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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt., waits, with his wife Jane, left, as protestors who interrupted his campaign event were removed from the stage, in Carson City, Nev., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Sanders returned after the demonstrator's were removed. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

The Latest: Steyer's candidacy impresses civil rights leader

Feb. 16, 2020 5:32 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times PST): 1:55 p.m. The president of a civil rights organization once led by Martin Luther King Jr. says that Tom Steyer is the presidential candidate perhaps best suited to speak directly to some of the concerns weighing on black voters'...

Kat Taylor, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer, speaks with reporters during an open house at the home she's renting in Columbia, S.C., on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Steyer foundation mulling SC investments - after the primary

Feb. 16, 2020 5:24 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ahead of this month’s crucial South Carolina primary, the wife of presidential candidate Tom Steyer that the foundation she runs is interested in considering an investment proposal from one of the state’s largest black church congregations. But she said the foundation...

Seminarian Daniel Rice, left, sits with classmates during a lesson on the Gospel of Luke at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pa., on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Future Catholic priests remain unflinchingly optimistic despite scandals that have driven faithful from the pews. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Priests-in-training take up challenge of tarnished ministry

Feb. 16, 2020 4:00 PM EST

WYNNEWOOD, Pa. (AP) — The seminarians walk along a hallway lined with photos of classes of priests who came before them. Some are pious alumni who have become their teachers and mentors; others climbed the Catholic hierarchy to be revered as bishops and cardinals. But there are others: Raymond Leneweaver,...

In this Feb. 10, 2020, photo, Catholic priest Fr. Joseph Arellano, right, looks at a man who forgot to take off his protective mask and tried to insert the host in his mouth during communion at a mass at the Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz in Manila's Chinatown, Philippines. In a popular Catholic church in Manila, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshippers who showed up, some in protective masks, have been asked to refrain from shaking or holding hands in prayers. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

Feb. 16, 2020 10:21 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshippers who showed up were asked to refrain from shaking others' hands or holding them during prayers to prevent the spread of the virus that started in China....

Woman accused of damaging Jehovah’s Witnesses worship place

Feb. 15, 2020 7:21 PM EST

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — Police have arrested a woman suspected of throwing a Molotov cocktail into a place of worship for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Maryland, according to court records. Heather Meisel, 43, was charged Friday after she told investigators that she damaged the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's...

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks, accompanied by televangelist R.R. Soares, at an International Grace of God Church event, at Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Tens of thousands of people gathered to celebrated the 40th anniversary of the evangelical church. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Bolsonaro stresses Christian morals amid Rio's pre-Carnival

Feb. 15, 2020 7:02 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro addressed tens of thousands of evangelicals on a Rio de Janeiro beach Saturday, telling them Brazil's government is working to restore morality in Latin America’s largest nation, just as pre-Carnival festivities get under way. Brazil “is changing...

In this Thursay, Feb. 13, 2020 photo released by the Utah County Sheriff's Office shows suspect Malachi West, 20, of Payson, 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. The suspects, Malachi Bay West, 20, and Sebastian West, 19, not seen, were in custody but had not yet been charged as of Friday, afternoon. Neither has an attorney listed. (Utah County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Black Mormon missionary attacked in possible hate crime

Feb. 14, 2020 6:11 PM EST

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 hate crime is under consideration. The NAACP expressed...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2017 file photo, John Bernard Feit leaves the 92nd state District Court in Feit's trial for the 1960 murder of Irene Garza at the Hidalgo County Courthouse in Edinburg, Texas. Prison officials say Feit, a former Texas priest who was sentenced to life in prison for the 1960 killing of a schoolteacher died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 at Huntsville Hospital.(Nathan Lambrecht/The Monitor via AP File)

Former priest convicted in 1960 Texas slaying dies at 87

Feb. 14, 2020 4:08 PM EST

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, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said....

Vatican, Chinese foreign ministers hold highest-level talks

Feb. 14, 2020 3:38 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican and Chinese foreign ministers met Friday in the highest-level encounter between the two sides following the 2018 signing of a landmark accord on Catholic bishop nominations. The Vatican said Archbishop Paul Gallagher met with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, on the...

In this Feb. 7, 2020, photo, converted Catholic Priest Joshua Whitfield, left, his daughter Zoe-Catherine, 5, and the rest of his family stand behind their chairs to say grace before dinner in north Dallas. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Father Josh: A married Catholic priest in a celibate world

Feb. 14, 2020 2:12 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The priest wakes up at 4 a.m. on the days he celebrates the early Mass, sipping coffee and enjoying the quiet while his young children sleep in rooms awash in stuffed animals and Sesame Street dolls and pictures of saints. Then he kisses his wife goodbye and drives through the empty suburban...