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Muslim cleric appears in court fighting against deportation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 5:50pm

The leader of one of New Jersey's largest mosques, who is accused of lying on his green card application, was in court Monday to fight deportation.

Argentina prosecutor: Priests abused at least 22 children

Almudena Calatrava, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:31pm

At least 22 children were sexually abused by two priests at a school for youths with hearing disabilities in Argentina, an investigating prosecutor said Monday.

6 ways to keep your kids safe in a connected world

Alyse Ainsworth, Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:31pm

These days, we seem to have access to an endless amount of information and entertainment. Unfortunately, this connected world poses some distinct new challenges for parents concerned with keeping their children safe.

Provo art show to raise money for hungry Venezuelans

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:07pm

A local artist is teaming with a Provo restaurant to feed Venezuelan families battling the worst economic crisis the country has ever seen.

Erosion causes iconic Bryce Canyon hoodoo to crumble

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:53am

The iconic hoodoo in Bryce Canyon National Park known as “The Sentinel” recently toppled after years of erosion, according to national park officials.

Make Your Week: Woman loses Christmas budget check, Harmons employee finds it

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:19am

Reading the news is not always an uplifting experience, but the team strives to regularly share uplifting stories with our readers.

Do you really love your spouse?

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:02am

"I think my spouse loves me, but I’m not sure what we have is really love. It feels more like we need each other to make us feel good." In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares how you can be tricked into the near-enemies of emotions like love, compassion and trust, where you think you have them but you don't.

Police send gas station robbery suspect Facebook message

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:00am

Police in one Pennsylvania town have sent an armed robbery suspect a message on Facebook, and it's not because they want to be friends.

Muslim police officer says man threatened her and her son

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 10:00pm

Police are investigating a possible bias incident in which an off-duty New York City police officer who is Muslim says she and her 16-year-old son were harassed.

New York City woman finds lost wedding ring in trash dump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 9:04pm

It took two hours of sifting through more than 200 bags of garbage at a New Jersey trash-transfer station before a New York City woman was reunited with three rings she mistakenly discarded.

Fidel Castro laid to rest in private ceremony in east Cuba

Christine Armario, Andrea Rodriguez and Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 8:20pm

A wooden box containing Fidel Castro's ashes was placed by his brother and successor on Sunday into the side of a granite boulder that has become Cuba's only official monument to the charismatic bearded rebel who seized control of a U.S.-allied Caribbean island and transformed it into a western outpost of Soviet-style communism that he ruled with absolute power for nearly a half century.

Have You Seen This? Self-petting dog will make your day

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 2:28pm

He’s a strong, independent dog who don't need no human to get his ticklish pets.

Russian patriarch blesses new Paris church, a Putin project

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 2:01pm

The patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church consecrated a prominent new church Sunday near the Eiffel Tower seen as a controversial symbol of Russian President Vladimir Putin's influence in Europe.

46 claims filed in 2 months to priest abuse victims program

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 12:01pm

It took 30 years for a former student to be ready to report he'd been sexually abused by a respected Roman Catholic priest on high school trips. But it didn't take long to realize the priest wouldn't be held accountable in court.

Chaos erupts as Iraq delivers aid to Mosul

Hadi Mizban and Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 10:10am

Chaos erupted in eastern Mosul on Sunday when hundreds of civilians overwhelmed aid trucks distributing food and water.

Deliberations by Texas jury prompts missing person report

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 9:41am

One juror in a Central Texas robbery trial apparently forgot to tell her family she'd be working late deliberating in the case, prompting relatives to file a missing person report.

Cheers greet British veteran, 89, as he starts his new job

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 9:40am

An 89-year-old army veteran who made national headlines in Britain with a newspaper ad seeking work has started his new job.

Uzbekistan votes in first election since autocrat's death

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 8:24am

Uzbekistan held a tightly controlled presidential election Sunday, the first vote since the death of authoritarian leader Islam Karimov who ruled the country for 27 years.