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Fewer priest accusers to testify at ex-official's retrial

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:53pm

A former church official in Philadelphia must decide this week whether to be retried on child endangerment charges or seek further appeals.

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Israelis protest military draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:20pm

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews demonstrated in Jerusalem on Tuesday over military service in one of several protests following the recent detention of a rabbi's son who refused to report to a draft office.

Former Army medic arrested in vandalism at Colorado mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:03pm

Police arrested a former Army medic after a vandal broke windows and left a Bible at a Colorado mosque — an act that led to an outpouring of support for Muslims, authorities said

Essentials of Buenos Aires: Evita, tango and pope's hometown

Albert Stumm, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:51am

During Buenos Aires' heyday, fabulous wealth flowed into the city from Argentina's agricultural heartland, turning the country into one of the world's richest by the early 20th century. The evidence of that era is still apparent in the grand architectural showpieces scattered around this sprawling city of 3 million.

Trump has casino trademark in Jordan but gambling is illegal

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:54am

The president of the United States holds a trademark in Jordan for a Donald Trump casino, despite the fact that gambling is illegal in the kingdom. It is one of four he received before he ran for office, and suggests that the former casino executive may have had wider hopes for businesses across the Middle East than was previously known.

Man arrested in connection with vandalism at Colorado mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:02pm

Police arrested a suspect in connection with the vandalism at a mosque near Colorado State University, a case they are investigating as a hate crime.

Crackdown creates meat shortage in most populous India state

Biswajeet Banerjee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:34am

India's most populous state is running out of meat.

Merkel party wins state vote as election year starts

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 1:34pm

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party easily won an election in Germany's western Saarland state on Sunday, an unexpectedly strong performance as Merkel prepares to seek a fourth term in a national vote later this year.

With eye toward Trump, Arab leaders to seek consensus

Karin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 11:43am

With an eye toward Washington, leaders of a fractured and conflict-ridden Arab world hold their annual summit this week, seeking common positions and possible leverage as President Donald Trump weighs his approach toward the region.

Why the London attacker's links to Saudi Arabia might matter

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 11:25am

The British man who killed four people in a rampage in London last week had made three trips to Saudi Arabia in his lifetime. Though millions of foreigners from around the world live and work in the kingdom, Khalid Masood's time there immediately raised questions about whether the country's ultraconservative brand of Islam impacted his worldview and radicalized him.

German state vote a test for Merkel's party, resurgent rival

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 12:12am

A state election Sunday in western Germany offers Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives a tough test against their resurgent center-left rivals six months before Merkel seeks a fourth term in a national vote.

Myanmar's armed Rohingya militants deny terrorist links

Grant Peck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:07am

An armed militant group fighting Myanmar's government on behalf of the country's Muslim Rohingya minority has issued a statement asserting its right to self-defense and denying links to any terrorist group.

Cambodia bans export of breast milk by US company

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:12am

Cambodia has permanently banned the export of human breast milk by a company headed by a former Mormon missionary that pioneered the business two years ago.

Smurfette is shunned in Israeli ultra-Orthodox city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:50am

Israel's pious ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has long chafed at public displays of women, whether the images are of female public figures or ordinary women.

The Latest: 13 states back Trump travel ban in appeals court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:01pm

The Latest on lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local):

Detroit-area man 'humiliated' by his Islamic State threats

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:52pm

A Detroit-area man who works at his father's pizzeria repeatedly apologized Monday for making provocative threats in support of the Islamic State group and insisted he meant no harm to anyone.

High court struggles over hospital pension dispute

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:12pm

The Supreme Court seemed to struggle on Monday over whether some of the nation's largest hospitals should be allowed to sidestep federal laws protecting pension benefits for workers.

Rocks, Bible thrown through windows of Colorado mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 6:14pm

A Colorado mosque was vandalized early Sunday when someone threw rocks and a Bible through the windows of the Islamic Center of Fort Collins.

Mexico's Catholic Church: Work on Trump wall is treason

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 5:54pm

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said Sunday that Mexican companies expressing interest in working on a border wall in the United States are betraying their country.

Pope's sex abuse board vows to go on without survivor member

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 2:35pm

Members of Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory board vowed Sunday to press ahead with their work even without abuse survivors on the panel following the resignation of a respected child advocate.