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In this photograph provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shows, left to right, Neil L. Andersen, M. Russell Ballard, both members of a top governing board called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, counselor, Dallin H. Oaks, President Russell M. Nelson and counselor Henry B. Eyring 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)

Mormon conference to be crowd-less again due to pandemic

Jun. 4, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Thursday it will hold its twice-yearly signature conference in October without in-person audience as it did in April because of lingering concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The conferences usually bring some 100,000 people to...

New unemployment claims slowing in Utah as state reopens

Jun. 4, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The number of people requesting unemployment assistance in Utah last week dropped below 5,000 for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the United States but remained at a rate far higher than normal, show new figures released Thursday. Utah officials said 4,996...

Utah boy dies after apparent accidental shooting in home

Jun. 4, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

KAMAS, Utah (AP) — A 10-year-old Utah boy died after an apparent accidental shooting on Tuesday, authorities said. The boy was shot in the chest at a home near Kamas, about 44 miles east of Salt Lake City, and died despite deputies efforts to save him, the Summit County Sheriff's Office said. Detectives...

Demonstrators leave a rally and head toward Seattle City Hall Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Seattle, following protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule

Jun. 4, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule. — Demonstrators march to U.S. Capitol during peaceful protests in...

Body of Arizona man presumed to have drowned is recovered

Jun. 3, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Utah (AP) — A National Park Service search crew has recovered the body of an Arizona man presumed to have drowned in Utah's Lake Powell, authorities said Wednesday. Kane County Sheriff’s officials said the victim has been identified as 30-year-old Dustin Olague...

Students wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus stand in a line to have their body temperatures checked before entering their classrooms at a high school in Ulsan, South Korea, Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020. (Bae Byung-soo/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: New Zealand on verge of eradicating virus

Jun. 3, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. ___ WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand is on the verge of eradicating the virus from its...

Protesters conduct a peaceful demonstration while a Utah National Guardsman watches Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Salt Lake City. A peaceful protest over George Floyd's death made its way through downtown after the mayor announced a new weeklong curfew. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

2 charged with setting fire to Utah police car in protest

Jun. 3, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Salt Lake City men accused of setting fire to an empty police car during protests over the death of George Floyd were charged in federal court Wednesday. Investigators studied video footage to find Jackson Stuart Tamowski Patton, 26, and La’Troi Newbins, 28. They are...

FILE - In this March 5, 2019 file photo Ohio House minority leader Emilia Sykes delivers the Democrat's response to the Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's Ohio State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Only about a third of U.S. states have enacted laws addressing police use-of-force in the six years since a national protest movement emerged over the killings of black men by white police officers. Sykes criticized GOP lawmakers this week for failing to enact laws recommended by former Ohio Gov. John Kasich's task force that hold police accountable.  (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

US Legislatures slow to pass laws limiting use of force

Jun. 3, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A wave of police killings of young black men in 2014 prompted 24 states to quickly pass some type of law enforcement reform, but many declined to address the most glaring issue: police use of force. Six years later, only about a third of states have passed laws on the question. The...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020 file photo protesters demonstrate in Salt Lake City. Utah is seeing a spike in new COVID-19 cases about a month after many businesses were allowed to reopen, leading state health officials to issue renewed pleas for people to maintain social distancing. Recent protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis have brought hundreds of people together in downtown Salt Lake City, adding to concerns about a rise in cases in the coming days and weeks. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

COVID-19 cases spike in Utah a month after reopenings

Jun. 3, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

Utah is experiencing a spike in new COVID-19 cases about a month after many businesses were allowed to reopen, leading the state’s epidemiologist to issue a renewed plea Wednesday for people to maintain social distancing and exercise caution. Recent protests over the police killing of George Floyd in...

Police: 3 dead in Utah home in apparent murder-suicide

Jun. 3, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Two children are dead after authorities in Utah say their father killed them and then himself inside their home in a Salt Lake City suburb. The South Jordan Police Department responded at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to a medical call at the home. Authorities did not disclose how the...