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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....

Man convicted of killing woman in church lot sentenced

Feb. 11, 2020 11:47 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man accused of running over and killing a woman who tried to stop him from stealing her family's van in a church parking lot has been sentenced to life in prison with parole eligibility in 23 years. The sentencing on Monday came after a jury in Cleveland last month convicted...

Trial of man accused in Minnesota mosque bombing postponed

Feb. 7, 2020 4:24 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The trial of an Illinois militia leader accused of being the ringleader in the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque will be postponed until April to give his defense team more time to prepare, a federal judge ruled Friday. Michael Hari was scheduled to go to trial on multiple counts...

Indonesian sentenced to life in prison in bomb plots

Feb. 5, 2020 9:19 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court sentenced an Islamic State group sympathizer to life imprisonment on Wednesday after finding him guilty of plotting bomb attacks against police and Christians. Asmar Husin, who also uses the name Abu Hamzah, was arrested last March in North Sumatra province's...

This still image taken from video provided by WPEC CBS 12 News shows emergency responders at the scene of a shooting at the Victory City Church in Riviera Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Fatalities were caused by gunfire that erupted at a funeral according to authorities.  (WPEC CBS 12 News via AP)

Police: 2 dead, 1 wounded in shooting after Florida funeral

Feb. 1, 2020 11:26 PM EST

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Gunfire erupted after a funeral Saturday in Florida, killing a teenager and a man and leaving one other person wounded, police said. Riviera Beach police said in a statement that the shooting happened near the Victory City Church shortly after 2:30 p.m. They said a 15-year-old...

Indian Muslim women observe two minutes of silence to mark the death anniversary of India's independence leader Mahatma Gandhi during a protest against a new citizenship law that opponents say threatens India's secular identity, in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. The new citizenship law and a proposed National Register of Citizens have brought thousands of protesters out in the streets in many cities and towns since Parliament approved the measure on Dec. 11. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Indian police detain man for firing during student protest

Jan. 30, 2020 7:36 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police on Thursday detained a man who allegedly fired a pistol near a university in New Delhi where students were protesting a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims. The man challenged protesters as they started marching from the university to the mausoleum of India’s...

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2013 file photo, a Pakistani man carrying a child rushes away from the site of a blast shortly after a car bomb exploded in Peshawar, Pakistan.  Terror attacks in Pakistan plummeted by more than 85% over the last decade. It's a welcome statistic for the country, but one that risks being overshadowed by international concern over its efforts to curb terror funding and lingering militant activity that could test any future peace agreement in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad, File)

Terror attacks drop, but Pakistan 'not out of the woods'

Jan. 30, 2020 1:35 AM EST

GUJRANWALA, Pakistan (AP) — Terror attacks in Pakistan plummeted by more than 85% over the last decade. It's a welcome statistic for the country, but one that risks being overshadowed by international concern over its efforts to curb terror funding and lingering militant activity that could test any future...

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2019 file photo, Dale Holloway is arraigned by video at Hillsborough County Superior Court in Manchester, N.H. Holloway, who is charged with shooting a New Hampshire church pastor and bride during a wedding, pleaded not guilty, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, to charges that he attacked his own lawyer, who was hospitalized with head injuries. (David Lane/The Union Leader via AP, Pool, File)

Man accused in shootings pleads not guilty to lawyer attack

Jan. 29, 2020 4:31 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man accused of shooting a New Hampshire church pastor and bride during a wedding pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he attacked his own lawyer, who was hospitalized with head injuries. Dale Holloway, 37, of Manchester, was indicted this month on six assault charges. He...

FILE - In this April 10, 2017, file photo, Dylann Roof enters the court room at the Charleston County Judicial Center to enter his guilty plea on murder charges in Charleston, S.C. White supremacist Roof on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, appealed his federal convictions and death sentence in the 2015 massacre of nine black church members in South Carolina, arguing that he was mentally ill when he represented himself at his capital trial. (Grace Beahm/The Post And Courier via AP, Pool, File)

White supremacist appeals death penalty in church massacre

Jan. 28, 2020 8:37 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — White supremacist Dylann Roof on Tuesday appealed his federal convictions and death sentence in the 2015 massacre of nine black church members in South Carolina, arguing that he was mentally ill when he represented himself at his capital trial. In a 321-page legal brief filed with the...