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Andy Paulsen poses for a photo as wears his mask during a walk in downtown in Salt Lake City Thursday, April 9, 2020. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now advising Americans to voluntarily wear a basic cloth or fabric face mask to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Unemployment spikes again; last Utah national park closes

Apr. 9, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 33,000 new Utah residents filed for unemployment last week in yet another increase that illustrates the stunning collapse of the global economy as businesses across industries close or suffer while people stay at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The new...

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015, file photo, Zion National Park is shown near Springdale, Utah. A professional jumper vowed Wednesday, April 8, 2020, not to leap anymore from cliffs inside national parks after he pleaded guilty to doing it twice in Zion National Park in Utah. Marshall Miller, 42, of Alpine, Utah, said he will respect a law that prohibits recreational BASE jumping in all national parks and will discourage his fellow jumpers to stay out. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

After pleas, pro jumper vows not to leap in national parks

Apr. 8, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A professional jumper vowed Wednesday not to leap anymore from cliffs inside national parks after he pleaded guilty to doing it twice in Zion National Park in Utah. Marshall Miller, 42, of Alpine, Utah, said he will respect a law that prohibits recreational BASE jumping in all...

RSL will cut salaries, some employees will be furloughed

Apr. 7, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Real Salt Lake has announced it will cut the salaries of some employees and furlough others while play is suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The team said in a statement that it will reduce salaries of all executives and staff, and decrease staffing levels across the...

Candy maker says THC-laced product in donations was fake

Apr. 7, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Candy infused with the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that sickened Utah children after it was donated to a food bank was a counterfeit version of a Nerds product, the company said Tuesday. Police said the candy containing THC had packaging similar to Nerds Ropes, with the...

Kids leave hospital after eating THC candy from donation

Apr. 6, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah children have been released from the hospital after ingesting THC-infused candy that was in donated bags of food, police said Monday. Dozens of families picked up the bags filled with several items Friday at a Baptist church in Roy, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of...

Proclamation, plan for temples unveiled at Mormon conference

Apr. 6, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presented a new proclamation and announced the opening of eight new temples during its annual conference. Church President Russell Nelson unveiled the developments Sunday during the 190th Annual General Conference. The proclamation...

In this photograph provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shows, far left to right, Neil L. Andersen, M. Russell Ballard, both members of a top governing board called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, sit next to each other during The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' twice-annual church conference Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Salt Lake City. The conference kicked off Saturday without anyone attending in person and top leaders sitting some 6 feet apart inside an empty room as the faith takes precautions to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. A livestream of the conference showed a few of the faith's top leaders sitting alone inside a small auditorium in Salt Lake City, Normally, top leaders sit side-by-side on stage with the religion's well-known choir behind them and some 20,000 people watching. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints via AP)

Mormons unveil new official logo at crowd-less conference

Apr. 5, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sat 6 feet apart inside an empty room as the faith carried out its signature conference Saturday by adhering to social distancing guidelines that offered a stark reminder of how the global coronavirus pandemic is affecting...

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, President Russell M. Nelson speaks during The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' twice-annual church conference, in Salt Lake City. For the first time in more than 60 years, top leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will deliver speeches at the faith's signature conference this weekend without anyone watching in the latest illustration of how the coronavirus pandemic is altering worship practices around the world. The twice-yearly conference normally brings some 100,000 people to the church conference center in Salt Lake City to watch five sessions over two days. This event, though, will be only a virtual one. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Mormons hold signature conference virtually due to pandemic

Apr. 3, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the first time in more than 70 years, top leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will deliver speeches at the faith's signature conference this weekend without an in-person audience in the latest illustration of how the coronavirus pandemic is altering...

Seen through their kitchen window, Allan and Debbie Cameron contact their grandchildren via the internet Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Chandler, Ariz. Debbie, 68, has asthma which makes her one of the people most at risk from the new coronavirus. The Cameron's now she see their children and grandchildren from the other side of a window or a phone. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Grandparenting goes digital as virus keeps older adults home

Mar. 30, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A few weeks ago, Debbie Cameron saw her grandsons most days, playing the piano, making after-school snacks or singing nursery rhymes with the baby in her Chandler, Arizona, home. Then the cornavirus crisis hit and the boys were suddenly gone. Cameron is 68 and has asthma, making her...

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, shows The Salt Lake Temple, at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is suspending all temple activity due to concerns over the coronavirus. The Utah-based faith said Wednesday, March 25, 2020, that the temporary suspension would start at the end of the day, said Irene Caso, a church spokeswoman. The church said the decision was made after careful consideration and

Mormon church suspends temple activities over virus

Mar. 26, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is suspending all temple activity due to concerns over the coronavirus. The Utah-based faith said Wednesday that the temporary suspension would start at the end of the day, said Irene Caso, a church spokeswoman. The church said the...