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Washington DC to investigate Catholic sexual abuse

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:55pm

Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine announced Tuesday that his office will open an investigation into sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the local archdiocese.

Issue of married Catholic priests gains traction under pope

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 5:43am

The Vatican is laying the groundwork to open formal debate on an issue that has long been taboo: opening up the priesthood to married men in parts of the world where clergy are scarce.

In chaotic era, conference aims to amplify 1st Amendment

Ted Anthony, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 4:53pm

Not long ago in the American republic, information was less chaotic — or, at least, seemed to be. Newspapers appeared reliably on stoops every morning. Reassuring men from three networks delivered the news at dinnertime. We knew what was true, what was false, what was important.

In a prison and a temple, Oregonians help detained migrants

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 7:30am

With the sun bearing down, Norm and Kathy Daviess stood in the shade of a prison wall topped with coiled razor wire, waiting for three immigrants to come out.

Birth of a new Ukrainian church brings fears of violence

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 12:21am

The rough-looking young men brought clubs and brass knuckles to the Pechersk Monastery in Kiev , one of Orthodox Christianity's most important pilgrimage sites, apparently seeking to disrupt worship. Police spread-eagled them against a wall decorated in faded centuries-old frescos of solemn saints, then hauled them away.

The Jamal Khashoggi I knew: mentor, bridge between cultures

Katherine Roth, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 7:07am

Sitting in my suburban American kitchen, it is easy to feel that Saudi Arabia is a world away, that events at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul — as gruesome as they now seem to have been — have little to do with me.

A look at Afghanistan's parliamentary elections

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 9:03pm

Afghanistan is holding parliamentary elections on Saturday despite deep security concerns and ongoing fighting in as many as 20 out of the country's 34 provinces.

Visiting Lima, Peru? Here's 5 things to check out

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:37pm

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints landed in Lima, Peru Friday to start his South American ministry tour. There’s plenty of fun things President Nelson or others could do while in Lima.

Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 7:59pm

Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline "A missing voice." The space below it was blank.

Buffalo Catholic Diocese acknowledges federal inquiry

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 2:27pm

Federal investigators looking into clergy sexual misconduct collected documents from the Diocese of Buffalo in June but have not been in contact since then, the diocese said.

Group that reunites families with long-lost Bibles to host open house featuring Joseph Smith family Bible

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 19th - 1:40pm

The Ogden non-profit foundation Bible Rescue acquires old Bibles and attempts to reunite them with surviving descendants of their original owners, and are holding an open house Saturday.

The Jamal Khashoggi I knew: mentor, bridge between cultures

Katherine Roth, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 12:44pm

Sitting in my suburban American kitchen, it is easy to feel that Saudi Arabia is a world away, that events at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul — as gruesome as they now seem to have been — have little to do with me.

Kristin Chenoweth to be featured guest at Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:34am

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth will perform alongside the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square during the choir’s annual Christmas concerts in December, choir officials announced Friday.

The Latest: Clergy abuse investigated in Buffalo, New York

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:58am

The Latest on federal investigations of clergy abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses (all times local):

Indian temple priests turn back women, defying court ruling

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 12:47am

Dozens of Hindu priests on Friday joined conservative protesters to block women of menstruating age from one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, defying a ruling from India's top court to let them enter.

Maryland school cancels 'Aladdin Jr' over Arab stereotypes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:23am

Citing negative stereotyping of Arab culture, a Maryland elementary school has canceled its production of Disney's "Aladdin Jr."

UK official says airstrikes against Islamic State continue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:11am

Britain's defense secretary says the country has launched 27 airstrikes against Islamic State positions in the last month.

Coalition airstrike targets mosque used by Islamic State

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 7:02am

An airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group targeted a mosque in Syria last week because it was determined to be an insurgent command-and-control center, the U.S. said Sunday.

Alleged MS-13 members charged with murder in 2 deaths

Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 3:02pm

Two alleged MS-13 gang members have been charged with murder in separate killings of two teenagers who were hacked to death in New York.

Christian leaders urge Israeli PM to nix church lands bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:08am

Christian leaders in Jerusalem are urging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop a bill that the churches say would allow the state to appropriate land sold to buyers.