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German state vote a test for Merkel's party, resurgent rival

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 12:12am

A state election Sunday in western Germany offers Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives a tough test against their resurgent center-left rivals six months before Merkel seeks a fourth term in a national vote.

Podiatrist who set free throws world record dies at 94

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 11:22pm

A California podiatrist who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. He was 94.

LDS General Conference blog: Women's session

KSL.com  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 9:21pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold its semiannual general gonference on March 25 and April 1-2. Follow along with this blog to get insight into the various addresses given throughout the conference.

US acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on Mosul

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 3:47pm

An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the U.S. military, American officials said Saturday.

Have You Seen This? Dog is dog’s best friend

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 2:01pm

When you’re stuck in snow, and it don’t look good, who you gonna call?

Storm destroys church as threat continues in Midwest, South

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 12:10pm

Authorities say an apparent tornado demolished a church as a large system of storms threatened several states across the South and Midwest.

Pope visits Milan housing project; urges compassion for poor

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 11:05am

Pope Francis focused his one-day visit Saturday to the wealthy northern Italian city of Milan on those marginalized by society, visiting families in a housing project and exhorting clergy and nuns to minister to the peripheries.

Provo doctors use hologram imaging to change the way surgeons operate

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 9:27am

Two Provo doctors are using Microsoft's HoloLens with advanced medical imaging to create holograms of MRIs and X-rays, and they're certain this will change the way surgeons operate.

Turkish chocolate festival features bust of President Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 8:45am

One of the highlights at a Turkish chocolate festival has been U.S. President Donald Trump — made of cake icing.

Canada pulls vehicle license plate deemed offensive

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 5:20am

A Canadian provincial government has withdrawn a man's eponymous personalized vehicle license plate, saying Lorne Grabher's surname is offensive to women when viewed on his car bumper.

Man carrying a sword, dressed as Joker arrested in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:50pm

Police in Virginia have arrested a man who was dressed as comic book villain the Joker and reportedly carrying a sword.

Escape from madness: Walking away from a cult of killers

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:45pm

The daughter of a cult leader whose orders led to about three dozen murders in the 1970s and 1980s has emerged from the shadows to tell her story. The killings — including at least three in Utah — were the backdrop to Anna LeBaron's early life

UVU students upset about school's toilet paper

Mike Anderson  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:23pm

Some students at Utah Valley University are at odds with the school's choice in toilet paper. They say it's way too thin and harsh.

Are vegetable oils healthy?

Lisa Drayer, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:02pm

In small amounts, vegetable oils are healthy, as they contain fats that are essential in our diets. But our consumption of vegetable oil has increased considerably since the 1960s, and the health effects of high intakes are a source of scientific debate.

Judge clears way for retrial of ex-Philadelphia monsignor

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:24pm

A Catholic church official's 14-year legal odyssey over his handling of sex-abuse complaints won't end anytime soon after a Philadelphia judge said Friday he would be retried on child endangerment charges.

4 things to know about Apple's red iPhone, new iPad and movie app

Heather Kelly, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:10pm

Apple is keeping things simple.

US Jews wrestle with arrest of Jew in bomb threats case

Rachel Zoll, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:29pm

Jewish groups had pointed to scores of bomb threats against their communities as the most dramatic example of what they considered a surge in anti-Semitism. Some blamed a far-right emboldened by President Donald Trump. Now, that picture has been complicated by the arrest of an Israeli Jewish hacker who authorities say is responsible for the harassment.

The Latest: US government opposes Hawaii injunction request

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:20pm

The Latest on challenges to President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban (all times local):

Mindy Kaling's Newark joke leads to dinner with Cory Booker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:57pm

A joke about Newark, New Jersey, on "The Mindy Project" led to dinner plans between U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and star Mindy Kaling.