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Black Baptist church shaped Cummings' commitment

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:57am

To many black clergy, Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings was more than a formidable orator, civil rights champion and passionate public servant.

Trial delayed in Milwaukee Masonic temple shooting plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:20am

The trial for a man accused of plotting a mass shooting in defense of Islam at a Masonic temple in downtown Milwaukee has been delayed.

Vatican financial watchdog defends actions after raid

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:10am

The Vatican's financial watchdog agency on Wednesday strongly denied allegations of wrongdoing by Vatican prosecutors who ordered an unprecedented raid on its offices and seizure of confidential documents.

Secular groups decry Carson's church and state comment

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 4:53pm

Ben Carson, President Donald Trump's housing secretary, has alarmed secular groups by remarking at a Monday Cabinet meeting that the separation of church and state "doesn't mean that they cannot work together."

UN mission head says risk of genocide recurring in Myanmar

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 4:02pm

The head of a U.N. fact-finding mission on Myanmar warned Tuesday that "there is a serious risk of genocide recurring" against the estimated 600,000 members of the Rohingya Muslim minority still living in the country.

Charges: Church shooting suspect badly beats public defender

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 12:27pm

A man charged with attempted murder in a church shooting attacked his public defender during a jailhouse meeting, sending the man to intensive care with severe head injuries and no memory of the beating, according to documents released Tuesday.

Man accused of plan to attack Milwaukee temple goes on trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 12:07pm

A Milwaukee man accused of plotting a mass shooting in defense of Islam will try to convince jurors at his trial that FBI informants encouraged him to purchase weapons for the alleged attack.

One of Temple Square's first woman organists retires after 40 years

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 7:22am

One of the first female organists to perform at a general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is retiring after 40 years of playing with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

Vatican denies risk of default over structural deficit

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 5:34am

A top Vatican administrator is denying the Holy See risks default over its structural deficit, saying claims in a new book about possible financial ruin are overblown.

Latter-day Saint leader says US is at a ‘crossroad,’ pleads for prayers for the country

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 21st - 10:57pm

President M. Russell Ballard said the United States is at a “crossroad” and pleaded for prayers on behalf of the country and its leaders.

Japanese Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 6:14pm

Three booming cheers of "Banzai!" rang out Tuesday at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo as Naruhito formally declared his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne as the nation's 126th emperor.

Grand jury declines to indict monsignor in consent case

Nicole Winfield and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 5:32pm

A Texas grand jury has declined to indict the onetime deputy to Cardinal Daniel DiNardo on charges he sexually assaulted a married woman in a case that raised questions about consent in the #MeToo era.

Man charged in church shooting accused of assaulting lawyer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 3:21pm

A man charged with shooting a New Hampshire church pastor and bride during a wedding has been accused of assaulting his attorney during a jailhouse meeting.

Man accused of killing Iowa pastor pleads not guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 11:10am

A man has pleaded not guilty to allegations that he beat a pastor to death outside a central Iowa church.

Idaho diocese releases list of credibly accused clergy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 2:08pm

Catholic church leaders in Idaho say 15 priests and one deacon have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse in Idaho since the 1950s.

Egypt arrests 22 for planned protest over grisly murder case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:25am

Egypt says it has arrested nearly two dozen people for allegedly trying to incite protests over a grisly murder that's shocked the country.

Priest pleads guilty again to sexually abusing children

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 2:50pm

A former North Carolina Episcopal priest who was previously imprisoned for child sexual abuse has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of sexually abusing children in a different case.

Judge OKs $40M settlement with Duluth diocese

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 2:32pm

A federal judge has approved a $40 million settlement between the Diocese of Duluth and dozens of people who say they were abused as children by priests.

Boise priest defrocked after child pornography conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 1:42pm

The Vatican has defrocked an Idaho priest who was convicted of possessing violent and extreme child pornography last year.