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Pope Francis had diagnostic tests in a Rome hospital after his weekly audience

Pope Francis had diagnostic tests in a Rome hospital after his weekly audience

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, who recently had the flu , was brought to a hospital in Rome for diagnostic testing after the papal audience Wednesday, the Vatican said, without giving further details.
Florida Senate unanimously passes bill to define antisemitism

Florida Senate unanimously passes bill to define antisemitism

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Antisemitism would be defined in Florida law under a bill the Senate unanimously passed Wednesday after its sponsor warned that an increase in acts against Jewish people will lead to extremism against other groups.
How Hakeem Jeffries' Black Baptist upbringing and deep-rooted faith shapes his House leadership

How Hakeem Jeffries' Black Baptist upbringing and deep-rooted faith shapes his House leadership

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries stood together at the annual National Prayer Breakfast — an opportunity, in the words of one introductory speaker, to “put our political differences aside.
An Italian family of three is back in Rome following two years of captivity in Mali

An Italian family of three is back in Rome following two years of captivity in Mali

ROME (AP) — Italy's foreign minister was on hand Tuesday for the arrival in Rome of an Italian family of three just hours after their release from two years of captivity in the African nation of Mali.
Man to plead guilty in 'killing spree' of eagles and other birds for feathers prized by tribes

Man to plead guilty in 'killing spree' of eagles and other birds for feathers prized by tribes

A Washington state man accused of helping kill more than 3,000 birds — including eagles on a Montana Indian reservation — then illegally selling their carcasses and feathers intends to plead guilty to illegal wildlife trafficking and other criminal c

Bill to set minimum marriage age to 18 in Washington state heads to governor

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A law to establish 18 as the minimum marriage age in Washington state is headed to the governor's desk for his signature.

Federal prosecutors take over case against man charged with threatening Virginia church

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have taken over the case against a northern Virginia man arrested last year on suspicion he was about to embark on a mass shooting at a megachurch.
Priest facing sexual assault charge in Nunavut will not be dismissed from Oblates

Priest facing sexual assault charge in Nunavut will not be dismissed from Oblates

OTTAWA — A French priest accused of sexually abusing Inuit children in Nunavut will be allowed to remain a member of the Oblates congregation after leadership in Rome ruled against his dismissal.

Imprisoned German synagogue attacker convicted of hostage-taking in attempted jailbreak

BERLIN (AP) — A German far-right extremist already serving a life sentence following an attempt to attack a synagogue in 2019 was convicted Tuesday of hostage-taking for his actions in a jailbreak attempt.
At trial's start, prosecutor says Brooklyn preacher lied to get rich, a claim his lawyer disputes

At trial's start, prosecutor says Brooklyn preacher lied to get rich, a claim his lawyer disputes

NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor told a jury at the start of a fraud trial Monday that a Brooklyn preacher exaggerated his ties to New York City Mayor Eric Adams and let greed overtake him as he looted a parishioner’s retirement savings and tried to exto