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Latter-day Saint missionary dies from injuries suffered in car crash

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Sep 17th - 4:49pm

Elder Bryant Keck died with his mother by his side, according to church officials.

Biden's abortion shift tests the politics of his faith

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 9:08am

a sign that Catholic Democrats' political calculus may be changing as the 2020 election approaches.

Most senior Catholic pedophile appeals Australia convictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 2:55am

The most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children lodged an appeal in Australia's highest court on Tuesday against his convictions in the molestation of two choirboys in a cathedral more than two decades ago.

AP Explains: Israel's parliamentary elections

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 2:29am

Israel is holding the country's 22nd parliamentary elections on Tuesday, with over 6.3 million people eligible to cast ballots. Coming on the heels of April elections, it is an unprecedented repeat vote largely seen as a referendum on long-seated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Saudi Arabia says full production restored within the month

Aya Batrawy and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 12:34am

Saudi Arabia's energy minister said Tuesday that 50% of its daily crude oil production that was knocked out by a weekend attack had been restored and that full production is expected by the end of the month.

No new measles cases reported in fading US outbreak

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 8:38am

The nation's worst measles epidemic in 27 years could be in its final stages as a week went by with no new reported cases.

Pakistan to open border crossing for India Sikhs in November

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 7:43am

Pakistani officials said Monday that a much-awaited visa-free border crossing for Sikh pilgrims from India will be ready by early November, allowing thousands of pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh shrine just inside Pakistan each day.

Half of the 147 tigers rescued from Thai temple have died

Tassanee Vejpongsa, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 5:45am

More than half the tigers rescued three years ago from a Buddhist temple in Thailand where they served as a popular tourist attraction have died of disease, wildlife officials said Monday.

Israel faces potential deadlock in a closely contested vote

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 12:20am

Israel is headed toward an unprecedented repeat election on Tuesday with no guarantee that the do-over vote will produce a more decisive result than the inconclusive one last April.

Russian Orthodox priests speak out to back jailed protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:20am

Several dozen Russian Orthodox priests have signed a public petition, condemning a series of recent trials and prison sentences for anti-government protesters.

Facebook auto-generating pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida

Desmond Butler and Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:10pm

Facebook likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it's reported.

5 rights groups urge UN chief to condemn China over Muslims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 3:08pm

Five human rights organizations are urging U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to condemn the Chinese government's detention of more than a million Muslims in the Xinjiang region and call for the immediate closure of government detention camps.

Lawyer: Chicago archdiocese has paid out $80M to law firm

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 12:10pm

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has paid $80 million to victims of sexual abuse by clergy represented by a single law firm alone since 2000, the Minnesota-based attorney who heads the firm told reporters.

Greek schools to stop recording pupils' faith, nationality

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:10am

Greece's Education Ministry says it's agreed to remove all references to schoolchildren's religious faith and nationality from school records and certificates.

Trial opens against controversial Turkish televangelist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 4:00am

A controversial Turkish Islamic televangelist and cult leader has gone on trial on more than a dozen charges, including forming a criminal gang, blackmail and sexual abuse of minors.

Norway police: Suspected mosque gunman's sister shot 4 times

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 2:10am

Norwegian police say the teenage stepsister of a man suspected of an attempted terrorist attack on a mosque was shot three times in the head and once in the chest by a .22-caliber rifle that was later found in his car.

Judge refuses to toss charge over threat to Muslim candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 1:41pm

A federal judge has refused to throw out a case in which a North Carolina man is charged with anonymously threatening to lynch a Muslim-American man who is campaigning for a state Senate seat in Virginia.

Pakistan arrests 3 over attack on temple, Hindu homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 3:20am

Pakistani police say they have arrested three people after a mob of angry Muslims ransacked a Hindu temple over the weekend and damaged a school and several homes belonging to the minority community in the southwestern town of Ghotki.

Bishop: $1.2M from sale will go to help sex abuse victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 12:23pm

Officials say $1.2 million from the sale of the diocesan home of former West Virginia Catholic Bishop Michael J. Bransfield will go to assist victims of sexual abuse in West Virginia.