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Muslim inmates sue Alaska corrections officials over policy

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 12:23pm

Muslim inmates are suing state corrections officials, arguing that they are not provided adequate nourishment as they break their daily fasts during Ramadan at an Alaska jail.

How to spend 24 hours in Boise

Steph Grimes, Contributor   |  Posted May 23rd - 12:15pm

Boise is a relatively quick getaway for much of northern Utah. Whether you're in the mood for a change of scenery or you're in the city for a business trip, here's what to do if you only have 24 hours in the city.

2nd of 3 suspects in pastor's wife's killing inks plea deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:44am

The second of three men charged in the fatal shooting of an Indianapolis pastor's pregnant wife has reached a plea deal.

Police say teen girls abused in at-risk youth church program

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:08am

Authorities have charged a Maryland pastor, his minister son and another church leader with sexually abusing four teen girls in a program for at-risk youth.

Jewish group questions sainthood for WWII-era cardinal

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:46am

A leading Jewish organization has criticized the Vatican's decision to move World War II-era Cardinal August Hlond along the path to possible sainthood, saying the Polish primate was "extremely" hostile to Jews and failed to condemn a 1946 pogrom.

Truck dumps 40,000 pounds of chicken feathers on highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:35am

A tractor-trailer made a fowl mess when it rolled over in Washington state. It dumped about 40,000 pounds (18,145 kilograms) of chicken feathers across Interstate 5.

Missing 14-foot-long pet python sought in Indianapolis-area

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:11am

Indianapolis-area police are warning people to be on the lookout for a 14-foot-long (4-meter-long) pet Burmese python that's on the loose.

Mike Pence's wife: Pences praying for ex-Indiana first lady

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 8:30am

Vice President Mike Pence's wife says she and her husband are praying for former Indiana first lady Susan Bayh, who is battling brain cancer.

Authorities: Priest catches couple having sex at church

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 7:37am

Authorities say a priest found two people having sex beneath a statue of the Virgin Mary at a Roman Catholic church in New Jersey.

Prominent Baptist leader removed as head of Texas seminary

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 7:28am

A former head of the Southern Baptist Convention was removed Wednesday as president of a Texas seminary following allegations of "unbiblical teaching" through sexist and demeaning comments to women who he suggests should tolerate abuse.

City looks for answers after zombie alert sent to residents

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 7:03am

Officials say they still don't know who sent a "zombie alert" to residents of a Florida city following a power outage.

Loose horses tie up rush-hour traffic in Massachusetts

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 5:22am

Two horses that got loose on a Massachusetts highway and tied up rush-hour traffic have been safely corralled and returned to their owners.

4 guilty in French Quarter attack on Unitarian visitors

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 4:25am

Two Boston men who were attacked and robbed in New Orleans' French Quarter one night during a Unitarian convention asked a judge to show leniency to their attackers.

Pope to China Catholics: Make gestures showing communion

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 4:12am

Pope Francis urged Chinese Catholics on Wednesday to show they are in full communion with the Holy See, amid what appears to be another stall in the Vatican's longstanding attempts to reach a deal with Beijing over bishop nominations.

Australian archbishop steps down after cover-up conviction

Rod McGUIRK, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:04am

An Australian archbishop said Wednesday that he will stand aside but does not intend to resign after becoming the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse.

Hindu hardliners criticize archbishop for talking politics

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:02am

India's governing Hindu nationalists have criticized the archbishop of New Delhi for airing his view that a turbulent political atmosphere is posing a threat to the country's democratic principles.

'They're just hungry': Salt Lake day care recognized for feeding kids in need

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:05pm

On Tuesday, Neighborhood House was recognized with a Highest Honors in Menus Award. The recognition is given to child care centers that work to improve the nutrition of children in their care.

Rights group: Rohingya insurgents massacred Myanmar Hindus

Todd Pitman, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:04pm

Myanmar's army was not the only group that slaughtered civilians in the country's volatile west last year, Amnesty International said in a new report accusing ethnic Rohingya insurgents of massacring dozens of Hindus during an escalation of a long-running communal conflict in Rakhine state.

Do kids need a different kind of sunscreen?

Michael Nedelman, CNN  |  Posted May 22nd - 8:37pm

A busy sunscreen aisle can leave parents confused about which lotions, sticks or sprays to buy for their kids.