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Court must decide if an elephant is a person

Court must decide if an elephant is a person

Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Updated May 18 - 12:19 p.m.

Is an Asian elephant also a person? That's the question before New York's highest court Wednesday in a closely watched case over whether a basic human right can be extended to an animal.
Bad Kitty: Town grounds cats to save rare birds

Bad Kitty: Town grounds cats to save rare birds

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18 - 8:47 a.m.

What a cat-astrophe! Authorities in the southwest German town of Walldorf have ordered some cat owners to keep their pets indoors until the end of August to protect a rare bird during its breeding season.
Passenger lands plane at Florida airport after pilot was incapacitated

Passenger lands plane at Florida airport after pilot was incapacitated

Jamiel Lynch, Dakin Andone and Pete Muntean, CNN  |  Updated May 11 - 1:14 p.m.

An air traffic controller pulled up a picture of the instrument panel's layout and started guiding the passenger step-by-step.
Bodies found in Lake Mead renew interest in Vegas mob lore

Bodies found in Lake Mead renew interest in Vegas mob lore

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted May 10 - 8:10 p.m.

Las Vegas is being flooded with lore about organized crime after a second set of human remains emerged within a week from the depths of Lake Mead. The drought-stricken Colorado River reservoir is just a 30-minute drive from the notoriously mob-founded Strip.
Goodwill find in Texas turns out to be ancient Roman bust

Goodwill find in Texas turns out to be ancient Roman bust

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 6 - 8:36 p.m.

Collector Laura Young found the ancient Roman bust in 2018 at a Goodwill store in Texas. Experts determined that it dated to the first century B.C. or first century A.D. and was last seen in Germany
Your dog's personality may have little to do with its breed

Your dog's personality may have little to do with its breed

Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Updated April 29 - 10:38 a.m.

A new study has found that many of the popular stereotypes about the behavior of dogs aren't supported by science. The researchers surveyed more than 18,000 dog owners and analyzed the genomes of about 2,150 of their dogs to look for patterns.
World's oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies at 119

World's oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies at 119

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press   |  Posted April 26 - 3:40 p.m.

The Japanese woman recognized as the world's oldest person has died at age 119, just months short of her goal of reaching 120.
Do you split your Oreo? Researchers at MIT attempt to divide the cookie perfectly

Do you split your Oreo? Researchers at MIT attempt to divide the cookie perfectly

Madeline Holcombe, CNN  |  Updated April 20 - 8:08 a.m.

With the perfect twist, could researchers manipulate the cookie's filling to distribute evenly between the two wafer cookies?
Not in Kansas anymore: Flamingo that escaped Kansas zoo in 2005 spotted in Texas

Not in Kansas anymore: Flamingo that escaped Kansas zoo in 2005 spotted in Texas

Associated Press  |  Posted March 30 - 8:21 a.m.

One of two flamingos that escaped from a Kansas zoo during a storm 17 years ago has been spotted on the coast of Texas, wildlife officials said Tuesday.
'World's biggest not-a-potato': Doug the gigantic ugly New Zealand potato unmasked as imposter

'World's biggest not-a-potato': Doug the gigantic ugly New Zealand potato unmasked as imposter

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted March 17 - 9:59 p.m.

A New Zealand couple who believed they had dug up the world's largest potato in the garden of their small farm near Hamilton have had their dreams turned to mash after Guinness wrote to say that scientific testing had found it wasn't, in fact, a potato after all.
Have You Seen This? Rubik's cube art incredible, exhausting and expensive

Have You Seen This? Rubik's cube art incredible, exhausting and expensive

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted March 15 - 3:30 p.m.

I once learned how to solve a Rubik's cube and have since forgotten how to do so. This guy not only solves them but makes incredible art out of them.
Have You Seen This? Aussie McDonald's drive-thru worker is the best drive-thru worker

Have You Seen This? Aussie McDonald's drive-thru worker is the best drive-thru worker

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted March 11 - 3:26 p.m.

I'll never be as good at any job I do as this guy is at taking orders at the drive-thru.
It's a bear battalion! Hank the Tank turns out to be 3 bears

It's a bear battalion! Hank the Tank turns out to be 3 bears

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 25 - 7:34 p.m.

Hank the Tank is actually a three-bear battalion.
Happy Twosday! Don't miss out celebrating the coolest date of the decade

Happy Twosday! Don't miss out celebrating the coolest date of the decade

Megan Marples, CNN  |  Posted Feb. 22 - 8:52 a.m.

