Religious Issues

CAIRO - A leading independent Egyptian newspaper said Tuesday its mogul publisher has fired the daily's chief editor, an outspoken government critic - the latest development in what watchdogs say is a campaign of restricting media freedoms in the country.
Sikh sues Ind. airport bus co. for discrimination
INDIANAPOLIS - A Sikh man sued an Atlanta-based company that provides shuttlebus service at Indianapolis International Airport, claiming it denied him a job as a driver because of his beard and turban, which he said his faith requires.

GENEVA - Swiss voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional ban on minarets on Sunday, barring construction of the iconic mosque towers in a surprise vote that put Switzerland at the forefront of a European backlash against a growing Muslim population.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks and representatives of almost 300 alleged victims of clergy abuse have agreed on a settlement of almost $10 million.
AP News in Brief
Democratic senator says health care bill 'on life support' after Obama fails to break logjam WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's health care appeal failed to break the congressional gridlock Thursday, dimming hopes for millions of uninsured Americans.
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