News / Features / 

Most Recent

Real-world debates permeate Venice Biennale on architecture

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 11:21pm

Real-world debates permeate this year's Venice Biennale on architecture, from commemorating spaces once part of the U.S. slave trade to maintaining the delicate status quo at religious sites in the Holy Land.

Memorial weekend: Skip the crowds at Zion National Park, check out these local haunts

Ashley Imlay, KSL   |  Posted May 25th - 9:45pm

If you're planning on visiting the Beehive State's southwest corner and would prefer to avoid crowded trails and long wait times, the Deseret News spoke to several natives and discovered some of the best local haunts.

Father, son plead guilty to fraud involving secretive sect

Emery P. Dalesio and Holbrook Mohr, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 8:51pm

A father and son who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church.

Burn survivor becomes beauty inspiration

Ryan Bergeron, CNN  |  Posted May 25th - 8:36pm

With a drop of a pan, Shalom Blac's life changed forever.

Here’s why privacy policy updates have been popping up on websites and in your inbox

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25th - 5:47pm

If you feel like you’ve been seeing an unusual amount of privacy policy updates popping up all over your favorite websites or in your inbox, you’re not going crazy.

9 ways to save on your next family vacation

Steph Grimes, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 25th - 3:32pm

Travel can seem out of reach when you're living on a budget, but it doesn't have to be. Here are nine ways to save on your next vacation so you can experience the world with your family.

Have You Seen This? Blowing out birthday candles is hard

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 25th - 2:32pm

This kid is frustrated, but he's determined and that's all that matters.

2 members of secretive sect plead guilty to fraud charges

Emery P. Dalesio and Holbrook Mohr, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 1:53pm

A father and son who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church.

Judge orders higher-calorie meals for Alaska Muslim inmates

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 1:33pm

A U.S. judge on Friday ordered Alaska corrections officials to provide Muslim inmates with nutritionally sufficient, pork-free meals when they break their Ramadan fasts at night.

Sleep in this weekend — you might live longer

Jen Christensen, CNN  |  Posted May 25th - 11:17am

Your pets may be pestering you to get up and feed them, and your spouse may want you to get started on that honey-do list, but tell them you're sleeping in this weekend. Science says it may help you live longer, especially if you don't get enough rest during the week.

Guatemala minister: Sheldon Adelson flew officials to Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 10:23am

United States casino magnate Sheldon Adelson provided Guatemala's official delegation a Boeing 767 to travel to Israel for the relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a Guatemalan government official said Friday.

Florida man charged with hate crimes in mosque bomb threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 9:27am

A Florida man has been charged with federal hate crimes after allegedly phoning bomb threats to a mosque.

Correction: Vatican-Priest Shortage story

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 8:28am

In a story May 21 about the shortage of Catholic priests, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the number of Catholics rose from 1.27 million to 1.29 million between 2014 and 2015. The number of Catholics rose in that period from 1.27 billion to 1.29 billion, according to Vatican statistics.

Utah man who sold machine-gun converters sentenced to prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 11:55pm

A Utah man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for illegally making and selling more than 1,400 machine-gun converter devices for AR-15-style rifles.

In Gaza, border opening brings relief and anxiety

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 11:52pm

Just after daybreak, Hamed al-Shaer came down the narrow stairway of his family's home in southern Gaza pulling a black suitcase and said goodbye to his mother. They hugged at the gate and he kissed her hands in a show of devotion as she struggled to control her emotions.

Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:38pm

An "unlikely" string of events prompted Amazon's Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle, the company said Thursday.

How to follow the Mediterranean diet using locally-grown foods

Suzanne Lewis, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 24th - 8:37pm

May is Mediterranean Diet month. This eating pattern is a great way to explore flavorful and healthy family meals with a local flair.

Judge set to order proper meals for Muslim inmates in Alaska

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 7:01pm

A judge plans to issue an order Friday requiring that an Alaska jail provide suitable meals to Muslim inmates as they break their daily fasts during Ramadan.

U. professor awarded $2M to develop tech that protects power grids from disaster

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24th - 5:43pm

When Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico last September, it left nearly all of the island’s 3.4 million residents without electricity. University of Utah professor Masood Parvania wants to prevent that from happening again.