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10-year-old boy drives to store, speeds away in police chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:19am

An erratic, speeding driver who led an Ohio officer on a brief pursuit turned out to be a 10-year-old boy who took his parents' car without permission and drove 11 miles to a nearby city to shop at a convenience store, police said.

Texas GOP stars push school choice, but will it be enough?

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:51am

The Texas governor and the Bush family's rising political star have added muscle to a rally supporting school vouchers — but such plans still may not pass the fiercely red state's Legislature.

Egypt's el-Sissi says he is alarmed by high divorce rates

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:34am

Egypt's president said Tuesday he was alarmed by his country's high divorce rate, suggesting a ground-breaking legislation to delegalize divorces verbally declared by Muslim men to their spouses, the latest foray by the general-turned-president into thorny social and cultural issues in the most populous Arab nation.

Former German President Herzog commemorated in state funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:20am

Former German President Roman Herzog has been commemorated in a state funeral in Berlin for his services to the country during his tenure in the 1990s.

Dying teen’s final wish is to inspire ‘mass act of kindness’

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:19am

The dying wish of a Canadian teenager is simple, yet profound: Leave a mark on the world by inspiring those in it to be kind.

Vietnam War-era tear gas bombs found in Cambodian village

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:11am

A village in eastern Cambodia will have to be largely evacuated next month when two large bombs left over from the Vietnam War containing a powerful tear gas are excavated from the grounds of a Buddhist temple, demining experts said Tuesday.

Turkish president warns Mozambique of alleged Gulen threat

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:30am

The group blamed for last year's botched coup attempt in Turkey could infiltrate state institutions in other parts of the world where it operates, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday during a visit to Mozambique.

Police: Burglary suspect left keys, cellphone at the scene

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:10am

A man suspected of breaking into a Connecticut animal hospital looking for drugs made it easy for police to track him down — he left his keys and cellphone behind.

Cab driver praises John Elway, then learns he's driving him

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:30am

A cab driver in Washington got a surprise after mentioning to a group of passengers that John Elway was his all-time favorite quarterback and then learning that Elway was riding in the backseat.

Banned from boats in Myanmar, Rohingya fish on rafts of junk

Esther Htusan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:04am

Every day before sunrise, dozens of fishermen, shivering against the cold, shove out onto the Bay of Bengal on makeshift rafts made out of plastic jugs, bamboo and twine, just steps away from the sturdy and much safer wooden boats they had used for years.

Pet pigeons take flight in Iraq's Mosul as militants retreat

Susannah George and Mstyslav Chernov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:11pm

For the first time in over two years, flocks of white and grey pigeons can be seen circling Mosul's rooftops.

Explosive announcement of baby's gender earns man a ticket

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:30pm

A western Nebraska man is in trouble after using an explosive rifle target to announce the gender of his baby.

North Dakota weighs lifting Sunday morning shopping ban

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:52pm

North Dakota residents can order alcohol at a restaurant or bar late Sunday morning but must wait until afternoon to go shopping because of a ban — rooted in religious tradition — that some legislators say no longer makes much sense.

4 luxury outdoor products that can become essential tools

Michael Radice  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:02pm

There are a variety of outdoor products that, while considered more of a luxury item, can actually become essential life-saving items.

Have You Seen This? Man surprises Disney characters with impressions

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:15pm

Impressionist Brian Hull showed off his talent for character voices by surprising Disney characters with their own voices, and their reactions are pretty adorable.

Make Your Week: A mechanic loans his own car, stranger helps mother in parking lot

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:55am

On this snowy Monday with closed schools and poor road conditions, it may be easy to get discouraged.

SLC tech summit encourages entrepreneurs to make their visions into reality

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:45am

Salt Lake's first Silicon Slopes Tech Summit encouraged entrepreneurs to make their vision a reality during the two-day tech conference at the Salt Palace.

Gun violence keeps rising in PG-13 movies, study says

Assil Frayha, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:29am

Gun violence in PG-13 movies is still on the rise, exceeding its counterpart in R-rated movies, according to a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics.

Turkey's Erdogan urges Tanzania to end Gulen ties

Sylivester Domasa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:21am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday talked about trade and security on the first stop of an African tour, urging Tanzania's leader to shut institutions linked to a Muslim cleric who is accused by Turkey of leading a failed coup.

Are you egotistical and unteachable?

Kim Giles and Nicole Cunningham, Contributors  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:52am

"I have a friend who is driving me crazy with the way he knows more about everything than I do." In this edition of LIFEadvice, coaches Kim Giles and Nicole Cunningham explain how you can know if you're unteachable and how to deal with the unteachable people in your life.