RALEIGH, N.C. - A federal judge ordered a North Carolina school to admit a 14-year-old high school student suspended for wearing a nose piercing she says is part of her religion, and the teenager headed to science class Friday afternoon.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Members of a radical Muslim sect shot and killed a political leader in northern Nigeria, the latest attack by a group that engineered a massive prison break last month, a police commissioner said Thursday.
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican says its investigation of sexual abuse by clergy throughout Ireland will include meetings with victims and families.
BERLIN - A German court has convicted a former Roman Catholic acolyte and church youth director of sexually abusing children and sentenced him to four years and nine months in prison.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court opened its new term with Justice Elena Kagan on the bench.
- New Supreme Court term opens with new justice
- New Supreme Court set to start new term
- Cuba may free more political prisoners into exile
- Pope to Sicilians fighting Mafia: do not fear
- US judge asks Vatican to serve court paper to pope
- Philippine tour guide's protest offends Catholics
- Court: Make records public in friars' sex cases
- APNewsBreak: Court orders friars' records released
- Pastor accuser: Sex encounters on church grounds
- Fugitive Brazil priest convicted of abuse arrested
- Sexual abuse accuser calls Ga. pastor 'predator'
- Church announces release of 3 Cuba prisoners
- Vatican probes disgraced order's cultish lay group
- Some churches like Ga. pastor's thin on safeguards
- Italian victims of pedophilic clerics gather
- AP IMPACT: Vatican probes group tied to scandal
- Ga. pastor's academy had 'sex self-check card'
- Ga. pastor's youth academy preached sexual control
- Church sex scandal takes toll on victims' lawyers
- Megachurch pastor keeps mum on sex allegations
- Ga. pastor spent a generation building megachurch
- Megachurch head will talk Sunday about sex claims
- Lawsuits: Megachurch pastor coerced 3 men into sex
- Ga. megachurch pastor accused in sex scandal
- Attorney: Bishop Long denies coercing 2 into sex
- Atlanta megachurch pastor denies sex with men
- Lawsuit claims Bishop Long coerced males into sex
- 2 Belgian bishops want debate on priest celibacy
- Pope meets with abuse victims as thousands protest
- Pope meets with victims, tells UK he's sorry
- Pope tells UK he's sorry but thousands protest
- Pope to UK: deeply sorry, ashamed of sex abuse
- Pope calm after 6 nabbed in suspected terror plot
- Dominican pastor suspected of abusing 30 children
- 6 arrested in UK in alleged terror threat to pope