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LAS VEGAS | Man who claimed Howard Hughes inheritance dies in Nevada

LAS VEGAS — Melvin Dummar died never seeing the $156 million that he argued for decades that eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes unexpectedly bequeathed to him for rescuing him on a desert road and driving him nearly three hours to Las Vegas in 1967. Dummar, whose story was depicted in the 1980 film “Melvin and Howard,” … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Man who claimed Howard Hughes inheritance dies in Nevada

SALT LAKE CITY | Mormons to spend less time at church on Sundays, leaders say

SALT LAKE CITY  — Mormons will spend less time at church each Sunday after a change announced Saturday aimed at making worship more manageable for members around the globe. Starting in January, members will spend two hours at church each Sunday rather than three hours, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Mormons to spend less time at church on Sundays, leaders say

SALT LAKE CITY | Mormons to stay outdoors after split with Boy Scouts

SALT LAKE CITY— The Mormon church‘s new youth program, which will roll out in 2020 when it cuts all ties with Boy Scouts of America, will still include outdoor and adventure activities even as the initiative becomes more gospel-focused, the faith confirmed Friday. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided a few more … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Mormons to stay outdoors after split with Boy Scouts

SALT LAKE CITY | David Cross show on at Utah college after ‘offensive’ tweet

SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah says a tweet from comedian David Cross showing him wearing undergarments sacred to the Mormon faith was “deeply offensive.” College president Ruth Watkins issued a statement Sunday about the tweet, says she resisted calls to cancel Wednesday’s performance and that the tweet is protected by the First … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | David Cross show on at Utah college after ‘offensive’ tweet

JACKSON, Miss. | Civil rights legend Meredith says he’s on a mission from God

JACKSON, Miss. — James Meredith is a civil rights legend who resists neatly defined narratives. He integrated the University of Mississippi while braving mob violence in 1962 — yet he worked in the late 1980s for archconservative Sen. Jesse Helms, considered a foe by many in the civil rights movement. Wounded by shotgun fire while … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss. | Civil rights legend Meredith says he’s on a mission from God

SALT LAKE CITY | Mormon church wants 1984 rape case against leader tossed out

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit accusing leaders of brushing aside rape allegations against a former missionary training center director dating from 1984. Many people who could have testified about what happened in the 1980s have died or have only cloudy memories, leaving the faith … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Mormon church wants 1984 rape case against leader tossed out

SALT LAKE CITY | Child of Utah family with TV show dies after house fire

SALT LAKE CITY | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Police say a 2-year-old boy whose polygamous family is featured on a reality TV show has died following a fire in a southeastern Utah home. The Deseret News reports Adonija Foster died of smoke inhalation Saturday after a fire ignited in the room where he was sleeping. … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Child of Utah family with TV show dies after house fire

Maine resident Jesus Christ sends letter to Oprah Winfrey

WATERBORO, Maine LONDON/March 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Jesus Christ, who lives in Maine, says she didn’t know Oprah Winfrey was asking for a sign from God about running for president when she sent a letter to the television magnate. WGME-TV reports 83-year-old Jesus Christ in northern Waterboro says she began a letter writing campaign 50 … Continue reading Maine resident Jesus Christ sends letter to Oprah Winfrey