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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, The Salt Lake Temple stands at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints added new language to the faith's handbook Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, imploring members to root out prejudice and racism, adding significance and permanence to recent comments by top leaders on one of the most sensitive topics in the church's history. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Mormon leaders condemn 'lawless behavior' at US Capitol

Jan. 15, 2021 6:10 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints condemned “lawless behavior” and the violence of rioters who broke into the U.S. Capitol in a statement Friday that marked the faith's first public comments since the Jan. 6 attack by pro-Trump loyalists. Top leaders from...

Spencer Jensen, music teacher at the Legacy Preparatory Academy receives the COVID-19 vaccine at the Davis County Legacy Center Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Farmington, Utah. Utah began vaccinating teachers and school staff across the state. They are aiming to have all teachers and school staff vaccinated by the end of February. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Calls to reopen classrooms grow as teachers get vaccinated

Jan. 13, 2021 9:14 PM EST

State leaders around the U.S. are increasingly pushing for schools to reopen this winter — pressuring them, even — as teachers begin to gain access to the vaccine against the raging pandemic. Ohio's governor offered to give vaccinations to teachers at the start of February, provided their school...

A woman wearing mask to help protect herself from the coronavirus stands in the sun as she walks her dogs in Beijing on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. With next month's Lunar New Year travel rush looming, the government is telling people to stay put as much as possible and not travel to or from the capital Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: 2 Chinese cities urge people to stay at home

Jan. 9, 2021 12:33 AM EST

BEIJING — Chinese authorities are asking residents in two cities south of Beijing to stay home for seven days as they try to stamp out a coronavirus outbreak in which more than 300 people have tested positive in the past week. According to official notices on social media, the cities of Shijiazhuang and...

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, departs after the Republican Conference held leadership elections, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Romney heckled in airport in another show of GOP divisions

Jan. 6, 2021 2:26 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Supporters of President Donald Trump heckled Republican U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah in an airport, illustrating divisions in the Republican Party between Trump loyalists and those ready to accept the results of the presidential election. Romney has been considered Trump’s...

A press worker checks a newspaper as the last daily edition of the Deseret News is printed at the MediaOne building in West Valley City, Utah, on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. Both of Salt Lake City's major newspapers released their final daily print editions Thursday as the two publications transition to weekly editions. The Salt Lake Tribune, which won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting in 2017, will continue to publish breaking stories online every day. The 170-year-old Deseret News in the state capital will also shift its attention online and offer a monthly magazine which will debut in January. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP)

Both newspapers in Utah's capital print final daily editions

Dec. 31, 2020 5:34 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City’s two major newspapers have printed daily editions for more than a century, but now the presses will only be whirring once a week as they join other news organizations nationwide in shifting their focus online to stay afloat. The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret...

FILE - People walk on the beach at Tierra del Mar, Ore., on, Aug. 17, 2020. The Oregon Coast is featured in a collection of mini-essays by American writers published online by the Frommer's guidebook company about places they believe helped shape and define America.  (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)

Travel guide with 2021 twist: Writers laud American places

Dec. 23, 2020 11:03 AM EST

Sixteen notable writers have created a combined list of places that they believe helped shape and define America, from coastal Oregon and Solvang, California, to Ellis Island and New Hampshire’s Black Heritage Trail. The resulting collection of mini-essays, including contributions from memoirist Cheryl...

The Utah State Capitol is illuminated against the setting sun in Salt Lake City, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Utah is a place where right-wing Republicans have fought for the rights of undocumented immigrants and deeply religious legislators have enacted some of the nation’s strongest protections for gays and lesbians. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

AP ROAD TRIP: Amid American rancor, a dash of Utah Nice

Dec. 18, 2020 11:34 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In one of the most corrosive presidential campaigns in recent American history, amid the political denunciations and slanders of an excruciating year, Utah’s top candidates for governor made a television commercial together. It was not your typical political ad. On the left...

Nurse Banu Mufale administers a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine to physical therapist Becca Mamrol on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. The hospital, Alaska's largest, plans to vaccinate 485 people this week. (Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News via AP, Pool)

The Latest: Alaska reports 2nd adverse reaction to vaccine

Dec. 16, 2020 11:31 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Health officials in Alaska have reported that a second health care worker had an adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine. Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau says the two workers showed adverse reactions about 10 minutes after receiving the vaccine and were treated. One received the vaccine...

FILE - In this March 17, 2020 file photo California Health and Human Services Agency Director Dr. Mark Ghal, right, looks on as California Gov. Gavin Newsom talks at a news conference at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova Calif. On Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 Newsom said California is distributing 5,000 body bags mostly to the hard-hit Los Angeles and San Diego areas and has 60 refrigerated 53-foot trailers standing by as makeshift morgues in anticipation of a surge of coronavirus deaths from hospitalizations that now are double the summertime peak and threaten to soon overwhelm the hospital system. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)

The Latest: Kansas mayor resigns over mask mandate threats

Dec. 15, 2020 8:18 PM EST

KANSAS — A western Kansas mayor announced Tuesday that she is resigning, effective immediately, because of threats she has received after she publicly supported a mask mandate. Dodge City Mayor Joyce Warshaw said she was concerned about her safety after being met with aggression, including threats via...

Greater Zion Stadium at Dixie State University is shown Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in St. George, Utah. Dixie State University is considering dropping Dixie from its name as another example of the nation’s reexamination of symbols associated with the Confederacy. (Chris Caldwell/The Spectrum via AP)

Utah college votes to nix Confederate-tied 'Dixie' from name

Dec. 14, 2020 9:01 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A university in Utah voted Monday to drop “Dixie” from its name — an example of the nation’s reexamination of the remnants of Confederacy and slavery. Dixie State University’s Board of Trustees unanimously recommended the name change after reviewing...