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Demand grows for halal food as industry evolves

03/13/2014 9:51am
The global industry for halal food and lifestyle products — ones that meet Islamic law standards of manufacture — is estimated to be worth hundreds of billions of dollars and is multiplying as Muslim populations grow. Producers outside the Muslim world, from Brazil to the U.S. and Australia, are eager to tap into the market.

Bill shields school religious displays from suits

03/13/2014 10:31am
Legislation that would protect schools from lawsuits for allowing traditional winter celebrations and religious displays has been approved in the House.

Hamas in worst cash crisis since seizing Gaza

03/13/2014 12:11pm
Gaza's Hamas rulers have been hit by the worst economic crisis since seizing the territory seven years ago and face growing discontent, even among core supporters, because there's no sign of relief from a blockade enforced not only by Israel but also by a suddenly hostile Egypt.

Sentencing set for man in Arizona temple slayings

03/13/2014 11:40pm
A man convicted after his third trial in the 1991 killings of nine people, including six monks, at a suburban Phoenix Buddhist temple is set for sentencing and faces life in prison.