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Covington Catholic bus involved in fatal crash in Kentucky

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 9:49am

A charter bus carrying students from a Catholic high school collided with a car Saturday morning in northern Kentucky, killing the car's driver, police said.

Iraqis rally against US troops, demanding they leave

Qassem Abdul-Zahra and Samya Kullab, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 1:16am

Waving national flags and banners denouncing U.S. President Donald Trump, tens of thousands of Iraqis marched peacefully through Baghdad on Friday to demand the ouster of U.S. troops from their country in a protest organized by a populist Shiite cleric.

Trump attends March for Life with Mike Lee at his side

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 12:01am

Trump, a late convert to the cause, attended the anti-abortion March for Life with Utah Sen. Mike Lee at his side. Lee also posted his support for the cause online.

Militant sentenced to 19 years for role in Benghazi attacks

Jim Mustian, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 2:42pm

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Libyan militant to more than 19 years in prison for his role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador.

Church announces groundbreaking date for Layton Temple

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:58am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will break ground on the Layton Utah Temple on May 30, 2020, according to a news release issued by the church Thursday.

Islamic leaders make 'groundbreaking' visit to Auschwitz

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 9:29am

Muslim religious leaders joined members of a U.S. Jewish group at Auschwitz on Thursday for what organizers described as “the most senior Islamic leadership delegation" to visit the site of a Nazi German death camp.

Trump: Travel ban expansion coming, nations aren't yet final

Colleen Long, Matthew Lee and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 12:44pm

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. would soon be imposing visa restrictions on more countries — though it's not clear yet how many nations will be affected by his expansion of the travel ban.

Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education funding

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:53am

The Supreme Court's conservative majority appeared ready Wednesday to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program and make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states.

Notre Dame renovation chief says rebuild won't be rushed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:31am

The French army general in charge of rebuilding fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris says renovation work will begin in earnest later this year.

Auschwitz survivor who was just 2 at liberation nurses scars

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 1:22am

Only 2 years old and so ill she had to stay on for weeks after liberation, Eva Umlauf was one of the youngest prisoners to be freed from Auschwitz.

Battle for India's new citizenship law moves to top court

Rishabh R. Jain, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 12:08am

India's top court on Wednesday began hearing dozens of petitions seeking the revocation of amendments to the citizenship law following nationwide protests and a security crackdown that led to more than 20 deaths.

Court ruling ends long legal fight in Chinese torture case

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:48pm

A federal appeals court ruling Tuesday ended a 15-year-old legal fight in the U.S. over whether a Chinese television official incited torture in his country against members of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement.

German court may reject appeal to remove anti-Semitic relic

Kirsten Grieshaber and Kerstin Sopke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 8:58am

A court in eastern Germany indicated Tuesday that it will likely reject a Jewish man’s bid to force the removal of an ugly remnant of centuries of anti-Semitism from a church where Martin Luther once preached.

4 aid workers for French charity disappear in Baghdad

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 12:49pm

Four aid workers for a French Christian charity disappeared this week in Baghdad at at time of heightened tension in Iraq, the organization said Friday,

Court: Methodist bishops must testify in sex abuse case

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 12:20pm

Two United Methodist bishops must testify in a lawsuit filed by a one-time church member who claimed he was sexually abused, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday, turning away the church leaders' efforts to stay out of the case.

Plea change set in African American church fire case

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 4:51pm

A suspect set for trial next month in a series of fires at African American churches in Louisiana is now scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing.

North Carolina pastor charged with more than 100 sex crimes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 2:20pm

A North Carolina pastor has been charged with more than 100 felony sex offenses involving three children, authorities said.

Burkina Faso to arm civilians in fight against extremists

Arsene Kabore, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 6:02am

Burkina Faso's parliament has approved legislation allowing the military to use civilian volunteers in the fight against Islamic extremism, a decision that underscores how outnumbered soldiers are amid rising attacks across the West African country.

Islamic extremists kill Nigerian pastor, attack his hometown

Sam Olukoya, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 5:27am

Islamic militants in Nigeria have killed a Christian pastor who had pleaded for his life in a video just days earlier, and a human rights activist said Tuesday that other extremists attacked his hometown on the same day.