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Transplanted: Large Idaho sequoia tree finds new home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 1:43pm

A large sequoia tree with a history rooted in conservation was standing in the way of progress, so on Sunday, it was moved.

In about face, Israel freezes Western Wall mixed prayer plan

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 11:04am

The Israeli government froze a long-overdue plan Sunday to open a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall, a major policy reversal that infuriated the liberal streams of Judaism that represent most Jews in the United States.

UK: 6 hurt as car strikes people at Muslim celebration

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 9:23am

Six people, including three children, were injured Sunday after a car ran into a large crowd gathered to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the northern English city of Newcastle. Police said there was no information suggesting the incident was terror-related.

Japan marks 75 years of Vatican ties with Noh theater show

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 7:40am

Japan has marked the 75th anniversary of diplomatic ties with the Holy See with a performance of ancient traditional Noh theater in Rome.

Norwegians collect money to fix penis-shaped rock formation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:21am

Activists are collecting money to repair a penis-shaped rock formation in southern Norway after the popular tourist attraction was found badly damaged.

Options for Supreme Court on Trump travel ban

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:55am

The Supreme Court is expected to decide within days whether the Trump administration can enforce a ban on visitors to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries.

Assad decamps from Syrian capital for holiday prayers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 3:00am

Syrian President Bashar Assad has travelled to one of Syria's core cities to attend Eid al-Fitr prayers marking the end of Ramadan, in a rare departure from his capital stronghold.

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 10:12pm

Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend. "Your son is alive," he said.

Police investigate 2 possible hate crimes against mosques

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 8:40pm

Authorities in California are investigating two possible hate crimes against Islamic centers in Sacramento and Davis.

Top dog, Brynneth Pawltro, elected mayor of Kentucky town

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 7:30pm

Being mayor is a ruff job but somebody has to do it.

Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

Linda Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 6:01pm

Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion.

Syria releases hundreds of detainees ahead of Eid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 3:57pm

The Syrian government released Saturday hundreds of detainees including some who backed the insurgency against President Bashar Assad on the eve of a major Muslim holiday.

Have You Seen This? Baby elephant chasing birds is delightful

Martha Ostergar, KSL Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 2:02pm

An elephant calf gets a little too (adorably) rambunctious while chasing birds at a Swedish zoo.

In Moscow, 1 million people visit relics of popular saint

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 1:50pm

Over a million people have visited the relics of Saint Nicholas, one of the Russian Orthodox Church's most revered figures, since they were brought to Moscow last month.

Egypt's president ratifies disputed Saudi islands pact

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 1:43pm

Egypt's president on Saturday ratified a disputed 2016 agreement under which his country would transfer control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, following through on his assertion earlier this week that the matter was closed.

Professor to student mom: Just bring your baby to class

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 12:00pm

A professor in Tennessee has a solution for a student who missed class after she couldn't find someone to babysit her 3-year-old girl: Just bring the child to class.

Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 11:57am

Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads.

Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she's gay at church

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 10:34am

A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God — before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders — is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues.

Turkey bans Istanbul Pride, organizers vow to march anyway

Bram Janssen and Neyran Elden, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 10:14am

Turkish authorities announced Saturday they will not allow the Istanbul Pride march to take place on Sunday — the third year in a row the celebration has been banned. The move prompted criticism from rights groups and fears of possible violence, as Pride organizers said they would defy the ban.

Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 6:43am

The Supreme Court enters its final week of work before a long summer hiatus with action expected on the Trump administration's travel ban and a decision due in a separation of church and state case that arises from a Missouri church playground.