Elizabeth Smart kidnapper to be released from prison

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap Elizabeth Smart as a teenager from her Salt Lake City bedroom in 2002 and hold her captive will be released from pris...

Mormon man opposing youth interviews says ouster likely

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon man facing church discipline for his public opposition to closed-door, one-on-one interviews of youth said Monday he thinks he might have helped his chances slightly dur...

Lawyers: Deal unlikely in Mormon church sexual abuse case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church lawyers said this week it's unlikely they will reach a settlement with a woman who accuses the faith of covering for a former missionary leader who she says raped h...

No more snail mail: Mormons to receive mission calls online

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The days of young Mormons anxiously waiting for letters to arrive in the mailbox telling them where they will serve their missions are over, the latest tradition fading away unde...

Utah driver sues Tesla after crashing in Autopilot mode

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah driver who slammed her Tesla into a stopped firetruck at a red light while using the vehicle's semi-autonomous function is suing the company. Heather Lom...

Mormon president: Don't use 'Mormon' or 'LDS' as church name

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The faith has the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir, recently made a documentary about its members called "Meet the Mormons" and uses "Mormon" in its official website addresses. ...

Federal agency issues proposals for downsized Utah monuments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. government on Wednesday issued proposals for managing two national monuments in Utah that were significantly downsized by President Donald Trump last year, saying its pr...

42-year-old Utah father dies fighting California wildfire

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Utah firefighter Matthew Burchett said goodbye to his wife and 6-year-old son in early August and volunteered to head to California along with 37 other firefighters from the state ...

Utah man sues McDonald's alleging his drink was drugged

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man is suing McDonald's alleging that an employee spiked his Diet Coke with a heroin substitute. The 33-year-old Trevor Walker says he was with his three...

Hunger strike puts more scrutiny on Mormon youth interviews

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon man has launched a hunger strike to bring attention to a campaign calling on church leaders to bring an end to closed door, one-on-one interviews where youth are asked b...

Honduran woman vows to fight for asylum from Utah church

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Honduran woman who has been taking sanctuary with her two daughters in a Utah church for the past six months is vowing to keep fighting for asylum. Vicky Chav...

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper denied early prison release

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap then-Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart from her Salt Lake City home in 2002 has been denied early parole. ...

New Mormon leaders bring diversity, new perspectives

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The two newest members of a top Mormon governing panel said Thursday that they hope to bring a new perspective as the first Latin-American and the first person of Asian ancestry ...

Mormons post questions asked during youth interviews

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is for the first time posting the list of questions lay leaders are supposed to ask youth during closed door, one-on-one interviews that have come under scrutin...

Guatemalan man recounts anguish of separation from toddler

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Guatemalan man who fled his country to seek asylum after he was kidnapped and extorted says he lived through anguish when he was separated from his then-2-year-old daughter for se...