Religion

June 09, 2020 - 3:54 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish prosecutors issued warrants Tuesday for the detention of 191 suspects — including 181 on-duty servicemen — who are suspected of involvement in a scheme that allegedly recruited followers of the U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed for a failed coup in 2016 into air force...
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The casket of George Floyd arrives for a public memorial at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Monday, June 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 09, 2020 - 1:33 am
TOP OF THE HOUR: — George Floyd to be buried Tuesday in Houston. — Protesters heartened by swift reform, but vow broader change. — Protesters in Portland walk onto Interstate, leading to temporary shutdown. — Violence gives way to street fair vibe outside White House. ___ HOUSTON — The black man...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., poses during an interview in his offices at the school in Lynchburg, Va. Falwell Jr. apologized Monday, June 8, 2020 for a tweet that included a racist photo that appeared on Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page decades ago, saying his effort to make a political point had been offensive. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
June 08, 2020 - 10:08 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. apologized Monday for a tweet that included a racist photo that appeared on Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page decades ago. “After listening to African American LU leaders and alumni over the past week and hearing...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2020, file photo, healthcare workers at New Orleans East Hospital wave handkerchiefs and dance to a jazz serenade, as a tribute for their care for COVID-19 patients, by the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, outside the hospital in New Orleans. An act of generosity or self-sacrifice. A whimsical gesture to distract neighbors from anxiety or cabin fever. A helping hand to a person thrown out of a job, support for a patient struggling with COVID-19, solidarity with the medical professional toiling day and night to save them. Nearly three months later, there's been no end to the tales of good deeds we've found. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
June 08, 2020 - 8:40 pm
One Good Thing, each day. That was the guiding principle when The Associated Press launched this fixture in mid-March. An act of generosity or self-sacrifice. A whimsical gesture to distract neighbors from anxiety or cabin fever. A helping hand to a person thrown out of a job, support for a patient...
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Philonise Floyd, center is comforted by the Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and attorney Benjamin Crump, right at a news conference during a public visitation for his brother George Floyd at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Monday, June 8, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
The Associated Press
June 08, 2020 - 6:26 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The last chance for the public to say goodbye to George Floyd drew thousands of mourners Monday to a church in Houston where he grew up, as his death two weeks ago continues to stoke protests in America and beyond over racial injustice, and spurred France to abruptly halt the use of...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2020, file photo, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington. McEnany is the fourth press secretary in Trump's administration. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 08, 2020 - 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kayleigh McEnany is standing with President Donald Trump. He summoned her, after all — to be his fourth White House press secretary and to his side last week at the steps of St. John’s Church after the military forcefully cleared away peaceful protesters. Everything around them...
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Vehicles are caught in a congestion as the flow of traffic of the capital significantly increases during a rush hour in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, June 8, 2020. Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta, the city hardest hit by the new coronavirus, has partly reopened after two months of partial lockdown as the world’s fourth most populous nation braces to gradually reopen its economy. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
June 08, 2020 - 12:21 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s capital partly reopened on Monday after two months of lockdown, as the world’s fourth most populous nation gradually reopens its economy. Jakarta, home to 11 million people, had been under large-scale social restrictions since April 10. Offices, restaurants and...
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A mosque official takes the temperature reading of a man entering the Cut Meutia mosque to attend a Friday prayer amid concerns of coronavirus outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, June 5, 2020. Muslims in Indonesia's capital held their first communal Friday prayers as mosques closed by the coronavirus outbreak for nine weeks reopened at half capacity. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
June 07, 2020 - 11:02 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Data from the New Mexico Health Department shows COVID-19 infections among health care workers in the state have spiked as intensive care units remain full and nurses and first responders call for more protective equipment. The data shows 492 workers were diagnosed in May,...
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A cross marks the grave of 57-year-old Paulo Jose da Silva, who died from the new coronavirus, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, June 5, 2020. According to Monique dos Santos, her stepfather mocked the existence of the virus, didn't use a mask, didn't take care of himself, and wanted to shake hands with everybody. "He didn't believe in it and unfortunately he met this end. It's very sad, but that's the truth," she said. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
June 07, 2020 - 10:04 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The confirmed global death toll from the COVID-19 virus reached at least 400,000 fatalities on Sunday, a day after the government of Brazil broke with standard public health protocols by ceasing to publish updates of the number of deaths and infections in the hard-hit South...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Father Vasily Gelevan, wearing a face mask and gloves to protect against the coronavirus, prepares to conduct a service at the Church of the Annunciation of the Holy Virgin in Sokolniki in Moscow, Russia. In addition to his regular duties as a Russian Orthodox priest, Father Vasily visits people infected with COVID-19 at their homes and hospitals. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
June 06, 2020 - 1:41 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Rev. Vasily Gelevan bends over a COVID-19 patient at her apartment to administer Holy Communion and say words of comfort while clad in a hazmat suit. The bedside ministry is one of many such visits the 45-year old Russian Orthodox priest makes daily as he shuttles across Moscow in...
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