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Satanists appeal ruling against right to give invocation

Feb. 29, 2020 4:44 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Satanic Temple has appealed a judge decision ruling the city of Scottsdale did not discriminate against the temple when city officials blocked the group from giving an invocation before a council meeting in 2016. U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell ruled earlier this month that the...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Feb. 26, 2020 4:41 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Cost of drill­ing: DEP raises per­mit fees to cover reg­u­la­tory ser­vices Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Feb. 26 Permit fees for shale gas wells in Pennsylvania would soar by more than 150% under an...

U.S.President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind during the playing of the national anthem at a state banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)

The Latest: Trump hails India trip as 'learning experience'

Feb. 25, 2020 11:02 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to India (all times local): 8:40 p.m. President Donald Trump says an India visit that featured a mega-rally, a tour of the Taj Mahal and meetings with business leaders and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been a “tremendous learning...

Performers from the Grande Rio samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Rio Carnival schools make plea for end of religious abuse

Feb. 24, 2020 12:41 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As the Grande Rio Samba school rolled its Carnival float onto Rio de Janeiro's parade grounds, people aboard unfurled a massive fan-shaped banner reading “RESPECT MY AXÉ” to the roaring crowd. Axé is the vital cosmic force in the Afro-Brazilian religion...

Hero in Hanukkah attack declining $20K reward over Zionism

Feb. 22, 2020 8:21 PM EST

WEST NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — An Orthodox Jewish man credited as a hero for attacking a knife-wielding man who stabbed five people during a Hanukkah celebration north of New York City is refusing to take a $20,000 reward from established Jewish groups because he considers them Zionists, according to a rabbi who...

Supporters of Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Red Star attend a protest against a new citizenship law that opponents say threatens India's secular identity, in Kolkata, India, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Demonstrators across the country have been demanding the revocation of the citizenship law. The law provides a fast-track to naturalization for persecuted religious minorities from some neighboring Islamic countries, but excludes Muslims. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Modi says Indian Muslims had nothing to fear in new law

Feb. 6, 2020 7:23 AM EST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Parliament on Thursday that Indian Muslims had nothing to fear from a new citizenship law and accused opposition parties of toeing rival Pakistan's propaganda to create fear. Modi said the Congress and other opposition parties had incited the nationwide protests against the...