Religion

September 20, 2017 - 5:33 pm
CAIRO (AP) — The leader of Yemen's Shiite rebels has lashed out with a defiant speech on the eve of the third anniversary of the day his forces stormed into the capital. In a speech aired on the rebel-run al-Masirah TV on Wednesday, Abdel-Malek al-Houthi slammed the Saudi-led coalition opposing his...
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September 20, 2017 - 5:12 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan is illegally allowing faith-based groups to reject same-sex couples who want to adopt children or become foster parents, the American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the practice. Groups such as Catholic Charities and Bethany Christian Services...
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FILE - This 2017 file photo provided by the Tooele County Sheriff's Office shows Lyle Jeffs. Jeffs, a polygamous sect leader recaptured after a year on the run in a fraud case, pleaded guilty Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in an escape and food-stamp fraud cases, in federal court in Salt Lake City. Jeffs is facing federal charges in what prosecutors call a multimillion-dollar food-stamp fraud scheme as well as his escape from home confinement. (Tooele County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
September 20, 2017 - 4:07 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A high-ranking polygamous sect leader recaptured after a year on the run pleaded guilty Wednesday in a food-stamp fraud and escape case, ending a wide-ranging investigation seen as a crackdown on the secretive group. Lyle Jeffs is facing three to five years in prison after...
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In this Sept. 2, 2017, photo, Marta Rivera consoles her 10-year-old daughter, Santo, who sobbed as her mother described how she became more anxious about being deported since Donald Trump was elected president, during a meeting with an immigration advocate at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Houston. People in the United States illegally fear that seeking federal disaster aid after Hurricane Harvey will result in getting deported, prompting them to turn to places of worship and private charities instead. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
September 20, 2017 - 1:23 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Immigrants came from across Houston to a Baptist church gymnasium and stacked dollies with boxes of cereal, orange juice and household necessities like cleaning bleach. For many of them, the church was the safest place to seek relief after Harvey devastated Houston and left thousands...
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September 19, 2017 - 11:15 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jeffery D. Long, Elizabethtown College (THE CONVERSATION) A recent ad from the meat industry in Australia, seeking to promote lamb as a food that people from a wide range of religious...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, center, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, right, and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin listen as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 19, 2017 - 7:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by phone Tuesday with Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi about the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis, the State Department said, as international condemnation intensified over the plight of the minority group. It was believed to be the...
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Michael Andron blows the shofar as he prepares for Rosh Hashanah, as his wife Lillian watches as they use a battery powered lantern to illuminate the room at their home, Tuesday, Sept.19, 2017, in Miami. The Androns have been without power for nine days due to Hurricane Irma, I feel like this year Rosh Hashanah became even more important because we just want to get in touch with the Infinite, so I feel like I don't need to do the big meal and have company. This year I just wanted to be more reflective and listen to my husband blow the shofar," said Lillian Andron during an interview. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
September 19, 2017 - 2:53 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — During Hurricane Irma, Temple Shalom served as a sanctuary of a different kind. When the storm changed course at the last minute, the Naples synagogue suddenly became an emergency shelter. As power stayed off for days, the Reform temple, which had only minimal damage, was a...
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Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over recently from Myanmar into Bangladesh, cross a flooded area to find alternate shelter after their camp was inundated with rainwater near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. With a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparking accusations of ethnic cleansing from the United Nations and others, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said her country does not fear international scrutiny and invited diplomats to see some areas for themselves. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
September 19, 2017 - 2:46 pm
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — With a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparking accusations of ethnic cleansing from the United Nations and others, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said her country does not fear international scrutiny and invited diplomats to see some areas for themselves...
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September 19, 2017 - 12:48 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area doctor charged with performing genital mutilation on girls in a Muslim sect will be released from jail as she awaits trial. A judge on Tuesday was persuaded to grant bond to Dr. Jumana Nagarwala after supporters pledged to pay more than $4 million if she flees the...
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September 19, 2017 - 9:08 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov cradling his signature AK-47 assault rifle unveiled Tuesday in Moscow commemorates one of Russia's most renowned and reviled inventions. By some estimates, the AK-47 and its versions account for about one-fifth of the world's firearms, the rugged...
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