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Man arrested in connection with vandalism at Colorado mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:02pm

Police arrested a suspect in connection with the vandalism at a mosque near Colorado State University, a case they are investigating as a hate crime.

Crackdown creates meat shortage in most populous India state

Biswajeet Banerjee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:34am

India's most populous state is running out of meat.

Merkel party wins state vote as election year starts

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 1:34pm

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party easily won an election in Germany's western Saarland state on Sunday, an unexpectedly strong performance as Merkel prepares to seek a fourth term in a national vote later this year.

With eye toward Trump, Arab leaders to seek consensus

Karin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 11:43am

With an eye toward Washington, leaders of a fractured and conflict-ridden Arab world hold their annual summit this week, seeking common positions and possible leverage as President Donald Trump weighs his approach toward the region.

Why the London attacker's links to Saudi Arabia might matter

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 11:25am

The British man who killed four people in a rampage in London last week had made three trips to Saudi Arabia in his lifetime. Though millions of foreigners from around the world live and work in the kingdom, Khalid Masood's time there immediately raised questions about whether the country's ultraconservative brand of Islam impacted his worldview and radicalized him.

German state vote a test for Merkel's party, resurgent rival

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 12:12am

A state election Sunday in western Germany offers Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives a tough test against their resurgent center-left rivals six months before Merkel seeks a fourth term in a national vote.

LDS General Conference blog: Women's session

KSL.com  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 9:21pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold its semiannual general gonference on March 25 and April 1-2. Follow along with this blog to get insight into the various addresses given throughout the conference.

US acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on Mosul

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 3:47pm

An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the U.S. military, American officials said Saturday.

Storm destroys church as threat continues in Midwest, South

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 12:10pm

Authorities say an apparent tornado demolished a church as a large system of storms threatened several states across the South and Midwest.

Pope visits Milan housing project; urges compassion for poor

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 11:05am

Pope Francis focused his one-day visit Saturday to the wealthy northern Italian city of Milan on those marginalized by society, visiting families in a housing project and exhorting clergy and nuns to minister to the peripheries.

Escape from madness: Walking away from a cult of killers

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:45pm

The daughter of a cult leader whose orders led to about three dozen murders in the 1970s and 1980s has emerged from the shadows to tell her story. The killings — including at least three in Utah — were the backdrop to Anna LeBaron's early life

Judge clears way for retrial of ex-Philadelphia monsignor

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:24pm

A Catholic church official's 14-year legal odyssey over his handling of sex-abuse complaints won't end anytime soon after a Philadelphia judge said Friday he would be retried on child endangerment charges.

US Jews wrestle with arrest of Jew in bomb threats case

Rachel Zoll, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:29pm

Jewish groups had pointed to scores of bomb threats against their communities as the most dramatic example of what they considered a surge in anti-Semitism. Some blamed a far-right emboldened by President Donald Trump. Now, that picture has been complicated by the arrest of an Israeli Jewish hacker who authorities say is responsible for the harassment.

The Latest: 13 states back Trump travel ban in appeals court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:01pm

The Latest on lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local):

Detroit-area man 'humiliated' by his Islamic State threats

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:52pm

A Detroit-area man who works at his father's pizzeria repeatedly apologized Monday for making provocative threats in support of the Islamic State group and insisted he meant no harm to anyone.

High court struggles over hospital pension dispute

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:12pm

The Supreme Court seemed to struggle on Monday over whether some of the nation's largest hospitals should be allowed to sidestep federal laws protecting pension benefits for workers.

Rocks, Bible thrown through windows of Colorado mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 6:14pm

A Colorado mosque was vandalized early Sunday when someone threw rocks and a Bible through the windows of the Islamic Center of Fort Collins.

Mexico's Catholic Church: Work on Trump wall is treason

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 5:54pm

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said Sunday that Mexican companies expressing interest in working on a border wall in the United States are betraying their country.

Pope's sex abuse board vows to go on without survivor member

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 2:35pm

Members of Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory board vowed Sunday to press ahead with their work even without abuse survivors on the panel following the resignation of a respected child advocate.

The Latest: US government opposes Hawaii injunction request

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:20pm

The Latest on challenges to President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban (all times local):