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Kate, Princess of Wales, says she's making 'good progress' in cancer treatment

Kate, Princess of Wales, says she's making 'good progress' in cancer treatment

Associated Press  |  Posted June 14 - 12:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Princess of Wales says she is "making good progress" in her cancer treatment and will attend Saturday's royal Trooping the Color ceremony, Kate's first public appearance since her diagnosis.
G7 leaders back deal to use interest from Russian assets for Ukraine

G7 leaders back deal to use interest from Russian assets for Ukraine

Andrea Shalal and Angelo Amante, Reuters  |  Posted June 13 - 11:28 a.m.  |  Save Story

Leaders of the Group of Seven major democracies started their annual summit on Thursday. Diplomats said a deal had been agreed in principle on plans to issue $50 billion of loans for Ukraine using interest from Russian sovereign assets.
Israeli hostage faced 'punishments' during 8 months in Hamas captivity, family says

Israeli hostage faced 'punishments' during 8 months in Hamas captivity, family says

Paula Hancocks and Madalena Araujo CNN  |  Posted June 12 - 8:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

The family of one of the hostages rescued in an Israeli operation over the weekend has said that he experienced psychological abuse over the hands of his Hamas captors during the eight months that he was held in Gaza.
Church of Jesus Christ expands aid to women, children with $55.8M donation

Church of Jesus Christ expands aid to women, children with $55.8M donation

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 7:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

The General Relief Society Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is expanding efforts to help women and young children around the world.
Utah families press US to let would-be Haitian adoptees come amid turmoil in Caribbean nation

Utah families press US to let would-be Haitian adoptees come amid turmoil in Caribbean nation

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 3:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Five Utah families in the process of adopting 12 Haitian children are pressing the U.S. government to let the kids come amid turmoil in the Caribbean nation.
Utah is looking to Iceland to map the state's geothermal potential

Utah is looking to Iceland to map the state's geothermal potential

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 11 - 10:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah delegation is visiting Iceland to see if the country could help the Beehive State achieve cleaner energy through geothermal energy. 
Russian warships en route to Cuba hold missile drills in Atlantic

Russian warships en route to Cuba hold missile drills in Atlantic

Mark Trevelyan, Reuters  |  Updated June 11 - 11:36 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Russian naval frigate and a nuclear-powered submarine conducted missile drills in the Atlantic Ocean while en route to Cuba, the Russian defense ministry said on Tuesday.
King Charles III painting vandalized by animal rights activists

King Charles III painting vandalized by animal rights activists

Associated Press  |  Posted June 11 - 11:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

Animal rights activists pasted a cartoon image over a portrait of King Charles III on Tuesday at a London art gallery, the latest in a series of incidents at U.K. museums as campaigners use vandalism to publicize their causes.
Blinken urges Hamas to accept a cease-fire in Gaza

Blinken urges Hamas to accept a cease-fire in Gaza

Associated Press  |  Posted June 11 - 7:34 a.m.  |  Save Story

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called on Hamas to accept a U.S.-backed proposal for a Gaza cease-fire and hostage release, saying that the U.N. Security Council's vote made it "as clear as it possibly could be" that the world supports the plan.
Utah delegation studies future geothermal potential in Iceland

Utah delegation studies future geothermal potential in Iceland

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 10 - 9:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

More than a dozen Utah leaders visited Iceland to understand better how the country uses geothermal and renewable energy, intending to bring that knowledge to the Beehive State.
Blinken returns to Mideast as Israel-Hamas cease-fire proposal hangs in balance

Blinken returns to Mideast as Israel-Hamas cease-fire proposal hangs in balance

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted June 10 - 6:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has returned to the Middle East as a proposed Israel-Hamas cease-fire deal hangs in the balance following the dramatic rescue of four Israeli hostages in Gaza.
Vigilante Hong Kong cabbies went undercover to ensnare illegal Uber drivers. It backfired

Vigilante Hong Kong cabbies went undercover to ensnare illegal Uber drivers. It backfired

Chris Lau, CNN  |  Posted June 10 - 2:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

Uber remains technically illegal in Hong Kong, which it entered in 2014. But it has thrived under the ambiguous approach of officials keen to project an image of technological modernity.
African elephants call each other by unique names, new study shows

African elephants call each other by unique names, new study shows

Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted June 10 - 11:33 a.m.  |  Save Story

