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Atheist opens NY meeting; top court OK'd prayers

07/16/2014 1:00am
An atheist cited the freedoms promoted by the Founding Fathers as he delivered the opening invocation Tuesday at a town meeting in a community whose leaders won a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the right to start their gatherings with a prayer.

Turkish protesters disrupt US-sponsored iftar meal

07/16/2014 2:00am
Turkish media and U.S. officials say some 200 protesters denouncing Israel's military operations in Gaza threw eggs and firecrackers and destroyed chairs and tables that were set for a Muslim fast-breaking dinner sponsored by the U.S. Consulate.

Movie premiere party to celebrate Indiana writer

07/16/2014 7:40am
It will be a celebration of success, friendship and life when family and friends gather Saturday night to watch the premiere of the TV movie "For Better or For Worse" at 9 p.m. on the Hallmark Channel cable television network.

Nonprofit loses grant over gay marriage stance

07/16/2014 12:11pm
A Catholic organization has decided to cut off long-standing funding to a Portland immigrant rights group that works with day laborers over its affiliation with an organization that supports same-sex marriage.

Campbellsville Univ. to break with Baptist church

07/16/2014 3:20pm
A Christian university in central Kentucky has changed its longstanding relationship with Kentucky Baptists so it can appoint its own trustees, and it also will be giving up about $1 million in annual church funding.

Haitians trek to waterfall to venerate saint

07/16/2014 4:41pm
Followers of Haiti's most celebrated patron saint, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, gathered at the Saut d'Eau waterfall Tuesday to pay her tribute and make requests.

Parish priest is announcer for minor league team

07/16/2014 4:50pm
An Iowa pastor has two congregations — the parishioners at his church and the fans at Sioux City's minor league baseball park.

Alaska senators vote to advance contraception bill

07/16/2014 6:02pm
Alaska's U.S. senators voted to advance for debate legislation aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections.