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The Latest: US COVID deaths double in 2 days, topping 2,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 28th - 1:22am

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says an infant with COVID-19 has died and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of death.

Civil rights leader, MLK aide Joseph Lowery dies at 98

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 10:55pm

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died Friday, a family statement said. He was 98.

Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 10:55pm

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country’s first black president and echoed the call for “justice to roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream” in America.

Pope prays for 'fragile' humanity needing help in pandemic

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 12:49pm

Praying in a desolately empty St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis on Friday likened the coronavirus pandemic to a storm laying bare illusions that people can be self-sufficient and instead leaves “all of us fragile and disoriented” and needing each other's help and comfort.

Maine sail-maintenance shop turns to sewing medical masks

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 10:05am

On the coast of Maine, Eric Baldwin and his staff of two usually spend their days selling, repairing and washing sails for boats. They transform their surplus sailcloth into tote bags to bring in extra money.

Tell us what general conference means to you

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 27th - 10:02am

We want to know what part of general conference you find most meaningful, or what parts of the events you look forward to most each time they come around.

The Latest: UN says 86 staffers around world reported cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 11:25pm

The United Nations says 86 staff members around the world have reported cases of COVID-19.

How are you responsibly welcoming missionaries home during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 26th - 5:50pm

See all the safe and fun ways people are welcoming a missionary home.

President Nelson issues worldwide invitation to day of fasting and prayer

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 26th - 5:16pm

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a video Thursday in which he invites all church members, and friends worldwide, to participate in a day of fasting and prayer this Sunday, March 29.

The beat goes on: Locked-down Berlin clubs take party online

Jona Kallgren, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 8:44am

Locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic, the nightclubs in the German capital have decided to keep the beat going — at least online.

Fears for civil rights mount amid fight against coronavirus

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 10:21pm

The orders seem prudent in the bid to thwart the spread of the novel coronavirus: Don't go out, don't gather with others and keep your stores closed. But growing segments of the U.S. population say state and federal governments are trampling on freedoms central to American life in the name of protecting public health.

All Latter-day Saint temples to close amid COVID-19 pandemic

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 25th - 7:25pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will close all of its temples starting Wednesday night until further notice in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

New Zealand mosque gunman pleads guilty to murder, terrorism

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 5:04pm

The man who committed the worst atrocity in New Zealand's modern history when he slaughtered 51 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques unexpectedly pleaded guilty to all charges Thursday.

Trump's Easter goal in war on virus a nod to faith, business

Jill Colvin and Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 3:15pm

President Donald Trump’s “beautiful” idea to reopen the U.S. economy by Easter Sunday and pack church pews that day was dreamed up during a conference call among business leaders desperate to get the country back up and running.

With church bells and candles, France honors virus victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 3:13pm

From famed Gothic cathedrals to modest village churches, places of worship around France rang their bells in collective prayer Wednesday for people who have died and those who are helping keep the sick alive during the coronavirus pandemic.

Governor urges Falwell to rethink welcoming students

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 2:30pm

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Virginia's governor asked Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. on Wednesday to reconsider his decision to welcome students back to the Lynchburg campus this week after their spring break.

Civil rights leader Joseph Lowery, who served with King and gave Obama’s inaugural benediction, has died at 98

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 10:54pm

Civil rights leader Joseph Lowery, who served with King and gave Obama’s inaugural benediction, has died at 98.

FBI: Bomb suspect dead after warrant served near Kansas City

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 6:26pm

A man fatally injured by the FBI was planning a bomb attack on a medical facility in the Kansas City area, the agency said in a news release Wednesday.

Man charged in New Zealand mosque shootings changes plea to guilty.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 4:42pm

Man charged in New Zealand mosque shootings changes plea to guilty.