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Religious leaders to invoke Frederick Douglass on July 4th

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 3rd - 4:13pm

About 150 preachers, rabbis and imams are promising to invoke Black abolitionist Frederick Douglass on July 4th as they call for the U.S. to tackle racism and poverty.

Have You Seen This? Man brilliantly risks life and limb on treadmill for science

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 3:44pm

At what speed is riding on a treadmill in a laundry basket no longer a good idea? Thanks to this man’s scientific efforts, we now know.

Experts find early ocher mine in Mexican underwater caves

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 3rd - 2:03pm

Experts and cave divers in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula have found ocher mines that are some of the oldest on the continent, which could explain why ancient skeletons were found in the narrow, twisting labyrinths of now-submerged sinkhole caves.

Russian Orthodox Church defrocks coronavirus-denying monk

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 3rd - 10:40am

The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday defrocked a coronavirus-denying monk who has defied Kremlin lockdown orders and taken control of a monastery.

UN agency: North Europe radiation likely linked to reactor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 4:27am

The U.N. nuclear agency said Friday that slightly elevated levels of radioactivity detected in northern Europe likely were related to a nuclear reactor that was either operating or undergoing maintenance, but it's still unclear where it is located.

Israeli, UAE technology firms pen deal on virus research

Joseph Krauss, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 3rd - 3:41am

A state-linked technology company in the United Arab Emirates has signed a partnership with two major Israeli defense firms to research ways of combating the coronavirus pandemic.

AP Exclusive: Hair weaves from Chinese prison camps seized

Martha Mendoza, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 2nd - 10:34pm

topped with “Haolin Hair Accessories” in big red letters — was ringed with barbed wire fencing and surveillance cameras, and the entrance was blocked by helmeted police. Across the street, what appeared to be an educational facility was topped with political slogans declaring “the country has power” and urging people to obey the Communist Party. It was unclear whether the factory was part of a detention center, but former detainees in other parts of Xinjiang have described being shuttled to work in fenced, guarded compounds during the day and taken back to internment camps at night.

20 easy, no-oven recipes for the summer

Brittany Poulson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 8:36pm

These 20 simple, no-oven recipes will be your best friend this summer as you work to keep your family fed and your kitchen cool.

What remains of KSL’s old tramway may be removed from Oquirrh range

Carter Williams  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 7:02pm

Did you know that there was once a tram to get up to Farnsworth Peak? Here's a look into the history of the forgotten tramway and what may come of its remaining pieces.

Kansas legislators seek investigation into former detective

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 2nd - 3:40pm

A coalition of Kansas lawmakers, religious leaders and racial justice advocates called Thursday for an investigation into a retired white police detective accused of preying on Black women for sex over decades and framing for murder the son of one of them.

Watchdog says govt blocking report on Trump-hurricane flap

Aamer Madhani, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 2nd - 3:29pm

A government watchdog says the Commerce Department is trying to block the findings of an investigation into the agency’s role in rebuking forecasters who contradicted President Donald Trump’s inaccurate claims about the path of Hurricane Dorian last year.

Have You Seen This? Bird takes shark for a different type of magic carpet ride

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 3:05pm

I believe this shark is having the time of its life on a magic carpet ride above a city of sand of a different type than Agrabah.

Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 2nd - 1:58pm

Vanilla Ice cooled off plans for a concert in Texas after taking considerable heat for an event that sought to gather hundreds of fans in one of the nation's coronavirus hot spots.

Fish more vulnerable to warming water than first thought

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 12:04pm

the biggest fishery in the United States and the source of fast food fillets — and well-known species such as sockeye salmon, brown trout, bonito, barracuda and swordfish.

Supreme Court agrees to hear Nazi art case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 11:44am

The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear a case involving the descendants of a group of Jewish art dealers from Germany who say their ancestors were forced to sell a collection of religious art to the Nazi government in 1935.

Vanilla Ice indefinitely postpones a Texas concert that drew fierce criticism due to the coronavirus pandemic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 11:40am

Vanilla Ice indefinitely postpones a Texas concert that drew fierce criticism due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Family of toddler with rare blood cancer searching for bone marrow donor

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 10:01am

Zoe Smith is fighting for her life at Primary Children’s Hospital after being diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia that will take something even more rare to save her.

Priest sues to stop federal execution over coronavirus risk

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 9:08am

A Zen Buddhist priest, who is a spiritual adviser to one of three federal death row inmates scheduled to be executed this month, filed a lawsuit Thursday arguing the Bureau of Prisons is putting him at risk for the coronavirus by moving forward with executions during a nationwide pandemic.

Bishop: North Carolina priest kept on leave on abuse claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 6:39am

A Catholic priest in North Carolina will remain on administrative leave after allegations of sexual abuse against him were revealed last year, the Charlotte diocese's bishop said.