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Has Salman Rushdie changed after his stabbing? Well, he feels about 25, the author tells AP

Has Salman Rushdie changed after his stabbing? Well, he feels about 25, the author tells AP

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly two years after the knife attack that nearly killed him, Salman Rushdie appears both changed and very much the same.
Catholic priest resigns from Michigan church following protests over his criticism of a gay author

Catholic priest resigns from Michigan church following protests over his criticism of a gay author

BEAL CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Catholic priest has resigned as pastor of a church in a small central Michigan community, the result of weeks of controversy following his publicly expressed regret that a gay author had read a book to preschool children.
The Latest | Iran says air defense batteries fire after explosions reported near major air base

The Latest | Iran says air defense batteries fire after explosions reported near major air base

Iran fired air defense batteries Friday reports of explosions near a major air base at the city of Isfahan, the state-run IRNA news agency reported.
Teenager is charged with terrorism offenses in stabbings of bishop and priest at Sydney church

Teenager is charged with terrorism offenses in stabbings of bishop and priest at Sydney church

SYDNEY (AP) — A 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing two Christian clerics during a Sydney church service has been charged by police with terrorism offenses.
Once a fringe Indian ideology, Hindu nationalism is now mainstream, thanks to Modi's decade in power

Once a fringe Indian ideology, Hindu nationalism is now mainstream, thanks to Modi's decade in power

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — Hindu nationalism , once a fringe ideology in India , is now mainstream. Nobody has done more to advance this cause than Prime Minister Narendra Modi , one of India’s most beloved and polarizing political leaders.
Prominent Baptist pastor in military-ruled Myanmar detained again hours after release from prison

Prominent Baptist pastor in military-ruled Myanmar detained again hours after release from prison

BANGKOK (AP) — A prominent Christian church leader and human rights advocate from Myanmar’s Kachin ethnic minority was detained by the authorities just hours after he was released from prison under an amnesty by the military government, a relative, a
Florida will open schools to volunteer chaplains

Florida will open schools to volunteer chaplains

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school districts will soon have the option of allowing volunteer chaplains to counsel students under a bill signed Thursday by Republican Gov.
Sydney teen accused of stabbing 2 clerics showed no signs of radicalization, Muslim leader says

Sydney teen accused of stabbing 2 clerics showed no signs of radicalization, Muslim leader says

SYDNEY (AP) — A 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing two Christian clerics during a Sydney church service might have “anger management and behavioral issues” and a “short fuse” but had shown no signs of being radicalized , a community leader said Thur
Israelis grapple with how to celebrate Passover, a holiday about freedom, while many remain captive

Israelis grapple with how to celebrate Passover, a holiday about freedom, while many remain captive

JERUSALEM (AP) — Every year, Alon Gat’s mother led the family's Passover celebration of the liberation of the ancient Israelites from Egypt thousands of years ago.
The Latest | Netanyahu says Israel will decide how to respond as Iran warns against retaliation

The Latest | Netanyahu says Israel will decide how to respond as Iran warns against retaliation

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would decide whether and how to respond to Iran’s major air assault earlier this week , brushing off calls for restraint from close allies.