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El Salvador hosting beatification of slain Archbishop Romero

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Huge crowds are expected at Saturday's ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and declared a martyr for his faith this year by Pope Francis....

Revolt from indigenous base challenges Bolivia's Morales

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- Just months after President Evo Morales won re-election with a convincing three-fifths of the vote, Bolivia's first indigenous president is suddenly up against a formidable opposition....

Legion of foreign fighters battles for Islamic State

PANKISI GORGE, Georgia (AP) -- One day this April, instead of coming home from school, two teenagers left their valley high in the Caucasus, and went off to war....

Embittered, Moroccan leaves family for Islamic State

RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- Journalists and activists in Morocco during the heady days of the Arab Spring knew Anas Haloui, a slight, serious, wispy-bearded man in his 30s who would bombard them with emails about the plight of jailed Islamists....

Facing child support, Minneapolis man joins the jihad

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Abdifatah Ahmed struggled for years to make ends meet....

From middle-class Australian to Islamic State bride

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Quietly - almost secretly - Zehra Duman morphed from private school student to Islamic State bride and online recruiter for the movement. Her family did not see it coming....

For one Dutchman, life morphed from discos to jihad

LEIDEN, Netherlands (AP) -- The father says he did not raise his son as a Muslim - and he regrets his decision now....

Lonely man finds a home in Islam, and then in Islamic State

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Before he left New Zealand, Mark Taylor spoke with a local television network. "I've been lonely all my life," he said. "Been rejected by people. Used by people. Abused by people."...

A Georgian region is fertile ground for Islamic State

BIRKIANI, Georgia (AP) -- In the summer of 2012, a former Georgian Army corporal who had served prison time for illegal possession of ammunition burned his photo albums and quit his native village....

$211M settlement reached with Transocean in 2010 oil spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A committee of lawyers representing businesses and individuals who claim damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill announced a $211 million settlement Wednesday with Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig....