Lifestyle

Ogden Marathon 2018: South Weber’s Cook wins again; Ogden’s Blackham wins the half

MH 051918 Ogden Marathon Overall First Place 05-4

For the second year in a row, a course record was set for the Ogden Marathon, only this time it was...

Lifestyle

AP photographer documents lava meeting sea in sizzling show

Hawaii Volcano Eye on the Lava

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The glowing lava was extinguished as it met the water with the hiss of a million steam irons. An otherworldly cloud flourished from the fizzle, rapidly expanding outward and upward, morphing into different shapes. It smelled like burnt matches from the sulfur dioxide. After a...


Business

Hunter accused of giving bribes for African elephant kill

Elephant Hunter Indictment

DENVER (AP) — U.S. prosecutors have indicted the owner of a South African hunting company, accusing him of bribing Zimbabwean officials while guiding a Colorado tourist and working to have the ivory tusks of an elephant that the group illegally killed inside a national park imported to the United...


Business

Tear gas, broken windows disrupt Paris labor march

APTOPIX France Strikes

PARIS (AP) — Clashes between police and groups of masked youths erupted Tuesday on the sidelines of a labor march in Paris, forcing protesting civil servants to stand clear of flying debris and tear gas canisters. About 200 young people from outside the authorized trade union demonstration took...


Lifestyle

'Wake-up call': Vegas casino workers vote on citywide strike

Las Vegas Casinos Contracts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hundreds of unionized Las Vegas casino workers packed a university arena in red T-shirts and resort uniforms as they voted Tuesday on whether to call for a citywide strike that could have huge financial implications for the tourist-dependent destination. Members of the Culinary...


Lifestyle

Facelift of Seattle's Space Needle nears completion

Space Needle

SEATTLE (AP) — Tourism is booming in Seattle. Just take a look at the Space Needle. The family-owned landmark is set to unveil the biggest renovation in its 56-year history next month, a $100 million investment in a single year of construction that transformed the structure’s top viewing level with...


Faith

LDS Church to transfer missionaries in Nicaragua due to 'political instability'

LDS SLC Temple

The LDS Church said they will move over half of the 327 missionaries serving in Nicaragua due to “growing political instability” in the country.


Lifestyle

What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazard

ADDITION Hawaii Volcano-10

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and setting off a chemical reaction that creates giant clouds of acid and fine glass. The lava haze, or “laze,” is created when molten rock hits the ocean and marks just the latest hazard from a volcano that has been...


Lifestyle

The Latest: Lava flows, stalls on geothermal plant property

Hawaii Volcano

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on an erupting volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island (all times local): 5 p.m. Hawaii officials say lava from Kilauea volcano has entered the property of a geothermal plant on the Big Island. Hawaii County spokeswoman Janet Snyder says the lava entered the property late...


Lifestyle

Iran's transgender people face discrimination despite fatwa

APTOPIX Iran Transgender

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Nahal smokes yet another cigarette on her mother’s balcony overlooking Tehran, one of the few peaceful places the 19-year-old transgender woman has in Iran, where her identity can bring harassment and prying, judging eyes on the street. Nahal recalled how she had hardly started...


State

Jordan LDS temple rededicated after 2 years of renovations

Jordan Temple rededication

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has rededicated a temple south of Salt Lake City after completing extensive renovations.


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