New research shows African elephants call each other and respond to individual names, something few wild animals do. The names are part of the elephants' low rumbles that can be heard over long distances across the savanna.
Mass fish death in Mexico's Chihuahua State blamed on severe drought

Mass fish death in Mexico's Chihuahua State blamed on severe drought

Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters  |  Posted June 9 - 11:32 a.m.  |  Save Story

Thousands of dead fish have blanketed the surface of a lagoon in Mexico's northern state of Chihuahua, and local officials are blaming an intense drought.
She's the world's most expensive cow and part of Brazil's plan to put beef on everyone's plate

She's the world's most expensive cow and part of Brazil's plan to put beef on everyone's plate

David Biller, Associated Press  |  Posted June 9 - 9:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

Brazil has hundreds of millions of cows, but one in particular is extraordinary. Her massive, snow-white body is watched over by security cameras and an armed guard. She's worth $4.1 million.
India just elected its chief executive. Here's how they do things differently than the US

India just elected its chief executive. Here's how they do things differently than the US

Gitanjali Poonia, Deseret News  |  Posted June 9 - 8:31 a.m.  |  Save Story

Indian voters turned out in record numbers despite heat waves and cyclones to elect their chief executive.
Macron is hosting Biden for a state visit as the two leaders try to move past trade tensions

Macron is hosting Biden for a state visit as the two leaders try to move past trade tensions

Chris Megerian, Zeke Miller and Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted June 9 - 7:56 a.m.  |  Save Story

President Joe Biden is being feted by French President Emmanuel Macron with a state visit this weekend in Paris. The two allies aim to show off their partnership on global security issues and move past trade tensions.
Developing countries call on US to lift Palestinian UN veto

Developing countries call on US to lift Palestinian UN veto

Reuters  |  Posted June 8 - 6:13 p.m.  |  Save Story

The D-8 group of developing nations called on Saturday for the U.S. to lift its veto on the full membership of Palestine as an independent and sovereign state in the United Nations.
Israel rescues four hostages; Palestinians say 93 killed in Gaza airstrikes

Israel rescues four hostages; Palestinians say 93 killed in Gaza airstrikes

Maayan Lubell and Nidal al-Mughrabi, Reuters  |  Posted June 8 - 2:18 p.m.  |  Save Story

Israeli forces rescued four hostages held by Hamas since October in a raid in the central Gaza Strip on Saturday, while medics in Gaza say at least 93 Palestinians were killed in airstrikes in the same area.
Amanda Knox vows to 'fight for the truth' after Italian court convicts her again of slander

Amanda Knox vows to 'fight for the truth' after Italian court convicts her again of slander

Associated Press  |  Posted June 7 - 11:29 a.m.  |  Save Story

Amanda Knox told Italian TV that she was surprised by a Florence appeals court decision to convict her of slander for accusing a Congolese bar owner of murdering her British housemate. She pledged to appeal the ruling.
World War II veteran, 102, dies en route to D-Day commemorations in Europe

World War II veteran, 102, dies en route to D-Day commemorations in Europe

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted June 7 - 10:39 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Navy veteran of World War II is being mourned after his death en route to France to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Friends say Robert "Al" Persichitti of Fairport, New York, fell ill on a stop in Germany last week and died in a hospital. He was 102.
Three Americans in alleged coup attempt appear in Congo military court

Three Americans in alleged coup attempt appear in Congo military court

Chrstina Malkia, Associated Press  |  Posted June 7 - 9:54 a.m.  |  Save Story

The military trial of 51 suspects, including three Americans, accused of being involved in a foiled coup attempt in Congo last month has opened in Kinshasa. The suspects appeared in court on Friday facing several charges including terrorism, murder and criminal association. They all face death penalty.
Biden apologizes to Zelenskyy for congressional holdup to weapons that let Russia gain

Biden apologizes to Zelenskyy for congressional holdup to weapons that let Russia gain

Christopher Megerian, Sylvie Corbet and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted June 7 - 8:35 a.m.  |  Save Story

President Joe Biden has for the first time publicly apologized to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for a monthslong congressional holdup in American military assistance that let Russia make battlefield gains.
Israeli strike kills at least 33 people at Gaza school the military claims was used by Hamas

Israeli strike kills at least 33 people at Gaza school the military claims was used by Hamas

Wafaa Shurafa and Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted June 7 - 7:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

