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Parole denied for Manson follower Krenwinkel in California

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:35pm

Parole was denied Thursday for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel — a follower of cult leader Charles Manson — after officials investigated whether battered women's syndrome affected her state of mind at the time of the notorious murders nearly five decades ago.

Archbishop: Church of England 'colluded' to hide sex abuse

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:49am

The Church of England "colluded" with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its former bishops, the head of the church said Thursday.

German Parliament backs plan to pull recon jets from Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:27am

Germany's Parliament has voted by a wide majority to move reconnaissance jets flying anti-Islamic State group missions from a base in Turkey amid ongoing friction between the two countries.

IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

Balint Szlanko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 11:02pm

The Islamic State group destroyed Mosul's al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures Wednesday night, Iraq's Ministry of Defense said.

Chief: Police testing for sex assault of slain Virginia teen

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 7:16pm

About 5,000 mourners attended Wednesday's funeral of a Muslim girl whose beating death, blamed by police on a motorist's road rage, has some people in her community fearing for their safety.

The Latest: Diverse crowd at vigil for slain Muslim teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 7:05pm

The Latest on the killing of a teenage girl as she and her friends returned to a mosque in Virginia (all times local):

UK police studying cause of death of man in mosque attack

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 10:25am

Detectives in London still are trying to determine the cause of the death for a Muslim man who died during the van attack near Finsbury Park Mosque, the city's police chief said Wednesday.

4 cardinals press pope to clarify divorce-remarriage stand

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 8:43am

Four conservative cardinals who publicly questioned Pope Francis' opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics are pressing their case and arguing that the issue is dividing the Catholic Church.

Man indicted for hate crime for Texas mosque fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:58pm

A man has been indicted on a hate crime charge for a January fire that destroyed a Texas mosque, authorities announced on Thursday.

Holocaust survivor wins gender base case against El Al

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:47pm

An advocacy group said Thursday that it has won a case against Israel's national airline that will make it illegal to ask females passengers to move their seats at the request of ultra-Orthodox males.

Court clears Mississippi LGBT objections law; appeal likely

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:54am

A federal appeals court said Thursday that Mississippi can start enforcing a law that allows merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples, but opponents of the law immediately pledged to appeal.

Brooklyn diocese announces sex abuse compensation program

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:35am

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn announced Thursday it is setting up a compensation program for victims of past sexual abuse by priests, modeled after a program the larger New York archdiocese started last year.

Egypt says 7 militants killed in raid on desert camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:05am

Egypt's Interior Ministry says it has killed seven people in connection with recent attacks on the country's embattled Christian minority, including three church bombings and a deadly bus shooting, all claimed by the Islamic State group.

London police link 51-year-old man's death to mosque attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:34am

London police have linked the death of a 51-year-old man to the mosque attack, saying he died of "multiple injuries" after a van plowed into worshippers near two mosques in north London.

The head of the Church of England admits that it helped to hide sex abuse of boys and young men by one of its bishops

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:00am

The head of the Church of England admits that it helped to hide sex abuse of boys and young men by one of its bishops.

Fairfax County Chief tells AP police are investigating whether Muslim teen was sexually assaulted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 4:05pm

Fairfax County Chief tells AP police are investigating whether Muslim teen was sexually assaulted.

2 Detroit-area moms charged in probe of genital mutilation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 3:37pm

Two Detroit-area women have been charged with allowing their daughters to undergo genital mutilation as federal authorities expand their case against members of a Muslim sect.

Saudi native deported following threats at Muncie store

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 2:47pm

A former Ball State University student accused of threatening shoppers at a Muncie Goodwill store unless they converted to Islam has been deported.

Iraqi officer: IS detonates iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul where IS leader al-Baghdadi declared the Islamic caliphate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 1:30pm

Iraqi officer: IS detonates iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul where IS leader al-Baghdadi declared the Islamic caliphate.

AP, Charlotte Observer seek access in church beating case

Mitch Weiss and Holbrook Mohr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 11:16am

The Associated Press and the Charlotte Observer have filed legal motions to gain access to documents and lift a gag order in the case of a North Carolina minister accused of orchestrating the beating of a congregant to expel his "homosexual demons."