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Accused church shooter wants to know framework of govt case

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 8:00am

The white man accused of gunning down nine black people at a South Carolina church wants to know how the federal government plans to lay out any evidence against him.

Israeli arrested after West Bank arson that killed toddler

Daniel Estrin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 4:10am

Israel said Tuesday it was interrogating the suspected head of a Jewish extremist group in the first arrest of an Israeli suspect following last week's arson attack in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian toddler and wounded his brother and parents.

Bush, Rubio to speak before Southern Baptist group

Sergio Bustos, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 1:20am

Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio hope to connect Tuesday with Christian conservatives, a key group of voters in the early primary states of Iowa and South Carolina.

Explosions shock congregants at 2 New Mexico churches

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 10:20pm

A pair of small explosions just 20 minutes and a few miles apart shocked congregants Sunday morning at two churches in southern New Mexico.

GALLERY: Event helps Bhutanese community preserve its heritage

KSL.com  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 7:06pm

Bhutanese community in Utah members attend a seven-day cultural and religious program Shrimaad Bhagawat Gyan Mahayagya at the Sri Krishna Temple in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015.

Special Olympics: Largest service project in LDS Church's history

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:47pm

Over 10,000 volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are participating in the biggest service project in the Church's history: helping out at this year's Special Olympics. They join people of many faiths and community organizations to welcome and provide for the athletes in the largest sporting event in the world this year.

Bhutanese community to hold first traditional event in Utah

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:03pm

In an effort to pass their values and traditions on to a younger generation, the local Bhutanese community will host a week-long religious event beginning this weekend.

Indiana convention's CEO calls for broader LGBT protections

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 5:23pm

The CEO of a massive gamers' convention that threatened to leave Indiana earlier this year over a divisive religious objections law said Thursday that organizers are "shopping the show" to other cities and could relocate if lawmakers don't expand protections for gays and lesbians.

Here is the latest Utah news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 7:11am

The Mormon church is taking another step in its push to be more transparent, and is releasing more historical documents that shed light on how Joseph Smith formed the religion. The Church says the volume being released today in Salt Lake City is a printer's manuscript of the Book of Mormon. Mormons believe that 185 years ago, God helped Smith translate a story that was written in ancient Egyptian and engraved on gold plates. It became known as the Book of Mormon.

Gay Catholic school teacher shut out at archdiocese offices

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 6:00am

The suburban Philadelphia Catholic school teacher fired over her same-sex marriage was shut out after attempting to bring a box of petitions asking for her reinstatement to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians

Vivian Salama and Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 7:12pm

U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday.

50-year-old Idaho monastery attracts youth, not commitment

Tetona Dunlap-News, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:21pm

After a spoonful of beef barley soup, Taylor Schilly tilted her head and asked a question that was nearly swallowed up by conversations from nearby tables.

Police say explosions could have injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 1:31pm

A police spokesman in Las Cruces, New Mexico, says explosions yesterday outside two churches "had the potential" to cause serious injury.

Ethiopia jails 18 Muslims over alleged terror

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 1:21pm

A court in Ethiopia has handed jail terms ranging from seven to 22 years against 18 Muslims who were convicted on terror charges, including allegedly attempting to establish a religious government.

'Roving rabbis' spread across Montana on kosher mission

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 1:31pm

Two young Orthodox rabbis have traded their studies in Brooklyn for the back roads of Montana, where they are teaching the far-flung faithful how to keep kosher in Big Sky Country.

Russian Orthodox Church pushes for control over St. Isaac's

Irina Titova, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 12:52pm

The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday defended its controversial bid to fully take over St. Petersburg's landmark St. Isaac's Cathedral, saying it's in line with the law and wouldn't hamper tourist access.

Here is the latest Utah news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 11:21am

A descendant of early Mormon church leader Brigham Young has bought the central New York home where his ancestor lived two decades before leading the Mormon migration to Utah. The Citizen of Auburn reports retired federal prosecutor Richard Lambert purchased the dilapidated two-room home for $30,000. Lambert is vice chairman of the Salt Lake City-based Mormon Historic Sites Foundation. He plans to restore the house next summer.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 9:11am

A descendant of early Mormon church leader Brigham Young has bought the central New York home where his ancestor lived two decades before leading the Mormon migration to Utah. The Citizen of Auburn reports retired federal prosecutor Richard Lambert purchased the dilapidated two-room home for $30,000. Lambert is vice chairman of the Salt Lake City-based Mormon Historic Sites Foundation. He plans to restore the house next summer.

Mormon official buys New York home where Brigham Young lived

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:00am

A descendant of early Mormon church leader Brigham Young has bought the central New York home where his ancestor lived two decades before leading the Mormon migration to Utah.

Report: C. African Republic Muslims forced to convert

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:50am

Muslims in the western part of Central African Republic are being forced to hide their religion or convert to Christianity under threat of death, Amnesty International said Friday.