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Stories with subject: Religious strife
  • Facing death, Miller calls Jewish site killings 'righteous' story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 2:40 pm

    OLATHE, Kansas - The man facing a possible death sentence for killing three people at suburban Kansas City Jewish sites told jurors Tuesday that his actions were "righteous" and "honorable" as the penalty phase of his trial began.

  • The Latest on Jewish shootings: Jury to weigh death sentence 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 12:20 pm

    OLATHE, Kansas - The latest on the sentencing of a white supremacist convicted of capital murder for the deaths of three people at two Jewish sites in the Kansas City area (all times local):

  • Obama offended by attacks on Jews who back Iran deal story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 7:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said people who attack Jews who support the Iran nuclear deal are like African-Americans who differ with him on policy and then conclude he's "not black enough."

  • Suspect in Uzbek imam shooting extradited to Sweden 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 9:10 am

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - An Uzbek man has been extradited to Sweden to face accusations that he tried to kill an imam who fled Uzbekistan after criticizing that country's government, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

  • In Islamic State war, like others, heritage always a target story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 6:07 pm

    CAIRO - A nearly 2,000-year-old temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra this week was the latest victim in the Islamic State group's campaign of destruction of historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.

  • Walker says he's not taking stand on birthright citizenship story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 9:08 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker said in a television interview Friday he is not taking a position on whether children born to immigrants here illegally should automatically be citizens.

  • Jury selection concludes in Jewish site shootings trial story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 5:34 pm

    OLATHE, Kansas - Jury selection concluded Friday afternoon in the capital murder trial of a Missouri white supremacist accused of killing three Christians last year at two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

  • Finland police: Suspects admit attack on minister's home 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 12:07 pm

    HELSINKI - Finnish police say two men have admitted to attacking the finance minister's home early Tuesday morning while the family slept inside.

  • Guard at 'Muslim-free' gun range accidentally shoots self 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 4:56 pm

    TULSA, Oklahoma - A man guarding a small-town Oklahoma gun range that declared itself a "Muslim-free" business dropped his gun and accidentally shot himself.

  • Intruders smash windows at Finnish minister's home at night 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 10:44 am

    HELSINKI - Finnish police say they are investigating a series of attacks in Espoo near Helsinki, including on the finance minister's home in the middle of the night while the family slept inside.

  • Murder trial to begin in Kansas Jewish site shootings story has photos
    Updated: Aug-16-15 10:47 am

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A capital murder trial will begin this week for a Missouri man who claims he was morally obligated to kill three people last year outside two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites.

  • Paris beach event honors Tel Aviv, amid extra security story has photos
    Updated: Aug-13-15 9:53 am

    PARIS - Paris on Thursday deployed hundreds of extra police to protect an urban beach event honoring Tel Aviv, after it turned from a summertime celebration into a geopolitical hot potato.

  • Sri Lanka's ex-strongman in tough battle for return to power 
    Updated: Aug-08-15 1:44 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Mahinda Rajapaksa, once poised to be Sri Lanka's president for life, is a desperate man these days. At stake is not just his own political future, but that of an entire dynasty and a network of supporters he founded at every level.

  • Jordan tries to stem IS-style extremism in schools, mosques story has photos
    Updated: Aug-07-15 2:24 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - In pro-Western Jordan, a leader in the fight against Islamic State militants, school books warn students they risk "God's torture" if they don't embrace Islam. They portray "holy war" as a religious obligation if Islamic lands are attacked and suggest it is justified to kill captured enemies.

  • Coroner: 21-year-old Amish man accidentally shot by cousin 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 8:49 am

    SMICKSBURG, Pennsylvania - A coroner says a 21-year-old man was accidentally shot by his 12-year-old cousin in an Amish community in western Pennsylvania.

  • Former Argentine president on trial for bombing cover-up story has photos
    Updated: Aug-06-15 5:49 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - More than 21 years after a bomb ripped through a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, ex-President Carlos Menem, a former top judge and several other officials went on trial Thursday for allegedly derailing the investigation into Argentina's worst terrorist attack.

  • Judge warns man charged in Jewish site deaths on outbursts 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 5:10 pm

    OLATHE, Kansas - A judge has warned a Missouri white supremacist accused of killing three Christians at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites last year that any outbursts in front of jurors at his capital murder trial could result in a mistrial.

  • Protesters clash with police in Nepal, demanding Hindu state story has photos
    Updated: Aug-05-15 7:21 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - About 500 protesters demanding Nepal be declared a Hindu state in the country's new constitution clashed with police in the capital on Wednesday.

  • Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 2:37 pm

    JERUSALEM - The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. A recent pair of attacks brought into the open long-standing fears about a radicalized and ultraconservative fringe that had been operating below the radar but now appears to be intensifying its violence.