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Militants attack Christians in Egypt, killing at least 28

Maggie Michael and Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:58am

Masked gunmen riding in three SUVs opened fire Friday on a packed bus taking Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of Egypt's capital, killing at least 28 people, including two little children, authorities said.

Trump travel ban showdown headed for Supreme Court

Jessica Gresko and Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:02am

Donald Trump's administration is pledging a Supreme Court showdown over his travel ban after a federal appeals ruled that the ban "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination."

Turkish committee: US-based cleric was behind failed coup

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:57am

The head of a Turkish parliamentary investigative committee said Friday there was no question that U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind last year's failed military coup.

The Latest: Protesters oppose martial law in Philippines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:30am

The Latest on the siege of a southern Philippine city by militants linked to the Islamic State group (all times local):

Q&A: A look at latest legal loss for Trump travel ban

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:02am

A Virginia-based federal appeals court pulled no punches in refusing to reinstate President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, with judges in the 10-3 majority calling the administration's action discriminatory and its reasoning nonsensical.

The Latest: Foreign fighters among militants in Philippines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:10pm

The Latest on the siege of a southern Philippine city by militants linked to the Islamic State group (all times local):

San Diego schools sued over anti-Islamophobia campaign

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:00pm

Six parents have sued the San Diego school district, alleging that its anti-Islamophobia campaign favors Islam over other religions and grants special protections to Muslim students.

Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:19pm

President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination," a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the executive order targeting six Muslim-majority countries.

Ex-tennis great avoids Qantas over same-sex marriage edict

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:08pm

Former tennis great and now Christian pastor Margaret Court says she will stop using Qantas "where possible" in protest over the Australian airline's promotion of same-sex marriage.

As Clinton emerges from the woods, what will her role be?

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:12pm

and once again, she's at a crossroads in her life.

The Latest: Egypt strikes bases in Libya after Copts attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:50pm

The Latest on the attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt (all times local):

Israel's Ramadan goodwill comes amid tension over Gaza power

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:20am

Israel has announced a series of goodwill gestures for Palestinians ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan a day after it warned Gaza's already meager electricity supply could be further reduced following a spat between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Islamic militant group Hamas that rules the territory.

Pastor convicted of sexually assaulting female congregants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:26am

The former pastor of a Connecticut church has been convicted of sexually assaulting female parishioners, including a 15-year-old girl who later had suicidal thoughts.

Man stabbed repeatedly outside downtown Atlanta church

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:56am

A man who was sleeping on the steps outside of one of Atlanta's largest churches was stabbed repeatedly in a pre-dawn attack, and police are searching for a suspect.

Ethiopia charges 2 with terrorism over deadly stampede

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:50am

Ethiopia has charged two people with terrorism, saying they caused a stampede last year that killed dozens of people and led the government to declare a state of emergency.

New Jersey city sued after voting down mosque plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:00pm

A New Jersey Muslim group's two-year effort to convert an abandoned warehouse into a mosque and community center was met by virulent attacks against their religion and then unfairly voted down by a zoning board, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.

The Latest: Trump to take travel ban to Supreme Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:50pm

The Latest on an appeals court ruling against the Trump administration's travel ban (all times local):

Lawsuit alleges professor failed student for being Muslim

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:40pm

A student is suing a New Jersey college, claiming her professor gave her an F in a course because she is Muslim.

Trial set for Amish community members over horse droppings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:39am

Members of an Amish community in Kentucky may take their cases to court after being cited for violating an ordinance requiring horses to wear bags to catch their droppings.