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AP FACT CHECK: Misfires in Hillary Clinton's speech

Christoper S. Rugaber and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:41pm

In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton wrongly implied Donald Trump has proposed banning Islam in America and sketched out a plan for defeating Islamic State militants that merely mirrors what the U.S. is already trying to do.

The Latest: Polish officials say 500,000 see pope at rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:00pm

The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Poland and World Youth Day celebrations (all times local):

Huge crowd at Polish shrine hears pope hail their faith

Frances D'Emilio and Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:11pm

Pope Francis blessed hundreds of thousands of faithful Thursday at a shrine in Poland, paying tribute to a beloved native son, St. John Paul II, honoring the countless "ordinary yet remarkable" Poles who defiantly clung to their faith during Soviet-bloc communism and establishing this pontiff's drawing power in a country where being Catholic is often equated with being Polish.

15 LDS volunteers transferred from Turkey

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:45pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints transferred 15 of its volunteers from Turkey to Germany, where they will serve Turkish speakers in Berlin, according to the LDS Church.

Danish nationalists seek 'close to zero' Muslim migrants

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:51am

Denmark should halt immigration from Muslim countries to stem the threat of violence from extremists, the nation's second-largest party argued Thursday.

Pope Francis misses step, falls down before Mass in Poland

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:11am

Pope Francis missed a step and fell to the ground Thursday as he walked on an open-air platform to celebrate Mass at Poland's holiest shrine of Jasna Gora.

Ukraine's president calls for recognition of splinter church

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

The Ukrainian president has called on an Orthodox Christian leader to recognize the independence of his country's splinter church.

Israeli settler-turned-diplomat to take new post in New York

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:21am

For years, Dani Dayan was the West Bank settler movement's face to the outside world. Next week, he'll become the face of Israel to much of North America.

Church attacker nurtured jihad in quiet French town

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:01pm

Adel Kermiche nursed his obsession with jihad in this quiet French town alongside the Seine River, and his twice-thwarted attempt to join Islamic State extremists in Syria ended with an attack on an elderly priest celebrating Mass in its sturdy stone church.

Pope says the world's at war, urges Europe to greet refugees

Frances D'Emilio and Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:21pm

Pope Francis, deeply saddened by the slaying of an elderly priest during Mass in a church in the French countryside, warned grimly Wednesday that the world is at war, but cautioned against labeling it a war among religions.

The Latest: Pope talks about migrants with Polish bishops

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:52pm

The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Poland for World Youth Day events (all times local):

Church official seeks bail after high court nixes conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:31pm

A former Philadelphia church official imprisoned over his handling of abuse complaints is seeking bail after Pennsylvania's highest court granted him a new trial.

Turkey, once touted as regional model, is mired in tension

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 1:42pm

Turkey was riding high in 2010, casting its brand of Islamic piety, Western-style democracy and economic growth as a regional model amid popular upheavals in the Mideast and North Africa.

Paraguay rebels demand ransom after kidnapping Mennonite man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:41pm

The Paraguayan People's Army guerrilla group is asking for a $700,000 ransom to release a kidnapped Mennonite man.

Judge rejects request in Minnesota archdiocese bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:41pm

A federal judge has declined to include parishes and other church properties among assets in the bankruptcy of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Yemen's Houthis, ousted leader formalize alliance

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:22pm

Yemen's Shiite rebels on Thursday announced a formal alliance with the country's ousted president and his former ruling party by setting up a new political council to rule the country, a step described by the United Nations Envoy to Yemen as jeopardizing peace talks in Kuwait.

Connecticut man charged with making anti-Semitic threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:21am

A 50-year-old Connecticut man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges he made threats against Jews and synagogues on an internet forum for heavy metal music fans.

Feds investigate second fire at Florida mosque in 10 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:00am

Investigators are looking for answers after fire broke out at a Florida mosque for the second time in 10 days.

Authorities raid mosque in northern Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:31pm

Authorities in northern Germany say police have raided a mosque believed to be a "hot spot" for Islamic extremists in the city of Hildesheim.

Greece: anarchists evicted from illegally occupied buildings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:31pm

Greek police have emptied three buildings in this northern city of illegal occupiers and made 74 arrests.