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Here’s what will replace Scouts and other teen programs, Latter-day Saint leaders say

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:34pm

Leaders recently announced a new program that will replace not only Scouting, but all programs for teens in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Lobster vs. kebab: French food fight after minister scandal

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 17th - 8:10am

France's government spokeswoman says the resignation of the country's ecology minister over reports of lavish dinners at taxpayers' expense comes at a time when most people "more likely eat kebabs" than lobster.

Planned Parenthood to defy Trump abortion referral rule

Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 16th - 6:27pm

Federally funded family planning clinics, including Planned Parenthood, are defying the Trump administration's ban on referring women for abortions, drawing a line against what they say amounts to keeping patients in the dark about legitimate health care options.

H. Ross Perot's devotion to family, friends remembered

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 16th - 5:53pm

H. Ross Perot, a hard-charging Texan with a folksy manner who made billions in business and twice sought the presidency, was celebrated at a Tuesday memorial service for his devotion to his family, friends, faith and country.

The Latest: Services held in Dallas for H. Ross Perot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:42pm

The Latest on services held in Dallas for Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot (all times local):

Von der Leyen confirmed as new European Commission president

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 16th - 1:09pm

Ursula von der Leyen was confirmed as the European Commission president Tuesday, becoming the first woman to hold one of the most prestigious positions in the European Union and who will be one of the most prominent faces from the bloc on the world stage.

Location of Latter-day Saint temple in Layton announced

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Updated Jul 15th - 6:30pm

The Layton Utah Temple will be built on an 11.8-acre lot at the corner of Oak Hills Drive and Rosewood Lane, according to a news release.

Priest donates to miners affected by Blackjewel bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 4:18pm

A priest in Kentucky has given more than $20,000 to miners who are struggling to pay bills after the coal company they work for has filed for bankruptcy protection.

Turkey marks 3rd anniversary of failed coup

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 15th - 7:38am

Turkey is marking the third anniversary of the July 15 failed coup attempt against the government with prayers and other events remembering its victims.

Some Iranian women take off hijabs as hard-liners push back

Karin Laub and Mohammad Nasiri, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 15th - 5:54am

The simple act of walking has become a display of defiance for a young Iranian woman who often moves in Tehran's streets without a compulsory headscarf, or hijab.

Catholic order releases names of members accused of abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 12:07pm

A Baltimore-based Catholic religious order that sponsors schools across the U.S. has released a list of dozens of members accused of sexually abusing children.

Pope urges better protection of fishermen's human rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 5:17am

Pope Francis is encouraging efforts to safeguard the human rights of fishermen and mariners.

Colombian bishop hopes holy water will curb city's crime

Fernando Vergara, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 13th - 3:13pm

A Catholic bishop in Colombia hopes holy water will curb violence in a city struggling with crime and corruption.

Court order blocking contraception exemptions upheld

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 1:01pm

A federal appeals court upheld a lower court order that blocked the Trump administration from enforcing rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives to women.

Vatican mystery over missing girl deepens as bones are found

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 13th - 11:19am

The mystery of the 1983 disappearance of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee took yet another twist Saturday following excavations this week at a Vatican City cemetery. The Vatican said it had discovered two sets of bones under a stone slab that will be formally opened next week.

Kuwait arrests Muslim Brotherhood members wanted in Egypt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 11:10am

Kuwait's Interior Ministry says it has detained members of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group convicted of terrorism crimes.

Timeline of R. Kelly's life and career

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 12:38am

R&B singer R. Kelly, long trailed by lurid rumors, has been charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving multiple victims dating back two decades. A timeline of his life and career:

Nigerian police disperse anti-government protests by Shiites

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 1:58pm

Nigerian police fired tear gas Thursday to disperse anti-government demonstrations by Shiite Muslims in the capital, Abuja, and the northwestern city of Kaduna.

Bosnian Muslims mark 1995 massacre of thousands with burials

Darko Bandic, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 11th - 12:31pm

Thousands of mourners gathered Thursday to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the worst mass killing in Europe since World War II, as Serbian officials continued to dispute that genocide was committed in the eastern Bosnian enclave.

China blasts 22-nation letter criticizing Xinjiang policies

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 11th - 5:00am

China on Thursday attacked a statement by 22 Western countries at the United Nations urging it to stop holding members of its Muslim population in detention centers, calling the measure necessary for national security and accusing the countries of trampling on its sovereignty.