Things you should know today: 9/28/2017


Doctors say Elder Robert D. Hales cannot attend General Conference










The LDS Church released a statement saying Elder Hales was admitted to the hospital several days ago for treatment of various conditions. In order to provide the best care, his doctors have ordered he not participate in General Conference this weekend.

2 arrested at university protest over Shapiro speech

Leah Hogsten
Controversial conservative commentator Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire and former editor-at-large of Breitbart News, addresses the student group Young Americans for Freedom at the University of Utah’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Lecture Hall, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, Pool)

Police arrested two protestors out of a crowd of nearly 300 when fights broke out in response to conservative commentator Ben Shapiro’s appearance at the University of Utah. Shapiro spoke the student group Young Americans for Freedom and addressed traditional marriage, national anthem protests and identity politics.

Trump waives cargo restrictions to speed help to Puerto Rico

Juana Matos resident Hector Rosa walks through a flooded area after the passing of Hurricane Maria, in Puerto Rico, Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Since the devastating impact of said hurricane, the supply line of goods in general was interrupted in the US territory, causing endless rows in gas stations and comercial centers. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

President Trump waived federal restrictions on foreign ships’ transportation of cargo in an effort to speed aid efforts to Puerto Rico.

First lady to host discussion on opioid crisis

Evan Vucci
FILE – In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on the opioid crisis, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. From left are, White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and National Drug Control Policy acting Director Richard Baum. Melania Trump has invited experts and people affected by addiction to opioids to the White House for a listening session and discussion about the epidemic. The first lady is hosting the Sept. 28 event in the State Dining Room and has invited journalists to attend a portion of the meeting to help raise awareness. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Melania Trump has invited experts and several people personally affected by the opioid crisis to a White House listening session to discuss the epidemic and raise awareness.

Texans Quarterback donates paycheck to Hurricane Harvey victims

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson chose to donate his first game check to three NRG Stadium cafeteria employees who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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