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John Adams' Nativity oratorio 'El Nino' gets colorful staging at the Met

John Adams' Nativity oratorio 'El Nino' gets colorful staging at the Met

NEW YORK (AP) — The children crumple and fall to the stage, victims of King Herod’s assassins. Then the Virgin Mary, in a voice brimming with anguish and outrage, memorializes the student protesters who were massacred by Mexican armed forces in 1968.
Has Salman Rushdie changed after his stabbing? Well, he feels about 25, the author tells AP

Has Salman Rushdie changed after his stabbing? Well, he feels about 25, the author tells AP

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly two years after the knife attack that nearly killed him, Salman Rushdie appears both changed and very much the same.
The Latest | World leaders call on Iran and Israel to avoid allowing conflict to worsen

The Latest | World leaders call on Iran and Israel to avoid allowing conflict to worsen

World leaders called on Iran and Israel to try to avoid escalating tensions following the apparent Israeli airstrike on Friday near an Iranian air base and nuclear facility.
Catholic priest resigns from Michigan church following protests over his criticism of a gay author

Catholic priest resigns from Michigan church following protests over his criticism of a gay author

BEAL CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Catholic priest has resigned as pastor of a church in a small central Michigan community, the result of weeks of controversy following his publicly expressed regret that a gay author had read a book to preschool children.
Mandisa, Grammy-winning singer and 'American Idol' alum, dies at 47

Mandisa, Grammy-winning singer and 'American Idol' alum, dies at 47

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mandisa, a contemporary Christian singer who appeared on “American Idol” and won a Grammy for her 2013 album ‘Overcomer’, has died. She was 47.
Maurizio Cattalan, Zoe Saldana join iconoclastic Vatican Biennale exhibition inside women’s prison

Maurizio Cattalan, Zoe Saldana join iconoclastic Vatican Biennale exhibition inside women’s prison

VENICE, Italy (AP) — A pair of nude feet — dirty, wounded and vulnerable — are painted on the façade of the Venice women’s prison chapel.
The Latest | Iran says air defense batteries fire after explosions reported near major air base

The Latest | Iran says air defense batteries fire after explosions reported near major air base

Iran fired air defense batteries Friday reports of explosions near a major air base at the city of Isfahan, the state-run IRNA news agency reported.
Teenager is charged with terrorism offenses in stabbings of bishop and priest at Sydney church

Teenager is charged with terrorism offenses in stabbings of bishop and priest at Sydney church

SYDNEY (AP) — A 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing two Christian clerics during a Sydney church service has been charged by police with terrorism offenses.
Once a fringe Indian ideology, Hindu nationalism is now mainstream, thanks to Modi's decade in power

Once a fringe Indian ideology, Hindu nationalism is now mainstream, thanks to Modi's decade in power

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — Hindu nationalism , once a fringe ideology in India , is now mainstream. Nobody has done more to advance this cause than Prime Minister Narendra Modi , one of India’s most beloved and polarizing political leaders.
Prominent Baptist pastor in military-ruled Myanmar detained again hours after release from prison

Prominent Baptist pastor in military-ruled Myanmar detained again hours after release from prison

BANGKOK (AP) — A prominent Christian church leader and human rights advocate from Myanmar’s Kachin ethnic minority was detained by the authorities just hours after he was released from prison under an amnesty by the military government, a relative, a