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Funeral service held for 86 Muslims killed by Serbs

Almir Alic, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:59am

Several thousand people attended a funeral service in Bosnia on Saturday for 86 Muslims who were slain by Serbs in one of the worst atrocities of the country's 1992-95 war.

Former West Virginia bishop disciplined by pope

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 3:25pm

Pope Francis has issued disciplinary action against a former West Virginia bishop, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston said Friday.

Lebanese losing faith as politicians fumble over economy

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:14am

For days, Lebanese TV stations have been blanketed with live coverage as lawmakers held heated debate over a controversial austerity budget meant to salvage the flailing economy, with protests outside parliament and critics denouncing its focus on tax hikes and wage cuts. Mohammed Badran, sitting in his barber shop empty of customers, couldn't be bothered to watch.

Iran FM not giving up hope tensions with US can be resolved

Ian Phillips, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:54pm

Iran and the United States were only "a few minutes away from a war" after Iran shot down an American spy drone last month, Iran's foreign minister said Thursday, but the diplomat said he remains hopeful that escalating tensions might somehow be resolved.

Church sign in Virginia says "America: Love or Leave It."

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:05am

Amid a national furor over President Donald Trump's tweet urging four Democratic congresswomen to "go back" to their home countries, a Virginia pastor is gaining attention with a sign at his church saying "America: Love or Leave It."

Pompeo takes aim at China at religious freedom conference

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:44am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said that China was responsible for the "stain of the century" of human rights abuses, citing mass detentions of Muslims and other minorities.

Latter-day Saint president to speak at NAACP national convention

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:31pm

Leaders have worked to make The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People a "high priority," a news release from the church reads.

Here’s what will replace Scouts and other teen programs, Latter-day Saint leaders say

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:34pm

Leaders recently announced a new program that will replace not only Scouting, but all programs for teens in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Lobster vs. kebab: French food fight after minister scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:09am

France's government spokeswoman says the resignation of the country's ecology minister over reports of lavish dinners at taxpayers' expense comes at a time when most people "more likely eat kebabs" than lobster.

The Latest: Services held in Dallas for H. Ross Perot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:42pm

The Latest on services held in Dallas for Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot (all times local):

H. Ross Perot's devotion to family, friends remembered

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:23am

H. Ross Perot, a hard-charging Texan with a folksy manner who made billions in business and twice sought the presidency, was celebrated at a Tuesday memorial service for his devotion to his family, friends, faith and country.

Planned Parenthood to defy Trump abortion referral rule

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:23am

Federally funded family planning clinics, including Planned Parenthood, are defying the Trump administration's ban on referring women for abortions, drawing a line against what they say amounts to keeping patients in the dark about legitimate health care options.

Von der Leyen confirmed as new European Commission president

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:04am

Ursula von der Leyen was confirmed as the European Commission president Tuesday, becoming the first woman to hold one of the most prestigious positions in the European Union and who will be one of the most prominent faces from the bloc on the world stage.

Mother convicted of deaths of 2 girls found on Colorado farm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:05pm

A jury in southwest Colorado has convicted a mother of two girls who died after they were banished to a car without food or water by members of a doomsday religious group because the girls were thought to have been impure.

70 Catholics arrested in DC protest over migrant treatment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 4:39am

Hundreds of Catholics gathered in the nation's capital to protest the federal government's treatment of migrants, and about 70 sisters, clergy and parishioners were arrested.

Syrian refugee indicted on charges he plotted to bomb church

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:33pm

A federal grand jury is accusing a Syrian refugee of plotting to bomb a Christian church in Pittsburgh to inspire Islamic State of Iraq followers.

Pope Francis names British-born Matteo Bruni as spokesman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:34am

Pope Francis named a new Vatican spokesman Thursday, tapping Matteo Bruni, the British-born official who has handled media logistics for papal trips, in the latest shakeup of the Vatican's communications operations.

Pope Francis has named a new Vatican spokesman, tapping British-born Matteo Bruni

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:21am

Pope Francis has named a new Vatican spokesman, tapping British-born Matteo Bruni .

Vatican denies interference in debate over Franco exhumation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:14am

The Vatican has responded to a formal protest by the Spanish government over a controversy regarding the remains of Gen. Francisco Franco, saying it never intended to meddle with Spain's domestic affairs.