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Death toll in Egypt attack on Christians rises to 29

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 2:11am

Egyptian authorities say the death toll in the ambush attack on a bus transporting Christians to a monastery south of Cairo has risen to 29.

Mosul siege extends IS fight in Iraq, puts civilians at risk

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:33am

Iraqi forces are steadily closing in on the remaining pockets of territory held by the Islamic State group in Mosul, inching toward a victory that U.S.-led coalition officials say is "only a matter of time."

Liberty Park fountain won’t open due to health concerns  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:45pm

Due to public health and safety concerns, the Seven Canyons Fountain in Liberty Park will not open this summer.

Utah woman creates smart purse with phone charger, Bluetooth connectivity

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:25pm

Born from her desire to provide busy women with a helpful accessory, Salt Lake City resident Dani Richeson created the FYB London smart purse: a handbag complete with everything from a built-in phone charger to Bluetooth connectivity.

Scientist discovers snakes that hunt in packs

Euan McKirdy, CNN  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:02pm

Get ready to update your nightmares.

At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

Hamza Hendawi and Mohammed Wagdy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:38pm

Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya.

School district changes rule to allow feathers on grad caps

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:00pm

A northern Nevada school district has tentatively reversed a long-standing policy that would have prohibited Native American students from wearing eagle feathers on their graduation caps.

Swan statue stolen by naked man has been found in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:55pm

A large, black-and-white checkered statue of a swan that was stolen in Florida by a naked man was found on Friday.

The Latest: Egypt strikes bases in Libya after Copts attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:50pm

The Latest on the attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt (all times local):

Have You Seen This? World's weirdest buildings

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:24pm

From buildings shaped like baskets to ones that are designed completely upside down, this video is bound to show even the biggest architecture junkies a few fun facts.

German kindergartens to name parents who skip vaccine advice

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:13pm

The German government wants kindergartens to inform authorities if parents fail to prove they have attended a doctors' consultation on child vaccinations.

Trump views on climate 'evolving' amid push from Europeans

Julie Pace and Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:49pm

President Donald Trump's views on climate change are "evolving" following discussions with European leaders who are pushing for him to stay in the Paris climate accord, a top White House official said Friday.

DWR seeks info about cougar illegally killed in Beaver County  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:46am

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials are asking for the public’s help in getting information about a poacher who illegally killed a cougar.

Israel's Ramadan goodwill comes amid tension over Gaza power

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:20am

Israel has announced a series of goodwill gestures for Palestinians ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan a day after it warned Gaza's already meager electricity supply could be further reduced following a spat between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Islamic militant group Hamas that rules the territory.

Woman stops car thief: 'I'm not dealing with this sort of crap today!'

Jason Kurtz, CNN  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:29am

Melissa Smith's message to a would-be car thief was blunt: "I'm not dealing with this sort of crap today!"

Renovation on New Mexico church finds new visitors _ bees

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:27am

Two pastors renovating and working to reopen a historic New Mexico church found out they already had visitors — bees.

Trump travel ban showdown headed for Supreme Court

Jessica Gresko and Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:02am

Donald Trump's administration is pledging a Supreme Court showdown over his travel ban after a federal appeals ruled that the ban "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination."

Water level, and optimism, rise at famed Idaho fishing creek

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:51am

After three years of drought, Idaho's premier and nationally renowned fly fishing destination could get could get its groove back this season as abundant water fills its channels.

Pastor convicted of sexually assaulting female congregants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:26am

The former pastor of a Connecticut church has been convicted of sexually assaulting female parishioners, including a 15-year-old girl who later had suicidal thoughts.

Turkish committee: US-based cleric was behind failed coup

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:57am

The head of a Turkish parliamentary investigative committee said Friday there was no question that U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind last year's failed military coup.