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AP Interview: Evo Morales wants UN mediation in Bolivia

Nov. 15, 2019 1:22 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bolivia’s Evo Morales called for the United Nations, and possibly Pope Francis, to mediate in the Andean nation’s political crisis following his ouster as president in what he called a coup d’etat that forced him into exile in Mexico. In an interview with The...

Texas archdiocese challenges LGBT anti-discrimination rights

Nov. 15, 2019 1:09 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas archdiocese wants to become a foster care provider, but only if it can be excused from federal rules protecting against anti-LGBT discrimination. The Houston Chronicle reports that the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston filed a lawsuit on Oct. 31 challenging the rule that...

Egyptian woman fights unequal Islamic inheritance laws

Nov. 15, 2019 2:41 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — One Egyptian woman is taking on the country’s inheritance laws that mean female heirs inherit half that of men. Since her father's death last year, Huda Nasrallah, a Christian, has stood before three different judges to demand an equal share of the property left to her two brothers by...

Chain of Christian pregnancy centers to offer contraceptives

Nov. 15, 2019 12:04 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Planned Parenthood gave up roughly $60 million when it left a federal family planning program this summer in opposition to a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. In Texas, a network of eight Christian pregnancy centers is jockeying for...

AP Interview: Evo Morales wants UN mediation in Bolivia

Nov. 14, 2019 11:44 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bolivia’s Evo Morales on Friday called for the United Nations, and possibly Pope Francis, to mediate in the Andean nation’s political crisis following his ouster as president in what he called a coup d’etat that forced him into exile in Mexico. In an interview with...

No. 2 Baylor women top Houston Baptist 112-42 without Cox

Nov. 14, 2019 11:20 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — No. 2 Baylor will be able to get by just fine for now while letting preseason AP All-America post Lauren Cox rest and recover from a foot issue. Te’a Cooper had 23 points and 10 assists, Queen Egbo scored a career-high 21 points starting in place of Cox and the Lady Bears beat...

Nowell scores 20 to lead UALR past Southwest Baptist 77-59

Nov. 14, 2019 10:59 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Markquis Nowell had 20 points as Arkansas-Little Rock defeated Southwest Baptist 77-59 on Thursday night. Ben Coupet Jr. had 18 points and seven rebounds for Arkansas-Little Rock (2-1). Kris Bankston added 13 points. Ruot Monyyong had 10 points and eight rebounds for the home team....

Michigan woman sues over priest who criticized son's death

Nov. 14, 2019 5:31 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The mother of a Michigan teenager who killed himself is suing the Archdiocese of Detroit for the alleged harm she suffered during his funeral when a priest questioned whether her son would go to heaven. The lawsuit filed Thursday in Wayne County on behalf of the teen’s mother, Linda...

Pope demands tech companies prevent kids from viewing porn

Nov. 14, 2019 9:28 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis called Thursday for Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Google and other tech companies to urgently take measures to remove child porn from the web and prevent children from accessing pornography online. Francis told a Vatican conference of religious leaders and high-tech...

Pope taps fellow Jesuit as Vatican’s finance minister

Nov. 14, 2019 8:26 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday appointed a fellow Jesuit to be the Vatican’s finance minister, filling a crucial position left vacant for more than two years after Cardinal George Pell left Rome to stand trial on sex abuse charges in his native Australia. The appointment of the Rev....