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Pence goes from outsider to Trump's inside man in Congress

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 14th - 10:41am

When Mike Pence landed in Congress after the 2000 election, he was a conservative agitator who often bucked President George W. Bush's agenda. Seventeen years later, he's the vice president-elect and Donald Trump's inside man on Capitol Hill.

Trump partner eyes Indonesia power, sees faults in democracy

Stephen Wright, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 6:10am

President-elect Donald Trump's billionaire business partner and possible political proxy in Indonesia nurses big leadership ambitions in the vast but perennially lagging Southeast Asian nation, which he says isn't developed enough to have a successful democracy and needs strong leadership.

Pence looks like he will be Trump's inside man in Congress

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:40am

When Mike Pence landed in Congress after the 2000 election, he was a conservative agitator who often bucked President George W. Bush's agenda. Seventeen years later, he's the vice president-elect and Donald Trump's inside man on Capitol Hill.

Academics race to save rare colonial documents in Cuba

Chris Gillette, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 11:10pm

An American team of academics is racing to preserve millions of Cuban historical documents before they are lost to the elements and poor storage conditions.

Inspired by Nepalese, UK architect rebuilds ancient temple

Martha Mendoza, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 10:30pm

When a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal last year, villagers in Changu Narayan ran up the steep rocky path that cuts through their town to their renowned temple. Seeing the piles of rubble, they figured their lives were over.

Attorney General Lynch: 'We have always pushed forward'

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 5:21pm

Attorney General Loretta Lynch, in her final speech as head of the Justice Department, praised the work of the Obama administration to advance the dream of justice and said worries of difficult days ahead should be a call for action, not despair.

Eddie Long, megachurch pastor embroiled in scandal, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 2:20pm

Eddie Long, the flamboyant megachurch pastor whose reputation was tarnished after former congregants accused him of sexual misconduct, has died. He was 63.

Boston's archbishop joins Vatican office on clergy sex abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 1:30pm

Boston's archbishop has been appointed to a top Vatican office that handles cases of clergy sex abuse.

Egypt drops case against mob that attacked Christian woman

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 1:20pm

Egyptian prosecutors have thrown out a case brought by an elderly Christian woman against several members of a Muslim mob who stripped off her clothes and paraded her naked through the streets, her lawyer said Sunday.

Pope demands protection for migrants as sea search continues

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 11:31am

Pope Francis demanded Sunday that "every possible measure" be taken to protect young refugees, as search and rescue efforts continued off Libya's coast following the latest deadly Mediterranean migrant shipwreck.

6 killed in stampede during Hindu festival in India

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 9:00am

At least six people were killed in a stampede during a Hindu religious festival Sunday in eastern India, an official said.

Myanmar Muslims hope UN envoy's visit will bring change

Esther Htusan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 5:30am

Muslim villagers in western Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state said Sunday that they hope positive change will result from a U.N. envoy's visit to the region, where soldiers are accused of widespread abuses against minority Muslims, including murder, rape and the burning of thousands of homes.

21 people drown after boat capsizes in eastern India

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 14th - 8:12pm

At least 21 people drowned and a dozen others were missing after their overcrowded boat capsized in a river in eastern India, police said Sunday.

Man arrested after overnight fire at Washington state mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 14th - 7:51pm

A man is in custody after a suspicious fire severely damaged a Washington state mosque overnight.

The Latest: Hundreds rally for immigrants in Los Angeles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 14th - 4:21pm

The Latest on rallies around the nation supporting immigrant rights. (all times local):

Pope meets Palestinian leader; Vatican calls Jerusalem holy

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 14th - 12:10pm

The Vatican stressed the sacred nature of Jerusalem on Saturday as the Palestinian leader warned that prospects for peace could suffer if the incoming Trump administration goes ahead with plans to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Pope extends overhaul of Vatican's liturgy department

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 14th - 11:40am

Pope Francis is extending his controversial overhaul of the Vatican's liturgy department, adding a host of new advisers after an initial shake-up removed some leading conservative cardinals.

Activists call for weekend of supporting Muslim-owned shops

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 14th - 9:50am

An activist group in Maine's largest city says hundreds of people are participating in its drive to get residents to support Muslim-owned businesses in a show of solidarity against Islamophobia.

Trump's team of rivals: Discordant notes in the amen chorus

Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 13th - 2:00pm

You can't really call them "yes men." Maybe we're meeting Donald Trump's "yes, but" men.

Malta church goes beyond pope in remarriage guidelines

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 13th - 11:44am

The Vatican is making clear Pope Francis supports letting divorced and civilly remarried Catholics receive Communion under certain conditions by publishing a set of new guidelines in the pope's own newspaper that go beyond even what he has said.