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Emergency personnel inspect damage after a bomb attack has targeted Egypt's prosecutor general in the Heliopolis district of Cairo, Egypt, Monday, June 29, 2015. The official says Monday's attack targeted Hisham Barakat's convoy. The prosecutor's two security guards and a civilian were wounded. The official says it's not yet clear if Barakat was hurt or not. (AP Photo/Ahmed Hatem)

Bomb kills Egypt's top prosecutor as he drives to work

- Associated Press

A car bomb killed Egypt's chief prosecutor Monday in the country's first assassination of a senior official in 25 years, marking what could be an escalation in a campaign by Islamic militants toward targeting leaders of a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.

Religious objections law to take effect months after uproar

- Associated Press

The threats to boycott Indiana have faded since the uproar this spring over the state's religious objections law, which takes effect Wednesday. Yet, the law criticized as possible legal discrimination against gays and lesbians still troubles tourism efforts and looms over the state's politics.

Anti-gay marriage protestors picket at the Cincinnati Pride festival at Riverside Park, Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Cincinnati.  On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Religious liberty is rallying cry after gay marriage ruling

- Associated Press

Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. Their concerns are for the thousands of faith-based charities, colleges and hospitals that want to hire, fire, serve and set policy according to their religious beliefs, notably that gay relationships are morally wrong.

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2015, file photio, Ken Paxton speaks after he was sworn in as Texas attorney general in Austin, Texas. Paxton calls the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "lawless ruling" and says state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses. He warned in a statement Sunday, June 28, 2015, that any clerk, justice of the peace or other administrator who declines to issue a license to a same-sex couple could face litigation or a fine. But in the nonbinding legal opinion, Paxton says "numerous lawyers" stand ready to defend, free of charge, any public official refusing to grant one. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Texas AG: State workers can deny licenses to gay couples

- Associated Press

Texas' conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton called the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "lawless ruling" and said state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses.

Moore: Christians will be 'persecuted' after marriage ruling

- Associated Press

The U.S Supreme Court, in ruling that gays and lesbians have a right to marry nationwide, handed a decisive loss to Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore who earlier this year fought to keep same-sex marriage from coming to Alabama.

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, Roy Moore, holds a copy of the Constitution as he speaks to the congregation of Kimberly Church of God, Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Kimberley, Ala. Moore lashed out at the U.S. Supreme Court decision which legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, saying said the decision was against the laws of nature.  (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Conservative churches confront new reality on gay marriage

- Associated Press

At First Baptist Dallas, where the pulpit was adorned Sunday with red, white and blue bunting to honor the Fourth of July, the pastor called the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling "an affront in the face of Almighty God."

Illinois church closing after 126 years

Associated Press

The last in a long line of services will happen Sunday at a small Methodist church in eastern Illinois that's been around for 126 years.

In this May 14, 2015 photo, girls wearing heads veils participate in a confirmation ceremony at the Espiritu Santo Catholic Church in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. As Paraguayan Catholics prepare to welcome Pope Francis during his South American tour that starts July 5, new leaders of the diocese in this eastern border city are trying to erase the debt left by ousted controversial bishop, the Rev. Rogelio Livieres Plano. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

Paraguayan bishop ousted by pope scrutinized for spending

- Associated Press

Children awaiting surgery and women fleeing domestic violence never saw the $350,000 donated for their benefit. Then, there were the questionable property sales and the money for a cleaning business partially owned by a relative.

Minnesota news in brief at 7:58 p.m. CDT

Associated Press

A prominent Catholic pastor has called on the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to release details of an internal investigation into former Archbishop John Nienstedt.

Mindy Ross, left, and Jimmie Beall celebrate at the counter after putting down their money to receive a marriage license in Probate Court on June 26, 2015 in Columbus. The  U.S. Supreme Court's  5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage. Ohio was one of the 14 states affected by the ruling.  (Chris Russell/The Columbus Dispatch Photo)

Some gay marriage opponents balk, while couples rush to wed

- Associated Press

With the mayor of Dayton declaring "you are now husband and husband," the wait for Ohio to allow same-sex marriage ended for a gay couple in the city just as it is ending for couples across the last states with bans on such unions - even if the opposition isn't over.

Scott Spychala waves a rainbow flag outside the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis, Friday, June 26, 2015 after the U.S. Supreme Court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Q&A: What the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling means

- Associated Press

The decades-long debate about whether same-sex marriage should be allowed in the United States was settled when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled gay and lesbian couples can get married anywhere in the country.