Latest Religious strife News

The Latest: Ex-colleague updates injured officer's condition

May. 21, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas school shooting (all times local): 5:40 p.m. A former colleague says a police officer critically wounded in a shooting rampage at Santa Fe High School had left a big-city police department for the small-town school district to "go to an easier life." Santa Fe...

The Latest: Prosecutor wont' release autopsies during probe

May. 20, 2018 8:22 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas school shooting (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The Texas prosecutor handling a high school shooting that killed 10 people says autopsies won't be released while the investigation is underway. Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady declined to answer...

Police kill 4 gunmen who raided Orthodox church in Chechnya

May. 19, 2018 12:44 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Four gunmen attacked a Russian Orthodox church in the mostly Muslim Russian province of Chechnya, but were killed by security forces in a clash Saturday that also left two policemen and a churchgoer dead. The attack underscored security challenges in Russia as it prepares to host soccer's...

2 shot, wounded after graduation at Kansas megachurch

May. 18, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two people, including a young man celebrating his high school graduation, were shot and wounded when a fight erupted into gunfire in the parking lot of a suburban Kansas City megachurch. Police Capt. Brad Robbins said the shooting happened Thursday night as hundreds of people were...

Indonesia seeks death for cleric accused of ordering attacks

May. 18, 2018 6:08 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors on Friday demanded death for radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman, who is accused of ordering attacks including a January 2016 suicide bombing and gun attack in the capital that killed four civilians and four attackers. Abdurrahman, who police and...

Pakistan raid kills militant wanted for killing 100 Shiites

May. 17, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani troops have raided a militant hideout near the southwestern city of Quetta, triggering a shootout in which a militant wanted for the killing of more than 100 Shiites was gunned down, officials said Thursday. The military said Salman Badeni, a provincial commander of the...

Florida man charged with phoning bomb threat to mosque

May. 16, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is facing federal charges that he phoned bomb threat messages into a mosque. Miami federal prosecutors said in a news release Wednesday that 26-year-old Dustin Allen Hughes faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of making the telephone threats. Authorities...

Family photo becomes new picture of militancy in Indonesia

May. 15, 2018 10:36 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In the photo, the mother rests one hand on her youngest son's arm. Two little sisters in the front hold flowers against matching red head scarves. Dad stands in the back next to the oldest son who has already outgrown him. The six are dressed in happy prints and colors — a...

Indonesian family that bombed churches well off, friendly

May. 14, 2018 11:27 PM EDT

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — The Muslim family that carried out suicide attacks on three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city, killing a dozen people as well as its two young daughters, lived comfortably in an upper-middle class suburb and was on friendly terms with a Christian neighbor. The...

Police: Indonesia suicide bombings work of 2 families

May. 14, 2018 11:25 PM EDT

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian family brought its 7-year-old daughter to a suicide bomb attack it launched Monday on the police headquarters in the country's second-largest city, authorities said, a day after members of another family conducted coordinated suicide bombings on three city churches...