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Parole denied for Manson follower Krenwinkel in California

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:57pm

Officials denied parole Thursday for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel — a follower of cult leader Charles Manson — after considering whether battered women's syndrome affected her state of mind at the time of the notorious murders nearly five decades ago in California.

Rome show smashes myth Virgin model was Borgia pope's lover

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 4:07pm

For centuries, Renaissance artist Pintoricchio was practically accused of blasphemy by those who contended he used Pope Alexander VI's young lover as the model for the Madonna in a wall painting that decorated the pontiff's private apartment.

Official: Girl found at church likely to be missing baby

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:37pm

An Arizona investigator said Thursday he is confident a baby left at a Las Vegas-area church is the same one that authorities have for weeks been searching for across three states.

Court clears Mississippi LGBT objections law; appeal likely

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:19pm

A federal appeals court said Thursday that Mississippi can enforce a law that allows merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples, but opponents of the law immediately pledged to appeal.

The Latest: Lawyer for Manson follower blasts parole denial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:18pm

The Latest on the parole hearing for Patricia Krenwinkel, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson (all times local):

Iraqis: IS blew up mosque in 'formal declaration of defeat'

Balint Szlanko and Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:10pm

With their control of Mosul slipping away, Islamic State militants decided to send a message of defiance: They blew up the 12th century al-Nuri Mosque, along with its famous leaning minaret.

Man indicted for hate crime for Texas mosque fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:58pm

A man has been indicted on a hate crime charge for a January fire that destroyed a Texas mosque, authorities announced on Thursday.

Holocaust survivor wins gender base case against El Al

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:47pm

An advocacy group said Thursday that it has won a case against Israel's national airline that will make it illegal to ask females passengers to move their seats at the request of ultra-Orthodox males.

STEM Best Practices Conference attracts hundreds from all over the state

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:21pm

Almost 700 educators, administrators, industry officials gathered at the Utah Valley Convention Center for the third annual STEM Best Practices Conference.

Have You Seen This? Elementary school kids break unbelievable jump rope record

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:15pm

These Japanese elementary school students make breaking a world record look easy.

Worker bit in tussle with would-be thief over stripper pole

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:48am

Police in Little Rock say a mall worker wrestled away a stripper pole from a would-be thief who bit the employee during the struggle.

Oregon joins states where roadkill can be harvested for food

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:40am

Some folks in Oregon might not want to ask, when served an elk burger or a venison steak, where the meat came from.

Brooklyn diocese announces sex abuse compensation program

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:35am

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn announced Thursday it is setting up a compensation program for victims of past sexual abuse by priests, modeled after a program the larger New York archdiocese started last year.

Egypt says 7 militants killed in raid on desert camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:05am

Egypt's Interior Ministry says it has killed seven people in connection with recent attacks on the country's embattled Christian minority, including three church bombings and a deadly bus shooting, all claimed by the Islamic State group.

Archbishop: Church of England 'colluded' to hide sex abuse

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:49am

The Church of England "colluded" with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its former bishops, the head of the church said Thursday.

British schoolboys don skirts amid shorts ban in heatwave

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:05am

Boys at a British high school have found a novel way around strict uniform rules banning shorts, as the country swelters through a heatwave.

Suspect lights cigarette at end of wild police pursuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:55am

Los Angeles police say a woman led officers on a wild chase in a suspected stolen car that lasted a half-hour and ended when she crashed into a pole.

Genoa makes special airport waiver for famed pesto sauce

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:45am

The Italian port city of Genoa has taken pride in its famed pesto sauce to new heights by granting special airport waivers for those who can't get enough of the basil and pine nut pasta sauce.

London police link 51-year-old man's death to mosque attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:34am

London police have linked the death of a 51-year-old man to the mosque attack, saying he died of "multiple injuries" after a van plowed into worshippers near two mosques in north London.

The head of the Church of England admits that it helped to hide sex abuse of boys and young men by one of its bishops

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:00am

The head of the Church of England admits that it helped to hide sex abuse of boys and young men by one of its bishops.