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October general conference will be virtual-only again

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 4th - 9:16am

October's general conference will be virtual once again, The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced in a letter on Thursday.

5 Things to Know for Today

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 4:21am

mass protests over the death of George Floyd — may bring about its resurgence.

Following Mattis: More in the GOP frown on Trump's tone

Laurie Kellman and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:15pm

President Donald Trump’s inability to unify the nation at a time of grave unrest is testing his uneasy alliance with mainstream Republicans, some emboldened by Gen. James Mattis’ plea for a leader who lives up to the U.S. ideals of a more perfect union.

Handling of street protests creates crisis for Pentagon boss

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:07pm

Defense Secretary Mark Esper is facing the most politically charged crisis of his tenure, criticized for calling protester-filled streets a military “battle space” and accused of failing to keep the military out of politics.

Universities, archdiocese named in lawsuit over Katrina aid

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 5:18pm

Two New Orleans universities, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans and a government contractor are defendants in a whistleblower lawsuit alleging fraud involving more than $100 million in Hurricane Katrina aid.

Trump photo op, talk of military force amp up GOP challenge

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 5:08pm

The mumbling and dodging this week by Republicans came straight from the GOP playbook that helped the party endure President Donald Trump’s cringe-inducing choices.

White House: Trump church visit akin to Churchill WWII role

Aamer Madhani and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 3:39pm

The White House said Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s visit to a nearby church where he held up a Bible was a “leadership moment” akin to Winston Churchill’s inspection of bomb-damaged London during World War II, a comparison that drew swift condemnation from the author of a new best-selling book on the former British prime minister.

Handling of street protests creates crisis for Pentagon boss

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 3:02pm

Defense Secretary Mark Esper is facing the most politically charged crisis of his tenure, criticized for calling protester-filled streets a military “battle space” and accused of failing to keep the military out of politics.

Retired Reverend Davis continues to be a force for change

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 12:20pm

A civil rights legend in our community said he hasn’t seen this much civil upheaval, cries for change, and violent protest since the summer of 1968 when Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.

No crowds delight art lovers in Italy at reopened museums

Trisha Thomas and Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:01am

The Uffizi Galleries, the most-visited museum in Italy, is open after three months of COVID-19 lockdown, delighting art lovers who don’t have to jostle with throngs of tourists thanks to new social distancing rules.

New report finds anti-Semitism on the rise in Czech Republic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 4:27am

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the Czech Republic doubled last year, the Jewish community said Wednesday.

The Latest: Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 4:05am

Leaders in Seattle seeking to address concerns raised by protesters have abruptly ended a city-wide curfew in place for days amid massive demonstrations against the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minnesota.

Trump tries religious gestures to hike support amid protests

Jill Colvin and Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:42pm

Cloaking himself in religion for the second day in a row, President Donald Trump sought to seize the moral authority to justify his hard line against demonstrators protesting the killing of another black man in police custody and at the same time mobilize his religious conservative base.

Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

Zeke Miller and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:18pm

President Donald Trump’s Pentagon chief shot down his idea of using troops to quell protests across the United States, then reversed course on pulling part of the 82nd Airborne Division off standby in an extraordinary clash between the U.S. military and its commander in chief.

Faithful rally: Utah church leaders call for justice and change

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:18pm

Numerous faiths congregated in front of First United Methodist Church in downtown Salt Lake City for a rally over the death of George Floyd.

Trump tries religious gestures to hike support amid protests

Jill Colvin and Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 4:23pm

Cloaking himself in religion for the second day in a row, President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to seize the moral authority to justify his hard line against demonstrators protesting the killing of another black man in police custody and at the same time mobilize his religious conservative base.

Man gets 10-month sentence for threatening Muslim politician

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:53am

with the handle “DaDUTCHMAN5″ — that posted the threat against Rashid, according to the affidavit. The post was accompanied by a black-and-white photograph of the infamous 1915 lynching of a Jewish man, Leo Frank, in Marietta, Georgia.

GOP senators offer rare rebuke of Trump on church visit

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:44am

A handful of GOP senators spoke out Tuesday against President Donald Trump, criticizing his visit to a church after police removed peaceful demonstrators from a park near the White House. The remarks came even as most Republicans continued to avoid any disapproval of the president.

Southern Baptists see 13th year of membership decline

Travis Loller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 3:04pm

The nation's largest Protestant denomination is almost 2% smaller than it was in 2018.