• Have You Seen This? Sheriff has new enemy No. 1

    Martha Ostergar, KSL | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Free life lesson: The last thing you ever want to do is burglarize a beloved local establishment that is a favorite of the local law enforcement in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Trust me.

  • Nurse 'marries' 4-year-old cancer patient in sweet hospital ceremony

    Jessica Ivins, KSL | Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    It was the picture-perfect wedding: A nurse at a children’s hospital in New York made a 4-year-old leukemia patient’s dreams come true when he “married” her in a sweet ceremony in front of her family.

  • The lie behind the idea that ‘sex sells’

    Shelby Slade, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Sex doesn’t sell, and neither does violence. A new study suggests that sex and violence never actually sold, even though ads containing them are so common.

  • Nothing is secret anymore with these internet sites

    Shelby Slade, Deseret News | Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    The all-seeing, all-knowing Big Brother George Orwell described may already be here.

  • 9 films Disney plans to adapt to live-action

    Megan Marsden Christensen, KSL | Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Disney recently announced the live-action remake of "The Sword in the Stone" and plans to adapt eight other films to live-action.

  • If you aren’t living in poverty, odds are you will before you’re 60

    Shelby Slade, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    At 60 you plan to be nearing retirement, maybe spending time with grandkids and reflecting on a full life, but odds are that that full life will include at least a short struggle of living in poverty, too.

  • Artist creates ‘sense of wonderment’ with trees grafted with 40 different fruits

    Martha Ostergar, KSL | Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    A sculptor spent the last several years grafting together different kinds of stone fruit trees to make a single, multi-colored tree he dubbed the “Tree of 40 Fruit.”

  • Many taking too many risks on public Wi-Fi, AARP says

    Cassidy Hansen, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Many consumers who use Wi-Fi sometimes place convenience ahead of safety on their Internet-capable devices, a report released Wednesday from the AARP Fraud Watch Network warns.

  • Research shows how diverse religions are in U.S.

    Megan Marsden Christensen, KSL | Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    A recent analysis of data gleaned from a 2014 Pew Research Center study shows that nationwide, religious groups vary largely in regards to their diversity.

  • Have You Seen This? Man gives his own twist to Pixar impressions

    Martha Ostergar, KSL | Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    “The Man of a Kajillion Voices” takes on Pixar characters with his own delightful spin.

  • Oklahoma police find 5 family members stabbed to death

    BY JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS, Associated Press | Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma police responding to a 911 call in which no one spoke found a gruesome scene at a suburban Tulsa home — five members of a family dead or dying from stabbing and a sixth wounded but alive near the front door. Broken Arrow Police Cpl. Leon Calhoun said Thursday that two teenage sons were apprehended and expected to be charged in the deaths of their parents, three siblings and an attack on a fourth sibling. A fifth sibling, a 2-year-old girl, was found unharmed and transferred to state custody. "It certainly is shocking. I'm shocked," neighbor Patricia Statham said. "I feel so bad for everyone who walks into that house. You can see it in the faces of the officers

  • The Latest: Washington fire closes in on city's water source

    By The Associated Press, Associated Press | Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    The latest on wildfires burning in Montana and California: 1:35 p.m. PDT Crews fighting a wildfire in southeast Washington are working to prevent flames from reaching a watershed that provides drinking water for the city of Walla Walla. Firefighters are removing fuels and securing lines to prevent it from reaching the boundary of the Mill Creek Watershed, fire spokeswoman Amber Mahoney said Thursday. The blaze has destroyed one home and threatens dozens others as an estimated 1,000 firefighters battled it in steep, challenging terrain. It has scorched nearly 9 square miles of grass, shrubs and timber about 10 miles east of Walla Walla, a city of 60,000 people. ___ 12:35 p.m.

  • Syria's 2 main opposition groups agree on 'roadmap'

    By ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press | Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's two main political opposition groups agreed on Thursday on a unified "roadmap" for a political solution to the country's long-running civil war, representatives of the groups said. The two parties have been trying for years to reach a common understanding on how to end the war in Syria. Their agreement came as the U.N. envoy, Staffan de Mistura, was in Damascus to press efforts to find a political solution to the country's war. But violence continued on the ground and suspected Islamic State militants fired at a Turkish military outpost from inside Syrian territory on Thursday, killing a Turkish soldier and wounding two others.

  • Jury finds Colorado theater shooter guilty of murder

    BY SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press | Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    The 27-year-old Holmes could get the death penalty for the massacre that left 12 people dead and dozens of others wounded.

  • Obama stresses need to act on climate change, calls out Inhofe's snowball demonstration

    BY MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths a year in the United States from poor air quality by 2100, the Obama administration argued in a report released Monday that warns of dire effects of global warming. The report says inaction on climate change could cost billions of dollars a year in damage from rising sea levels, increased wildfires and drought, as well as higher costs for electricity to cool homes and businesses in hotter temperatures. The Environmental Protection Agency report argues that action now on climate could save billions in avoided costs for maintenance and repairs on roads and bridges made vulnerable by global warming and save the lives of an estimated 12,000

  • Friend says suspect in church shooting ranted about race

    Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dylann Storm Roof drove around with a Confederate flag on his license plate — not exactly an unusual sight in the South. But on his Facebook page, he wore a jacket with the flags of the former white-racist regimes of South Africa and Rhodesia. A picture began to emerge Thursday of the 21-year-old white man arrested in the shooting deaths of nine people during a prayer meeting at a historic black church in Charleston. The Wednesday night attack was decried by stunned community leaders and politicians as a hate crime. In the hours after the bloodbath, the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights group that tracks hate organizations and extremists, said it was not aware of Roof before the

  • Nepal rescuers find 3 bodies near crashed US Marine chopper

    By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA and NIRMALA GEORGE, AP | Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese rescuers on Friday found three bodies near the wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter that disappeared earlier this week while on a relief mission in the earthquake-hit Himalayan nation, and officials said it was unlikely there were any survivors from the crash. “The wreckage of the helicopter was found in pieces and there are no chances of any survivors,” Nepal’s Defense Secretary Iswori Poudyal said. He gave no details about the nationalities of the three victims, only saying their remains were charred. The helicopter was carrying six Marines and two Nepalese army soldiers. The U.S. Marines said they were sending their own rescue team to assess the wreckage and determine if it

  • Oklahoma prison officials probe 2 inmate killings

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Investigators have finished looking into the March 28 strangulation of 36-year-old Shawn Moore inside his cell.

  • Hearing delayed on rape charges for ex-Oklahoma trooper

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) — A preliminary hearing has been delayed for a former Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper charged with rape and sexual battery of three women during traffic stops. The hearing scheduled for Wednesday afternoon for Eric Roberts in Creek County District Court in Sapulpa was postponed until June 5. Prosecutors had requested the delay, but no reason for it was immediately given. The charges filed last year against the 42-year-old Roberts in three separate cases include second-degree rape, sodomy, sexual battery, embezzlement and asking for or receiving a bribe. He has pleaded not guilty. The allegations came to light in August when a woman filed a federal lawsuit alleging Roberts raped her

  • Blue Bell says it's still trying to pinpoint listeria cause; CDC confirms case in Oklahoma

    BY JUAN A. LOZANO, ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    HOUSTON (AP) — A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases. Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries said Tuesday, a day after recalling all its products, that it is getting closer to pinpointing the cause of the contamination. Amid those efforts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that the number of illnesses linked to the company's products has increased to 10. "As each day passes, we are getting closer and closer to figuring out how this listeria was introduced into our facilities. ... It's a matter of doing the work and not making