A South Texas church began a fresh chapter of worship on Sunday as it unveiled a new sanctuary a year and a half after a gunman opened fire and killed more than two dozen congregants in the deadliest mass shooting in state history.
Julhas Alam and Ashok Sharma, Associated Press | PostedMay 18th - 8:03pm
Voting in India's mammoth national election ended Sunday with the seventh and final phase of a grueling poll that lasted more than five weeks, as exit polls predicted a victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party and its allies.
Nordstrom has apologized to Sikhs for selling a turban they found offensive, but a representative with the U.S. community's top civil rights organization said Saturday they are still waiting to hear from the Gucci brand that designed it.
Pope Francis urged foreign correspondents on Saturday to humbly use the power of the press to search for the truth and give voice to the voiceless, saying journalism is an important tool to counter the hatred, prejudice and fake news.
David McHugh and Kamila Jafaru, Associated Press | PostedMay 18th - 3:51am
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called Saturday for an early election after his vice chancellor resigned over a covertly shot video that showed him apparently promising government contracts to a prospective Russian investor.
The Roman Catholic bishop of the Dallas diocese has challenged the accuracy of a Dallas police affidavit's allegations that the diocese had "thwarted" its investigation of past sexual misconduct by priests.
Jay Reeves, Associated Press | PostedMay 17th - 9:59am
A lawyer for a condemned inmate said he hoped Gov. Kay Ivey might a grant clemency request and block the execution after she talked about her belief that "life is precious" in signing a bill to virtually outlaw abortion in Alabama.
Poland's ruling conservative party leader said Friday it does not tolerate "pathology" in the Catholic church and will back a commission to investigate sex abuse of minors in church but also in other circles.
Julhas Alam and Emily Schmall, Associated Press | PostedMay 17th - 4:03am
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken his ruling party's fight to the state of West Bengal, where it hopes to retain a majority in staggered general elections concluding this week by diluting the strength of a formidable opponent, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Brazil's Senate approved a series of drug policy changes designed to toughen penalties for traffickers and require users to undergo rehabilitation at private or religious centers, acting ahead of a Supreme Court decision on the decriminalization of marijuana consumption and possession.
A federal judge has ruled a New York man will remain in custody in Montana pending his June 24 trial over charges that he lied to authorities about discussions he had about joining the Islamic State group and attacking random people to avenge shootings at two New Zealand mosques.
Lebanon on Thursday laid to rest the former patriarch of Lebanon's Maronite Christian church, a key political figure in the country's troubled modern history, following a state funeral attended by top political and spiritual leaders and more than a thousand people.
Matthew Daly, Associated Press | PostedMay 16th - 2:19pm
The Senate confirmed Louisiana lawyer Wendy Vitter as a federal judge Thursday, overcoming opposition from Democrats who criticized her anti-abortion stance and accused her of trying to hide her record on the issue.