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13 men plead not guilty to role in Brooklyn synagogue tunnel scuffle

13 men plead not guilty to role in Brooklyn synagogue tunnel scuffle

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirteen members of the Hasidic Jewish community pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from their alleged role in a dispute over an illegal tunnel built beneath a historic Brooklyn synagogue.
Manitoba premier says legislature prayer may be changed to be more inclusive

Manitoba premier says legislature prayer may be changed to be more inclusive

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is looking to change the daily prayer at the legislature to make it more reflective of the province’s residents, including people of different faiths, atheists and those who believe in secularism in the public spher

Portuguese Catholic Church announces it will compensate victims of sex abuse

MADRID (AP) — The Portuguese Catholic Church said Thursday it has unanimously agreed to pay some form of compensation to victims of sex abuse by clergy .
Brazil's Yanomami leader asks the Pope to support President Lula in reversing damage to the Amazon

Brazil's Yanomami leader asks the Pope to support President Lula in reversing damage to the Amazon

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis met Wednesday with a leader of Brazil’s Yanomami people, who asked for papal backing for President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva ’s efforts to reverse decades of exploitation of the Amazon and better protect its Indigenou
3 shot and 5 in custody after gunfire disrupts Philadelphia Eid event, police say

3 shot and 5 in custody after gunfire disrupts Philadelphia Eid event, police say

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A joyful celebration of the end of Ramadan devolved into panic Wednesday in Philadelphia after rival groups exchanged gunfire, leaving at least three people injured and hundreds of parents and children to flee in search of safety.
Trump assails Jewish voters who back Biden: 'Should have their head examined'

Trump assails Jewish voters who back Biden: 'Should have their head examined'

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at Jewish voters who back President Joe Biden and framed this year's election as a referendum on the strength of Christianity in the U.S.

New Jersey officials say they are probing hate crime after Islamic center is vandalized at Rutgers

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — An Islamic center at New Jersey's Rutgers University was vandalized on the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr, according to authorities who said they are investigating it as a hate crime.
Morocco's earthquake killed thousands. But survivors marking Ramadan say it didn't shake their faith

Morocco's earthquake killed thousands. But survivors marking Ramadan say it didn't shake their faith

AMIZMIZ, Morocco (AP) — An earthquake months ago left parts of her home cracked and crumbling, but Fatima Barri felt wrong spending Islam's holy month of Ramadan in a tent. Thankful to be spared by the 6.
Desperate young Guatemalans try to reach the US even after horrific deaths of migrating relatives

Desperate young Guatemalans try to reach the US even after horrific deaths of migrating relatives

COMITANCILLO, Guatemala (AP) — Every night for nearly two years, Glendy Aracely Ramírez has prayed by the altar in her parents’ mud-brick bedroom where, under a large crucifix, is a picture of her sister Blanca.
Vatican's top diplomat begins a 6-day visit to Vietnam aimed at normalizing relations

Vatican's top diplomat begins a 6-day visit to Vietnam aimed at normalizing relations

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Vatican's top diplomat began a six-day visit to Vietnam on Tuesday as a part of efforts to normalize relations with the communist nation.