France, Germany unite in face of Trump refugee ban

PARIS (AP) — France and Germany formed a united front Saturday in the face of President Donald Trump's halt in the U.S. refugee program, with the German foreign minister noting that loving thy neighbor forms part of America's Christian traditions.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

In South Africa, conservationists offer fake leopard hides

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — Many worshippers at a large religious gathering in South Africa this weekend will wear leopard skins, seen as symbols of status and power. But some of the pelts are fake, reflecting an effort by an international conservation group to reduce poaching of the threatened animals.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press

After Roof trial, SC addressing faith, violence intersection

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The federal trial of the South Carolina man who slaughtered nine Bible study participants has come and gone, with Dylann Roof's death sentence assuring he will spend the rest of his limited days in prison.

  • Written by MEG KINNARD, Associated Press