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Utah Latter-day Saints can return to (or watch) weekly services

Ryan Miller and Graham Dudley,  |  Updated Sep 11th - 10:06pm

Latter-day Saints in Utah can now return to church each Sunday — and they can watch it from home, too.

How the Tabernacle Choir made its first recording 110 years ago

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Sep 10th - 2:34pm

On Thursday, the Tabernacle Choir celebrated the 110th anniversary of its first recording.

More than 100 UK lawmakers condemn China over Uighurs abuse

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 9th - 7:06am

More than 100 British lawmakers signed a letter to the Chinese ambassador Wednesday condemning what they described as “a systematic and calculated programme of ethnic cleansing against the Uighur people” in China’s far western Xinjiang region.

Myanmar army deserters confirm atrocities against Rohingya

Grant Peck, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 8th - 7:26pm

Two soldiers who deserted from Myanmar’s army have testified on video that they were instructed by commanding officers to “shoot all that you see and that you hear” in villages where minority Rohingya Muslims lived, a human rights group said Tuesday.

Latter-day Saints break ground on Orem Temple

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Sep 5th - 4:12pm

With few dozen ceremonial turns of dirt, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially marked the beginning of construction for its newest temple.

Biden, in Kenosha, says U.S. confronting 'original sin'

Bill Barrow, Will Weissert and Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 3rd - 8:46pm

Joe Biden told residents of Kenosha, Wisconsin, that recent turmoil following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, could help Americans confront centuries of systemic racism, drawing a sharp contrast with President Donald Trump amid a reckoning that has galvanized the nation.

RootsTech 2021 will be an online-only conference

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Sep 1st - 10:24am

RootsTech, the annual family history conference held in Salt Lake City, will move online in 2021, FamilySearch announced Tuesday.

Manti temple, 11 other Latter-day Saint temples to enter phase 2 of reopening

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Aug 31st - 5:22pm

Of the 15 temples in Utah that were closed from the pandemic, 14 are in phase two and just the Monticello Utah Temple remains in phase one.

Location of Syracuse Utah Temple announced

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Aug 28th - 10:15am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the location of the Syracuse Utah Temple on Friday.

Trump praises QAnon conspiracists, appreciates support

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 19th - 10:30pm

President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised the supporters of QAnon, a convoluted, pro-Trump conspiracy theory and suggested he appreciates their support of his candidacy, but insisted he hadn’t heard much about the movement.

Latter-day Saint leaders withdraw rezoning request for proposed Tooele Valley Temple community

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:34pm

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have withdrawn their plan to build a residential community surrounding the announced Tooele Valley Temple.

3 more Utah temples to move to phase 2 of reopening

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Aug 17th - 10:00am

Starting next week, the Draper Utah Temple, Jordan River Utah Temple, and Oquirrh Mountain Utah temple will enter phase two of the reopening process, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on Monday.

2 Latter-day Saint sister missionaries stabbed in Texas apartment

Linda Williams and Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Aug 17th - 7:27am

Two sister missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are recovering after someone stabbed them during a home invasion at their Houston, Texas, apartment, officials said.

Democrats tap array of faith leaders to speak at convention

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 11:17am

The Episcopal bishop of Washington, D.C., who criticized President Donald Trump after he held a Bible aloft at a photo op at a historic church in her diocese, is among the diverse group of faith leaders selected by Democrats to speak at their presidential nominating convention.

Zimbabwe's Catholic bishops accuse government of abuses

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 7:46am

Zimbabwe is embroiled in an economic and political crisis marked by human rights abuses, said the country's Roman Catholic bishops, who were then criticized by the government as “evil” and trying to promote genocide.

Homes with grandparents weigh virus risk as school starts

Terry Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:09am

Zita Robinson, who's 77 and diabetic, has been careful around her granddaughter since the coronavirus pandemic took hold.

Mourners gather in Houston to remember slain soldier

Acacia Coronado and John L. Mone, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 14th - 6:19pm

Flags from the U.S., Texas and Mexico flew at half staff Friday as a white, horse-drawn carriage embellished with white flowers brought in the custom green casket that carried the remains of a slain soldier.

Liberty University and Falwell: A bond that's hard to break

Sarah Rankin and Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 14th - 11:33am

Jerry Falwell Jr. has been toppled, at least temporarily, from the presidency of evangelical Liberty University, but whether he will break permanently with the Christian institution that is synonymous with his family name is another matter.

Wayfair pulls towel depicting deity after Hindus object

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:57am

Online home goods retailer Wayfair has pulled a beach towel depicting the Hindu deity Lord Ganesha, according to a Hindu organization that raised objections.