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Chinese lawyers say they were tortured by police

04/15/2014 3:00am
His head covered in a black hood, lawyer Tang Jitian recalls being taken into a room and hearing the sound of a rope being pulled. The handcuffs behind him were jerked upward and soon he was dangling in the air.

Vatican responds to next round of UN abuse inquiry

04/15/2014 7:30am
The Vatican has responded to the latest round of U.N. sex abuse inquiries by suggesting it is only responsible for implementing a U.N. treaty against torture within the confines of the tiny Vatican City State.

Male cop dresses as Amish woman to stop flasher

04/15/2014 1:51pm
A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.

Obama to Uchtdorf, faith leaders: My hands are tied on immigration reform

04/15/2014 2:31pm
President Barack Obama met with President Dieter F. Uchtdorf and other religious leaders Tuesday morning to discuss the importance of taking action on immigration reform and told them a permanent solution lies in the hands of Congress.

Cancer-stricken ex-priest on trial for sex abuse

04/15/2014 3:20pm
As testimony began in a long-delayed trial against former Catholic priest James Schook, a witness said Tuesday that he had numerous sexual encounters with Schook, beginning at age 13, at a Louisville church in the 1970s.

New York judge: Jurors can hear imam praise 9/11

04/15/2014 5:11pm
An Egyptian Islamic preacher's statements that "everybody was happy" when the World Trade Center was hit by airplanes can be heard by a jury sitting just blocks from the site of the Sept. 11 attacks, a judge ruled Tuesday.