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Thai man bloodied but unbowed after intimate attack by snake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:20am

A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3-meter (10-foot) python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet.

Japan urges G-7 to avert another economic crisis

Elaine Kurtenbach and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:00am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged fellow leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies Thursday to avert another global crisis by acting to rescue the faltering global recovery.

UN Syria envoy to consult Security Council on peace talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:20am

The U.N. special envoy for Syria says he will speak to the U.N. Security Council and announce afterward plans for the resumption of stalled peace talks between the government and the opposition.

The Latest: Obama says G-7 leaders focus on economic growth

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 4:20am

The latest news on the Group of Seven summit in Japan, where the leaders of the seven advanced economies are meeting for two days (all times local):

New drone racing sport taking off in Utah

Peter Rosen  |  Posted  May 25th - 10:49pm

A new e-sport, drone racing, takes off. Some are calling it the "next NASCAR."

NASA's yearlong spaceman still has sore feet, fatigue

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 8:23pm

NASA's yearlong spaceman still is nursing sore feet, stiff legs and fatigue, even after nearly three months back on Earth.

2 large rodents escape a Toronto zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 8:10pm

The hunt continues for two large rodents that escaped a Toronto zoo.

Wednesday's Child - Blake

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  May 25th - 7:52pm

Blake is a 16-year-old boy who loves staying active and busy. He's been in the Utah Foster Care System for most of his life. He's hoping to be adopted.

8 tips on how to successfully train for a marathon

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  May 25th - 7:24pm

With marathon season upon us, here are eight tips on how to successfully train for a marathon brought to you by the experts.

Teacher on leave after telling students to put duct tape on their mouths

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  May 25th - 7:03pm

A teacher at Wasatch Junior High School was put on administrative leave Tuesday after she told several seventh-graders to put duct tape on their mouths for talking in class, according to Granite School District officials.

Church slaying families accept pursuit of death penalty

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 6:32pm

The husband of a woman gunned down at a historic black church in Charleston with eight other people said Wednesday he won't be at peace until the man charged in the slayings is put to death.

Report: Tourism spending in Utah grew to nearly $8 billion

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  May 25th - 4:27pm

That Zion National Park anticipates record crowds this Memorial Day weekend should come as no surprise considering Utah's steady and unprecedented growth in tourism.

Freezing eggs for IVF becoming more mainstream for some women

Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNN  |  Posted  May 25th - 3:34pm

In a room full of highly successful women in their late 20s and 30s, the talk moved from "How was your week?" to "Have you frozen your eggs yet?"

The Latest: Slain pastor and SC senator's portrait unveiled

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 3:20pm

The Latest on a church shooting in Charleston about a year ago that left nine black members dead (all times local):

Driver of church van that hit train, killing 1, is indicted

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:01pm

The driver of an Ohio church van that crashed into a moving train last summer, killing a woman and injuring nine children, has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.

Detroit-area cop delivers pizza after takeout driver hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:47pm

A suburban Detroit police officer stepped in after a pizza delivery driver was injured in a car crash to make sure a still-warm order made it to its destination.

Little-known extremist cleric chosen to lead Afghan Taliban

Lynne O'Donnell and Mirwais Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:30pm

A little-known extremist cleric was chosen Wednesday to be the new leader of the Afghan Taliban, just days after a U.S. drone strike killed his predecessor.

Wisconsin company sued over break policy for Muslim workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:51am

A civil liberties group representing Muslim employees of a Wisconsin manufacturer has filed a religious discrimination complaint against the company for not allowing extra break time for prayer.

Inside the secretive dinner parties of Salt Lake City

Amy Osmond Cook, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:50am

These secretive parties are part of an invitation-only event called Evening on the Terrace. The location and invitees change for each dinner party, but one thing stays the same: they are all industry influencers, tastemakers and thought leaders.