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Iraqi army battles militants in deadly Anbar siege

04/01/2014 12:40am
An Iraqi special forces patrol moves on foot past ruined homes on the outskirts of Ramadi, a city west of Baghdad where al-Qaida-inspired militants have held off the military for three months. As they head down an alleyway, shots from snipers ring out, followed by grenade blasts.

Mormon Studies minor in the works at U of Utah

04/01/2014 4:30am
Students at the University of Utah may soon be able to earn a minor in Mormon Studies for the first time.

11 ancient burial boxes recovered in Israel

04/01/2014 10:20am
Israeli authorities on Monday unveiled 11 ancient burial boxes dating to around the time of Jesus, recovered by police during a midnight raid on antiquities dealers suspected of stealing the artifacts.

UK's Cameron orders probe of Muslim Brotherhood

04/01/2014 11:31am
British Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered the country's intelligence agencies to investigate the Muslim Brotherhood, amid reports the group is using London as a base to plan militant activities after a crackdown in Egypt.

Convicted Ohio Amish leader says evidence weak

04/01/2014 11:32am
The leader of 16 Ohio Amish men and women found guilty of hate crimes for cutting the hair and beards of fellow members of their faith is arguing in a new court filing that federal prosecutors are assassinating his character in the face of weak evidence.

Suspended Conn. priest charged with sex assault

04/01/2014 11:51am
A suspended Roman Catholic priest who is accused of giving guns and explosives to a juvenile has been arrested on allegations he sexually assaulted a minor.

Crowe meets Anglican leader after 'Noah' premiere

04/01/2014 1:21pm
The pope said no but the leader of the world's Anglicans was happy to meet Russell Crowe, star of watery Biblical epic "Noah."

Crowe meets Anglican leader after 'Noah' premiere

04/01/2014 1:21pm
The pope said no but the leader of the world's Anglicans was happy to meet Russell Crowe, star of watery Biblical epic "Noah."

Kansas man accused in guitar string decapitation

04/01/2014 1:21pm
A Kansas man accused of beheading another man with a guitar string three years ago and keeping his head has pleaded not guilty to premeditated first-degree murder.

Atlanta archbishop apologizes for posh residence

04/01/2014 2:01pm
Archbishop Wilton Gregory seems to have gotten the pope's message about modest living.

University of Utah might add Mormon Studies minor

04/01/2014 2:32pm
The University of Utah is considering offering its first-ever Mormon Studies minor, a program that would mark a shift from decades of stark separation between the school and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Courts question law leaving pensions unprotected

04/01/2014 4:11pm
New rulings against Catholic hospital chains on both coasts have intensified a faceoff between religiously affiliated employers and workers who are alarmed by the companies' efforts to avoid insuring or funding their pensions.

Here is the latest Utah news from The Associated Press

04/01/2014 4:11pm
One of three Republican candidates vying to replace longtime Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson is dropping out of the race. Jennifer A. Johnson, the founder and manager of an investment company and a State Board of Education member, announced yesterday she was dropping out of the 4th Congressional District race. Johnson told The Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News that the she decided it was not the right time for her to run.

Bishops celebrate Mass along Mexico border

04/01/2014 5:41pm
Roman Catholic leaders made a rare visit to the border and celebrated Mass on Tuesday in the shadow of the fence separating the U.S. and Mexico, offering Holy Communion through the steel barrier to people on the Mexican side as they sought to bring attention to the plight of immigrants.