Statues and gravesites have been damaged at the Carmel Mission in California, where the remains of an18th-century Spanish missionary, Father Junipero Serra, are buried. Serra, considered a brutal colonialist by some, was canonized last week.
Pope Francis began the second full day of his historic six-day, three city US tour by addressing a joint session of Congress, becoming the first pontiff to do so. After a stop to feed and bless the homeless, he will fly to New York City.
A high school honor student who pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State through social media has been sentenced to 136 months in prison. The teen aided his friend in traveling to Syria to join the jihadist group in January.
Pope Francis has been drawn into controversy after allegedly being tricked into holding and posing with a sign urging talks between Argentina and the United Kingdom on the disputed Falklands/Malvinas islands.
With a Confederate flag behind him, Florida gun store owner Andy Hallinan released a video calling for "his fellow patriots" to reject accusations of intolerance and racism, all while announcing a ban on Muslims at his store.
A mobile dating service based on ethnic and religious criteria has been launched in Russia. Described as dating “in eastern traditions,” it could help you find a second wife with several clicks, its developers say.