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The Latest: Pope meets girl whose artificial limbs he funded

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:41am

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‘I am not a victim,’ says senior missionary injured in Brussels airport attack

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:10pm

One of four LDS missionaries injured in the Brussels Airport terrorist attack is speaking out for the first time about his harrowing experience and what he's calling a miraculous recovery.

Pope visits Auschwitz, begs God to forgive "so much cruelty"

Frances D'Emilio and Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 3:31pm

Choosing silence to convey his sorrow, Pope Francis visited the former Nazi death factory at Auschwitz and Birkenau on Friday, meeting with concentration camp survivors as well as aging saviors who helped Jews escape certain doom. In a guest book entry he made an anguished plea: "Lord, forgiveness for so much cruelty!"

The Latest: Pope Francis: 'cruelty did not end in Auschwitz'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 2:11pm

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AP Fact Check: Misfires in Hillary Clinton's speech

Christoper S. Rugaber and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:43am

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.

Indian politician arrested for insulting female leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:20am

Indian police on Friday arrested a Hindu nationalist leader on charges alleging he insulted a senior female politician by describing her as "worse than a prostitute."

AP PHOTOS: Shiite tattoos a show of pride amid tensions

Hassan Ammar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:50am

Hamada Bayloun is not particularly religious, but across his entire upper back spreads a large tattoo of the most revered saint in Shiite Islam, Imam Ali.

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

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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.

Texas probes charter school system after Turkish complaint

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 5:21pm

Texas is investigating a charter school system that the Turkish government claims has ties to a moderate Islamic cleric it's accused of inspiring a military coup attempt.

Deputies: Florida man used dirty pool to baptize boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 5:10am

A central Florida man is accused of throwing an 11-year-old boy he was taking care of into a swimming pool filled with algae and bugs because God asked him to baptize the child.

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.