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Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Feb 15th - 8:40pm

More bad news for diet soda lovers: Drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks and early death in women over 50, according to a new study by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

Met Museum says it's returning stolen coffin to Egypt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 7:45pm

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art says it's returning a prized artifact to Egypt after learning it was stolen from the country in 2011.

UDOT calls for residents to keep snow from their property off the road

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 15th - 5:50pm

As more winter weather rolls in this weekend, The Utah Department of Transportation would like to remind residents that it is illegal to remove snow from their own property and put it in the road.

Beer from 1886 shipwreck may yield new brew

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 15th - 5:24pm

Ahoy, beer lovers: A bottle from a 133-year-old shipwreck may yield yeast for a new brew in upstate New York.

There’s science behind that bond you have with your dog

Shara Park, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 15th - 5:19pm

When a parent gazes into an infant’s eyes, the body produces oxytocin — also known as the love hormone. A research study out of Japan found that gazing into a dog’s eyes produces the exact same thing.

Washington lawmakers advance limits on vaccine exemptions

Rachel La Corte, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 15th - 4:06pm

Washington state lawmakers advanced a measure Friday that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children for measles as the Pacific Northwest struggles with an outbreak of the contagious virus.

Southern Baptist leader sorry he supported accused pastor

Travis Loller, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 3:58pm

A prominent leader in the Southern Baptist Convention says he was wrong to support a Kentucky pastor accused of covering up sex abuse.

US seeks ways to recycle lithium batteries in cars, phones

Tammy Webber, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 15th - 3:40pm

The U.S. government will lead an ambitious effort to develop technologies to recycle lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles, cellphones and other sources to ensure a reliable and affordable supply of metals crucial to battery production in anticipation of soaring global demand and potential shortages, Department of Energy officials said Friday.

Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert

Lauran Neergaard and Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 15th - 2:19pm

Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday.

Omar's edgy Israel tweet no surprise to some back home

Steve Karnowski and Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 15th - 1:56pm

As Ilhan Omar's political star was rising last year on her way to becoming one of the first Muslim women in Congress, several Minnesota Jewish leaders invited her to talk privately about past statements they considered anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. Gathering at a state senator's home, they hoped to get a better sense of her views while expressing their concerns.

Have You Seen This? What a 5.9 magnitude earthquake looks like under water

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 15th - 1:43pm

I was never too terribly curious about what an earthquake looked like under water, but now that I've seen it I'm mad I didn't care.

Security guard arrested in shooting outside LA synagogue

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 15th - 1:21pm

Police arrested a security guard on suspicion of shooting a self-described First Amendment activist after the two engaged in a videotaped confrontation outside a Los Angeles synagogue and school.

Space junk harpooned like whale in orbit-cleanup test

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 15th - 12:58pm

A harpoon flung from a satellite has successfully captured a piece of pretend space junk, like a whale.

Russian police question nerve agent scientist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 12:13pm

A Russian scientist who says he developed a nerve agent suspected to have been used against a Russian ex-agent and his daughter says he's been questioned by police after flyers appeared in his home city accusing him of pedophilia.

Michigan seeks to revoke license of Detroit funeral home

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 15th - 11:54am

Michigan regulators are seeking to revoke the licenses of a Detroit funeral home and its manager after discovering 63 fetuses in boxes and freezers last year.

66 killed in Nigerian state before presidential election

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 15th - 11:34am

Authorities in Nigeria's Kaduna state are reporting at least 66 deaths in a wave of violence just before the country's presidential election.

Latter-day Saint missionaries can now call home every week

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb 15th - 10:30am

Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can now call and text their families every week, church officials said Friday.

AP Exclusive: Foster agency sued for turning down Catholic

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:04am

A South Carolina mother is accusing a federally funded foster agency of not working with her because she's Catholic.