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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2005, file photo, Edgar Ray Killen sits in court in Philadelphia, Miss. Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted in the 1964 "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers, died in prison at the age of 92, the state's corrections department announced Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Man convicted of 3 killing civil rights workers dies in jail

- Associated Press

Edgar Ray Killen, a 1960s Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted decades later in the "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92, the state's corrections department announced.

Proposed mosque in Indiana draws opposition

Associated Press

An Islamic congregation's plan to build a mosque is facing opposition from residents of nearby upscale neighborhoods in a northern Indianapolis suburb.

This undated photo provided by the Mississippi Department of Corrections shows Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted in the 1964 "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers. Killen died in prison at the age of 92, the state's corrections department announced Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (Mississippi Department of Corrections via AP)

'Mississippi Burning' KKK leader Killen dies in prison at 92

- Associated Press

Edgar Ray Killen, a 1960s Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted decades later in the "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92, the state's corrections department announced Friday.

Ex-army chief to run in Egypt's presidential elections

- Associated Press

A former Egyptian army chief of staff will contest the upcoming presidential elections in March, said a top aide on Friday, as other candidates have faced heavy pressure to drop out and pave the way for a sweeping re-election victory for the army-chief-turned-President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

North Carolina state workers gather for King Day observance

Associated Press

North Carolina state employees are remembering the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with an annual service featuring music and addresses by Gov. Roy Cooper and local ministers highlighting the journey for equality.

Ryland Ward, who was shot during a Nov. 5 church shooting, looks out the passenger window as he passes a memorial of crosses as he returns home after his release from the hospital while riding in the cab of a firetruck, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Ward, 6, was shot several times and was the last victim still hospitalized following the church massacre in South Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Last victim, 6, in Texas church shootings leaves hospital

Associated Press

A 6-year-old boy who was shot several times and was the last victim still hospitalized following the Nov. 5 church massacre in South Texas left the hospital for home Thursday, riding home in a firetruck.

4 new flu deaths reported in North Carolina

- Associated Press

Health officials in North Carolina reported four new flu deaths on Thursday, while a school canceled classes for the rest of the week and hospitals announced restrictions on visitors because of the outbreak.

French court to rule on firings based on too-long beards

- Associated Press

Four former Muslim employees of a French airport security company, who were fired shortly after the 2015 Paris attacks because their beards were deemed too long, are suing their ex-employer.

In this image taken from video shot Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, by China Aid and provided to the Associated Press, clouds of debris billow during the demolition of the Golden Lampstand Church in Linfen in northern China's Shanxi province. Witnesses and overseas activists say paramilitary troops known as the People's Armed Police used excavators and dynamite on Tuesday to destroy the Golden Lampstand Church, a Christian mega-church that clashed with the government. (China Aid via AP)

Chinese authorities demolish well-known evangelical church

- Associated Press

Authorities in northern China's coal country this week demolished a well-known Christian mega-church, underscoring long-standing tensions between religious groups and the officially atheistic Communist Party.