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Life of prayer: Mother Marija reflects on 75 years as nun

Nov. 20, 2021 03:08 AM EST

SUGARLOAF, Pa. (AP) — Mother Marija never regretted her decision to become a nun. The mother superior at Holy Annunciation Monastery along West County Road, she entered the monastery on July 22, 1946 — just a few weeks after turning 17. “I just...

Xi-Biden talks raise hope for better ties but strains remain

Nov. 16, 2021 22:32 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday welcomed a virtual meeting between President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden as raising hopes for better relations, while the U.S. was more muted on the talks as the world's two biggest powers sought to ratchet down more than a year of tensions. ...

Biden, Xi try to tamp down tension in long virtual meeting

Nov. 16, 2021 01:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping's more than three-hour virtual talk concluded with the leaders of the superpowers agreeing they need to tread carefully as their nations find themselves in an increasingly fraught competition. Facing...

Former Arizona AG Grant Woods remembered in memorial service

Nov. 12, 2021 16:27 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Friends and relatives on Friday remembered former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods as a funny and talented public servant who made friends from all walks of life and relentlessly pursued justice. Woods was a longtime Republican loyalist who changed...

Wyoming writer, gear advisor joins Fly Fishing Hall of Fame

Nov. 07, 2021 10:16 AM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — There weren’t many kids in the southern Florida neighborhood where Paul Bruun grew up, so about all he did was go fish. Speaking from New York’s Catskill Mountains recently, Bruun recalled the earliest days of being hooked. The longtime Jackson...

China and Serbia praise 'steel friendship' amid growing ties

Oct. 28, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian officials praised their “steel friendship” with China during talks on Thursday with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi amid fears in the West that by heavily investing in the Balkan state, Beijing is trying to exert its political influence in that part of...

A new book on faith from popular author who died in 2019

Oct. 27, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian author Rachel Held Evans left behind a legion of loyal readers when she died in May 2019, at the age of 37. Last June, a children’s book she’d been working on was published posthumously and soon topped the picture-book bestseller lists. ...

McAuliffe's backslapping political brand put to test in 2021

Oct. 22, 2021 06:01 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe is a blur of handshakes, hugs, backslaps and smiles as he glides through the friendly crowd at Gethsemane Baptist Church seeking help from above. For the former Virginia governor running again for his old job, it's not...

Relationship goals: Cards' Ertz, Murray work to form bond

Oct. 20, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Newly acquired tight end Zach Ertz has spent the past few days on the Cardinals' practice field, working to build his connection with quarterback Kyler Murray so Arizona's offense can keep rolling. But first, the connection started on a plane. ...

Murray, 5-0 Cardinals visit Browns, good friend Mayfield

Oct. 15, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

ARIZONA (5-0) at CLEVELAND (3-2) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE: Browns by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Arizona 4-1; Cleveland 3-2. SERIES RECORD: Browns lead 33-15-3. ...