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Myanmar leader welcomed to Australian Parliament House

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 6:40pm

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi was welcomed to Australia's Parliament House on Monday for the official start of a state visit that has provoked protests over her muted response to a military crackdown against Rohingya Muslims.

Should teenagers have smartphones? Utah teacher weighs in on viral social media post

Ashley Imlay  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 2:47pm

The latest batch of teens, otherwise known as Gen Z, is maturing in a world where most of them have a smartphone and social media is right at their fingertips 24/7. What are they really doing when their eyes are glued to the screen?

Have You Seen This? Ditching fidget spinner trend with Rube Goldberg

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 2:02pm

Say goodbye to the fidget spinner trend with the beauty of a Rube Goldberg machine.

Police find nearly 300 bunnies hopping in California home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 11:10am

A Sacramento animal shelter is seeking supplies and cash donations to care for nearly 300 rabbits taken from a single property.

Colorado firefighters pluck baby foxes from storm drain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 10:23am

Firefighters in Colorado plucked eight animals they thought were puppies from a storm drain, only to find out later they were young red foxes.

Young John Glenn's pillowcase featured planets, stars

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 10:08am

When future astronaut John Glenn nestled in his bed, it may not have been sugar plums that danced in his head, but celestial bodies.

Women in Poland protest plans to tighten anti-abortion law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 9:50am

Women across Poland are protesting in front of bishops' residences after the influential Roman Catholic Church urged the government to ban abortion.

Store owner: Thieves swipe birds worth thousands of dollars

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 10:10pm

A business owner says thieves smashed a window of a Southern California pet store and made off with six birds worth thousands of dollars.

Dementia study links your risk with your fitness level

Jacqueline Howard CNN  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 7:50pm

Your stamina — or the time it takes for you to reach peak exhaustion during exercise — can be tied to your dementia risk, and a new study reveals how.

Southeast Asia leaders use Australia meet to talk NKorea

Trevor Marshallsea, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 7:42pm

Australia's prime minister said Southeast Asian leaders were using their meeting Sunday to discuss the "deadly threat" posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

Polish archbishop criticizes priest wishing Francis death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 5:39pm

Poland's leading archbishop deplored on Sunday comments by a senior conservative priest who had wished Pope Francis a quick death if he does not open to "wisdom."

Vatican bows to pressure, releases retired pope's letter

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 4:26pm

Stung by accusations of spreading "fake news," the Vatican on Saturday released the complete letter by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI about Pope Francis after coming under blistering criticism for selectively citing it in a press release and digitally manipulating a photograph of it.

UK probing Facebook after Cambridge Analytica suspension

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 2:44pm

Britain's information commissioner is investigating whether Facebook data was "illegally acquired and used," after the social network suspended Cambridge Analytica, a firm that worked for U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.

Have You Seen This? Turning 1 dog into 4

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 2:02pm

Turning one dog photo into four is almost like a magic trick, except there’s no smoke, mirrors, or sleight of hand.

20 seconds of terror — my experience competing in the World Elk Calling Championships

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 11:12am

As I walked up to the stage, my heart was absolutely pounding. I smiled and laughed nervously. But mostly, I was trying to remember why I agreed to compete in a world championship where I had no idea what I was doing.

3 men plead guilty to illegal bison hunting near Yellowstone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 8:57am

Three men have pleaded guilty to the illegal hunting and wasting of bull bison north of Yellowstone Park.

School board will debate settlement in teachers-cult lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 8:23am

A school board will debate a proposed settlement of a lawsuit that accuses four educators of "indoctrinating" three sisters into a religious cult that celebrates death.

Pope visits Italy's south to honor popular saint, Padre Pio

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 5:54am

Pope Francis on Saturday traveled to southern Italy to honor a hugely popular Italian saint, Padre Pio, praying silently before a glass display case holding the mystic monk's body in a shrine town that draws millions of pilgrims each year.

Vatican convicts ex-Guam archbishop accused of abuse

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 1:34am

The Vatican on Friday removed the suspended Guam archbishop from office and ordered him not to return to the Pacific island after convicting him of some charges in a sex abuse trial.