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  • Mormon leader outlines opposition to gay marriage

    BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY — A top Mormon leader reiterated the church's opposition to gay marriage during the church's biannual general conference. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' stance on homosexuality has softened in recent years, but this marks the second consecutive...

  • Mormon-centric Utah epicenter for food storage

    By BRADY McCOMBS The Associated Press -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    owering grain silos overlook the main highway in Salt Lake City at the Mormon church's Welfare Square. At grocery stores, there's a whole section with large plastic tubs with labels that read, "Deluxe survivor 700." Radio ads hawk long-term supplies of food with 25-year shelf lives....

  • It's not just your grandmother's matzo anymore

    By LEANNE ITALIE The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    When Amy Kritzer was growing up in Connecticut, her mother made lasagna from matzo each Passover. The holiday, which commemorates the end of slavery for the Hebrews in ancient Egypt, calls for Jews to avoid leavened grain in products such as regular pasta and bread, so it's matzo's...

  • Mormon leader outlines opposition to gay marriage

    Updated: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A top Mormon leader reiterated the church's opposition to gay marriage Saturday during the church's biannual general conference. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' stance on homosexuality has softened in recent years, but this marks the second...

  • Mormon leader outlines opposition to gay marriage

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY — A top Mormon leader reiterated the church's opposition to gay marriage Saturday during the church's biannual general conference. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' stance on homosexuality has softened in recent years, but this marks the second...

  • Judge who first wrote separate is not equal lauded

    Updated: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In a little-known chapter of American history, a federal judge who was the son of a Confederate soldier and presided in the city where the Civil War began was the first judge in the nation to write that segregated schools are unequal schools since separate but...

  • Francis recalls John Paul II's death 9 years ago

    The Associated Press
    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday hailed Pope John Paul II's legacy as he marked the ninth anniversary of the Polish-born pontiff's death. A crowd of tens of thousands of tourists and pilgrims, including some from Poland, applauded when Francis recalled during his...

  • Iranians avoid bad luck with outdoor festival

    NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press
    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians flocked to parks rich with the smell of grilled kebabs on Wednesday to toss around Frisbees, bat badminton birdies and battle one another in chess and backgammon — all to avoid being caught inside on the unlucky 13th day of the Persian New Year. The...

  • Court: NYC can ban church service in public school

    TOM HAYS, Associated Press
    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest chapter of a long-running legal fight over separation of church and state, a federal appeals court again ruled on Thursday that New York City school officials can ban a small Christian congregation from holding weekend services in a grade school. The...

  • Islamic group gets OK to cut crosses off NY church

    The Associated Press
    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A city board on Thursday gave a Muslim group the go-ahead to remove six crosses from the roof and spires of a century-old former Catholic church so the now-vacant Gothic structure can be used as a mosque. More than 200 people had signed an online petition...

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