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Have You Seen This? ‘La La Land’ as horror is hilarious

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 2:01pm

L.A. traffic is no joke, but it becomes a horror movie if you’re in labor and stuck there during the opening number of “La La Land.”

The Latest: UN's Syria ambassador expected talk 'spoilers'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:10am

The Latest on developments in Syria and at peace talks in Geneva (all times local):

Shops caught selling tobacco to minors may face increased fines

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:53am

A bill that would toughen penalties on smoke shops if they're caught selling tobacco to underage Utahns was given initial approval Friday.

Survivors denounce Vatican handling of Peru abuse case

Nicole Winfield and Franklin Briceno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:14am

Victims of Latin America's latest charismatic Catholic leader-turned-sexual predator are denouncing the Vatican's handling of the case, saying the six-year delay and final resolution are anything but satisfactory for survivors of his sexual, psychological and physical violence.

Pope quietly trims sanctions for sex abusers seeking mercy

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:52am

Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a handful of pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to its worst offenders in ways that survivors of abuse and the pope's own advisers question.

AP Exclusive: Analysts downplay threat from 7 nations in ban

Vivian Salama and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:47am

Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States.

Bad heart? Time to hit the gym

Michael Nedelman, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:34pm

Rick Murphy, a real estate appraiser in Atlanta, had no idea he had a bad heart.

2 men of different faiths create translation of the Qur'an with references to the Bible

Carole Mikita  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:00pm

Two men of faith, one Muslim and one Christian, created a new book — a translation of The Qur'an into English, with references to the Bible. It's something that's never been done before.

Man pleads guilty in killing of priest at Phoenix church

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:33pm

A homeless ex-convict has pleaded guilty to murder and aggravated assault in the 2014 shooting death of a Catholic priest and the beating of another clergyman during a burglary at a Phoenix church.

AP Exclusive: DHS report disputes threat from banned nations

Vivian Salama and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:43pm

Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States.

2nd Florida mosque hit by arson in past 6 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:18pm

An intentionally set fire damaged a prayer hall at a Tampa-area mosque early Friday, investigators said.

Too few flushes get legislative candidate thrown off ballot

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:07pm

A Democratic candidate's run for the Pennsylvania Legislature is down the drain — partly because he used too little water at the house he claimed as his residence.

Refugee haven 'insulted' by suit over alternative schooling

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:33pm

The handiwork posted outside a small classroom in the heart of Pennsylvania's Amish country hints at the ambition of the refugees studying at Phoenix Academy.

LGBT issues present Trump with loyalty test

Laurie Kellman and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:08pm

There was candidate Donald Trump in Colorado, waving a rainbow flag emblazoned with "LGBTs for Trump," a photo opportunity meant to signal he was a new brand of Republican when it comes to protecting LGBT Americans.

Have You Seen This? Local YouTuber shows off real-life jetpack

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:15pm

Yesterday I gave you a functioning hoverbike. Today you're getting an actual jetpack. Life is good.

DWR announces 2 new requirements for Utah boaters

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:13pm

Division of Wildlife Resources officials announced two new requirements Thursday for Utah boaters to help stop the spread of invasive quagga mussels.

Christians flee Egypt's Sinai after militant killings

Ashraf Sweliam and Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:18pm

Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Christian man inside his home in northern Sinai, officials and a priest said Friday, the latest in a string of sectarian killings there that has sent hundreds of Christians fleeing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the community.

Why you shouldn't freak out (yet) about the 'Cloudbleed' security leak

Selena Larson, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:54am

A new bug was found to be leaking information from hundreds of thousands of websites, but it doesn't appear anyone has exploited it yet.

Gail Miller says Our Schools Now 'won't let up' on getting more money for schools

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:53am

Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller said Thursday that she and other backers of the Our Schools Now ballot initiative to raise the state income tax rate to fund education are going to keep the pressure on lawmakers.

Tiger zoo to open next to Thailand's raided Tiger Temple

Dake Kang and Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:16am

A new zoo is planned in western Thailand right next to the closed Buddhist temple that ran a lucrative tiger attraction while allegedly trafficking in the endangered beasts.