Palestinian health officials say an Israeli strike on a school sheltering displaced families in central Gaza killed at least 33 people including 12 women and children. The Israeli military claims the school was being used as a Hamas compound.
European Union cuts interest rate. Federal Reserve could follow

European Union cuts interest rate. Federal Reserve could follow

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Updated June 6 - 5:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

For the first time in almost five years, the European Central Bank cut its key interest rate by a quarter percentage point on Thursday, moving from 4.0% to 3.75% in a widely anticipated decision by the bank's governing body.
At D-Day commemoration, Biden pledges continued Ukraine support against Russia

At D-Day commemoration, Biden pledges continued Ukraine support against Russia

Jeff Mason, Elizabeth Pineau and John Irish, Reuters  |  Updated June 6 - 2:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

President Joe Biden made an impassioned call for the defense of freedom and democracy at the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy on Thursday, urging Western powers to stay the course with Ukraine and not surrender to Russian tyranny.
These Utahns are performing in Normandy for the 80th anniversary of D-Day

These Utahns are performing in Normandy for the 80th anniversary of D-Day

Collin Leonard, KSL.com and Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 6 - 7:12 a.m.  |  Save Story

Three separate Utah groups are traveling to France to take part in D-Day memorial ceremonies to honor those who gave their lives to liberate France during World War II.
2 groups from Utah performing in Normandy for 80th anniversary of D-Day

2 groups from Utah performing in Normandy for 80th anniversary of D-Day

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 5 - 9:36 a.m.  |  Save Story

The dance team at Anthem Preparatory School and the Utah Pipe Band will be traveling to Normandy, France, to perform for the 80th anniversary of D-Day.
Italian court finds American Amanda Knox guilty of slander

Italian court finds American Amanda Knox guilty of slander

Silvia Ognibene, Reuters  |  Posted June 5 - 6:47 a.m.  |  Save Story

An Italian court found American Amanda Knox guilty of slander on Wednesday and handed her a three-year jail sentence in a case related to the murder in 2007 of her British flatmate.
Biden imposes sweeping asylum ban at US-Mexico border

Biden imposes sweeping asylum ban at US-Mexico border

Ted Hesson and Steve Holland, Reuters  |  Updated June 4 - 3:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday instituted a broad asylum ban on migrants caught illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, a major enforcement move in the run-up to November elections that will decide control of the White House.
Mexico elects Claudia Sheinbaum as its 1st female president

Mexico elects Claudia Sheinbaum as its 1st female president

MarÍa Verza and Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted June 3 - 7:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

Mexico's projected election winner Claudia Sheinbaum will become the first female president in the country's 200-year history.
Giant pandas will return to Washington's National Zoo by year's end

Giant pandas will return to Washington's National Zoo by year's end

Dino Hazell, Associated Press  |  Posted June 2 - 6:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

Half a year after the nation's capital bid an emotional farewell to its giant pandas, the National Zoo is expecting a renewed surge in panda-mania with the announcement that two more of the furry black-and-white icons will be returning to Washington.
A Chinese spacecraft lands on the moon's far side to collect rocks in growing space rivalry with US

A Chinese spacecraft lands on the moon's far side to collect rocks in growing space rivalry with US

Associated Press  |  Posted June 2 - 1:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Chinese spacecraft has landed on the moon's far side to collect rocks, in a growing space rivalry with U.S. The official Xinhua News Agency says the landing module touched down Sunday morning Beijing time.
US military completes major exercise in Africa and works to deepen partnerships

US military completes major exercise in Africa and works to deepen partnerships

Sam Metz, Associated Press  |  Posted June 2 - 11:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

Military forces from the United States and nearly three dozen countries have wrapped up the largest annual joint training exercise in Africa after two weeks in Tunisia, Ghana, Senegal and Morocco.
World unprepared for another pandemic as health treaty talks push on

World unprepared for another pandemic as health treaty talks push on

Emma Farge and Jennifer Rigby, Reuters  |  Posted June 1 - 4:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

The world is unprepared for another health crisis like COVID-19, a leading global health expert has warned, as countries make a last push to agree a way forward for a pandemic treaty.
Israel describes a permanent cease-fire in Gaza as a 'nonstarter,' undermining Biden's proposal

Israel describes a permanent cease-fire in Gaza as a 'nonstarter,' undermining Biden's proposal

