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Italian priest who doubted Francis excommunicated for heresy

ROME (AP) — An Italian Catholic priest who considers Pope Francis an antipope and claims to have supernatural communications with angels, saints and the Madonna has been excommunicated.

The archdiocese of Monreale, Sicily said the Rev. Alessandro Minutella was informed Tuesday of his excommunication for spreading “heresy and schism.”


p>Monreale …

JUUL to yank flavored e-cigs from stores, close social media accounts

Facing intense pressure from the Trump administration, the nation’s leading e-cigarette maker said Tuesday it will clamp down on teen use by shuttering its social media accounts and yanking flavored products from the 90,000 retail shops where they’re sold.


p>Juul said it is removing mango, fruit, creme, and cucumber “pods” …

Bishop Noel Jones, Christian leaders honor veterans at Uniondale, New York rally

UNIONDALE, New York — Thousands packed Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum here Monday for a soulful, music-filled rally honoring American veterans with thumping gospel songs and peace prayers and donations to help military personnel transition from war deployments to productive lives at home.


p>The event, featuring Grammy-award winning performers and speeches …

Muslim woman claims religious discrimination at Walmart job

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Muslim woman is suing Walmart, claiming managers at a Knoxville store discriminated against her and then retaliated when she complained.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the lawsuit was filed this week in federal court in Nashville by Fadumo Sardeye.


p>The suit says Sardeye spent years …

Gunman opened fire at bar popular with Christian students on college night

The deadly Southern California shooting took place at a bar popular with students from several local universities, including two Christian colleges, on the venue’s college night.


p>Students from California State University Channel Islands, California Lutheran University, and Pepperdine University were among those at the Borderline Bar & Grill when a …

Travon Free, HBO's 'Camping' producer, apologizes for anti-Semitic tweets: 'What would Hitler do?'

TV producer and award-winning writer Travon Free issued an apology early Thursday for multiple old tweets that were derogatory toward Jews and joked about Adolf Hitler.


p>Mr. Free, the producer of HBO’s “Camping” who won two Emmys as a writer for “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” said the nearly decade-old …

D.C. Catholic priest arrested, charged with child sex abuse

D.C. police have arrested a Catholic priest and charged him with sexually assaulting a child.

Metropolitan Police on Wednesday arrested the Rev. Urbano Vazquez, 46, on charges of second-degree child sexual abuse.

Father Vazquez was the parochial vicar at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart parish in Columbia Heights.


p>The …