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Utah man pleads guilty in Yellowstone dig seeking treasure

Utah man pleads guilty in Yellowstone dig seeking treasure

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 5th - 5:17pm

A Utah man has pleaded guilty after authorities said he was caught digging in a Yellowstone National Park cemetery in search of hidden treasure.
Gingerbread monolith delights San Francisco on Christmas Day

Gingerbread monolith delights San Francisco on Christmas Day

Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 26th - 6:26pm

In true pop-up art fashion, a nearly 7-foot-tall monolith made of gingerbread mysteriously appeared on a San Francisco hilltop on Christmas Day and collapsed the next day.
US officials say Santa on his way, vaccinated and free of quarantine restrictions

US officials say Santa on his way, vaccinated and free of quarantine restrictions

Gabriella Borter, Reuters  |  Posted Dec 24th - 7:11pm

Santa Claus, vaccinated against COVID-19 and free of quarantine restrictions mere mortals face, was making his annual jaunt across the globe on Christmas Eve and being tracked by the U.S. and Canadian military, officials said on Thursday.
Have You Seen This? If 'Hamilton' was about a red-nosed reindeer

Have You Seen This? If 'Hamilton' was about a red-nosed reindeer

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec 19th - 3:14pm

Neither Hamilton or Rudolph are throwing away their shot in this video.
Biden picks US Rep. Deb Haaland to be Interior Secretary, sources say

Biden picks US Rep. Deb Haaland to be Interior Secretary, sources say

Trevor Hunnicutt, Reuters  |  Posted Dec 17th - 1:27pm

President-Elect Joe Biden will nominate Representative Deb Haaland to serve as his Interior Secretary, the Washington Post reported Thursday.
Kangaroos can learn to communicate with humans, researchers say

Kangaroos can learn to communicate with humans, researchers say

Paulina Duran, Reuters  |  Posted Dec 16th - 2:51pm

Kangaroos can learn to communicate with humans similar to how domesticated dogs do, by using their gaze to "point" and ask for help, researchers said in a study published on Wednesday.
Have You Seen This? Maria von Trapp teaches Maria von Trapp how to yodel

Have You Seen This? Maria von Trapp teaches Maria von Trapp how to yodel

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:26pm

An unearthed gem that will thrill any "The Sound of Music" fan.
Arianne Brown: Words have meaning — yes, even the four-letter words

Arianne Brown: Words have meaning — yes, even the four-letter words

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec 11th - 2:29pm

While listening to a choir of obscenities with my teenage daughter present, I was reminded of something a wise man once said: "I don't think that word means what you think it means."
Yes, it's another monolith. And this time it's in Britain

Yes, it's another monolith. And this time it's in Britain

Amy Cassidy and Amy Woodyatt, CNN  |  Posted Dec 7th - 2:00pm

For those keeping track of the mystery of the monoliths, get your scorecards ready — another of the curious structures has been spotted, this time on the Isle of Wight, off England's south coast.
Scene from 'Elf' comes to life as Buddy meets dad in Boston

Scene from 'Elf' comes to life as Buddy meets dad in Boston

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 6:27am

Just like a real-life movie, the story of Buddy the Elf meeting his biological father has come to life, just in time for the holidays.
A volunteer was attacked by a tiger at Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue

A volunteer was attacked by a tiger at Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue

Scottie Andrew and Tina Burnside, CNN  |  Posted Dec 3rd - 12:15pm

A longtime volunteer at Big Cat Rescue, the Florida animal sanctuary profiled in Netflix's "Tiger King," was attacked by a tiger during a morning feeding, the sanctuary confirmed to CNN.
2 men take credit for dismantling Utah monolith because of 'damage caused by the internet sensationalism'

2 men take credit for dismantling Utah monolith because of 'damage caused by the internet sensationalism'

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Updated Dec 1st - 9:48pm

A professional outdoor adventure photographer said he and his friends witnessed four men knocking over the mysterious monolith in San Juan County's red rock country.
Monolith disappears, rock pile and mini pyramid now in its place

Monolith disappears, rock pile and mini pyramid now in its place

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov 29th - 7:13pm

The mystery continues for Utah's favorite (unlikely) sign of alien contact.
Stephen Colbert gives Utah tourism boost in Late Show Mono-logue

Stephen Colbert gives Utah tourism boost in Late Show Mono-logue

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 26th - 6:57pm

Utah: Come for the fun; stay because the Monolith commands it!
Pakistan's lonely elephant serenaded one last time at farewell party

Pakistan's lonely elephant serenaded one last time at farewell party

Reuters  |  Posted Nov 23rd - 10:33am

Officials and well-wishers gathered at Islamabad Zoo on Monday for a farewell party for Pakistan's lonely elephant Kaavan before he sets off for a new life in Cambodia this week.
'Vaccine, vaccine': Dolly Parton adds pandemic hero to list of accomplishments

'Vaccine, vaccine': Dolly Parton adds pandemic hero to list of accomplishments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 5:14pm

Dolly Parton is being celebrated in song — a rewritten version of her own "Jolene" — for her contribution to an experimental coronavirus vaccine.
Love for Disney, sheltering in place give birth to roller coaster in California backyard

Love for Disney, sheltering in place give birth to roller coaster in California backyard

Lauren M. Johnson and Jeffrey Kopp, CNN  |  Posted Nov 11th - 8:04pm

Many people have adopted new hobbies to help cope with spending more time at home during the pandemic, but few have taken it to the level of a California family, who built a 400-foot roller coaster in their parents' backyard.
Change Meow: the California neighborhood where dogs and cats are vying for mayor

Change Meow: the California neighborhood where dogs and cats are vying for mayor

Reuters  |  Updated Oct 30th - 4:39am

One Californian neighborhood had had enough of the acrimonious atmosphere among people ahead of the Nov. 3 U.S. elections.
Families are bored, so Monopoly sales are soaring

Families are bored, so Monopoly sales are soaring

Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business  |  Posted Oct 26th - 9:17am

Families stuck at home have resorted to playing games again and that's benefiting Hasbro.