Religious issues

April 08, 2018 - 7:45 pm
ERMIONI, Greece (AP) — As Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, a town on Greece's Peloponnese peninsula observed the holy day by burning an effigy of Judas at sea. The ritual burning of Judas is a custom also observed by Roman Catholics in parts of Latin America as a...
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April 08, 2018 - 2:13 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators approved an increase in spending on school funding early Sunday, with Republicans pushing the measure to passage over the bitter objections of some GOP colleagues in hopes of meeting a court mandate. Dozens of teachers, many wearing red shirts, converged on...
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April 08, 2018 - 1:33 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's debate on increasing school funding to meet a court mandate (all times local): 12:26 a.m. Sunday Kansas legislators have given their final approval to an increase in spending on the state's public schools amid intense pressure to respond to...
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April 07, 2018 - 12:50 pm
STOKE, England (AP) — Christian Eriksen scored twice as Tottenham edged closer to securing a return to the Champions League by beating Stoke 2-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday. Eriksen broke the deadlock in the second half before scoring direct from a free kick which appeared to just...
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April 06, 2018 - 4:08 pm
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, on Friday made public the names of 34 priests or other members of the clergy who faced credible allegations of sexual abuse or misconduct over the years, including their bishop in the 1970s, who they say failed to stop abuse that was reported to him...
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April 06, 2018 - 2:18 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops began a ground offensive under the cover of airstrikes on rebel-held areas outside the capital Damascus on Friday after a 10-day truce collapsed over disagreement regarding evacuation of opposition fighters. The new wave of violence left at least 36 people dead,...
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April 06, 2018 - 12:05 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A federal jury has found a former North Carolina minister guilty of failing to pay taxes and assisting in the filing of false tax returns. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release 51-year-old William Todd Coontz of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was convicted on...
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April 06, 2018 - 8:26 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Civil society and rights groups in Myanmar said Facebook has failed to adequately act against online hate speech that incites violence against the country's Muslim minorities, neglecting to effectively enforce its own rules. In an open letter to Facebook founder and CEO Mark...
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April 05, 2018 - 8:33 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who says a former Mormon missionary leader raped her in the 1980s and that the church failed to take her allegations seriously has filed a lawsuit, saying Thursday she wants the church to change the way it handles sexual abuse reports. McKenna Denson, 55, said she...
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April 05, 2018 - 4:43 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a woman suing the Mormon church over alleged sexual abuse (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A woman suing the Mormon church alleging she was raped by a former Mormon leader in the 1980s says she's seeking justice and wants the church to change how it handles sexual...
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