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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The selection of a new Mormon president fills a void atop a well-defined leadership hierarchy that has governed the church for decades. A closer look at how the leadership structure is arranged and how new members are chosen: ___ WHO LEADS THE CHURCH? The...
Federal ocean managers say it might be time to move the East Coast population of the world's largest turtle from the United States' list of endangered animals. An arm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has received a petition from a fishing group asking that...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church appointed a 93-year-old former heart surgeon Tuesday as its new president, following a longstanding succession plan that aims to keep the faith on course with a minimum of upheaval. The selection of Russell M. Nelson was announced during...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — One of the dozens of victims expected to testify at the sentencing hearing of a disgraced former Michigan sports doctor on Tuesday described the sexual abuse Larry Nassar inflicted on her as a child and warned him that "little girls don't stay little...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Democratic Obama administration diplomat is taking over the New Jersey governor's office from Republican Chris Christie on Tuesday. Phil Murphy posted a photo of his wife and children in a group hug on Twitter Tuesday and wrote "Today our great...
YORK, S.C. (AP) — Four law enforcement officers, including three sheriff's deputies, were shot and wounded after responding to a domestic call in South Carolina early Tuesday. The suspect, who was also wounded in a shootout, was identified as Christian Thomas McCall, 47, of York...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City created or preserved over 24,500 affordable homes last year, breaking a record for the nation's biggest city, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. The previous record was just over 23,100, in 1989. De Blasio, a Democrat re-elected last year, has...
YORK, S.C. (AP) — Four officers, including three deputies, were shot and wounded while responding to a domestic call in South Carolina. State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry said by telephone early Tuesday that York County sheriff's deputies answered the call near...
UNION GAP, Wash. (AP) — A slow-moving landslide in a fertile farming region in Washington state has forced evacuations as officials prepare for what they say is inevitable — the collapse of a ridge that sits above a few dozen homes and a key highway. People in Washington are...