Good things come in twos. At least this Tuesday it does.
Huge Tahoe bear breaks into homes as it eludes capture

Huge Tahoe bear breaks into homes as it eludes capture

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 21 - 7:48 p.m.

The 500-pound black bear has damaged more than 30 properties around Lake Tahoe, and last week broke into yet another home in an endless quest for a quick meal.
Potat-eau: This Idaho perfume might make you smell like a French fry

Potat-eau: This Idaho perfume might make you smell like a French fry

Andrea Olson, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted Feb. 9 - 4:46 p.m.

Imagine pulling up to a drive-thru, ordering French fries and opening up the bag. The smell of fresh-cut potatoes permeates the air. Now this aroma is available in a perfume bottle.
Utah's class of 2000 turns 40 this year, what's next?

Utah's class of 2000 turns 40 this year, what's next?

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 5:34 p.m.

The class of 2000 turns 40 this year. KSL.com spoke to three best friends who recently turned the big 4-0 about the life that was, is and will be.
'Sled Zeppelin' and more: Salt Lake's snowplow fleet now has names

'Sled Zeppelin' and more: Salt Lake's snowplow fleet now has names

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 28 - 7:11 p.m.

Here are the winners of Salt Lake City's contest to rename its snowplow fleet.
Local comedian Ryan Hamilton postpones shows after getting hit by bus

Local comedian Ryan Hamilton postpones shows after getting hit by bus

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 10:01 a.m.

Local Comedian Ryan Hamilton has postponed many of his shows, including one this weekend, after he reported that he was injured when he was hit by a bus.
Salt Lake man changing how runners are viewed, one dance at a time

Salt Lake man changing how runners are viewed, one dance at a time

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 23 - 9:33 p.m.

A self-proclaimed "non-athlete," whose claim to athleticism was musical theater, Salt Lake CIty's Jeffrey Binney is bringing smiles to millions by changing how runners are viewed.
Kane Tanaka, the world's oldest living person, turns 119

Kane Tanaka, the world's oldest living person, turns 119

Sana Noor Haq and Emiko Jozuka, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 3 - 5:15 p.m.

Kane Tanaka, the world's oldest living person, turned 119 years old on Sunday, according to a Twitter post published by her great-granddaughter, Junko Tanaka.
Have You Seen This? Mama bear, 3 cubs climb tree, take nap in urban Virginia

Have You Seen This? Mama bear, 3 cubs climb tree, take nap in urban Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 29 - 5:50 p.m.

A mama black bear and three cubs clambered up a tree and napped in the middle of a Virginia neighborhood before voluntarily ambling on hours later, wildlife officials said Tuesday.
Sweet repeat: Brothers regift same hard candy for decades

Sweet repeat: Brothers regift same hard candy for decades

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 24 - 10:32 p.m.

Two New Hampshire brothers have gotten their holiday regifting skills down to an art — they've been passing the same hard candy back and forth for over 30 years.
NORAD: Santa takes flight on schedule

NORAD: Santa takes flight on schedule

James Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 24 - 4:10 p.m.

Rest assured, kids of all ages: Santa is on the move this Christmas Eve, and a second holiday with COVID-19 won't stop him.
Bah! Humbug! Italy bishop tells children Santa doesn't exist

Bah! Humbug! Italy bishop tells children Santa doesn't exist

Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 10 - 2:34 p.m.

A Roman Catholic diocese in Sicily publicly apologized to outraged parents Friday after its bishop told a group of children that Santa Claus doesn't exist.
He ordered a letterman jacket but couldn't afford it. His brother found it 28 years later

He ordered a letterman jacket but couldn't afford it. His brother found it 28 years later

Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 1:36 p.m.

When it came time to pick up his high school letterman jacket, his mother told him they didn't have the money to buy it.
Ear-resistable Turkish cat Midas becomes internet sensation

Ear-resistable Turkish cat Midas becomes internet sensation

Mert Ozkan, Reuters  |  Posted Nov. 23 - 8:25 p.m.

Midas was born with two sets of ears and a defective jaw due to a genetic mutation, but this has not stopped the 4-month-old Turkish cat from becoming an internet sensation with over 73,000 followers on social media.
Pay-per-view pillow fighting?

Pay-per-view pillow fighting?

Reuters  |  Posted Nov. 22 - 11:21 a.m.

