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Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman: Death toll in Kabul suicide bombing that targeted a Shiite neighborhood rises to 25

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 6:58am

Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman: Death toll in Kabul suicide bombing that targeted a Shiite neighborhood rises to 25.

ASPCA says more than 600 birds removed from home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 6:44am

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says more than 600 birds were removed from a house in central Ohio after reports of animal neglect and a complaint from the public about living conditions.

Priests molested 1,000 children in Pennsylvania, report says

Marc Levy and Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 6:05am

A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she'd had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the boy's mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who sexually abused him.

Australian's Parliament speech on 'final solution' condemned

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 2:41am

An Australian senator is being condemned for his speech in Parliament advocating reviving a white-only immigration policy and using the term "final solution" in calling for a vote on which migrants to admit into the country.

Senior Chinese monk accused of sexual misconduct quits post

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:55am

One of China's most high-profile Buddhist monks has resigned from a top national post following reports of sexual misconduct, a religious association said Wednesday.

Utah lawmaker proposes putting a team in every school to catch red flags

John Hollenhorst, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:15pm

After most school massacres, people look back and realize there were warning signs that everyone missed — or didn't take seriously. Now, Utah is moving toward a mental health approach designed to catch those red flags before a tragedy takes place.

How parents can prepare their children for the upcoming school year

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:37pm

Your back-to-school list probably includes buying new clothes and school supplies, but does it also include talking to your children about safety?

Ellison wins Minnesota attorney general Democratic primary

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:27pm

Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and first Muslim elected to Congress, won his party's nomination Tuesday for Minnesota attorney general in a race clouded in the final days by an ex-girlfriend's allegation of domestic abuse.

DNC vice chair Keith Ellison, 1st Muslim elected to Congress, wins Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney general

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:11pm

DNC vice chair Keith Ellison, 1st Muslim elected to Congress, wins Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney general.

Report: Pennsylvania priests molested over 1,000 children

Mark Scolforo and Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 5:27pm

Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — since the 1940s, and senior church officials, including a man who is now the archbishop of Washington, D.C., systematically covered up the abuse, according to a grand jury report released Tuesday.

The Latest: Priest abuse report faults Cardinal Donald Wuerl

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 5:07pm

The Latest on a grand jury report on clergy abuse in six Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses (all times local):

Mexico City restaurant busted over protected tarantula tacos

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 5:04pm

Fancy a tarantula taco for a cool $27? Not so fast, Mexican authorities say.

As students go back to school, Salt Lake improves city crosswalks

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Aug 14th - 4:43pm

With students scheduled to start school in the coming weeks, nearly 1,500 crosswalks throughout Salt Lake City have been stripped and replaced for the new year.

User submitted: More shots of Utah's smoky summer skies

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted Aug 14th - 3:38pm

How many weeks has it been since you've seen a blue sky?

Have You Seen This? Great white shark jumps at researcher

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 14th - 1:15pm

Well this is the scariest thing I've ever seen. One more reason I never need to get in the water.

Pennsylvania grand jury report on 'predator priests' also says there could be 'thousands' of victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 12:19pm

Pennsylvania grand jury report on 'predator priests' also says there could be 'thousands' of victims.

Landmark Pennsylvania grand jury report finds more than 300 'predator priests' sexually abused children

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 12:09pm

Landmark Pennsylvania grand jury report finds more than 300 'predator priests' sexually abused children.

Chile authorities raid Episcopal Conference in abuse probe

Eva Vergara, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 11:49am

Chilean authorities raided the headquarters of the Catholic Church's Episcopal Conference on Tuesday as part of a widespread investigation into sex abuse committed by members of the Marist Brothers order in the South American country, prosecutors said.

Superintendent accused in feces on track to receive $100,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 11:45am

A New Jersey school superintendent who resigned after he was accused of repeatedly defecating on another high school's track will receive more than $100,000 from his school district.