News / Features / 

Most Recent

3 charged with planned explosive attack on Muslim community

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 22nd - 12:16pm

Three men were charged with plotting to attack a rural upstate New York Muslim community with explosives, authorities said Tuesday.

'The whole world will see it': Crafting the papal chair

Kathia Martinez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 10:33am

A handful of carpenters were putting the finishing details on a towering cedar chair, detailed with carvings and crowned by a triangular pediment.

Giant ice disk equipped with webcam after surviving storm

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 22nd - 10:23am

Maine's giant spinning ice disk that quickly gained international fame survived the weekend winter weather that pummeled New England and now has its own webcam.

Orangutan bites zoo volunteer, detaches her thumb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:49am

A zoo in Ohio says one of its volunteer's thumbs became detached when an orangutan reached through a barrier and bit her arm.

Smartphone apps, devices to monitor your kids’ online activities

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:31am

Keeping tabs on your children’s online activities keeps getting more and more challenging in this increasingly high-tech world. Fortunately, there is help.

AP-NORC Poll: Disasters influence thinking on climate change

Ellen Knickmeyer, Hannah Fingerhut and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:41am

When it comes to their views on climate change, Americans are looking at natural disasters and their local weather, according to a new poll.

Vatican insists no reports of sexual abuse against Argentine

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 22nd - 7:44am

The Vatican is insisting that there were no accusations of sexual abuse against an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis when he resigned suddenly in 2017 and was promoted to a job at the Vatican.

9 brains, 3 hearts: Some wild facts about octopuses

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 22nd - 7:11am

Mythology and superstition have portrayed octopuses as alien beings or evil creatures dwelling in the terrifying dark depths of oceans.

Armed with affection, octogenarian is an 'octopus whisperer'

Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 22nd - 7:09am

Wilson Menashi palmed a squid in his left hand and extended his arm into an aquarium tank, watching as a giant Pacific octopus stretched out arms to greet him like a friend.

Inmates at Panama youth prison anticipate visit from pope

Juan Zamorano, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 22nd - 7:04am

More than 100,000 young people are expected to show up in Panama City when Pope Francis visits from Jan. 23-27 for World Youth Day. At a detention center about 25 miles (40 kilometers) away there are 144 more who can't make the trip, locked up for serious crimes including murder — so the pontiff is going to them.

Norway's coalition government announces enlarged Cabinet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 4:45am

Norway's center-right government has announced an enlarged Cabinet after the Christian Democrats joined the ruling coalition.

UN: 2 polio cases in Mozambique caused by virus from vaccine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 4:01am

Global health officials say they have identified two cases of polio in Mozambique caused by a mutated virus in the vaccine, marking another setback for attempts to eradicate the crippling disease.

Toyota, Panasonic announce venture for green auto batteries

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 22nd - 2:29am

Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. are setting up a joint venture to research, manufacture and sell batteries for ecological autos, an increasingly lucrative sector amid concerns about global warming.

Australia urges Indonesia to respect Bali bombing victims

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 22nd - 1:15am

Australia's prime minister said on Tuesday he would be disappointed if radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir were released from prison early and urged Indonesia to show respect for the victims of the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that the firebrand preacher inspired.

Provo restaurant serves up pizzas while making matches

Ray Boone, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 21st - 8:18pm

The Brick Oven restaurant in Provo has provided jobs for students for generations, and some say that job has proved to be the most important one they've ever had.

China says doctor behind gene-edited babies acted on his own

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 7:04pm

Chinese investigators have determined that the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law, a state media report said Monday.

Filipino Muslims vote on autonomy after long peace effort

Joeal Calupitan, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 21st - 6:13pm

Muslims in the southern Philippines voted Monday in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest, in what their leaders are touting as the best alternative to a new wave of Islamic State group-inspired militants.

Superbugs and anti-vaxxers make WHO's list of 10 global health threats

Holly Yan, CNN  |  Posted Jan 21st - 5:50pm

From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy.

2019 to be typical year for Utah star gazers: 'dazzling' and 'beautiful'

John Hollenhorst, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 21st - 5:12pm

For skywatchers, 2019 started off with a bang Sunday night as millions were able to observe a blood moon lunar eclipse. In other respects it will be a typical year in the night sky. But that doesn't mean there won't be lots of splendid sights.