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What's in a name: Gender-neutral baby names are on the rise

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:15pm

Whether Royal, Charlie or Salem, Skyler, Justice or Oakley, unisex names for babies are on the rise among parents more willing than ever to embrace the possibility of gender fluidity in their children and attempt to head off sexism on their behalf.

Parents convicted of manslaughter in pneumonia death of girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:24pm

The parents of a 2-year-old Pennsylvania girl who died of pneumonia have been convicted of involuntary manslaughter after prosecutors said they declined to seek medical care for the child on religious grounds.

Young people give Pope Francis a piece of their mind

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:54pm

Young Catholics told the Vatican on Saturday they want a more transparent and authentic church, where women play a greater leadership role and where obeying "unreachable" moral standards isn't the price of admission.

Can Facebook restore public trust after privacy scandal?

Sharon Cohen and Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:48pm

It's a scandal of privacy, politics and an essential ingredient of business success — public trust.

Have You Seen This? Kangaroo ‘dances’ for golf flag

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:04pm

We’ve all had our eye turned by something bright or shiny; there’s no shame in that.

No appeal in suit on religious cemeteries selling headstones

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:38am

Roman Catholic officials in New Jersey say they will not appeal a federal judge's rejection of their challenge to a law that bars private religious cemeteries from selling headstones.

'Most interesting man' to judge best beard contest

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:03am

The man made famous by being "the most interesting man in the world" while pitching Dos Equis beer is lending his expertise with his perfectly groomed facial hair by helping to judge a contest looking for the best beard in Vermont.

Pakistani court frees 20 in killing of Christian couple case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:02am

A Pakistani court has acquitted twenty people suspected of involvement in the lynching and burning alive of a Christian couple accused of blasphemy in 2014.

700 new sneakers gifted to Utah 'Girls on the Run' ahead of big race

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:10pm

"It's like a dream come true," 8-year-old Aloisia Suliafu exclaimed when she saw her colorful new running shoes donated by Girls on the Run and ASICS, a sports equipment company, with the help of other sponsors.

Sad in the spring? Allergy-mood link is real

Elizabeth Landau, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:37pm

You know spring has sprung when hundreds of people daily turn to Twitter to vent about their itchy eyes, dripping nose and uncontrollable sneezing and coughing.

Hackers penetrate voting machines used in 2016 election at SLC cybersecurity conference

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:45pm

Huddled in the corner of a small room in the Salt Palace Convention Center are a group of hackers looking for vulnerabilities in 12 voting machines. And they've found a pretty major one.

Mormon singles ward “mockumentary” set for production in Idaho

Myles Primm,  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:23pm

Mark Mattei is creating a show called “The Singles” based on a Mormon singles ward. He says this project will be different from other popular mockumentaries like “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation” because the film crew will be part of the show.

Elon Musk deletes Facebook accounts for Tesla and SpaceX

Jackie Wattles, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:34pm

Elon Musk just nonchalantly erased Tesla and SpaceX from the world's most popular social media platform.

Parkland teens keep gun-control grown-ups at arm's length

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:59pm

one that will result in a nationwide series of protests Saturday.

Have You Seen This? The cutest weather report you’ll ever see

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:40pm

This weather report is brought to you by Pokémon and the letter C.

Newly restored Provo Easter cross to be dedicated Saturday

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:31pm

After more than three years of planning, donations and work, an old cross that once brought different Christian denominations together every Easter has been restored and will be dedicated at its new location Saturday.

Retired Boise priest denies possessing child pornography

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:28pm

A retired Boise priest is denying he possessed or distributed child pornography.

4 things to do during spring break in eastern Utah

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:12pm

If you're looking for great spring break activities here in Utah, these spots in the eastern part of the Beehive State should definitely be on your list.