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At UN, Trump focuses on religious freedom, not climate

Jonathan Lemire and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:24pm

President Donald Trump made his political priorities clear Monday within an hour of arriving at the United Nations for a three-day visit: He breezed by a major climate change summit to focus instead on religious persecution, an issue that resonates with his evangelical supporters.

Pompeo: Resist China's demands to repatriate fleeing Uighurs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:37am

America's top diplomat says Central Asian nations should reject Chinese demands to repatriate ethnic minorities to China, where they face repression.

Human chain rings German cathedral to demand gender equality

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:09am

About 800 people have protested gender inequality in the Catholic Church by forming a human chain around Germany's Cologne Cathedral.

First episode of live-action Book of Mormon series released

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:00pm

The first episode of the Book of Mormon video series was released Friday, and new videos will be released every week until the end of 2019, according to a news release from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

2 Muslim men from Texas say American Airlines profiled them

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:42pm

Two Muslim men from Texas say American Airlines profiled them and canceled their flight after crew members said they "didn't feel comfortable" flying with the pair.

Pittsburgh prepares to commemorate 2018 synagogue attack

Ramesh Santanam, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:00am

As Pittsburgh prepares to commemorate last year's deadly shooting at a synagogue, Jewish leaders say returning to the synagogue remains a priority.

Christian health care organization asks Latter-day Saints to rethink their beliefs or leave

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:20am

Latter-day Saint Ryan Baker has been a member of Samaritan Ministries for about two years. Just a few days ago, he was told he would need to rethink his beliefs or leave.

A New York diocese filed for bankruptcy. Will others follow?

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 6:13am

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester was the first in New York to seek bankruptcy protection under the weight of new sexual misconduct lawsuits, but lawyers and church leaders say it may not be the last.

Civil rights group: Airline forced girl, 12, to remove hijab

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:20pm

A Muslim civil rights advocacy group is demanding changes at Air Canada after a 12-year-old U.S. Squash Team player says she was forced to remove her hijab while boarding at San Francisco International Airport.

The Latest: Judge orders trial in synagogue shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:56am

The Latest on a preliminary hearing for John T. Earnest, who is charged with an attack on a Southern California synagogue that killed one woman and injured three people. (all times local):

Virginia jail ends 'God Pod' after Muslim inmates sue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:48am

A Virginia jail has ended a program inmates dubbed the "God Pod" after a lawsuit alleged the program provided favorable treatment to Christians and discriminated against Muslims.

Israel's election highlights secular-religious divide

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:03am

Religion played a central role in this week's deadlocked election in Israel's secular heartland.

Judge set to rule on trial for suspect in synagogue shooting

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:02pm

A judge is expected to rule whether a 20-year-old former college student should stand trial on charges of firing an assault rifle inside a Southern California synagogue, killing one woman and injuring three people.

The Latest: Witness describes California synagogue attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:56am

The Latest on a preliminary hearing for a 20-year-old man charged with opening fire on a Southern California synagogue, killing a woman and injuring three other people (all times local):

3 politicians sorry for using, defending anti-Semitic trope

Mike Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:39am

Three city council members in New Jersey's capital city have apologized for using or defending anti-Semitic language while discussing actions taken by the city's Jewish attorney.

Tonga in national holiday to bid farewell to leader Pohiva

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:24pm

Hundreds of mourners have packed a church service and children stood vigil as Tonga took a national holiday to bid farewell to Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva at a state funeral.

Prosecutors seek trial for man charged with synagogue attack

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:13pm

Prosecutors will have a recording of a 20-year-old's call to an emergency dispatcher and his online posts when they try to convince a judge that he should be put on trial for opening fire in a Southern California synagogue, killing one woman and injuring three people.

Politician apologizes for use of anti-Semitic trope

Mike Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:20pm

The city council president in New Jersey's capital city has apologized for using an anti-Semitic trope while discussing actions taken by the city's Jewish attorney.

Illinois opens 24 new investigations of alleged clergy abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:06am

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has opened 24 new investigations into alleged misconduct by Catholic priests amid concerns that cases turned over by the Archdiocese of Chicago weren't properly reviewed.