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Crestwood High School football player Adam Berry (19) leads a muslim prayer before a game in Melvindale, Mich., Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. At Crestwood High School, where most of the football team is Muslim, the entire team gathers before practices and games to pray on one knee. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Prayers go on, sometimes out of sight, in prep football

- Associated Press

Surrounded by a slew of players with their arms draped over shoulders, West Bloomfield High School assistant coach Justin Ibe bowed his head and led a Christian prayer before a recent Friday night game.

Dr. Caitlin Bernard, a reproductive healthcare provider, speaks during an abortion rights rally on June 25, 2022, at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis doctor who performed an abortion on a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio is suing Indiana's attorney general Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, seeking to block him from using allegedly “frivolous" consumer complaints to issue subpoenas seeking patients' confidential medical records. (Jenna Watson/The Indianapolis Star via AP, File)

Indiana doctor defends actions in 10-year-old's abortion

- Associated Press

An Indianapolis doctor who provided abortion drugs to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio defended her actions before a judge Monday in an episode that drew national attention in the weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Pope Francis arrives to preside over the holy mass in the Cathedral of Asti, northern Italy, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, to meet the diocesan community from which his parents had left to emigrate to Argentina and the young people from all over the region on the occasion of the XXXVII World Youth Day. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope honors family roots in northern Italy with rare outing

- Associated Press

Pope Francis honored his northern Italian roots on Sunday by celebrating a special Mass in his father's hometown and encouraging younger generations to not be indifferent to the poverty and misery all around them.