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Nursing homes starting to offer more individualized menus

Alejandra Cancino, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 1:32am

On a recent Thursday, the staff at Sunny Vista Living Center in Colorado Springs bustled in the kitchen. The phone rang with a last minute order as Chris Willard tended to a large pot of Thai-style soup with fresh ginger, vegetables and thin-sliced beef.

Protests disband after IS group carries out 2nd Iraq bombing

Susannah George and Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 2:00pm

Anti-government protesters disbanded at least temporarily Sunday from the heavily fortified Green Zone they had stormed a day earlier after the Islamic State group carried out its second major attack in Iraq in as many days — a pair of car bombs that killed more than 30 people.

'Holy Fire,' fireworks: Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter

Demetris Nellas, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:10am

With "Holy Fire," fireworks and solemn Masses, Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2,000 years ago.

The Latest: Iraqis announce disbanding of Green Zone protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:10am

The Latest on Iraq's political crisis (all times local):

Pope insists pedophile criminals be 'severely' punished

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 7:40am

Pope Francis is insisting that pedophiles who abuse children be severely punished.

Pope decries 'desperate' situation in Syrian city of Aleppo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 5:40am

Pope Francis is decrying worsening violence amid the already "desperate" humanitarian situation in Syria, particularly in the northern city of Aleppo.

Openly gay rock singer changing tune on Mormon religion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 8:10pm

Two years after coming out as gay and praising the Mormon church for offering support, the lead singer of a popular rock band is denouncing his faith in his latest music video.

The Latest: Iraq PM says situation in Baghdad under control

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 11:40am

The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local):

Holy fire ceremony in Jerusalem draws thousands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 7:20am

Thousands of Christians have gathered in Jerusalem for an ancient fire ceremony that celebrates Jesus' resurrection.

Utah businessman to buy 500 more acres in Vermont for utopia community

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:33pm

An LDS Utah businessman who wants to build a massive, futuristic, utopia-like community in central Vermont says he's about to buy 500 more acres of land for the project, bringing his total to about 1,400 acres.

Bill would require colleges to reveal religious exemptions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 2:00pm

Congresswoman Katherine Clark is pushing legislation she says will help members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community make more informed decisions about college.

Followers of Iraqi Shiite cleric announce disbanding of protests in Baghdad's Green Zone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 9:40am

Followers of Iraqi Shiite cleric announce disbanding of protests in Baghdad's Green Zone.

New Jersey schools aid new school halfway around the world

Kelly Kultys, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 9:20am

The old desks, metal chairs and other office furniture were bound for the trash here in Burlington County, but a world away, those ready-to-be-tossed items were able to help transform a school.

Nationalist party declares Islam doesn't belong to Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 8:00am

Members of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party have backed a political program that says Islam doesn't belong to Germany and supports a ban against minarets, muezzin calls and headscarves for women and girls in school.

Vietnam war protester, Catholic priest Daniel Berrigan dies at age 94

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 7:10pm

Vietnam war protester, Catholic priest Daniel Berrigan dies at age 94 .

Complaint accuses hospital of religious discrimination

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 1:30pm

A complaint filed by a federal agency is accusing Mission Hospital of religious discrimination and violating federal law for firing three workers who refused to adhere to the hospital's flu vaccine requirement and declined the shot.

Deal considers measures as deadline looms

Ryan Phillips, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 9:50am

Several pieces of legislation continue to wait on the desk of Gov. Nathan Deal, as the May 3 deadline looms for Deal to sign, veto or opt to not take action on the measures.

Protesters loyal to Shiite cleric breach Baghdad's Green Zone, home to government, embassies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 6:30am

Protesters loyal to Shiite cleric breach Baghdad's Green Zone, home to government, embassies.

Correction: Notre Dame-Indianapolis story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 4:50pm

In a story April 25 about the University of Notre Dame, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the school was taking over five schools in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis through its Alliance for Catholic Education program. The university says it is entering into a partnership with the schools.