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Mosque shootings renew fears of terror by lone attackers

Adam Geller, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:03pm

most notable for acting alone.

North Dakota Legislature repeals Sunday morning shopping ban

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 1:44pm

North Dakota's Republican-led Legislature on Tuesday repealed the nation's toughest Sunday business restrictions — rules that are rooted in religious tradition and that have been in place since statehood.

Analysis: Pompeo skirts talk of peace plan on Israel trip

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 1:41pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pays a visit to Israel this week but it's what he's not doing while there that may be the most notable aspect of the trip.

Jeanine Pirro case squeezes Fox News in two directions

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 1:23pm

The apparent suspension of Jeanine Pirro is squeezing Fox News Channel in two directions.

Teacher who asked student to wipe ash cross from his forehead returns to classroom

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:44pm

A Bountiful elementary school teacher who asked a student to wipe palm ash from his forehead has returned to the classroom after a school district review.

W.Va. suit accuses diocese of knowingly employing pedophiles

Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:06am

A Catholic diocese and its former bishop in West Virginia knowingly employed pedophiles and failed to conduct adequate background checks on camp and school workers, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by the state attorney general.

Vatican makes overtures on eve of Italy visit by China's Xi

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 8:57am

The Vatican is greeting the visit to Italy of Chinese President Xi Jinping later this week with a new round of overtures and says the "door is always open" to dialogue.

Erdogan again airs attack video at rally despite criticism

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 8:41am

Ignoring widespread criticism, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday again showed excerpts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people in mosques in New Zealand, to denounce what he called rising hatred and prejudice against Islam.

Pope nixes French cardinal resignation after cover-up

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:54am

Pope Francis has declined to accept the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin as archbishop of Lyon after he was convicted of failing to report a known predator priest to police, the Vatican said Tuesday.

French minister attends memorial of Jewish school attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:04am

Amid a recent rise in anti-Semitic acts in France, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner has attended a ceremony in Toulouse to mark the 2012 attack on a Jewish school that killed four people.

Mississippi bishop: 'Shattered lives' amid clergy sex abuse

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:27am

A Catholic diocese in Mississippi on Tuesday released the names of 37 clergy members who it says have been credibly accused of sexually abusing children.

The Latest: Police release 21 bodies of 50 killed in mosques

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:17am

The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local):

New Zealand leader vows to deny notoriety to mosque gunman

Kristen Gelineau and Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 8:03pm

He took away New Zealand's innocence, along with 50 precious lives. And in exchange, the country's prime minister vowed to take away the one thing the gunman so clearly craves: fame.

NY self-help guru pleads not guilty to child porn charges

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 11:21am

The spiritual leader of an upstate New York self-help group pleaded not guilty on Monday to newly filed child pornography charges at a hearing where it became clear that his co-defendants are trying to avoid going to trial with him next month.

New Zealand's darkest day: 36 minutes of terror

Nick Perry, Kristen Gelineau and Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 8:39am

On March 15, New Zealand changed. Some are calling it a loss of innocence, a reminder that distance doesn't bring protection against violence. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed to change gun laws and investigate what went wrong. This is how 36 minutes of terror unfolded, according to witness accounts and livestream video.

Supreme Court won't intervene in oldest US synagogue dispute

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 7:53am

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene Monday in a fight over control of the nation's oldest synagogue and its religious bells worth millions, leaving in place a ruling that the Rhode Island synagogue will remain the property of a New York congregation.

The Latest: Names of 37 clergy accused of abuse released

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:28am

The Latest on a Catholic diocese in Mississippi releasing the names of clergy accused of sexual abuse (all times local):

3 Native American inmates win right to long hair in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:36am

Three male Native American inmates in Texas will be allowed to grow their hair long as an expression of their religious beliefs after winning a lawsuit against the state prison system.

Vatican: Pope declines to accept resignation of French cardinal convicted of failing to report pedophile

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:39am

Vatican: Pope declines to accept resignation of French cardinal convicted of failing to report pedophile .

Trump says media trying to blame him for NZ massacre

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 8:12am

President Donald Trump says he is unfairly being blamed for the New Zealand mosque massacre.