Las Vegas Man Accused of Threats Against Jewish U.S. Senator and Her Family Is Indicted

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Las Vegas man arrested last month on suspicion of making antisemitic threats against U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen and her family, along with the family of another U.S. senator, according to court records. Rosen, a Democrat from Nevada, is Jewish and has maintained a … Read more

US Prosecutors Say Plots to Assassinate Sikh Leaders Were Part of a Campaign of Planned Killings

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — A foiled plot to assassinate a prominent Sikh separatist leader in New York, just days after another activist’s killing, was meant to precede a string of other politically motivated murders in the United States and Canada, according to U.S. prosecutors. In electronic communications and audio and video calls secretly recorded … Read more

Influential Detroit Pastor the Rev. Charles Gilchrist Adams Dies at Age 86

[ad_1] DETROIT (AP) — Influential longtime Detroit pastor the Rev. Charles Gilchrist Adams has died following an illness. He was 86. Adams died Wednesday following a bout with pneumonia, his sister, Edith Clifton, told The Detroit News on Thursday. Adams spent a half-century as pastor of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church before retiring in 2019. He … Read more

Church That Hosted Rosalynn Carter Funeral Played Key Role in Her and Her Husband’s Lives

[ad_1] PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — The church where those closest to Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter bid farewell to the former first lady Wednesday played a central role in the lives of the famous couple from tiny Plains, Georgia. Jimmy Carter, who is 99 and attended the funeral in a wheelchair, having entered home hospice care … Read more

India Opens an Investigation After US Says It Disrupted a Plot to Kill a Sikh Separatist Leader

[ad_1] NEW DELHI (AP) — India has set up a high-level inquiry after U.S. authorities raised concerns with New Delhi that its government may have had knowledge of a plot to kill a Sikh separatist leader on American soil, an Indian official said on Wednesday. The U.S. side shared some information and India “takes such … Read more

An Ailing Pope Francis Appears at a Weekly Audience but Says He’s Not Well and Has Aide Read Speech

[ad_1] VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis presided at his weekly audience with the public at the Vatican, but he said that he’s still unwell and asked an aide to read his remarks for him on Wednesday, a day after canceling an overseas trip. Francis, who will turn 87 on Dec. 17 and had part … Read more

Antisemitic Incidents in Germany Rose by 320% After Hamas Attacked Israel, a Monitoring Group Says

[ad_1] BERLIN (AP) — A group tracking antisemitism in Germany said Tuesday that it documented a drastic increase of antisemitic incidents in the country in the month after Hamas attacked Israel on Oct. 7. The RIAS group said it recorded 994 incidents, which is an average of 29 incidents per day and an increase of … Read more

With Antisemitism Rising as the Israel-Hamas War Rages, Europe’s Jews Worry

[ad_1] GENEVA (AP) — As he sits in Geneva, Michel Dreifuss does not feel all that far away from the Hamas attack on Israel on Oct. 7 and Israel’s subsequent bombardment of Gaza. The ripples are rolling through Europe and upending assumptions both global and intimate — including those about his personal safety as a … Read more

In the US, Hmong ‘New Year’ Recalls Ancestral Spirits While Teaching Traditions to New Generations

[ad_1] ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — For the annual fall renewal of her shaman spirit, Mee Vang Yang will soon ritually redecorate the tall altar in her living room where she keeps her father’s ring-shaped shaman bells. She carried them across the Mekong River as the family fled the Communist takeover of her native Laos … Read more

Pope Francis Has a Hospital Checkup After Coming Down With the Flu

[ad_1] ROME (AP) — Pope Francis went to the hospital Saturday for tests after he came down with the flu, but the results ruled out any respiratory problems, the Vatican said. Francis, who had part of one lung removed as a young man, underwent a CAT scan, Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said. The test at … Read more