Sam Mednick and Wafaa Shurafa, Associated Press  |  Updated June 1 - 1:13 p.m.  |  Save Story

Israel's prime minister on Saturday called a permanent cease-fire in Gaza a "nonstarter" until long-standing conditions for ending the war are met, appearing to undermine a proposal that U.S. President Joe Biden had announced as an Israeli one.
Biden presents new Israel cease-fire plan, calls on Hamas to accept it

Biden presents new Israel cease-fire plan, calls on Hamas to accept it

Steve Holland, Reuters  |  Updated May 31 - 4:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

President Joe Biden on Friday called on Hamas militants to agree to a new offer from Israel on releasing hostages in exchange for a Gaza cease-fire, saying this is the best way to begin winding down the deadly conflict.
Biden secretly gave Ukraine permission to strike inside Russia with US arms, Politico reports

Biden secretly gave Ukraine permission to strike inside Russia with US arms, Politico reports

Paul Grant, Reuters  |  Updated May 30 - 4:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

President Joe Biden has secretly given Ukraine permission to strike inside Russia — solely near the area of Kharkiv — with American weapons, Politico reported on Thursday, citing a U.S. official and two other people familiar with the plan.
Iceland volcano spews lava and smoke for a 2nd day

Iceland volcano spews lava and smoke for a 2nd day

Reuters  |  Posted May 30 - 9:38 a.m.  |  Save Story

A volcano south of Iceland's capital Reykjavik spewed smoke and lava for a second day on Thursday although at a significantly slower pace, authorities said.
China's military shows off rifle-toting robot dogs

China's military shows off rifle-toting robot dogs

Brad Lendon and Nectar Gan, CNN  |  Posted May 28 - 6:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

China's military recently showed off a robot dog with an automatic rifle mounted on its back.
US says latest Rafah deaths won't change Israel policy, military aid

US says latest Rafah deaths won't change Israel policy, military aid

Trevor Hunnicutt, Reuters  |  Posted May 28 - 3:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Biden administration said on Tuesday it was closely monitoring the probe into a deadly Israeli airstrike it called tragic, but that the recent deaths in Rafah didn't constitute a major ground operation there that crosses any U.S. red lines.
Papua New Guinea orders evacuations after landslide; thousands feared buried

Papua New Guinea orders evacuations after landslide; thousands feared buried

Lewis Jackson and Renju Jose, Reuters  |  Updated May 28 - 12:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

Papua New Guinea ordered thousands of residents to evacuate from the path of a still-active landslide on Tuesday after parts of a mountain collapsed burying at least 2,000 people, according to government estimates.
At least 17 are killed, 12 missing, when a stone quarry collapses in India

At least 17 are killed, 12 missing, when a stone quarry collapses in India

Wasbir Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28 - 7:19 a.m.  |  Save Story

A stone quarry has collapsed in India's northeast due to heavy rain triggered by a tropical storm, killing 17 quarry workers and leaving 12 missing.
Utah National Guard soldiers on humanitarian medical mission to Morocco

Utah National Guard soldiers on humanitarian medical mission to Morocco

Shara Park, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 27 - 7:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

A special humanitarian medical mission is underway in the Kingdom of Morocco involving 82 soldiers from the Utah National Guard.
Utah family obtains legal assistance to help get children they adopted out of Haiti

Utah family obtains legal assistance to help get children they adopted out of Haiti

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 27 - 6:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

In hopes of getting their two adopted children out of Haiti, a Utah family has joined with more than 20 other families in hiring the Fox Rothschild law firm, which deals with difficult international adoptions.
Netanyahu acknowledges 'tragic mistake' after Rafah strike kills dozens of Palestinians

Netanyahu acknowledges 'tragic mistake' after Rafah strike kills dozens of Palestinians

Melanie Lidman, Tia Goldenberg and Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Updated May 27 - 3:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged that a "tragic mistake" was made after an Israeli strike in the southern Gaza city of Rafah killed at least 45 people in a tent housing camp.
Hamas rocket attack from Gaza sets off air raid sirens in Tel Aviv for the first time in months

Hamas rocket attack from Gaza sets off air raid sirens in Tel Aviv for the first time in months

Wafaa Shurafa, Tia Goldenberg And Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26 - 11:20 a.m.  |  Save Story

Hamas has fired a barrage of rockets from Gaza that set off air raid sirens as far away as Tel Aviv for the first time in months. The show of resilience came more than seven months into Israel's air, sea and ground offensive.
Utah man declined $100K offer to travel to Congo on 'security job' that was covert coup attempt

