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Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem amid virus woes

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Updated May 31st - 10:51am

Tens of thousands of mosques across Saudi Arabia reopened Sunday for the first time in more than two months, with worshipers ordered to follow strict guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as Islam's holiest site in Mecca remained closed to the public.

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SpaceX's historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Updated May 31st - 10:44am

SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk’s company.

Why now is the time to embrace video games for kids

Elissa Strauss, CNN  |  Updated May 31st - 8:20am

Before the pandemic, video games were a weekend-only activity in our house, allowed for one hour a day, Saturday and Sunday.

Pope: Pull together, avoid pessimism in this coronavirus era

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 3:47am

Pope Francis is cautioning against pessimism as many people emerge from coronavirus lockdowns to lament that nothing will ever be the same.

'We Grieve': Community project unites neighbors in healing

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 12:46am

It’s nothing flashy. But then, it’s not supposed to be.

AP Explains: What's behind latest India-China border tension

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Updated May 30th - 10:45pm

Tensions along the China-India border high in the Himalayas have flared again in recent weeks.

`Back in the game’: SpaceX ship blasts off with 2 astronauts

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Updated May 30th - 10:10pm

Two NASA astronauts climbed into their capsule Saturday for a second attempt at a history-making ride into orbit aboard a rocket ship designed and built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company.

Utah couple stops at nothing to share their special day with loved ones

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted May 30th - 8:43pm

Zach Pierce and his fiancé Helena Ekonomo were planning to have a large wedding later this year. But when they learned Zach's father might not be well enough to make it, they changed plans.

Launch gives spectators pride, reprieve from troubled times

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Updated May 30th - 6:41pm

For many spectators who filled parks, beaches and roads along Florida's Space Coast, the launch of two astronauts into orbit Saturday was a welcome accomplishment and a reprieve from the coronavirus pandemic, economic worries and now unrest in the streets.

Have You Seen This? Man’s sweet, emotional reunion with his burro after quarantine

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 30th - 4:39pm

Who cries more — the man or the burro?

Dragon-riding astronauts join exclusive inner circle at NASA

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 2:06pm

Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken join NASA’s exclusive inner circle by catching a ride on a SpaceX rocket and capsule.

A SpaceX capsule carrying NASA astronauts reaches orbit on its way to the International Space Station.

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 1:37pm

A SpaceX capsule carrying NASA astronauts reaches orbit on its way to the International Space Station.

NASA astronauts blast off into space on a SpaceX rocket, heralding a new era in human spaceflight.

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 1:23pm

NASA astronauts blast off into space on a SpaceX rocket, heralding a new era in human spaceflight.

Pope presides over virus prayer in hint normalcy returning

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 1:14pm

Pope Francis prayed Saturday for an end to the coronavirus pandemic and the development of a vaccine as he presided over an outdoor gathering that signaled a semblance of normalcy returning to the Vatican after a coronavirus lockdown lasting more than two months.

NASA astronauts head to the launch pad for a second liftoff attempt from Florida.

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 10:07am

NASA astronauts head to the launch pad for a second liftoff attempt from Florida.

Some Old Order Mennonites feel called to return to church

Luis Andres Henao and Jessie Wardarski, Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 8:25am

For the first time in weeks, kids played in the church cemetery. Nearby, a group of men in their 20s reflected on what it meant to gather again during the pandemic.

Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Updated May 29th - 11:20pm

A divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

The Latest: 400 German managers, workers returning to China

The Associated Press  |  Updated May 29th - 8:42pm

Around 400 German managers, workers and family members have begun returning to China aboard charter flights as multinational companies in the world’s second-largest economy seek to get their operations running again at full speed.

New drugs make headway against lung, prostate, colon cancers

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Updated May 29th - 8:36pm

Doctors are reporting success with newer drugs that control certain types of cancer better, reduce the risk it will come back and make treatment simpler and easier to bear.