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  • New Jersey woman sues over '8THEIST' license plate

    By SAMANTHA HENRY - Associated Press

    A New Jersey woman who says she was denied a license plate referencing atheism filed suit this week, claiming her online application was rejected because it was deemed potentially offensive. Published April 18, 2014

  • Atlanta residents object to planned priests' home

    By Associated Press

    Residents are objecting to the Archdiocese of Atlanta's plans to renovate a house in the city's upscale Buckhead neighborhood so it can be a home for a group of priests in the latest dust-up involving the home. Published April 18, 2014

  • Attacks, rapes and forced conversions to Islam spike for Egypt's Christian women: report

    By Douglas Ernst - The Washington Times

    A new report by the non-profit group International Christian Concern asserts that the risk of Egypt's Christian women being attacked and forced to convert to Islam is higher than it was in 2011. Published April 17, 2014

  • Texas seizes polygamist group's secluded ranch

    By Associated Press

    The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents on Thursday, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex abuse allegations. Published April 17, 2014

  • Christian broadcaster wins health care injunction

    By Associated Press

    Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance. Published April 17, 2014

  • Man details abuse claims against 'X-Men' director

    By ANTHONY McCARTNEY and OSKAR GARCIA - Associated Press

    A man who claims he was sexually abused by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer said Thursday that he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and he does not know why charges were never pursued. Published April 17, 2014

  • US tells jury Egyptian imam pursued global terror

    By LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS - Associated Press

    The imam of a London mosque used his influential position in the late 1990s to train and aid terrorists and used the cover of his religion to hide in plain sight, a prosecutor told jurors in his opening statement Thursday before a defense attorney promised that the defendant will explain himself during the trial. Published April 17, 2014

  • News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT

    By Associated Press

    A jury convicted a former Catholic priest Wednesday on three counts of sodomy for sex abuse that happened at a church parish in the 1970s. Published April 17, 2014

  • Man charged with stealing from church, school

    By Associated Press

    Police in Van Buren have arrested a man for allegedly embezzling $94,000 from a church and a school where he handled the organizations' finances. Published April 17, 2014

  • Richmond diocese works to reinvigorate church

    By Associated Press

    The Diocese of Richmond is reaching out to disaffected or lapsed parishioners as part of a push to reinvigorate the local church. Published April 17, 2014

  • Former vicar general deposed in priest abuse case

    By Associated Press

    A former vicar general of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has answered questions under oath about how he handled sexual abuse allegations. Published April 17, 2014

  • Christian ministry plans Missouri camp expansion

    By Associated Press

    A nondenominational Christian ministry is planning a $21.5 million expansion on land it owns near Table Rock Lake in southwest Missouri, with a goal of offering gatherings beyond the traditional summer camps. Published April 17, 2014

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