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Limits on travel to US issued after Supreme Court ruling

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:54am

The Trump administration is putting new criteria in place Thursday for visa applicants from six mostly Muslim nations and all refugees, requiring a close family or business tie to the United States. The move comes after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump's executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on Muslims.

The Latest: Mideast biggest airline: Flights to US as normal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 3:10am

The Latest on the Trump administration's revived travel ban for visitors from six mostly Muslim countries (all times local):

The Latest: US issues new visa criteria for 6 Muslim nations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 12:10am

The Latest on the Trump administration's revived travel ban for visitors from six mostly Muslim countries (all times local):

Travel ban a blow to Sudan refugees awaiting US resettlement

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 12:00am

Dozens of Sudanese activists living in Egypt as refugees, many of whom fled fundamentalist Islamic militias and were close to approval for resettlement in the United States, now face legal limbo after the Supreme Court partially reinstated President Donald Trump's travel ban on six Muslim nations, including Sudan.

Australian police charge Vatican cardinal with sex offenses

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:11pm

Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of "historical" sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See.

The Latest: Support group applauds charges against cardinal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:04pm

The Latest on Vatican Cardinal George Pell being charged with sex offenses in Australia (all times local):

Q&A: Border officers take key role in enforcing travel ban

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:52pm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers will be key players in putting President Donald Trump's revised travel ban into effect on Thursday, affecting visitors from six mostly Muslim countries.

Pastor to face trial in granddaughter's faith healing death

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:10pm

The pastor of a fundamentalist congregation that eschews modern medicine will stand trial on a charge he should have alerted authorities when his 2-year-old granddaughter was dying of pneumonia last year, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Travel ban a blow to Sudan refugees awaiting US resettlement

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:34pm

Dozens of Sudanese activists living in Egypt as refugees, many of whom fled fundamentalist Islamic militias and were close to approval for resettlement in the United States, now face legal limbo after the Supreme Court partially reinstated President Donald Trump's travel ban on six Muslim nations, including Sudan.

Mormon church now allows female employees to wear pants

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:46pm

Women who work at Mormon headquarters in Salt Lake City will be allowed to wear pantsuits and dress slacks instead of only skirts or dresses, the church announced Wednesday in a move that one Mormon women's group called a step in the right direction.

Pope gives prestigious red hats to 5 new cardinals

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:26pm

Pope Francis gave the Catholic church five new cardinals Wednesday, somberly instructing them to act as servants and not "princes" in a world where innocents are dying from wars and terrorism, slavery persists and refugee camps often are living hells.

Thousands gather in India to protest attacks on Muslims

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:38am

Thousands of Indians gathered in several cities Wednesday to protest recent violent attacks across the country targeting minority Muslims.

Pope to unions calls for new social pact to get youths jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:14am

Pope Francis has praised labor unions as the prophetic face of society, but called for a new social contract to bring more young people into the workforce.

Pope repudiates 'martyr' moniker for suicide bombers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:40am

Pope Francis has repudiated the idea that suicide bombers can be considered "martyrs," saying true martyrs don't harm others but rather are meek, honest and persecuted for their faith as true children of God.

Supreme Court term ended much different than it began

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:03am

The Supreme Court began its term nine months ago with Merrick Garland nominated to the bench, Hillary Clinton favored to be the next president, and the court poised to be controlled by Democratic appointees for the first time in 50 years.

Supreme Court term ended much different than it began

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:07pm

The Supreme Court began its term nine months ago with Merrick Garland nominated to the bench, Hillary Clinton favored to be the next president, and the court poised to be controlled by Democratic appointees for the first time in 50 years.

Sydney archdiocese says Vatican Cardinal George Pell will return to Australia to fight sexual assault charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:00pm

Sydney archdiocese says Vatican Cardinal George Pell will return to Australia to fight sexual assault charges.

The Latest: Suspected Holocaust memorial vandal held on bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:30pm

The Latest on vandalism to the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston (all times local):

Ex-CIA agent plans return to Italy to serve kidnap sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:02am

A former CIA agent says she is returning to Italy this week to serve a three-year sentence for taking part in the kidnapping of a Muslim cleric in Milan 14 years ago.

Iran says US travel ban is 'racist' and 'unfair'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:20am

Iran says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to reinstate parts of a travel ban applied to six Muslim-majority countries is "racist" and "unfair."