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2 men expected to plead guilty in Minnesota mosque bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:13pm

Two of three militia members accused of bombing a Minnesota mosque and attempting to bomb an Illinois women's clinic are expected to enter guilty pleas.

Venezuela crisis looms over pope's Central America visit

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:09pm

Pope Francis has arrived in Panama amid a political crisis in nearby Venezuela, a migration standoff over the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall and tens of thousands of wildly excited young Central Americans welcoming him.

Governor convicted of blasphemy freed from Indonesian prison

Stephen Wright and Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 7:46pm

A polarizing Christian politician whose campaign comments ignited the largest protests in years in Muslim-majority Indonesia was freed Thursday after serving nearly two years in prison for blasphemy.

The Latest: McConnell blames 'far-left activists' and media

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 8:17am

The Latest on reaction from a recent encounter between white teenagers, Native American marchers and a black religious sect outside the Lincoln Memorial. (all times local):

Muslim enclave that was foiled attack target urges justice

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 7:33am

A Muslim group called Wednesday for full prosecutions against the four people accused of plotting an attack on the group's rural enclave named Islamberg in upstate New York.

Catholic student says he didn't disrespect Native American

John Minchillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 6:04am

A Catholic high school student whose close encounter with a Native American activist and a black religious sect was captured on video in Washington, D.C. says he has nothing to apologize for.

Far-right lawmakers walk out of Holocaust tribute in Bavaria

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 5:11am

More than a dozen state lawmakers from a German far-right party walked out of the Bavarian parliament during a tribute to Holocaust victims Wednesday after a Jewish leader accused the Alternative for Germany of playing down the crimes of Nazis.

The Latest: Pope touches down in Panama, meets first couple

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 5:03am

The latest on the pope's visit to Panama (all times local):

Czech lawmakers approve taxation of church restitution plan

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 4:37am

The Czech Parliament's lower house on Wednesday approved a proposal drafted by Communist lawmakers to tax the compensation that the country's churches receive for property seized by the former Communist regime.

Amid wall debate, pope says fear of migration makes us crazy

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 10:04pm

Pope Francis said Wednesday that fear of migration is "making us crazy" as he began a trip to Central America amid a standoff over President Donald Trump's promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and a new caravan of migrants heading north.

The Latest: 4 charged with plotting attack on Muslim enclave

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 1:22pm

The Latest on the arrest of three adults and a high school student accused of plotting to attack an upstate New York Muslim community (all times local):

The Latest: Native American offers to meet with students

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 10:59am

The Latest on reaction from an encounter between white teenagers, Native American marchers and a black religious sect outside the Lincoln Memorial last week. (all times local):

'The whole world will see it': Crafting the papal chair

Kathia Martinez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 10:33am

A handful of carpenters were putting the finishing details on a towering cedar chair, detailed with carvings and crowned by a triangular pediment.

4 charged in plot to attack Muslim community named Islamberg

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 10:06am

Three men and a high school student were charged with plotting to attack a rural upstate New York Muslim community named Islamberg with explosives, authorities said Tuesday.

Vatican: No prior accusation of sex abuse against Argentine

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 7:13am

The Vatican is insisting that there were no accusations of sexual abuse against an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis when he resigned suddenly in 2017 and was promoted to a job at the Vatican.

Inmates at Panama youth prison anticipate visit from pope

Juan Zamorano, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:05pm

More than 100,000 young people are expected to show up in Panama City when Pope Francis visits from Jan. 23-27 for World Youth Day. At a detention center about 25 miles (40 kilometers) away there are 144 more who can't make the trip, locked up for serious crimes including murder — so the pontiff is going to them.

Australia urges Indonesia to respect Bali bombing victims

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:26pm

Australia's prime minister said on Tuesday he would be disappointed if radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir were released from prison early and urged Indonesia to show respect for the victims of the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that the firebrand preacher inspired.

The Latest: More police patrols near targeted Muslim enclave

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 12:35pm

The Latest on plot to attack an upstate New York Muslim community (all times local):

City settles pool discrimination lawsuit with Muslim school

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 7:06am

A Muslim school and five of its families will receive $50,000 total as part of a settlement with a Delaware city where several children were asked to leave a public pool because of their cotton garments.

Norway's coalition government announces enlarged Cabinet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 4:45am

Norway's center-right government has announced an enlarged Cabinet after the Christian Democrats joined the ruling coalition.