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  • At a glance: Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii gay marriage

    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Judges have been striking down gay marriage bans at a rapid rate since a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year invalidated the core of a federal law that defined marriage as only between a man and a woman for determining federal benefits. Three more state...

  • Public gets first look at priceless Mormon artifacts

    By BRADY McCOMBS The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY - In one glass case sits a weathered page from the original Book of Mormon manuscript that Latter-day Saints believe was translated from ancient Egyptian and dictated to scribes by founder Joseph Smith 185 years ago with help from God. In other nearby cases are Smith's...

  • When military and matrimony don't mix

    The (Baltimore) Daily Record -
    Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. - For those in the armed forces, divorce can be a whole new battleground. "It's ironic because these are trained fighters and they can find themselves in a battle they are not prepared for," said attorney Cynthia Hawkins Clark. Although military family law cases go...

  • Religion calendar Sept. 7, 2014

    By CARLOTTA OLSON -
    Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Music/Drama SEPT. 20 Charles Holt - 7 p.m. Center for Spiritual Living Colorado Springs, 3685 Jeannine Drive, $10; cslcs.org/product/charles-holt-concert.
 Nov. 13 Beethoven Sonata Concert - 7 p.m., High View Baptist Church, 1151 Rampart Range Road, Woodland Park, $20;...

  • Cardinal to lead St. Pat parade with 1st gay group

    RACHEL ZOLL, AP Religion Writer
    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — There is no more natural spot for Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan — a proud, ebullient Irish-American — than grand marshal of the city's historic St. Patrick's Day Parade. But the honor now has an added significance: Parade organizers said Wednesday they will...

  • Dalai Lama again refused S. Africa visa, no trip

    CARLEY PETESCH, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Dalai Lama has again been refused entry into South Africa where he was going to attend the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, his South African representative said. Concern about angering China has been cited for a visa refusal in the past. Nangsa...

  • Some Christians arm as Mideast perils mount

    BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    QAA, Lebanon (AP) — Every day around sunset, dozens of residents of this small Lebanese Christian village on the border carry their automatic rifles and deploy on surrounding hills, taking up positions and laying ambushes in case Muslim extremists from neighboring Syria attack. "We...

  • Wanted: Media directors for ancient Chinese temple

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Help wanted: Ancient Buddhist temple famed for its kung fu monks seeks media directors to build brand. English and social media skills required. Not necessary to be a monk, practice martial arts or eat vegetarian. That online ad placed by China's 1,500-year-old Shaolin...

  • Md. festival axed over Jewish holy day conflict

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County's newly minted parks director has canceled a 24-year-old festival because it coincides with the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, angering some fans of the annual event. Director Mike Riley announced Wednesday that he's cancelling the Harvest...

  • Bryant unmoved by church leaders on child refugees

    JEFF AMY, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant's decision to block additional legal child refugees from being resettled in Mississippi hasn't changed following a meeting with Catholic, Methodist and Episcopal leaders. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Jackson runs a program to resettle...

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