Utah man declined $100K offer to travel to Congo on 'security job' that was covert coup attempt

Hannah Schoenbaum, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26 - 9:47 a.m.  |  Save Story

The friend of a prominent Congolese opposition leader's son said he turned down a six-figure offer to travel there as part of the family's security detail in what turned out to be a failed coup attempt.
American missionary couple killed by gang in Haiti, family says

American missionary couple killed by gang in Haiti, family says

Andy Rose, AnneClaire Stapleton and Hande Atay Alam, CNN  |  Updated May 25 - 7:51 a.m.  |  Save Story

A married couple from the U.S. who were serving as missionaries in Haiti were killed there on Thursday, family members said. They were part of a group called Missions in Haiti.
Italian teenage computer wizard set to become the first saint of the Millennial generation

Italian teenage computer wizard set to become the first saint of the Millennial generation

Associated Press  |  Updated May 24 - 8:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Pope Francis has paved the way for the canonization of the first saint of the millennial generation, attributing a second miracle to a 15-year-old Italian computer whiz who died of leukemia in 2006.
Bodies of 3 more hostages are recovered from Gaza

Bodies of 3 more hostages are recovered from Gaza

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Updated May 24 - 5:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

Israel's army says the bodies of three more hostages killed on Oct 7. were recovered overnight from Gaza.
World Court orders Israel to halt assault on Gaza's Rafah

World Court orders Israel to halt assault on Gaza's Rafah

Stephanie van den Berg and Anthony Deutsch, Reuters  |  Posted May 24 - 3:51 p.m.  |  Save Story

Judges at the top United Nations court ordered Israel on Friday to immediately halt its military assault on the southern Gaza city of Rafah, in a landmark emergency ruling in South Africa's case accusing Israel of genocide.
US will announce $275M more in artillery and ammunition for Ukraine, officials say

US will announce $275M more in artillery and ammunition for Ukraine, officials say

Tara Copp and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23 - 1:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two U.S. officials say the Biden administration is expected to announce an additional $275 million in military aid for Ukraine on Friday.
Stage collapse at campaign rally in northern Mexico kills at least 9 people, injures 121

Stage collapse at campaign rally in northern Mexico kills at least 9 people, injures 121

Alberto Mendoza, Associated Press  |  Updated May 23 - 11:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

The collapse of a stage in heavy winds at a campaign rally in northern Mexico has killed at least nine people, including a child, and injured 121, the governor of Nuevo Leon state said Thursday.
Several injured passengers on turbulence-hit Singapore flight need spinal surgery, hospital says

Several injured passengers on turbulence-hit Singapore flight need spinal surgery, hospital says

Chalida Ekvitthayavechnukul, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23 - 10:10 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Bangkok hospital says several of the more seriously injured people who were on the Singapore Airlines flight that hit severe turbulence will need spinal surgery.
There's a scratch-and-sniff stamp ahead of the Paris Olympics. What does it smell like?

There's a scratch-and-sniff stamp ahead of the Paris Olympics. What does it smell like?

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted May 22 - 6:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

France's La Poste has issued a unique scratch-and-sniff stamp as part of an effort to highlight the nation's heritage ahead of the 2024 Summer Games in Paris.
Aviation experts to begin probe of Singapore Airlines turbulence incident that left British man dead

Aviation experts to begin probe of Singapore Airlines turbulence incident that left British man dead

Napat Kongsawad, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22 - 9:29 a.m.  |  Save Story

Aviation investigators have arrived in Bangkok to learn how and why severe turbulence sent a Singapore Airlines plane into a sudden dive that tossed passengers and crew around the cabin, leaving a British man dead and dozens others injured.
Flights from Utah to Mexico at risk after feds nix Delta-Aeromexico partnership

Flights from Utah to Mexico at risk after feds nix Delta-Aeromexico partnership

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted May 22 - 6:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah business and political leaders say an order issued earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Transportation to cancel an agreement between Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico will negatively impact the state.
Mourners begin days of funerals for Iran's president and others killed in helicopter crash

Mourners begin days of funerals for Iran's president and others killed in helicopter crash

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21 - 10:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

Mourners have begun the days of funerals and processions for Iran's late president, foreign minister and others killed in a helicopter crash.