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TikTok of Mississippi baby playing with kitten goes viral

Dec. 05, 2021 00:15 AM EST

SUMRALL, Miss. (AP) — When Emily Hixon shot video of her daughter, Sojourner, playing with a kitten the family had rescued, she never dreamed it would go viral one day. Hixon, of Sumrall, said she heard the kitten mewing in a small shed by Sumrall High School, thinking...

Lawsuit claims abuse, threats at church farm in Pennsylvania

Nov. 30, 2021 16:46 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed this month claims boys and young men at a church-related farm business in Pennsylvania were subjected to forced labor and punishment that included dragging chains and breaking up rocks with a hammer. The lawsuit by two...

Religious abortion rights supporters fight for access

Nov. 28, 2021 11:02 AM EST

On the day the Supreme Court hears arguments in a Mississippi abortion ban case, Sheila Katz plans to be at a nearby church. It is where the Jewish organization she leads is helping to host a morning interfaith service in support of abortion rights. That gathering, and a...

Driver charged with desecrating cemetery during car chase

Nov. 23, 2021 11:36 AM EST

RAVENEL, S.C. (AP) — A driver has ben charged with desecration of a human burial ground after he drove over several gravestones and knocked over a headstone in a Charleston County cemetery as he tried to run from police, investigators said. When deputies checking a...

Hungary opposition leader vows to restore western alliances

Nov. 19, 2021 02:41 AM EST

HODMEZOVASARHELY, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's opposition leader wants to restore his country's frayed ties with the West — and also has a message for American fans of right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban. "Let me state very strongly for all Americans that to be a part...

Tennessee pastor tackles gunman during church service

Nov. 08, 2021 10:54 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The “heroic actions” of a Tennessee pastor who tackled a man waving and pointing a gun during a service “saved a church from further violence," police said. No shots were fired during the incident Sunday at Nashville Light Mission...

Two historical markers dedicated in Bristol

Nov. 07, 2021 09:03 AM EST

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Two state historical markers recalling a Bristol civil rights leader and the Lee Street Baptist Church were dedicated last week. One of the markers, installed at Cumberland Square Park facing Lee Street, recalls the life of Charles Spurgeon Johnson....

Louisiana College becoming Louisiana Christian University

Nov. 04, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

PINEVILLE, La. (AP) — A Baptist institution of higher learning in central Louisiana is changing its name. Louisiana College in Pineville will formally announce its new name — Louisiana Christian University — on Nov. 16 during a meeting of the Louisiana Baptist...

Foes of death penalty offer spiritual support at executions

Nov. 03, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After Sister Barbara Battista, a Roman Catholic nun staunchly opposed to the death penalty, agreed to accompany a condemned man at his execution in federal prison, she wondered doubtfully, “Am I just part of this whole killing machine?” “The answer...

College cancels Meacham talk over Planned Parenthood ties

Nov. 02, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A conservative Christian university withdrew an invitation for historian Jon Meacham to speak during inaugural activities for its new president this week after critics complained the Pulitzer Prize-winning author has appeared at Planned Parenthood events. ...