Pillow fighting is moving into the boxing ring when Pillow Fight Championship holds its first live, pay-per-view event in Florida on Jan. 29.
Drivers scramble as cash falls from armored truck on California freeway

Drivers scramble as cash falls from armored truck on California freeway

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 19 - 10:07 p.m.

Drivers scrambled to grab cash Friday morning after bags of money fell out of an armored truck on a Southern California freeway, authorities said.
'Megaspider' is biggest of its kind we've ever seen, Australian reptile park says

'Megaspider' is biggest of its kind we've ever seen, Australian reptile park says

Rhea Mogul, CNN  |  Posted Nov. 16 - 2:27 p.m.

A massive funnel-web spider with fangs capable of piercing human fingernails has been donated to an antivenom program in Australia, sparking an appeal for its anonymous donor to come forward.
Bear climbs tree in Richfield, creating 'commotion' in town

Bear climbs tree in Richfield, creating 'commotion' in town

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 15 - 12:15 p.m.

One southern Utah town experienced a "commotion" Monday morning when a bear climbed a tree downtown, police said.
Teddy bear lost in Glacier park returned to 6-year-old girl

Teddy bear lost in Glacier park returned to 6-year-old girl

Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 13 - 2:05 p.m.

A little girl who lost a special teddy bear she'd had since being adopted from an Ethiopian orphanage thought it was gone forever when she forgot it along a trail in Glacier National Park last year.
Have You Seen This? Bearpocalypse is now breaking into homes and stealing KFC

Have You Seen This? Bearpocalypse is now breaking into homes and stealing KFC

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 11 - 3:27 p.m.

I think there is actually silver lining here. Just hear me out.
Man finds out he was declared dead by Los Angeles County coroner

Man finds out he was declared dead by Los Angeles County coroner

Kfsn Staff  |  Posted Nov. 11 - 11:31 a.m.

He's dying to get his driver's license renewed — he just needs to be declared living again.
With a wink, judge fights 'tyranny' of Elf on the Shelf

With a wink, judge fights 'tyranny' of Elf on the Shelf

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 8 - 10:03 a.m.

Santa may have fewer eyes in homes this Christmas season after a Georgia judge — jokingly — banned the Elf on the Shelf.
Doug the ugly New Zealand potato could be world's biggest

Doug the ugly New Zealand potato could be world's biggest

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 4 - 7:36 p.m.

Colin and Donna Craig-Brown were weeding their garden in New Zealand when Colin's hoe struck something huge just beneath the soil's surface.
Have You Seen This? Bowling trick shots from 1948 is the best Dude Perfect-type video ever

Have You Seen This? Bowling trick shots from 1948 is the best Dude Perfect-type video ever

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 28 - 3:33 p.m.

Andy Varipapa is my new hero.
Have You Seen This? Shark takes a trip to the dentist

Have You Seen This? Shark takes a trip to the dentist

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 3:41 p.m.

In this episode of "Sharks—They're Just Like Us!" we learn that even sharks have to go to the dentist. The only difference is that their dentists are edible.
Why am I a scaredy-cat and you're not? The science of fright

Why am I a scaredy-cat and you're not? The science of fright

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 7:00 a.m.

What makes some people so fearful when others are not? Here are a few ways science explains it.
Have You Seen This? This is why you can love and hate golf at the same time

Have You Seen This? This is why you can love and hate golf at the same time

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 26 - 6:18 p.m.

If you've ever golfed, then you've been here.
Colonial coin from 1652 may sell for $300,000

Colonial coin from 1652 may sell for $300,000

Mark Pratt, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct. 23 - 8:29 p.m.

An extraordinarily rare coin with a face value of just pennies when it was minted in mid-17th century New England could sell for the equivalent of about $300,000 next month.
2-headed baby turtle thrives at Massachusetts animal refuge

2-headed baby turtle thrives at Massachusetts animal refuge

The Associated Press  |  Updated Oct. 15 - 5:55 p.m.

A rare two-headed diamondback terrapin turtle is alive and kicking — with all six of its legs — at the Birdsey Cape Wildlife Center in Massachusetts after hatching two weeks ago.
Have You Seen This? The most exciting game you'll never understand

Have You Seen This? The most exciting game you'll never understand

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 15 - 3:44 p.m.

