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North Dakota woman who threatened Muslims hugs one of them

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:41pm

A North Dakota woman who threatened some Muslim women in a Walmart parking lot met with two of them Thursday and all "expressed their sincere regrets" about the incident and apologized, Fargo's police chief said Thursday.

The Latest: Woman who yelled at Muslims hugs 1 of them

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:29pm

The Latest on a North Dakota woman who was shown in a video threatening Muslim women in a Walmart parking lot (all times local):

Authorities: Man robs bank, then gets naked and throws money

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:14pm

Authorities in Florida say they arrested a man who robbed a bank, stripped naked and ran down the street throwing stolen money — a spectacle that he somehow thought would jump-start his career as a comedian.

Hobby has travelers looking for spots where 3 states touch

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 3:03pm

Brian Butler is a tripointer.

Clashes, tensions flare at sacred site in Jerusalem

Ilan Ben Zion and Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:12pm

Violence returned Thursday to a sacred site in Jerusalem as Palestinians gathering for prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound clashed with Israeli police nearly two weeks after a deadly attack there.

The Latest: More clashes after nightfall at Jerusalem site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:52pm

The Latest on developments on a contested shrine in Israel (all times local):

4 great places to river raft in the Flaming Gorge area  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:31pm

If you have been wanting to take a whitewater river rafting trip, here are some good local options.

Have You Seen This? Gang of goats vandalize office

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:15pm

When your shop is vandalized your first thought is that it was probably those no-good youths. But look at the security footage and you might find out it's those no-good goats.

Utah's Purple merges with N.Y. company in $1.1 billion deal

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:50pm

Alpine-based Purple, a company that's made waves in the business of direct-to-customer mattresses, pillows and other comfort products, announced Thursday a tentative merger deal worth $1.1 billion with Global Partner Acquisition Corp.

Police looking for owner of 77-pound tortoise found on road

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:02pm

Police in New York are looking for the owner of a 77-pound tortoise found on the side of a road.

Reports: Japan defense chief to quit over document cover-up

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:01am

Japan's beleaguered defense minister, a protege of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will step down in connection with an alleged cover-up of military documents from U.N. peacekeeping operations, media reports said Thursday.

Thousands of Muslims flock to Jerusalem holy site for first prayers there after Israel removed security measures

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:57am

Thousands of Muslims flock to Jerusalem holy site for first prayers there after Israel removed security measures.

He was purrfect: Honorary cat mayor in Alaska town dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:42am

Stubbs, the honorary feline mayor of the Alaska town of Talkeetna, has died at the age of 20.

Trump transgender ban nod to Christian conservatives

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:20am

His agenda stalled and his party divided, President Donald Trump veered into the nation's simmering culture wars by announcing plans to ban transgender people from serving in the military.

Kansas political leaders debate Brownback's legacy

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:57pm

Five years ago, Gov. Sam Brownback made Kansas an economic laboratory for the nation by aggressively cutting taxes. He's expected to leave office with his Kansas reputation in tatters and his home state an example of trickle-down economics that didn't work.

New MTC buildings in Provo include larger classrooms, outside study space

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:02pm

Kelly Mills knows the Provo Missionary Training Center is not intended as the ultimate destination for the tens of thousands of Mormon missionaries who pass through it each year.

Israel removes railings, overhead bridge near holy site

Aron Heller and Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:31pm

Israel removed railings and an overhead metal bridge it had recently installed near a contested Jerusalem holy site, meeting a demand by Muslim protesters and causing thousands of Palestinians to celebrate in the streets early Thursday.

Cellphone video shot by California inmates shows escape

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:52pm

Video shot by three inmates with a smuggled cellphone shows their methodical escape through a vent at the maximum-security wing of a Southern California jail last year, along with scenes from their days on the run.

Exhibitors mixed on Outdoor Retailer moving to Colorado

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:35pm

All good things must come to an end, as the saying goes, but for some local companies that have been longtime participants in the Utah's largest annual convention, the realization of finality is starting to sink in.