SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new Mormon church policy targeting gay members and their children has triggered a firestorm of backlash from church members of all political backgrounds.
The new rules bar children living with gay parents from being baptized until they're 18. After that, they can be baptized only if they disavow same-sex relationships. The rules also make gay marriages a sin worthy of expulsion.
NEW YORK (AP) — Discount retailer Family Dollar is recalling 32,000 ceramic wax warmers after some users said it created high flames, causing burns and property damage.
The wax warmers are shaped like a teacup and come with four vanilla-scented wax cubes. A candle is placed inside the wax warmer and the cubes are melted over it. The wax warmer costs $4 and was sold at Family Dollar stores from April to September.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah state officials are challenging a decision made by a Utah judge to a take a baby away from lesbian foster parents and place her with a heterosexual couple for the child's well-being.
Utah Division of Child and Family Services said in a news release Thursday afternoon that they will go to an appeals court if state juvenile Judge Scott Johansen doesn't rescind his decision.
The state agency says the judge went against its...
NEW YORK (AP) — News helicopters from two New York television stations helped police track down and arrest suspects who allegedly pointed lasers at the choppers while they were in flight.
NBC New York says Chopper 4 was over Prospect Heights in Brooklyn at about 6 p.m. yesterday when it was stuck by a green laser. A chopper reporter used a camera to zoom in on the suspects, who were seen standing behind a building and laughing.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Jenean Hampton made history earlier this month when she became the first black person to win a statewide election in Kentucky.
Hampton is the lieutenant governor-elect along with Republican Gov.-elect Matt Bevin. The two were elected together on the same ticket. Hampton joins U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina as the only black statewide officeholders in the south. Both are Republicans.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A professional skier who walked away after falling 1,600 feet down an Alaska mountain says the experience was "gnarly."
Video of Canadian skier Ian McIntosh cartwheeling down a near vertical mountain has gone viral this week.
The fall happened last April in the Neacola Mountains, about 125 miles southwest of Anchorage. McIntosh was being filmed for the Teton Gravity Research movie "Paradise Waits," which opens this week....