

Egypt's official news agency says police have arrested six suspected Muslim Brotherhood members on a farm allegedly owned by a recently detained Islamist politician.

Mexican front-runner promotes 'well-being of the soul'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:36am

Religion has been the electrified "third rail" of Mexican politics since anti-clerical laws in the 1920s sparked a bloody uprising by Catholics in which thousands died.

Yuck: Bank staff sick of hawk scarfing pigeons at their door

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:00am

The feeding habits of a Cooper's hawk may fascinate birdwatchers, but employees of a New York bank are fed up with the feathery remnants of slaughtered pigeons.

Got skunks in your home? Don't use a smoke bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:17am

Authorities say a man destroyed a suburban Detroit home while trying to use a smoke bomb to rid a crawlspace of skunks.