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French cardinal convicted in sex abuse scandal to meet pope

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 3:29am

French cardinal Philippe Barbarin is meeting with the pope after having been convicted by a French court of failing to report a known pedophile priest to police.

The Latest: Trump: Media trying to blame him for NZ attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 7:43pm

The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local):

Defiant vigil starts healing in New Zealand after massacre

Kristen Gelineau, Juliet Williams and Stephen Wright, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 6:29pm

They came together as one, more than 1,000 students from rival Christchurch schools and different religions, joining voices to honor the 50 lives lost in a massacre that has deeply wounded the cozy New Zealand city.

Israel's Supreme Court bans Jewish extremist from election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 12:58pm

Israel's Supreme Court on Sunday banned the leader of a Jewish ultranationalist party from running in the country's April elections.

Mourners pay tribute to New Zealand victims, await burials

Nick Perry and Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 7:15am

Thousands of people paid tribute Sunday at makeshift memorials to the 50 people slain by a gunman at two mosques in Christchurch, while dozens of Muslims stood by to bury the dead when authorities finally release the victims' bodies.

Youngest mosque victim liked playing with iPad, soccer ball

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 5:04am

He spent just three years on this earth, but in some ways, a friend said, he seemed like an old soul. Before he became the youngest known victim of Christchurch's mass shooting, 3-year-old Mucaad Ibrahim had possessed intelligence beyond his years, and an affinity for his elders.

New Zealand citizens open to gun reform after massacre

Stephen Wright and Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 3:35am

The New Zealand leader's promise of tightened gun laws in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings has been widely welcomed by a stunned population.

After massacre, New Zealand leader shows resolve, empathy

Steve McMorran and Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 3:09am

The attributes that helped Jacinda Ardern rise to become New Zealand's leader at age 37 include her optimistic outlook and bright personality. And she became an inspiration to working women around the world last year when she gave birth to a daughter, Neve.

Students look to love at New Zealand school hit by tragedy

Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 1:54am

Three students from Cashmere High School were at the Al Noor Mosque for Friday prayers when a gunman started shooting. When classes resume Monday, none will be there.

Despite its peace, Christchurch painfully used to trauma

Steve McMorran and Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 12:33am

Ahmed Tani settled in Christchurch as a refugee in 1999. After his escape from civil war in Somalia, he saw the New Zealand city as a place of peace, a haven.

Australian premier sides with egger against egged senator

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 16th - 11:43pm

Australia's prime minister on Sunday suggested an anti-Muslim senator should be charged after he slapped a teen who cracked a raw egg over the legislator's head.

The Latest: New Zealand's biggest gun show is canceled

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 16th - 10:31pm

The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local):

New Zealand digs graves as mosque massacre toll rises to 50

Nick Perry and Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 16th - 9:53pm

Anguished relatives were anxiously waiting Sunday for authorities to release the remains of those who were killed in massacres at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, while authorities announced the death toll from the racist attacks had risen to 50.

New Zealand digs graves as mosque massacre toll rises to 50

Nick Perry and Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 16th - 9:53pm

Anguished relatives were anxiously waiting Sunday for authorities to release the remains of those who were killed in massacres at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, while authorities announced the death toll from the racist attacks had risen to 50.

Supreme Court won't intervene in synagogue dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 7:53am

The Supreme Court is declining to intervene in a fight over the control of a historic Rhode Island synagogue and its religious bells worth millions.

Man accused of threatening, intimidating at a Phoenix mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 9:37pm

A man has been arrested for allegedly threatening and intimidating members of a northwest Phoenix mosque.

Catholic Church criticizes amnesty proposal in El Salvador

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 5:10pm

Catholic Church leaders in El Salvador have condemned a proposal being considered by lawmakers that would grant amnesty to those who committed serious crimes during the country's civil conflict in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Israel gives Islamic authority deadline in holy site closure

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 11:38am

An Israeli court has set a 60-day deadline for the Jordanian-appointed council that oversees Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem to respond to its closure of a disputed structure at the city's most sensitive scared site.

Catholic priest charged with drugging, raping woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 16th - 3:27pm

A Roman Catholic priest in Florida is facing charges that he drugged a female parishioner and raped her.