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Pilot of crashed medical helicopter released from hospital

Jan. 17, 2022 04:20 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The pilot of a medical helicopter that crash-landed without loss of life next to a church in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia last week expressed gratitude to his crew and first responders as he was released from a hospital Sunday. Danial Moore was...

Pilot of crashed medical helicopter released from hospital

Jan. 16, 2022 23:46 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The pilot of a medical helicopter that crash-landed without loss of life next to a church in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia last week expressed gratitude to his crew and first responders as he was released from a hospital Sunday. Danial Moore was...

At many churches, pandemic hits collection plates, budgets

Jan. 16, 2022 09:26 AM EST

Biltmore United Methodist Church of Asheville, North Carolina, is for sale. Already financially strapped because of shrinking membership and a struggling preschool, the congregation was dealt a crushing blow by the coronavirus. Attendance plummeted, with many staying home or...

Investigators probe wreckage of crashed medical helicopter

Jan. 12, 2022 17:30 PM EST

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Federal investigators pored over the wreckage of a medical helicopter a day after it crash-landed without loss of life next to a church in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia, somehow avoiding a web of power lines and buildings. Brian Rayner, senior...

James opens gubernatorial campaign with evangelical appeal

Jan. 12, 2022 15:10 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Business owner Tim James appealed to evangelical Christian voters as he opened his Republican campaign for Alabama governor Wednesday, railing against the threat of “godless Marxism,” quoting scripture and claiming God has called the conservative state to lead the...

Hotel built around historic church opens in Indianapolis

Jan. 08, 2022 10:51 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A historic former church has been included in the design of a new hotel in Indianapolis. The Hampton Inn by Hilton and Homewood Suites recently opened along the downtown Indianapolis canal. It sits on the site of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church,...

A surge of evangelicals in Spain, fueled by Latin Americans

Jan. 04, 2022 02:59 AM EST

SALAMANCA, Spain (AP) — When Kent Albright, a Baptist pastor from the United States, arrived as a missionary to Spain in 1996, he was unprepared for the insults and threats, or the fines from the police for handing out Protestant leaflets on the streets of Salamanca. “Social...

Evangelicals a rising force inside Argentine prisons

Dec. 28, 2021 22:49 PM EST

ROSARIO, Argentina (AP) — The loud noise from the opening of an iron door marks Jorge Anguilante’s exit from the Pinero prison every Saturday. He heads home for 24 hours to minister at a small evangelical church he started in a garage in Argentina’s most violent city. Before he...

Evangelicals a rising force inside Argentine prisons

Dec. 28, 2021 22:47 PM EST

ROSARIO, Argentina (AP) — The loud noise from the opening of an iron door marks Jorge Anguilante’s exit from the Pinero prison every Saturday. He heads home for 24 hours to minister at a small evangelical church he started in a garage in Argentina’s most violent city. Before he...

Sentencing set for US airman convicted in teacher's killing

Dec. 28, 2021 15:36 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Air Force airman who was convicted of killing a Mennonite woman after kidnapping her in New Mexico and taking her to Arizona will be sentenced next month. An Arizona judge during a status hearing on Tuesday scheduled Mark Gooch’s sentencing for...