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New virus prompts Mormons to cancel key leadership event

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday that it has postponed a key April meeting of its top global leaders because of the spread of the coronavirus, a...

Salt Lake City vows transparency, frugality in Olympic bid

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Leaders of a new Salt Lake City Olympic bid committee vowed Wednesday to be transparent and frugal as they design a plan based around existing venues and experience from hosting ...

Bible vs indigenous beliefs at issue in Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Hoisting a large leather Bible above her head, Bolivia’s new interim president delivered an emphatic message hours after Evo Morales fled under pressure, the end of a nearly 14-...

Paying homage to the 'Pachamama' central to Bolivian culture

COPACABANA, Bolivia (AP) — As they await their fresh fried trout, members of a family on holiday at Lake Titicaca pour out a little bit of soda on the ground before they take their first drink. ...

Bible vs indigenous beliefs at issue in Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Hoisting a large leather Bible above her head, Bolivia’s new interim president delivered an emphatic message hours after Evo Morales fled under pressure, the end of a nearly 14-...

Opponents warn of staff exodus as US breaks up lands bureau

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Opponents of the Trump administration's plan to break up the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the country's public lands bureau are warning of a brain drain, saying many staffers who...

Utah set to become 19th state banning ‘conversion therapy’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is set to become the 19th state to ban the discredited practice of conversion therapy after state officials came up with a proposal that has the support of the influential C...

Romney backs paying college athletes to help poor players

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said Friday his support for allowing college athletes to profit from their name and image isn’t driven by a desire to help a star quarterback score endorsem...

Utah death-row inmate featured in best-selling book dies

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah prison officials say a death-row inmate whose double-murder case was featured in the book "Under the Banner of Heaven" and who was nearing an execution by firing squad has d...

Mexican killings spotlight Mormon history with polygamy

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The slaying in Mexico of nine people who belonged to a Mormon offshoot community where some people practice polygamy spotlights the mainstream church's struggle to distance itsel...

Salt Lake Tribune gets IRS approval to convert to nonprofit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake Tribune said Monday it has received approval from the IRS to convert into a nonprofit as the newspaper switches to a nontraditional model that it hopes will ensure ...

Mormon women given increased role in 2 key ceremonies

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will allow women to be official "witnesses" at two key ceremonies where they were previously only allowed to observe in the latest...

Trump administration loses bid to dismiss monument lawsuits

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge has rejected the Trump administration's bid to dismiss lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of a 2017 decision to downsize two sprawling national monuments ...

Mormon leader reaffirms church's opposition to gay marriage

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed Tuesday the religion's opposition to gay marriage, saying God's law dictates that marriage is restricted to ...

The Latest: Mormon leader speaks about LGBT policies

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a speech by the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The leader of The Church...