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Suicide bombers kill 6 police, wound 8 troops in Pakistan
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Suicide bombers struck a police vehicle and a security checkpoint in separate attacks Tuesday in the Pakistani city of Quetta, killing six police and wounding eight paramilitary troops, officials said. A suicide bomber on a motorcycle rammed into a police vehicle on an airport road, killing... Read More
Gunmen kill 15 at Nigeria church, including 2 priests
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Officials in Nigeria say gunmen have killed 15 people in an early-morning attack on a Catholic church, including two priests. The attack took place in Ayar-Mbalom, a community in Benue state. Terver Akase, a media aide to the Benue state governor, says the attackers also burned down 50... Read More
UK judge to hold new hearing over sick toddler Alfie Evans
LONDON (AP) — A British judge is set to hear a new appeal Tuesday from the parents of a terminally ill British toddler who want to take him to Italy for treatment — something British courts have ruled is not in the child's interest. The Christian Legal Centre, which is supporting the parents of 23-month-old Alfie... Read More
A look at attacks where vehicles have been used as weapons
A rented van that drove along a crowded sidewalk in Toronto, killing 10 people and injuring 15, is apparently the latest example of a driver using a vehicle as a weapon in recent years. Some of the attacks were orchestrated by extremist groups, others by unstable individuals with unclear motives. Radical groups... Read More
German state orders crosses mounted at government buildings
BERLIN (AP) — Bavaria's conservative government is ordering Christian crosses to be placed at the entrance of all state administrative buildings. The regional government says the crosses shouldn't be seen as religious symbols, but are meant to reflect the southern German state's "cultural identity and... Read More
AP Interview: Chile abuse whistleblower from pariah to VIP
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The key whistleblower in Chile's clerical sex abuse scandal has arrived in Rome for his audience with Pope Francis and said Tuesday he will urge the pope to get rid of the "toxic" bishops and cardinals who have defamed and discredited abuse survivors around the world. In an interview in St.... Read More
Ex-pastor convicted of molesting teen gets more jail time
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey church pastor who fled the country after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a teenage boy has been sentenced to more time behind bars. Gregorio Martinez received a five-year prison term Monday for bail jumping. He will start serving the term once he completes a... Read More
Mummified body found in Iran could be father of last shah
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A mummified body discovered near the site of a former royal mausoleum in Iran may be the remains of Reza Shah Pahlavi, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty and the father of the country's last shah. The recent find of the gauze-wrapped body — and the speculation it triggered — puts... Read More
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. 'THE INCIDENT DEFINITELY LOOKED DELIBERATE' Police in Toronto are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why suspect Alek Minassian, 25, plowed a rented van along a... Read More
Earning a master’s degree while working full-time: OBU program helps students transition into marriage and family therapy careers
For Scott Pfister, earning a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy was always a goal. However, it initially felt daunting. “For me, I wanted to do it as frugally as possible,” he recalled. “I wanted to come out of it with as few loans as possible.” That meant working full-time while completing his... Read More
Trust the prayers: Embiid surprises churchgoers near Philly
SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is shaping up to be the answer to Philly fans' prayers, and he shocked parishioners by showing up during the middle of some at a small Roman Catholic church this weekend. St. Kevin Parish in Springfield, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) outside... Read More
Cyprus regains rare Orthodox Christian mosaic stolen in 70s
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A rare 6th century mosaic depicting the St. Andrew that was taken from a looted church in the Cyprus' breakaway north has been returned after four decades, the head of the island nation's Orthodox Christian Church said Monday. Archbishop Chrysostomos II said that the artistry that went into... Read More
Group blames Trump for jump in attacks on US Muslims
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — A Muslim civil rights group blasted President Donald Trump and his administration Monday, saying his words and policies led to a sharp increase in attacks and bias against Muslims in 2017. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said Monday the number of reported anti-Muslim hate crimes and... Read More
Landmark mosque in Iraq's Mosul to be rebuilt
PARIS (AP) — The United Nations' cultural agency, the United Arab Emirates and Iraq have signed an agreement to finance the reconstruction of a landmark mosque in Mosul that was blown up last year by the Islamic State group. UNESCO announced Monday that the UAE will provide $50.4 million to finance the project,... Read More
European rights court rejects case on terminally ill toddler
PARIS (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights on Monday rejected a case from British parents who want to take their terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment instead of allowing a U.K. hospital to remove him from life support. The Strasbourg-based court said it received an application from the parents of... Read More
Visiting the Tunisian desert where 'Star Wars' was filmed
MATMATA, Tunisia (AP) — There's a reason the original "Star Wars" movie was filmed here in the deserts of southern Tunisia. This stark, remote landscape looks like another planet. One of Tunisia's vast desert regions is even called Tataouine, like Luke Skywalker's home planet, Tattoine. And the underground home... Read More
Pakistani arrested for burning Christian woman to death
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Police in Pakistan have arrested a Muslim man accused of burning a Christian woman to death for refusing his marriage offer, an official said Monday. Ijaz Shahid, a police official in the eastern Punjab province, said the suspect hurled gasoline at the woman outside her home in the city of... Read More
Iran police's assault on woman over headscarf stirs debate
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A grainy video of female officers from Iran's morality police assaulting a young woman whose headscarf only loosely covered her hair has sparked a new public debate on the decades-long requirement for women in the Islamic Republic. While officials of all ranks up to President Hassan Rouhani... Read More
Pope offers gelato to Rome's neediest to mark feast day
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is offering up 3,000 servings of gelato to Rome's neediest. Francis, who was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, funded the special dessert Monday for guests at Rome soup kitchens and shelters to celebrate his name day, the Catholic feast day of St. George, or San Jorge. Francis is known... Read More
Travel ban case is justices' first dive into Trump policy
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump's time as president, even as the nation has moved from one Trump controversy to another. That's about to change. The justices' first deep dive into a Trump administration policy comes in a dispute over the third and latest version... Read More