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Here are 5 of the most impactful moments in general conference history

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 31st - 4:07pm

President Russell M. Nelson is far from the first church president to make stirring announcements at general conference. Here are some of the more impactful moments in the long history of general conference.

Too little too late? Experts decry Mexico virus policy delay

MarÍa Verza and Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 3:57pm

Mexico has started taking tougher measures against the coronavirus after weeks of its president hugging followers and saying religious medals would protect him. Some experts warn the sprawling country of 129 million is acting too late and testing too little to prevent the type of crisis unfolding across the border in the United States.

UN begins home food drops for Gaza's needy to stem virus

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 10:56am

A U.N. aid agency Tuesday began delivering food to the homes of impoverished Palestinians instead of making them pick up such parcels at crowded distribution centers — part of an attempt to prevent a mass outbreak of the new coronavirus in the densely populated Gaza Strip.

Virus forces world religions to similar plans for holidays

Gary Fields, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 10:12am

The global pandemic is upending the season’s major religious holidays, forcing leaders and practitioners across the spectrum to improvise. They’re having to finding new ways to live out their beliefs in a time of social distancing and empty houses of worship.

Brazilian pews become trenches in fight against quarantine

Diane Jeantet, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 11:03pm

Like every Sunday, Brazilian Pastor Silas Malafaia took the stage of his Pentecostal temple in a middle-class Rio de Janeiro neighborhood. But this week, he wore a T-shirt instead of a blazer and, behind the three cameras broadcasting to his legion of YouTube followers, were thousands of empty seats.

Liberty University: We're complying with virus-related ban

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 12:53pm

Virginia's governor on Monday ordered all higher education institutions to halt any in-person instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic, a move likely directed at Liberty University, which initially declined to stop all on-campus teaching.

Pastor arrested for violating rules amid virus outbreak

Tamara Lush and Chris O'Meara, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 12:45pm

Florida officials have arrested the pastor of a megachurch after detectives say he held two Sunday services with hundreds of people and violated a safer-at-home order in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Could Joseph Smith's First Vision have happened 200 years ago last week?

Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Mar 29th - 11:03am

Some scholars believe 14-year-old Joseph Smith, founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, experienced his First Vision 200 years ago this week — on March 26, 1820.

Pizzeria borrows to keep workers on job, spurs donations

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 7:04am

This is a story about bosses and their workers, in the dark days of COVID-19. It’s also a story about how one good turn deserves another and yet another.

China sends medical aid to Pakistan to combat virus outbreak

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 28th - 3:51am

China sent a plane loaded with medical personnel and supplies Saturday to help Pakistan fight the spread of the coronavirus in one of the world's most populous nations.

The Latest: Michigan executive order restores water service

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

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order Saturday requiring communities statewide to restore water service, effectively ending water shutoffs for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Florida officials seek arrest for pastor that violated rules

Tamara Lush and Chris O'Meara, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 12:35pm

A Florida sheriff on Monday sought an arrest warrant for the pastor of a megachurch after officials said he held two services with hundreds of people and violated a safer-at-home order put in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

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.