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Hong Kong leaders apologize for water cannon use at mosque

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 10:11pm

Hong Kong officials apologized to Muslim leaders Monday after riot police sprayed a mosque and bystanders with a water cannon while trying to contain turbulent pro-democracy demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

Body of US Rep. Cummings will lie in state at Capitol

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:15am

The body of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings will lie in state in the National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol next week.

Millions march in Iraq in annual Arbaeen Shiite pilgrimage

Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Hadi Mizban, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 4:44am

Millions of pilgrims made their way on foot to the Iraqi city of Karbala on Saturday for the Shiite pilgrimage of Arbaeen, regarded as the largest annual public gathering in the world.

Cummings remembered as a mentor to many in Baltimore

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:39pm

The top prosecutor in Baltimore knew exactly where to go for guidance after she made the decision to file charges in an explosive case involving the death of a black man in police custody. She called Rep. Elijah Cummings, her trusted adviser and friend.

After deadly shooting, Pittsburgh synagogue plans reopening

Ramesh Santanam, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:03am

Leaders of the Pittsburgh synagogue where worshippers were fatally shot last year want to rebuild and renovate the building, turning it into what they hope will be a "center for Jewish life in the United States" and a symbol against hatred.

The Latest: UN chief strongly condemns mosque attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:58am

The Latest on mosque attack in eastern Afghanistan (all times local):

Officials: Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:32am

An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered for Friday prayers, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said. The attack underscored the record-high number of civilians dying in the country's 18-year war.

Cummings recalled as powerful orator who took on White House

Brian Witte and Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:15pm

Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cumming, who died Thursday at age 68, was remembered as a moral voice of conscience in a divisive era — a leader who fought for civil rights and took on the White House as a prominent figure in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

Feds: Retailer broke law by selling rifle in Texas attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:52am

A sporting goods retailer violated the law by selling an AR-15-style rifle and large capacity magazine to a man who later used them to kill more than two dozen worshippers at a Texas church, federal prosecutors said in a court filing.

Kais Saied officially wins Tunisia's presidential election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:25am

Tunisia's electoral commission has officially announced the victory of Islamist-backed law professor Kais Saied in the country's presidential election.

Sri Lanka presidential hopeful vows probe into Easter blasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 3:32am

A former Sri Lankan defense chief who is a front-runner in next month's presidential election says he'll order a fresh probe into the Easter Sunday blasts that killed 263 people by appointing a presidential commission if he wins.

Afghan village bury its dead after mosque bombing kills 62

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 3:52am

Funerals are being held in eastern Afghanistan for the victims of Friday's deadly bomb blast in a village mosque which killed 62 people during prayers.

Report: Diocese of Lansing mishandled 1990 sexual abuse case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:07pm

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing says an independent investigator determined that the diocese failed to investigate allegations that a priest had sexually assaulted a man at a boxing training camp decades ago.

Federal attorneys file petition in SC church attack ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:30am

Federal attorneys have asked that a three-judge panel's decision allowing survivors and relatives of victims in a racist attack at a South Carolina church to sue the government should be reheard by the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Provincial governor's spokesman says 62 killed, 36 wounded in mosque explosion in eastern Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:49am

Provincial governor's spokesman says 62 killed, 36 wounded in mosque explosion in eastern Afghanistan .

Afghan official says at least 20 people killed in mosque hit by mortar during Friday prayers in Nangarhar province

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:15am

Afghan official says at least 20 people killed in mosque hit by mortar during Friday prayers in Nangarhar province.

Kobach fires Kansas Senate campaign aide over hateful posts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:32pm

Republican Kris Kobach's campaign for the Senate in Kansas says it has fired an aide after learning he regularly posted hateful comments about Jews and racial minorities on a white nationalist website.

Diocese pays $4.4M in abuse compensation to 57 victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:11pm

A Pennsylvania diocese has announced a nearly $4.4 million payout to 57 victims of sexual abuse by its clergy and seminarians.

Florida pastor facing sexual abuse charges released on bond

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:43am

A pastor and popular Christian radio show host in Florida has been released on bond as he faces charges he raped a child from his church numerous times over five years.