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Homeowner trying to kill weeds ends up burning down garage

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 8:11am

Authorities say a homeowner trying to kill troublesome weeds with a torch has burned down his garage.

Correction: Priest Shortage story

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 8:10am

In a story May 23 about applicants to a Roman Catholic seminary in Rhode Island, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the number of applicants that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence had received. Carolyn Cronin, a spokeswoman for the diocese, says four men are going through the application process. She says none of the applicants are from the Diocese of Providence.

Crowds, delays expected at Zion National Park this weekend

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 8:01am

U.S. officials say they're expecting record numbers of visitors to southern Utah's Zion National Park this holiday weekend that could have people waiting more than 45 minutes to enter the park and board shuttles.

In Egypt, a marionette maker strings together memories

Ahmed Hatem, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 12:10am

In a tiny Cairo workshop, Mohamed Fawzi Bakkar designs and builds marionettes from scratch, hoping to revive a traditional art.

Pakistani mob demolishes mosque belonging to minority sect

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:40pm

Sunni extremists have demolished a mosque belonging to Pakistan's minority Ahmadi sect in the eastern city of Sialkot, the latest mob attack on minorities in the country.

Man who said church shooting was hoax jailed on gun charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:44pm

A conspiracy theorist arrested after telling a Texas church that the killing of more than two dozen of its worshippers was a hoax is free on bond after another arrest — this time on a weapons charge.

Chocolate, cinnamon, and unicorns: Inside the last-ditch effort to save sugary cereals

Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN  |  Posted May 23rd - 8:37pm

Kellogg is digging into its bag of tricks to get Americans excited about cereal again.

Cardinal: Nicaragua talks at impasse, suspended indefinitely

Luis Manuel Galeano, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 8:18pm

Talks between President Daniel Ortega's administration and opposition and civic groups on resolving weeks of deadly unrest broke down Wednesday after government opponents demanded earlier elections and changes in electoral laws.

Mystery data center that could bring $100M in infrastructure to Cedar Valley approved by all parties

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted May 23rd - 7:00pm

A mystery data center could bring more than $100 million in infrastructure to Cedar Valley after it was approved to be built in Eagle Mountain.

More than $8M awarded to victim of cult in trafficking case

Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 5:23pm

More than $8 million was awarded Wednesday to a woman who alleged that the spiritual leader of a cult forced her to work without pay for a decade.

Peregrine falcons set up nest in downtown SLC after 3-year hiatus

Carter Williams,  |  Posted May 23rd - 4:28pm

Wildlife officials noticed peregrine falcons had set up a nest atop One Utah Center, 201 S. Main, a little more than a week ago and the eggs could hatch any day now.

Truck dumps 40,000 pounds of chicken feathers on highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:16pm

A tractor-trailer made a fowl mess when it rolled over in Washington state. It dumped about 40,000 pounds (18,145 kilograms) of chicken feathers across Interstate 5.

How the LDS Church manages its finances

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:11pm

In an article published by Bishop Gérald Caussé of the church's presiding bishopric Tuesday, he says tithing donations act as the “foundation of the financial stability of the church.”

Muslim inmates sue Alaska corrections officials over policy

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:44pm

Muslim inmates are suing state corrections officials, arguing that they are not provided adequate nourishment as they break their daily fasts during Ramadan at an Alaska jail.

Iran's Khamenei criticizes US over hard-line stance

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:40pm

Iran's supreme leader criticized the U.S. on Wednesday over its hard-line stance toward the country since President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal with Western powers.

Have You Seen This? Lynxes let out sorrow for world with shrieks

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:15pm

Sometimes nature is really relatable, like when these lynxes just stood in the road screaming at each other for several minutes.

The Latest: Alaska agency responds to Muslim inmate lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:11pm

The Latest on a lawsuit by Muslim inmates against Alaska corrections officials (all times local):

Foam rubber gold bars fool man who burglarized Michigan shop

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:02pm

Fake promotional gold bars apparently appeared so much like the real thing that someone broke into a western Michigan flooring shop to take them.

Lawsuits seek removal of Arkansas Ten Commandments display

Andrew DeMILLO, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 12:28pm

Opponents of a Ten Commandments display at the Arkansas state Capitol filed federal lawsuits Wednesday to have the monument removed, arguing it's an unconstitutional endorsement of religion by government