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Trump tells religious broadcasters he'll defend Christianity against perceived threats from the left

Feb. 23, 2024 10:52 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump promised to use a second term in the White House to defend Christian values and even suggested he'd shield the faith's central iconography, warning a convention of religious broadcasters on Thursday night that the left wants “to tear down...

Final Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings

Feb. 22, 2024 00:44 AM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — The final 2023-24 high school rankings for the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches: FINAL BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Plano East, 33-0; 2. Round Rock Stony Point, 32-1; 3. North Crowley, 30-3; 4. SA Northside Brennan, 28-4; 5....

Stalled US aid for Ukraine underscores GOP's shift away from confronting Russia

Feb. 19, 2024 12:14 PM EST

At about 2 a.m. last Tuesday, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin stood on the Senate floor and explained why he opposed sending more aid to help Ukraine fend off the invasion launched in 2022 by Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I don't like this reality," Johnson said....

GOP candidates elevate anti-transgender messaging as a rallying call to Christian conservatives

Feb. 18, 2024 12:36 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Thousands of people in one of South Carolina’s most conservative counties roared when Donald Trump promised to cut federal funding on “Day 1” for schools pushing what he called “transgender insanity” onto children. “And I can’t even believe I...

What does it mean to claim the US is a Christian nation, and what does the Constitution say?

Feb. 17, 2024 08:11 AM EST

Many Americans believe the United States was founded as a Christian nation, and the idea is energizing some conservative and Republican activists. But the concept means different things to different people, and historians say that while the issue is complex, the founding documents prioritize...

Christian-nation idea fuels US conservative causes, but historians say it misreads founders' intent

Feb. 17, 2024 08:06 AM EST

The U.S. Constitution doesn’t mention Christianity or any specific religion. The Declaration of Independence famously proclaims that people’s rights come from a “Creator” and “Nature’s God” — but doesn’t specify who that is. Yet large numbers of Americans believe...

Greece becomes first Orthodox Christian country to legalize same-sex civil marriage

Feb. 15, 2024 22:32 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Thursday became the first Orthodox Christian country to legalize same-sex civil marriage, despite opposition from the influential, socially conservative Greek Church. A cross-party majority of 176 lawmakers in the 300-seat parliament voted late...

Greece becomes first Orthodox Christian country to legalize same-sex civil marriage

Feb. 15, 2024 16:46 PM EST
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece becomes first Orthodox Christian country to legalize same-sex civil marriage.

In this centuries-old English pancake race, 'you just have to go flat out'

Feb. 14, 2024 05:13 AM EST

OLNEY, England (AP) — Women in matching checkered aprons, headscarves and a rainbow of running shoes limbered up Tuesday as they prepared for the centuries-old pancake race in this English country town. They rolled their shoulders in unison, raised up on their toes and did squats...

Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day fall on the same day this year. Here's what you need to know

Feb. 14, 2024 01:29 AM EST

Feb. 14 is a holiday heavyweight this year due to a calendar collision of events. Yes, it's Valentine's Day, the fixed annual celebration of love and friendship, marked by cute couples, eager elementary school students — and critics who deride its commercialization. But it also...