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At Trump’s India rally, Modi bets on bolstering his image

By SHEIKH SAALIQ | February 22, 2020

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — A festive mood has enveloped Ahmedabad in India’s northwestern state of Gujarat ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting there on Monday with President Donald Trump, whom he's promised millions of adoring fans.The rally...

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...

Gunmen kill 24 in attack near church in Burkina Faso

By SAM MEDNICK and ARSENE KABORE | February 17, 2020

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Gunmen killed 24 civilians, including a church pastor, and kidnapped three others on Sunday in Burkina Faso, an official said. It was the latest attack against a religious leader in the increasingly unstable West African...

Black Mormon missionary attacked in possible hate crime

By BRADY McCOMBS | February 14, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah authorities are investigating an attack on a black missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a possible hate crime.Two men were arrested Thursday on suspicion of assault, and charging documents show...

Former priest convicted in 1960 Texas slaying dies at 87

February 14, 2020

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A former Texas priest who was sentenced to life in prison for the 1960 killing of a schoolteacher who came to him for confession has died, prison officials said.John Bernard Feit, 87, died Thursday afternoon at Huntsville Hospital,...

Man convicted of killing woman in church lot sentenced

February 11, 2020

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man accused of running over and killing a woman who tried to stop him from stealing her family's van in a church parking lot has been sentenced to life in prison with parole eligibility in 23 years.The sentencing on Monday came...

Trial of man accused in Minnesota mosque bombing postponed

February 7, 2020

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The trial of an Illinois militia leader accused of being the ringleader in the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque will be postponed until April to give his defense team more time to prepare, a federal judge ruled Friday.Michael...

Indonesian sentenced to life in prison in bomb plots

By NINIEK KARMINI | February 5, 2020

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court sentenced an Islamic State group sympathizer to life imprisonment on Wednesday after finding him guilty of plotting bomb attacks against police and Christians.Asmar Husin, who also uses the name Abu Hamzah,...

Police: 2 dead, 1 wounded in shooting after Florida funeral

February 1, 2020

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Gunfire erupted after a funeral Saturday in Florida, killing a teenager and a man and leaving one other person wounded, police said.Riviera Beach police said in a statement that the shooting happened near the Victory City...

Indian police detain man for firing during student protest

January 30, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police on Thursday detained a man who allegedly fired a pistol near a university in New Delhi where students were protesting a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims.The man challenged protesters as they started marching from...

Terror attacks drop, but Pakistan ‘not out of the woods’

By KATHY GANNON | January 30, 2020

GUJRANWALA, Pakistan (AP) — Terror attacks in Pakistan plummeted by more than 85% over the last decade. It's a welcome statistic for the country, but one that risks being overshadowed by international concern over its efforts to curb terror funding...

Man accused in shootings pleads not guilty to lawyer attack

January 29, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man accused of shooting a New Hampshire church pastor and bride during a wedding pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he attacked his own lawyer, who was hospitalized with head injuries.Dale Holloway, 37, of Manchester,...