04/25/2014 2:42amIn conservative Mississippi, some business owners who support equal treatment for gays and lesbians are pushing back against a new law that bans government from limiting the free practice of religion.
Rael issues statement of support for plaintiffs protesting the phrase "under God" in the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance
04/25/2014 8:40amNorway, under pressure from China, says it won't officially meet with Nobel Peace laureate the Dalai Lama when he visits the country next month.
04/25/2014 9:31amAn Egyptian security official says authorities have arrested the spokesman for the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, who spent the past ten months on the run evading a government crackdown on the Islamist group.
04/25/2014 10:11amBombings at a campaign rally in Iraq's capital today have left at least 15 people dead and 25 wounded.
04/25/2014 10:41amPope John XXIII and John Paul II helped change nearly 2,000 years of Catholic antagonism toward Jews with their personal and professional words and deeds. Here is a look at what they did, and why it matters.
04/25/2014 10:50amA German court has rejected a Muslim student's lawsuit against a vocational school's ban on wearing face-covering veils in class.
04/25/2014 11:01amIn a story April 24 about the Vatican's saint-making process, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Pope Benedict XVI had canonized 44 saints during his pontificate, based on Vatican statistics. The Vatican on Friday updated its official statistics to reflect a 45th saint Benedict canonized unilaterally without going through the normal saint-making procedure.
04/25/2014 12:31pmDave Noack was shaped by catastrophe.
04/25/2014 2:01pmPope John Paul II's biographer and longtime spokesman sought Friday to defend his record on sex abuse against evidence that he didn't grasp the scale of the scandal until very late in his papacy.
04/25/2014 4:21pmThe Mormon church says the renovated temple in Ogden will be opened in September.
04/25/2014 4:30pmA high school curriculum supported by Hobby Lobby chain president Steve Green, billed as a way to teach archaeology, history and the arts through Bible stories, also tells students God is always there in times of trouble and that sinners must "suffer the consequences" of disobeying.
04/25/2014 4:51pmA high school curriculum, billed as a way to teach archaeology, history and the arts through Bible stories, also tells students God is always there in times of trouble and that sinners must "suffer the consequences" of disobeying.
04/25/2014 5:46pmThe Ogden Utah Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be rededicated in September, the church announced Friday.
04/25/2014 6:30pmThe canonization of Pope John Paul II is drawing special attention in Latin America, reviving both warm memories of his frequent visits to the region and debate over his handling of sex-abuse scandals.