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Ultra-Orthodox quietly joining Israeli military

05/04/2014 5:20am
Moshe Prigan starts his day off just like many other men in the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak with his morning prayer. It's only later that the routine takes an unexpected twist, when he puts on his air force uniform and heads to the Israeli military headquarters in Tel Aviv.

Pope looking forward to pilgrimage to Poland

05/04/2014 6:21am
Pope Francis spent his morning with Poles who live in Rome, in tribute to St. John Paul II, and says he's looking forward to traveling to Poland.

Security boosted in wake of new Georgia gun law

05/04/2014 8:00am
Visitors to the Old Courthouse on Wright Square will soon have to pass through a metal detector installed in response to Georgia's expanded gun law that takes effect July 1.

Organist leaves Roman papal basilica for 'great opportunity' in Utah

05/04/2014 9:58am
Gabriele Terrone is the new head organist at the Cathedral of the Madeleine and assistant director of music at the Madeleine Choir School in Salt Lake City. He was formerly the head organist at the Papal Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.

SC bishops: Schools failing children, need boost

05/04/2014 12:30pm
Five South Carolina bishops from four Christian faiths are urging reform of the state's public education system to help improve the future of children they say are stuck in poverty and hopelessness.

1st openly gay Episcopal bishop to divorce husband

05/04/2014 12:40pm
The first openly gay Episcopal bishop, who became a symbol for gay rights far beyond the church while deeply dividing the world's Anglicans, plans to divorce his husband.

Mayweather escapes to fight another night

05/04/2014 3:10pm
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was all smiles as he headed up an escalator with his large entourage, turning to flash a thumbs-up at fans greeting him.

Police: Ex-NYPD cop sprayed anti-Semitic graffiti

05/04/2014 4:10pm
A former New York City police officer was arrested before dawn Sunday on charges he spray-painted anti-Semitic profanities on cars and buildings in a mostly Jewish Brooklyn neighborhood — including the front doors of a religious elementary school.

Fort Lauderdale Temple dedicated

05/04/2014 9:38pm
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in south Florida came together for the dedication of the church's 143rd temple on Sunday.