Utah artist’s deceased missionary portraits go global

In this painting created and provided by JR Johansen is Sister Heidi Ortega, a missionary who died while serving The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A northern Utah artist is painting portraits of Mormon missionaries who died while serving and sending them to their parents in a project aimed at helping the families get closure, the Standard-Examiner in Ogden reports. (JR Johansen via AP)

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A northern Utah artist who paints portraits of Mormon missionaries who died while serving and sends them to the deceased’s parents is now helping families all over the world get closure.

FACT CHECK: A look at Sen. Tester’s support of banking bill

FILE - In this March 6, 2018, file photo, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., flanked by Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., left, and Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., arrive with other lawmakers for a procedural vote as the Senate moved to pass legislation that would roll back some of the safeguards Congress put into place after a financial crisis rocked the nation's economy ten years ago at the Capitol in Washington. Tester has repeatedly said the Dodd-Frank regulations led to his state losing many small banks, particularly in rural areas. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democratic senators who supported the banking bill that recently passed the Senate have come under fire from others in their party for backing changes in rules that were meant to deter a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis.

Two experienced climbers believed dead on Alaska mountain

In this March 9, 2018, photo provided by Arc'Teryx Equipement shows Arc'teryx athlete Marc-Andre Leclerc of British Columbia is pictured in a climb.Two experienced mountain climbers trying to tackle a new route in Alaska were presumed dead after climbing ropes that matched their gear were found in a crevasse, authorities said Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Marc-Andre Leclerc, 25, of Squamish, British Columbia, and George "Ryan" Johnson, 34, of Juneau, not pictures, were reported missing missing from the Juneau Ice Field, after they failed to return from a climb March 7 on the Mendenhall Towers, a seven-peaked mountain not far from Alaska's capital city. (Arc'Teryx Equipement via AP)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two experienced mountain climbers trying to tackle a new route in Alaska were presumed dead after climbing ropes that matched their gear were found in a crevasse, authorities said Wednesday.

Sinngle mom to be deported — without her 3 daughters

In this March 3, 2018 photo, Bernarda Pineda, of Marysville, Wash., was notified on Feb. 20 that she was being deported to Honduras, the country she fled from 12 years ago in an attempt to escape from political instability, impoverished and dangerous conditions, particularly for women. Her daughters, Sherly, left, 14, Stacey, 9, and Sheyla, 11, face an uncertain future without their mother, who is set to depart the U.S. on March 19, and will need to relocate to Chicago to live with their father. (Ian Terry/The Herald via AP)

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — The 9-year-old came to her third-grade teacher in tears.

Mother: Class kept going after teacher fired gun, injuring 3

File - In this Oct. 4, 2010 file photo, Seaside City Council member Dennis Alexander poses during an election forum in Seaside, Calif. A teacher in Northern California accidentally fired his gun in a classroom, injuring three students, police said. Alexander, who is also a reserve police officer, was pointing the gun at the ceiling to make sure it was not loaded when the weapon discharged Tuesday, March 13, 2018, inside his classroom at Seaside High School, KSBW-TV reported. The Seaside Police Department said no one suffered "serious injuries." (David Royal/ Monterey County Herald via AP)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A teacher at a Northern California high school accidentally fired his gun inside a classroom, causing minor injuries to three students, but kept teaching while the students sat there, the mother of one of the students said Wednesday.

San Francisco one of few US cities with marijuana lounges

In this March 1, 2018 photo, Rick Thompson, clockwise from bottom left, Keith Baskerville and Xavier Baskerville smoke marijuana while sitting in a booth in the smoking lounge at Barbary Coast Dispensary in San Francisco. San Francisco plans to issue more permits for marijuana smoking lounges this year after health officials finalize updated regulations. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The smoke was thick and business brisk at the Barbary Coast Dispensary’s marijuana smoking lounge, a darkened room that resembles a steakhouse or upscale sports tavern with its red leather seats, deep booths with high dividers, and hardwood floors.



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