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Feds: Retailer broke law by selling rifle in Texas attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:52am

A sporting goods retailer violated the law by selling an AR-15-style rifle and large capacity magazine to a man who later used them to kill more than two dozen worshippers at a Texas church, federal prosecutors said in a court filing.

Kais Saied officially wins Tunisia's presidential election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:25am

Tunisia's electoral commission has officially announced the victory of Islamist-backed law professor Kais Saied in the country's presidential election.

Scrutiny of vaccine exemptions banishes some from schools

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:15am

Some parents say a crackdown on medical exemptions for student vaccines in New York state is unfairly keeping their children out of school.

Pope on World Food Day laments paradox of hunger, obesity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 3:49am

Pope Francis is calling for lifestyle and dietary changes to address the paradox of a world in which people suffer from malnutrition in some areas and obesity in others.

The Latest: US envoy urges Turkey to stop Syria offensive

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 2:09am

The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local):

Not guilty plea from man accused in church wedding shooting

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:03am

A man accused of storming into a New Hampshire church over the weekend and shooting a clergyman and a bride during a wedding pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

German security services want more powers to fight extremism

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 12:04am

Germany's security services said Tuesday they're seeking greater powers to fight the kind of far-right extremism behind last week's synagogue attack, including requiring internet companies to report illegal hate speech to police.

Tunisia: Conservative law professor wins presidential race

Bouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 11:18am

Tunisia's election commission said a preliminary count shows Islamist-backed law professor Kais Saied has won the country's presidential election by a significant margin.

Parishioners find other sanctuaries after church shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 8:53am

Members of New England Pentecostal Ministries are finding comfort and fellowship at other churches while theirs remains closed following a shooting during a weekend wedding.

Kobach fires Kansas Senate campaign aide over hateful posts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:32pm

Republican Kris Kobach's campaign for the Senate in Kansas says it has fired an aide after learning he regularly posted hateful comments about Jews and racial minorities on a white nationalist website.

Diocese pays $4.4M in abuse compensation to 57 victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:11pm

A Pennsylvania diocese has announced a nearly $4.4 million payout to 57 victims of sexual abuse by its clergy and seminarians.

Florida pastor facing sexual abuse charges released on bond

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:43am

A pastor and popular Christian radio show host in Florida has been released on bond as he faces charges he raped a child from his church numerous times over five years.

Mississippi minister accused of abusing girl 45 years ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 5:21am

A former Mississippi youth minister is accused of sexually abusing a 10 year old girl nearly 45 years ago.

India's court ends hearings in Hindu-Muslim temple dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:58am

India's top court has ended hearings to settle a land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus over plans to build a Hindu temple on a site in northern India where Hindu hard liners demolished a 16th-century mosque in 1992, sparking deadly violence.

Officers who stopped Christchurch shooting suspect get award

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 8:52pm

The two New Zealand police officers who managed to arrest a man accused of killing 51 people at two mosques have been given a bravery award.

Synagogue attack defendant says offer of plea would end case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 4:24pm

Lawyers for the man accused of shooting to death 11 worshippers in a Pittsburgh synagogue last year said in a filing Tuesday that the case would be over if federal prosecutors had accepted his offer to plead guilty in return for life-without-parole.

Czech top court dismisses taxation of church restitution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 7:19am

The Czech Republic's top court has dismissed legislation that would have taxed the compensation churches receive from the state for property seized during the country's communist era.

If political talk disrupts a workplace, bosses must step in

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 12:50pm

With the next presidential election a little over a year away, small business owners will likely start seeing employees spending more time discussing politics.

Catholic church urges Angola to declare a drought emergency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 11:24am

The Catholic church in Angola is urging the government to declare a state of emergency over the drought that has affected at least 1 million people in the country's south.