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Mike Rowe makes online plea to help West Jordan toymaker

Ashley Kewish, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:15am

A West Jordan toymaker has been getting attention after television’s Mike Rowe went on Facebook Live to ask people to donate to Tiny Tim’s Toys.

Pope cautions against 'unfair' Middle East peace plans

Frances D'Emilio  |  Updated Feb 23rd - 5:59am

Pope Francis has cautioned against “unfair” solutions aimed at ending the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

Iran announces 42.57% voter turnout in parliamentary elections, lowest turnout since 1979 Islamic Revolution.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 5:38am

Iran announces 42.57% voter turnout in parliamentary elections, lowest turnout since 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Indian authorities scramble to give Trump a mega-rally

Sheikh Saaliq  |  Updated Feb 23rd - 2:18am

The sun-baked city of Ahmedabad was jostling with activity Sunday as workers cleaned roads, planted flowers and hoisted hundreds of billboards featuring President Donald Trump, a day ahead of his maiden two-day visit to India after Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised him a boisterous public reception.

Huckabuy scores $2.3 million to grow search optimization effort

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 8:42pm

Since practically the dawn of internet search engines, one of the principal challenges for anyone, or any business, with a website has been getting that content noticed by surfers of the vast digital ether.

Inspired by J.Lo, moms are sharing bikini selfies to promote body positivity

Alaa Elassar, CNN  |  Updated Feb 22nd - 7:29pm

Moms across the world are sharing bikini selfies to promote body positivity, a viral challenge inspired by Jennifer Lopez.

Hero in Hanukkah attack declining $20K reward over Zionism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 6:21pm

An Orthodox Jewish man credited as a hero for attacking a knife-wielding man who stabbed five people during a Hanukkah celebration north of New York City is refusing to take a $20,000 reward from established Jewish groups because he considers them Zionists, according to a rabbi who knows him.

Have You Seen This? ‘Possum Lady’ channels dead squirrel’s wisdom

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:27pm

After chewing through a Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary in life, squirrel Pearl de Wisdom knows all in death.

BLM withdraws 2 controversial oil and gas leases from Moab’s Sand Flats

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:23am

The BLM announced Friday it is pulling two leases for potential oil and gas development at the Sand Flats Special Recreation Management Area.

Former Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch to be recognized with award for sponsoring religious bills

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:07am

Those who win the award have “demonstrated courage and commitment to defending religious freedom in America and around the world,” according to a news release.

Health officials worry as untraceable virus clusters emerge

Aniruddha Ghosal and Lauran Neergaard  |  Updated Feb 22nd - 4:44am

the first patient who sparks every new cluster — might signal the disease has begun spreading too widely for tried-and-true public health steps to stamp it out.

At Trump's India rally, Modi bets on bolstering his image

Sheikh Saaliq  |  Updated Feb 22nd - 3:37am

A festive mood has enveloped Ahmedabad in India’s northwestern state of Gujarat ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting there on Monday with President Donald Trump, whom he's promised millions of adoring fans.

TikTok, every teenager's favorite app, just rolled out new parental controls

Kaya Yurieff, CNN Business  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:11pm

TikTok is giving parents more control over how their teens are using the app. A new feature lets parents manage their kid's activity and time spent on the platform.

‘He is so humble’: House bill seeks to honor Salt Lake pastor, civil rights icon France Davis

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:37pm

Rep. Sandra Hollins was a member of Rev. France Davis’ congregation for nearly 30 years. Now she hopes to honor his legacy with the help of the Utah Legislature.

Man guilty of killing 2 who tried to stop his slurs on train

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 21st - 6:53pm

A man accused of fatally stabbing two people who prosecutors say tried to stop his racist tirade against two young black women on a Portland, Oregon, commuter train was convicted of murder Friday after an emotional trial that featured testimony from both women and the sole survivor of the attack nearly three years ago.

Facebook will pay you up to $5 to record your voice

Jordan Valinsky, CNN  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:30pm

Facebook will pay you for your voice, but don't expect to get wealthy.

Have You Seen This? Kitty sit-ups are the best kind of sit-ups

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:41pm

I don't know why this cat needs jacked abs, but who am I to tell him he shouldn't get them?

South Korea becomes newest front in shifting virus outbreak

Hyung-Jin Kim and Matt Sedensky  |  Updated Feb 21st - 3:29pm

Cases of a new virus swelled Friday in South Korea, making the country the newest front in a widening global outbreak centered in China and now reverberating elsewhere.

Students' arrest over slur prompts review of ridicule law

Dave Collins  |  Updated Feb 21st - 1:48pm

Free speech concerns that were raised following the arrests of two University of Connecticut students accused of saying a racial slur have led state legislators to consider repealing a century-old law that bans ridicule based on race, religion or nationality.