Religion

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2017, file photo, Russell M. Nelson, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints looks on before the start of the two-day Mormon church conference, in Salt Lake City. President Thomas S. Monson, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the 16th president of the Mormon church, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, after nine years in office. He was 90. The next president was not immediately named, but the job is expected to go to next longest-tenured member of the church's governing Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Nelson, per church protocol. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 03, 2018 - 5:14 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The man set to become the next Mormon church president is a 93-year-old former heart surgeon whose conservative track record on the religion's leadership panel has led Mormon scholars to predict he won't make any major changes. Russell M. Nelson is likely to be formally named...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, hand at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Hatch says he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the U.S. Senate. Hatch, 83, says he’s always been a fighter, “but every good fighter knows when to hang up the gloves.” (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 03, 2018 - 4:21 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Orrin Hatch's decision to retire from the Senate after four decades lets the Utah Republican walk away at the height of his power after helping to push through an overhaul of the tax code and persuading President Donald Trump to downsize two national monuments. Retirement also...
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In this Aug. 23, 2008 photo, President Thomas S. Monson attends the Cultural Celebration performed by the youth of the Twin falls Temple district in Twin Falls, Idaho. Monson, the 16th president of the Mormon church, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, after overseeing the religion for nearly a decade. He was 90. (Scott G. Winterton/The Deseret News via AP)
January 03, 2018 - 4:17 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Thomas S. Monson, considered a prophet by nearly 16 million Mormons worldwide, has died at the age of 90 after a nearly a decade as church president. He expanded the church's reach and its transparency and was known for promoting humanitarian causes despite leading a divisive...
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January 03, 2018 - 3:48 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's Jewish community is asking that the government remove from schools, libraries and other public buildings the name of King Victor Emanuel III, who approved Italy's racial laws and reigned during Italy's fascist regime. The request follows dismay by some in Italy's Jewish...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2016, file photo, President Thomas S. Monson, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, raises his hand during a sustaining vote at the two-day Mormon church conference, in Salt Lake City. Monson, the 16th president of the Mormon church, has died after nine years in office. He was 90. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 03, 2018 - 1:04 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For more than 50 years, Thomas S. Monson served in top leadership councils for the Mormon church — making him a well-known face and personality to multiple generations of Mormons. A church bishop at the age of 22, the Salt Lake City native became the youngest church apostle...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2016, file photo, President Thomas S. Monson, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, raises his hand during a sustaining vote at the two-day Mormon church conference, in Salt Lake City. Monson, the 16th president of the Mormon church, has died after nine years in office. He was 90. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 03, 2018 - 12:58 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For more than 50 years, Thomas S. Monson served in top leadership councils for the Mormon church — making him a well-known face and personality to multiple generations of Mormons. A church bishop at the age of 22, the Salt Lake City native became the youngest church apostle...
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In this photo provided by Mehr News Agency, demonstrators attend a pro-government rally in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, Iran, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Tens of thousands of Iranians took part in pro-government demonstrations in several cities across the country on Wednesday, Iranian state media reported, a move apparently seeking to calm nerves after a week of protests and unrest that have killed at least 21 people. (Mehdi Pedramkhoo/Mehr News Agency via AP)
January 03, 2018 - 11:57 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tens of thousands of government supporters took to the streets across Iran on Wednesday as authorities tried to project a sense of stability after a week of nationwide protests sparked deadly clashes and calls for the downfall of the Islamic Republic. But even as state...
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This frame grab from video provided by Iran Press, a pro-government news agency based in Beirut, shows pro-government demonstrators marching in Qom, Iran, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Iranian state TV channels aired footage of pro-government demonstrations in cities across the country after a week of protests and unrest over the country's poor economy. (Iran Press via AP)
January 03, 2018 - 8:21 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tens of thousands of Iranians took part in pro-government demonstrations in several cities across the country on Wednesday, state media reported, a move apparently seeking to calm nerves after a week of protests against the government and unrest that has killed at least 21...
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This frame grab from video was taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran from FreedomMessenger, that describes itself as an "independent Iranian news agency seeking complete change of the Iranian regime by reporting on the human rights situation in Iran," purports to show attack on Iran police station in Qahdarijan, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Six rioters were killed during the attack on the police station, according to Iranian state TV. It reported that clashes were sparked by rioters who tried to steal guns from the police station. (FreedomMessenger via AP)
January 03, 2018 - 6:21 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tens of thousands of Iranians took part in pro-government demonstrations in several cities across the country on Wednesday, Iranian state media reported, a move apparently seeking to calm nerves after a week of protests and unrest that have killed at least 21 people. While the...
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FILE - This April 1, 2017, file photo shows Thomas M. Monson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at the two-day Mormon church conference in Salt Lake City. Monson, the 16th president of the Mormon church, has died after nine years in office. He was 90. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 03, 2018 - 4:31 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For more than 50 years, Thomas S. Monson served in top leadership councils for the Mormon church — making him a well-known face and personality to multiple generations of Mormons. A church bishop at the age of 22, the Salt Lake City native became the youngest church apostle...
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