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Lindsay Lohan says she was profiled while wearing headscarf

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 5:40am

Lindsay Lohan claims she was "racially profiled" while wearing a headscarf at London's Heathrow Airport.

Vatican, Rome's Jewish Museum, team up for first joint show

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:13pm

The museums of the Vatican and Rome's ancient Jewish community are hosting their first joint exhibit, building on decades of improved Catholic-Jewish relations following centuries of mistrust.

Merkel's Algeria visit canceled because president falls ill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:13am

An attack of severe bronchitis suffered by long-ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika forced his country to call off a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the last minute on Monday.

Islamic State vows more attacks on Egypt's Christians

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 6:52am

An Islamic State group affiliate in Egypt released a video Monday showing the suicide bomber who killed nearly 30 people when he attacked a packed church in December and vowing more attacks on the country's Christian.

AP source: Revised travel ban targets same countries

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:43am

A draft of President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven't used it yet.

Immigration rallies held around US to support Muslims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 10:44pm

Demonstrations were held in cities around the U.S. this weekend to support Muslim Americans and to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

AP source: Trump's revised travel ban targets same countries

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 6:52pm

A draft of President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven't used it yet.

Pope to parish: Pontiff pick not always smartest cardinal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 1:00pm

Pope Francis says cardinals don't always choose "the most intelligent" of their lot to be pontiff.

Police hunting for monk increase pressure on Thai temple

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 6:44am

Police in Thailand who spent three days in an orderly but unsuccessful search of a vast Buddhist temple for a prominent monk accused of financial wrongdoing kept up the pressure Sunday, sending fresh forces to confront devotees and monks at the compound's gates.

London mayor: 'Cruel' Trump should be denied state visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 6:40am

London's mayor says that President Donald Trump shouldn't receive a state visit in Britain because of his "cruel" policies on immigration.

FBI assessing threat against Muslims made during meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 5:45am

The FBI says it's looking into reports of death threats made against Muslims during a meeting of conservative activists in North Carolina.

US Bishops join Mexico colleagues, denounce 'Santa Muerte'

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:55am

Bishops in the United States are denouncing the skeleton folk saint known as La Santa Muerte — a figure Roman Catholic leaders in Mexico routinely have attacked for the deity's connection to violence and the illicit drug trade.

Times Square rally protests Trump immigration policies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 3:50pm

Over a thousand people of various faiths rallied in New York City in support of Muslim Americans and to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

Electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 1:06pm

Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports.

Cardinal aims to wrap up Guam abuse probe before summer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 12:45pm

American Cardinal Raymond Burke says he's aiming to wrap up the sex abuse investigation involving Guam's suspended archbishop by the summer.

Bob Jones U to get tax-exempt status back after 30 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 12:30pm

A conservative Christian university in South Carolina is getting its federal tax-exempt status back 30 years after losing it over a ban on interracial dating.

Dutch far-right populist Wilders kicks off election campaign

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 5:20am

Anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders has kicked off his campaign Saturday for Dutch parliamentary elections, amid tight security and intense media interest in a blue-collar town near Rotterdam.

Pakistan shuts key border crossing in wake of shrine attack

Munir Ahmed and Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 5:01am

Pakistani authorities shut down a second key border crossing into Afghanistan, halting trade supplies to the neighboring landlocked country and increasing tensions between the two nations in the wake of a bloody suicide bombing at a beloved shrine in Pakistan, officials said Saturday.

IKEA apologizes for catalog aimed at ultra-Orthodox Jews

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 3:10am

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea has apologized for a catalog aimed at Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community that contains no images of women.

Filipino Catholics protest drug killings, death penalty

Bullit Marquez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 1:50am

Thousands of Catholics joined a march with church leaders in Manila on Saturday in one of the largest shows of opposition against President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown against illegal drugs and attempts to revive the death penalty.