The state health department said there were 1,597 new cases of the coronavirus in Michigan on Wednesday, and 33 more deaths related to COVID-19.
LONE TREE, Colo. — Darcy Velasquez, 42, and her mother, Roberta Truax, were walking recently in the Park Meadows mall about 15 miles south of downtown Denver, looking for Christmas gifts for Velasquez's two children, when they spotted a store with a display of rhinestone-studded masks.
MINNEAPOLIS — Bill Moore opened his mailbox last week to find a survey from CatholicVote, a conservative group backing President Donald Trump, which proclaimed, “There is a war on Catholics and faith in God.”
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told a crowd in West Michigan on Wednesday that enthusiasm on the campaign trail doesn’t match polls that have Joe Biden ahead of President Donald Trump.
Ottawa County added 55 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, bringing the county's total number of cases since the outbreak began in March to 4,022.
GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss signed a proclamation to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day within the city.
Along a shoreline that stretches farther than the combined length of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, waters driven by climate change have risen as much as 6 feet in less than a decade, washing away houses, destroying roads and threatening critical infrastructure such as water treatment plan…
The coronavirus pandemic has posed daunting challenges for houses of worship across the U.S., often entailing large financial losses and suspension of in-person services. It also has sparked moments of gratitude, wonder and inspiration.
The Southern California megachurch leader who attended the White House Rose Garden ceremony announcing Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has contracted COVID-19.
The Ottawa County health department reported two more deaths related to COVID-19 on Wednesday, pushing the county's death toll from the pandemic to 69.
Voters awaiting results in some of the key presidential battleground states on election night should be prepared to keep waiting, thanks to obstacles that will slow the count for what is expected to be a crush of mailed-in ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump was hoping for a Monday discharge from the military hospital where he is being treated for COVID-19, a day after he briefly ventured out to salute cheering supporters by motorcade.
President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. Questions have been raised about Barrett’s alleged association with the “People of Praise,” a nondenominational Christian charismatic community, seen by some as being a p…
ROME — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the Vatican on Wednesday to join the United States in denouncing violations of religious freedom in China, saying the Catholic Church should be at the forefront in the fight to insist on basic human rights there.
Cardinal George Pell was expected to return to the Vatican this week for the first time in three years after an Australian judge overturned his conviction on five counts of child sexual abuse in April.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The story of how the First Unitarian Church of Louisville flung open its doors to protesters who marched for justice for Breonna Taylor began years before the helicopters swirled overhead, before police in riot gear began marching up the alley.
A Grand Valley State University professor schooled in presidential debates called the showdown between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden earlier this week a very unusual debate.
GRAND RAPIDS — The mask never came off for Joe Biden during a campaign stop in Grand Rapids on Friday, which was delayed by about three hours while the presidential candidate awaited COVID-19 test results.
WASHINGTON — The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump was suffering "mild symptoms" of COVID-19, as the virus that has killed more than 205,000 Americans spread to the highest reaches of the U.S. government just a month before the presidential election.
The state health department reported 1,054 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus Wednesday, pushing Michigan's total case count since the pandemic began to 124,687.
LORDSBURG, N.M. — The whispers around town started this spring during the early days of the shutdown. Something felt off, even here in this windswept crossroads far from most troubles. Dean Link had a hunch about what was to come, but when the mail arrived in August, despair overwhelmed him.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — President Donald Trump’s homestretch push to repeat his razor thin victory in Pennsylvania four years ago won’t happen without white evangelicals, and there are signs that critical component of his coalition hasn’t lost the faith.
For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner – whether Republican or Democrat – nearly every time.
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — It began with devastation in the New York City area, followed by a summertime crisis in the Sun Belt. Now the coronavirus is striking cities with much smaller populations in the heartland, often in conservative corners of America where anti-mask sentiment runs high.
With nearly 1,000 new coronavirus cases reported in Michigan on Thursday, the state's total number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic has risen to 119,597.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Anger, frustration and sadness over the decision not to charge Kentucky police officers for Breonna Taylor's death poured into America's streets as protesters lashed out at a criminal justice system they say is stacked against Black people. Violence seized the demonstr…
The Ottawa County Department of Public Health reported 44 new cases of the coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the county's total case count to 3,316, with 2,028 recovered and 66 deaths.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has said he would nominate a woman to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at the age of 87 and was a champion of gender equality. A look at the top contenders:
CHICAGO — When Doug McConnell reaches 100 swim strokes, he thinks about his father. At 400, he thinks about his sister.
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Christian Newswire) — Approximately 7,000 abandoned mothers and children remain in Colorado City, Arizona, after the leader of their polygamous sect, Warren Jeffs, was sentenced to life plus 20 years in 2007 for his child bride sexual abuse with some victims as young as 12.
JERUSALEM — Eating apples dipped in honey on Rosh Hashana is a Jewish tradition to symbolize a sweet start of the New Year. But in Israel, bitterness prevails for the holiday as the country faces a second nationwide lockdown to stem a raging coronavirus outbreak.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The remaining eight Supreme Court justices, and two former colleagues, are speaking out about their colleague Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at age 87.
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women's rights champion who became the court's second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.
There were 680 new cases of the coronavirus and 11 new deaths related to COVID-19 in Michigan on Wednesday, the state health department reported.