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The LDS Church provided a new glimpse of its origins Tuesday by publishing the handwritten “printer’s manuscript” of the Book of Mormon and photos of the “seer stone,” a dark, egg-size polished rock founder Joseph Smith claimed to have used …

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  • Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel
    Jerusalem • The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel’s first concrete step in its new “zero tolerance” approach toward what the govern...
    Updated Aug 04 2015 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. Earnest answered questions about the anniversary of the voting rights act and the Iran nuclear agreement. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Obama, Netanyahu make dueling appeals on Iran to US Jews
    Washington • President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are making dueling appeals to the American Jewish community as they ...
    Updated Aug 04 2015 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Man linked to French Connection ring fighting new drug case
    Hartford, Conn. • A man who federal authorities say was a player in The French Connection heroin ring that spawned an Oscar-winning film of the same n...
    Updated Aug 04 2015 12:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Woman reports attack by naked man in Meridian store
    Meridian, Idaho • A 23-year-old man has been arrested after a woman reported being attacked by a naked man at a Meridian convenience store. The Idaho ...
    Updated Aug 04 2015 07:54 am   |     |   Share

  • Idaho parents accused of leaving toddler in hot car
    Meridian, Idaho • A pair of Meridian parents has been arrested for investigation of felony injury to a child after police say they left their toddler ...
    Updated Aug 04 2015 07:52 am   |     |   Share
  • Toronto nightclub shooting leaves at least 2 dead, 3 wounded
    Toronto • A shooting that started at a Toronto nightclub event hosted by rapper Drake and then spilled onto the streets outside early Tuesday left at ...
    Updated Aug 04 2015 07:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Officers surround the scene of a tent collapse in Lancaster, N.H., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Authorities say the circus tent collapsed when a severe storm raked the New Hampshire fairground. (Sebastian Fuentes via AP) Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2
    Lancaster, N.H. • Safety officials in New Hampshire are investigating the collapse of a circus tent during a severe storm that killed a father and dau...
    Updated Aug 04 2015 07:51 am   |     |   Share
  • A fire burns to the north of U.S. Highway 20 east of Spring Valley in Lake County, Calif., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Firefighters were working aggressively to regain control after a raging California fire jumped a highway that had served as a containment line for the massive blaze, which is one of 20 wildfires burning in California. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Massive California wildfire jumps containment line
    Middletown, Calif. • As firefighters battled a massive Northern California wild land blaze threatening numerous homes, some of the 13,000 people urged...
    Updated Aug 04 2015 07:48 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. President Barack Obama presented his final plan for carbon dioxide reduction targets on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, which would reduce emissions 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File) Q&A: A look Obama’s climate change plan and impact on states
    Helena, Mont. • President Barack Obama unveiled the final regulations in his plan that will cut carbon dioxide emissions nationwide 32 percent by 2030...
    Updated Aug 04 2015 07:48 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE- In this Aug. 6, 1945, file photo, survivors of the first atomic bomb ever used in warfare are seen as they await emergency medical treatment in Hiroshima, Japan. On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs, one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the first and only time nuclear weapons have been used. Their destructive power was unprecedented, incinerating buildings and people, and leaving lifelong scars on survivors, not just physical but also psychological, and on the cities themselves. Days later, World War II was over. (AP Photo, File) AP WAS THERE: US drops atomic bombs on Japan in 1945
    By The Associated Press EDITOR’S NOTE: On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs — one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the first...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 10:19 am   |     |   Share
  • Firefighters spray a hose at a fire along Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2015. A series of wildfires were intensified by dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Containment of raging California wildfire jumps
    Lower Lake, Calif. • Firefighters aided by lower temperatures and higher humidity have made progress corralling a wildfire threatening thousands of ho...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 03:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • Pakistani flood victims wade through floodwater, carrying food for their family provided by volunteers in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Pakistani authorities said the death toll from flash floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains in various parts of the country has risen to more than 100. Meanwhile, floodwater has inundated vast areas, leaving tens of thousands homeless. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad) Pakistan hangs man that family says was convicted as a minor
    Karachi, Pakistan • Pakistan executed a man Tuesday convicted of killing a 7-year-old boy in 2004 when his family and lawyers say he was just 14 years...
    Updated Aug 04 2015 07:45 am   |     |   Share
  • Israeli arrested after West Bank arson that killed toddler
    Jerusalem • Israel said Tuesday it was interrogating the suspected head of a Jewish extremist group in the first arrest of an Israeli suspect followin...
    Updated Aug 04 2015 07:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., speaks to reporters in defense of Planned Parenthood as Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., left, and Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, right, listen Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke) More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote
    Washington • In the aftermath of the Senate’s derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clea...
    Updated Aug 04 2015 07:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Republican presidential candidates, from left, Lindsey Graham, Ben Carson, John Kasich, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rick Santorum speak among themselves after a forum Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) Debate stage drama: GOP awaits top 10 announcement
    Washington • They crowded the stage in New Hampshire for a debate-style faceoff. But the jam-packed Republican field will be narrowed considerably for...
    Updated Aug 04 2015 07:39 am   |     |   Share
  • People watch a lost whale in Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Authorities have not identified what kind of whale it is, and it was unclear how they would get it back to the ocean. News of it quickly spread on social media and the news, prompting hundreds to line up along the port area to catch a glimpse. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) Whale appears alongside yachts in luxury Argentine area
    Buenos Aires, Argentina • A whale appeared in the marina of one of Buenos Aires’ most exclusive neighborhoods Monday, periodically surfacing alongside...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 03:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing appears at Hamilton County Courthouse for his arraignment in the shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Cincinnati. Tensing pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Coroner: Ohio motorist shot by cop had bottle of fragrance
    Cincinnati • A bottle held up by a motorist during a traffic stop before he was fatally shot by a University of Cincinnati police officer apparently c...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 03:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this July 23, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush addresses guests during a town hall style gathering in Gorham, N.H.  Bush and four other GOP presidential candidates are at a luxury Southern California resort speaking to the billionaire Koch brothers and other conservative donors. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) Jeb Bush unveils border security, immigration reform plan
    Miami • Jeb Bush outlined plans Monday to improve security of the nation’s borders and enforcement of its existing immigration laws, calling both a re...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 02:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • 50-year-old Idaho monastery attracts youth, not commitment
    Jerome, Idaho • After a spoonful of beef barley soup, Taylor Schilly tilted her head and asked a question that was nearly swallowed up by conversation...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 02:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE- In this July 17, 2015, file photo, a car drives by HitchBOT, a hitchhiking robot in Marblehead, Mass. The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT as a social experiment say someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond repair on Saturday, Aug. 1, ending its brief American tour. The robot was trying to travel cross-country after successfully hitchhiking across Canada last year and parts of Europe. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File) Creators of destroyed hitchhiking robot mull rebuild
    Toronto • The Canadian talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot that met its untimely end in the United States over the weekend might be given another c...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 02:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Prosecutors: Woman fatally beat family dog, bragged about it
    Trenton, N.J. • A woman has been arrested on charges she used a shovel and claw hammer to fatally beat her family’s dog, then bragged about it, author...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 10:27 am   |     |   Share