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Religious protests against films expose divisions in Romania

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:45am

Religious protesters in Romania have disrupted the screening of two movies in Bucharest, saying they violate traditional values in the Eastern European country.

IS claims responsibility for church shooting in Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:21am

The Islamic State group on Monday claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on churchgoers in Russia's predominantly Muslim Dagestan region.

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 9:46pm

Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office.

Museum to discuss efforts to see if bones belong to pirate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 9:14pm

Researchers are set to discuss their efforts to determine whether human bones recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck are those of the infamous pirate Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy.

Have You Seen This? Utahn plays world’s first titanium acoustic violin

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 2:02pm

Rob Landes covers Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” with perhaps the most appropriate violin ever.

Russia: 5 dead in church shooting; police kill suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 12:28pm

A gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in Russia's Dagestan region, killing five people and wounding four others, then was shot and killed by police, authorities say.

Hungarian leader calls Christianity 'Europe's last hope'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 11:05am

Hungary's prime minister says that "Christianity is Europe's last hope" and that politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris favoring migration have "opened the way to the decline of Christian culture and the advance of Islam."

New York college says it found George Washington's hair in archived book

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 10:53am

Tucked in the pages of a grimy, leather-bound almanac in the archives at New York's Union College was a tiny envelope with the hand-scrawled words "Washington's hair."

Iraqi victories remain fragile as US reduces troops

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 10:04am

From their outpost on Iraq's westernmost edge, U.S. 1st Lt. Kyle Hagerty and his troops watched civilians trickle into the area after American and Iraqi forces drove out the Islamic State group. They were, he believed, families returning to liberated homes, a hopeful sign of increasing stability.

Egypt sentences 65 Islamists to jail for incitement

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

An Egyptian court has sentenced 65 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group to jail over alleged incitement against the state.

Russian news agency Tass reports that four people have been killed during a shooting at a church in Dagestan.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 8:00am

Russian news agency Tass reports that four people have been killed during a shooting at a church in Dagestan.

NY archbishop celebrates funeral for US soldier from Ghana

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 9:16pm

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, celebrated the funeral Mass for an Army National Guard soldier and native of Ghana who died rescuing some of more than a dozen people trapped in the deadliest fire in the city in quarter of a century.

'A darn fun life': Utah couple to celebrate 76 years of marriage

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 4:25pm

S. Hal and Venita Kartchner know, perhaps better than just about anyone, how to make love last.

Vatican investigator meets with Chile abuse victim in NYC

Claudia Torrens, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 3:41pm

A key victim in the Chilean sex abuse scandal said he felt his story was finally heard after an hours-long meeting with a Vatican sex-crimes investigator on Saturday, the same day Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission amid criticism of how he is handling the scandal.

Israel slams Polish PM for WWII 'Jewish perpetrators' remark

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 2:47pm

Israeli politicians accused Poland's prime minister of anti-Semitism Saturday for equating the Polish perpetrators in the Holocaust to its supposed "Jewish perpetrators," setting off a new chapter in an angry dispute over Poland's new bill criminalizing the mention of Polish complicity in the Nazi-led genocide.

Have You Seen This? Baby rhino frolics in first snow

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 2:02pm

There’s something special about experiencing snow for the first time, even if you’re a rhino calf.

The Latest: Chile abuse victim: story is finally heard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 1:33pm

The Latest on a Vatican sex-crimes investigator meeting in New York with one of the key victims in the Chilean abuse scandal (all times local):

How to disrupt an election: Fake IDs, fraud and Facebook

Desmond Butler, Stephen Braun and Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 1:16pm

A year before Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy, two Russian operatives landed in the United States to lay groundwork for an intelligence operation targeting the legitimacy of the 2016 election.