I'm only in on like 12% of what is happening here, but I am 100% committed.
Have You Seen This? This gorilla has better moves than you ever will

Have You Seen This? This gorilla has better moves than you ever will

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 14 - 3:29 p.m.

I've always wanted to be a dancer, but it never happened. This gorilla has now offended me greatly.
Have You Seen This? Someone should tell that guy his dog is a crocodile

Have You Seen This? Someone should tell that guy his dog is a crocodile

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 12 - 3:37 p.m.

It's cute until someone loses a finger. Or two. Or ten.
Have You Seen This? Guy in NFL booth goes bonkers on air drums

Have You Seen This? Guy in NFL booth goes bonkers on air drums

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 6 - 4:01 p.m.

My personal research suggests that a staggering 87% of these moments of spontaneity come while listening to "In the Air Tonight."
Have You Seen This? The kick is goooooooooooooood! Whoops, never mind.

Have You Seen This? The kick is goooooooooooooood! Whoops, never mind.

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 2 - 3:20 p.m.

Sometimes we want something so bad that we try to wish it into existence. Take this Minnesota Vikings radio announcer, for instance.
Have You Seen This? Florida man uses trash can to capture gator

Have You Seen This? Florida man uses trash can to capture gator

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 30 - 3:22 p.m.

Only in Florida. What a wild, wild place.
Have You Seen This? The worst pitch in Major League Baseball history

Have You Seen This? The worst pitch in Major League Baseball history

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 29 - 3:58 p.m.

There have been some bad pitches over the years, but this one is a real masterpiece.
Have You Seen This? Man charms geese with harmonica

Have You Seen This? Man charms geese with harmonica

Martha Ostergar for KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 3:15 p.m.

Music calms the savage beast, even if the music is a harmonica and the savage beasts are geese.
Have You Seen This? Video of adults heading back to work hits a little too close to home

Have You Seen This? Video of adults heading back to work hits a little too close to home

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 23 - 4:15 p.m.

I feel more like this more than I'd like to admit.
Gun that killed Billy the Kid sells for $6 million

Gun that killed Billy the Kid sells for $6 million

Reuters  |  Posted Aug. 27 - 9:45 p.m.

The gun that killed American Wild West outlaw Billy the Kid sold for more than $6 million at auction on Friday in Los Angeles, more than double the pre-sale estimate.
Eighth graders lead effort to pardon wrongly convicted 'witch'

Eighth graders lead effort to pardon wrongly convicted 'witch'

William J. Kole, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 19 - 3:49 p.m.

More than three centuries after a Massachusetts woman was wrongly convicted of witchcraft and sentenced to death, she's finally on the verge of being exonerated — thanks to a curious eighth-grade civics class.
'Modern Family' medicine: Actress, sister help injured woman at Arches National Park

'Modern Family' medicine: Actress, sister help injured woman at Arches National Park

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 9 - 8:39 a.m.

A woman who fainted and hit her head on a rock after stopping to rest in Utah's Arches National Park woke up to hear a familiar voice and wondered if she might be watching television.
Fire destroys cabin of New Hampshire man forced out of woods

Fire destroys cabin of New Hampshire man forced out of woods

Kathy McCormack, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 4 - 7:09 p.m.

David Lidstone's three-decade off-the-grid existence has been challenged in court by a property owner who says he's been squatting for all those years. And to make Lidstone's matters worse, his cabin was burned to the ground Wednesday in a blaze that local authorities are investigating.
Dating changed during the pandemic; apps are following suit

Dating changed during the pandemic; apps are following suit

Urooba Jamal, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 3 - 3:36 p.m.

Despite the social distancing of the past 18 months, the use of dating apps has surged as people sought connections amid their isolation.
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese ice cream debuts and quickly sells out

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese ice cream debuts and quickly sells out

Alaa Elassar, CNN  |  Posted July 24 - 4:17 p.m.

Nothing gets cheddar than this.
Have You Seen This? Fire breaks out in man's wallet

Have You Seen This? Fire breaks out in man's wallet

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted July 7 - 3:36 p.m.

The steadily rising cost of MLB tickets and concessions can sometimes make it feel as though your hard-earned money is going up in smoke. But it's not every day that you see a fan's wallet literally burst into flames at the ballpark.
Goats clear vegetation as fire season begins

Goats clear vegetation as fire season begins

Ariana Jaso, Ksbw  |  Posted July 4 - 8:41 p.m.

Officials have another way to combat wildfires — with vegetation-eating goats.