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  • Couple charged with murder of kids in strange Idaho doomsday case

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The mother of two kids who were found dead last year in Idaho and her new husband have been charged with murder in a grim case involving bizarre doomsday religious beliefs and two other suspicious deaths.
  • Prosecutor: Couple talked by phone on day kids' bodies found

    BOISE, Idaho - A couple at the centre of a mystery over the deaths of the woman's two children were heard in a jailhouse recording speaking by telephone to each other on the day authorities found their bodies on the man's property in rural Idaho in a case that has attracted national headlines.
  • Church asks Utah Mormons to wear face coverings in public

    SALT LAKE CITY - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has asked all its members in Utah to wear face coverings when in public, a request that comes as confirmed infections in the state increase.
  • Future of Boy Scouts of America uncertain after bankruptcy filing

    Barraged with sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on.
  • Deadly ambush shows Mexico lost control of area

    COLONIA LEBARON, Mexico - When drug cartel gunmen opened fire on American women and children in northern Mexico, the Mexican Army, the National Guard and Sonora state police were not there to protect them. It took them about eight hours just to arrive.
  • iN VIDEO: 9 US citizens killed in drug cartel ambush in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY - Drug cartel gunmen ambushed three SUVs along a dirt road, slaughtering at least six children and three women — all of them U.S. citizens living in northern Mexico — in a grisly attack that left one vehicle a burned-out, bullet-riddled hulk, authorities said Tuesday.
  • Beer all over Mormon church parking lot after truck crashes

    SALT LAKE CITY - Cans of beer have littered the parking lot of a church of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a Salt Lake City suburb after a semi-trailer crashed that was carrying cases of brew banned by the faith.
  • The rise and fall of an Eagle Scout’s deadly fentanyl empire

    SALT LAKE CITY - The photo that flashed onto the courtroom screen showed a young man dead on his bedroom floor, bare feet poking from the cuffs of his rolled-up jeans. Lurking on a trash can at the edge of the picture was what prosecutors said delivered this death: an ordinary, U.S. Postal Service envelope.
  • Former leader of polygamous sect gets jail time in child bride case

    CRANBROOK, B.C. - A former leader of a polygamous sect in British Columbia has been sentenced to 12 months in jail for taking a 15-year-old girl into the United States to be married.
  • Former leader of polygamous sect gets jail time in child bride case

    CRANBROOK, B.C. - A former leader of a polygamous sect in British Columbia has been sentenced to 12 months in jail for taking a 15-year-old girl into the United States to be married.
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