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Northern Star

Grief, anger and calls for action after shooting in Germany

By DAVID McHUGH and FRANK JORDANS | February 21, 2020

HANAU, Germany (AP) — Gokhan Gultekin’s juggling act was in many ways typical of Hanau’s Turkish community: taking care of frail parents, hustling to work at a late-night cafe, making some cash on the side at a second job and attending Friday prayers...

Police: Stabbing at London mosque not terror-related

February 20, 2020

LONDON (AP) — A man was stabbed during afternoon prayers at one of London's biggest mosques Thursday, and police officers detained another man on suspicion of attempted murder.The city's Metropolitan Police force said detectives investigating the stabbing...

No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

By JIM GOMEZ | February 16, 2020

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshippers who showed up were asked to refrain from shaking others' hands or holding them during prayers...

Detective recovering after shooting at Arkansas Walmart

February 13, 2020

FORREST CITY, Ark. (AP) — About 100 people attended a community prayer service in the eastern Arkansas city where two police officers were shot and wounded at a Walmart earlier in the week.One of the officers, Detective Eugene Watlington, remained in...

Not all born in American Samoa want US citizenship

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | February 10, 2020

HONOLULU (AP) — Growing up in American Samoa, Filipo Ilaoa’s neighbors were his cousins on a plot of land full of banana and breadfruit trees shared by his extended family and overseen by a chief elected by his relatives.He worries a federal judge's...

Trump’s prayer breakfast jibes jolt many faith leaders

By DAVID CRARY | February 6, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Prayer Breakfast - a Washington tradition since 1953 - is by custom a respite from partisan bickering. President Donald Trump shattered that tradition Thursday with aggressive remarks that buoyed his allies but dismayed...

Trump unleashes impeachment fury in acquittal ‘celebration’

By JILL COLVIN, JONATHAN LEMIRE, and ZEKE MILLER | February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exulting in his impeachment acquittal, a defiant President Donald Trump took a scorched-earth victory lap Thursday, unleashing his fury against those who tried to remove him from office and pointing ahead to his reelection campaign.Triumphantly...

Text of President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address

February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Text of President Donald Trump's 2020 State of the Union address, as provided by the White House:Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow citizens:Three years ago, we...

Palestinians protest Trump plan, Gaza militants fire rockets

By JOSEPH KRAUSS | January 31, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians held demonstrations across the region Friday to protest President Donald Trump's Middle East initiative, while militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets and mortar rounds at Israel, drawing retaliatory strikes.The Palestinians...

Senate chaplain’s velvet voice cuts through impeachment fray

By ELANA SCHOR | January 31, 2020

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump doesn’t lack for strong speakers. But only one voice at the trial speaks to senators-turned-jurors about the values behind their actions — and keeps his focus on God.Senate Chaplain Barry Black, 71,...

Auschwitz survivors warn of rising anti-Semitism 75 years on

By VANESSA GERA | January 27, 2020

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp prayed and wept as they marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning Monday to the place where they lost entire families and warning about the ominous growth of anti-Semitism...

Church, students pray the stress away

By Logan Love | April 30, 2013

Students prayed for less stress as the semester winds down and final examinations approach. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road, hosted #Prayers2Pass on Tuesday passing out free snacks and drinks while praying with students. Participants prayed...