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Gone extinct: Animatronic T-Rex bursts into flames

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:06pm

The co-owner of a dinosaur-themed park in southern Colorado thinks an electrical malfunction caused a life-size animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex to burst into flames.

Prosecutor: Kansas militia members wanted to kill immigrants

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:22pm

Three militia members plotted for months to blow up an apartment complex housing Somali immigrants in western Kansas, saying that they wanted to "exterminate cockroaches," a federal prosecutor said Thursday at the start of their trial.

Pregnant elk poached in Zion National Park, authorities say

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:36pm

Authorities are seeking information about the recent poaching of a pregnant cow elk within Zion National Park.

Police raid Michigan diocese while priest faces sex charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:26pm

Police in Michigan raided the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw, the residence of the bishop and a rectory Thursday following the recent arrest of a priest accused of committing sex crimes.

School board settles lawsuit alleging cult indoctrination

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:15pm

A Connecticut school board has approved a settlement of a lawsuit that accused four educators of indoctrinating three sisters into a religious cult that celebrates death.

Author of "The Dictator Pope" suspended as Knight of Malta

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:56pm

The author of a highly critical book about Pope Francis, entitled "The Dictator Pope," has been suspended by the Knights of Malta lay religious order.

Fed up with Facebook? Here's how to break it off

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:03pm

Fed up with Facebook? You're not alone. A growing number of people are deleting it, or at least wrestling with whether they should, in light of its latest privacy debacle — allegations that a Trump-linked data-mining firm stole information on tens of millions of users to influence elections.

Have You Seen This? Math teacher is a human calculator

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 1:15pm

I still count with my fingers and this guy is putting together huge numbers. I am not a smart man.

On Israeli posters, Paddington Bear gets kosher for Passover

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 1:00pm

In Israel, Paddington Bear eats his marmalade on matzo.

The Latest: Mother says Nigerian girl refused to convert

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:04pm

The Latest on mass abduction and release of Nigerian schoolgirls (all times local):

Mother: Nigerian schoolgirl blocked from Boko Haram release at last moment after refusing to convert to Islam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:00pm

Mother: Nigerian schoolgirl blocked from Boko Haram release at last moment after refusing to convert to Islam.

Florida man reunites with pet cat lost 14 years ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:42am

A Florida man has been reunited with a cat he lost 14 years ago.

European court upholds German move to take kids from sect

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:14am

The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday upheld Germany's decision to take away the children of families in a Christian sect to protect them from being disciplined by caning, agreeing the punishment constituted child abuse and authorities were left with no choice.

Romanian court says dead man can get driving license back

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:06am

Days after one Romanian court told a man he was officially dead despite evidence to the contrary, another court has declared that a man who was truly dead could get his driving license back.

Facebook's Zuckerberg apologizes for 'major breach of trust'

Barbara Ortutay, Danica Kirka and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:54pm

Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for a "major breach of trust," admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm.

Young woman's skin condition leads to splotchy appearance — and a modeling contract

Bethany Hines, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:05pm

Amy Deanne was a high school senior when she first noticed the odd white spots on her hand.

'These cute faces are the front lines': Utah school wins national award for kindness

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 7:32pm

"I think (being kind) is one of the most important things. I think it should be No. 1 on your list to do, is to at least give someone a smile," said 9-year-old Annabel George, a student at Daybreak Elementary School in South Jordan.

Vatican media chief resigns over doctored letter scandal

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 6:58pm

The head of the Vatican's communications department resigned Wednesday after he mischaracterized a private letter from retired Pope Benedict XVI, then had a photo of it digitally manipulated and sent out to the media.