Funeral for Mormon leader Packer set Friday

This April 4, 2015, file photo, shows President Boyd K. Packer, seated, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, leaving the opening session of the Mormon church conference, in Salt Lake City. Mormon leader Packer, president of the faith's highest governing body, has died. He was 90. Church spokesman Eric Hawkins said Packer died Friday, July 3, 2015, at his home in Salt Lake City from natural causes. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Funeral services for Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, president of the faith’s highest governing body, will be held next week.

Gazebo named for Firth couple at July 4 concert

Ron and Angela Carlson were surprised Saturday morning when Firth Mayor Vincent Winn Larson, left, presented them with a bronze plaque, honoring the Firth couple by naming the gazebo in City Park the “Carlson Gazebo.” The brief ceremony came at the outset of the community’s annual Fourth of July concert and breakfast. Photo courtesy Tom Sauerbrun

A Firth couple was honored Saturday during the community’s annual Fourth of July concert and breakfast.

Champ defends her hot-dog eating title in NYC

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, claps for Miki Sudo, left, during a Friday news conference to promote the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot-Dog Eating Contest at Brooklyn Borough Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champion Miki Sudo captured the women’s division of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island on Saturday with a flourish that emphasized strategy rather than condiments.

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