Things you should know today: 2/12/18

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Red alert: Gerard wins United States’ 1st gold of games

Lee Jin-man
Red Gerard, of the United States, smiles after winning gold in the men’s slopestyle final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

A blustery morning wind had just about everyone scrambling in the men’s slopestyle event. Except for Red Gerard, who kept his footing all the way to the podium.

Kicking off the second day of full events at the Pyeongchang Olympics, the 17-year-old snowboarder won the United States’ first gold medal of the games.

Two LDS temples selected as most beautiful place of worship by Architectural Digest

The Hartford and Salt Lake Temples of the LDS Church has been named one of the most beautiful places of worship in the U.S. by Architectural Digest. (LDS Church)

Architectural Digest gave The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints a thumbs up for two of its temple designs in a recently published article, “The Most Beautiful Places of Worship in Each State.”

The Salt Lake Temple, which is an international symbol of the LDS Church, was chosen as Utah’s most beautiful worship place.

Workers find both data recorders at Russian plane crash site

(Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP)
In this photo provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, RMES employees work at the scene of a AN-148 plane crash in Stepanovskoye village, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Domodedovo airport, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed Sunday near Moscow. (Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP)

Tramping through snowy fields outside Moscow, emergency workers found both flight data recorders from a crashed Russian airliner on Monday as they searched for debris and the remains of the 71 passengers and crew who died.

The An-148 twin-engine regional jet bound for Orsk in the southern Urals went down minutes after taking off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport Sunday afternoon. All 65 passengers and 6 crew on board were killed.

Lightning’s Vasilevskiy has potential save-of-the-year candidate against Kings

Tampa Bay Lightning’s Andrei Vasilevskiy reaches behind his back to rob Los Angeles Kings’ Anze Kopitar of a goal with what might be the save of the year.

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