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This 2016 image from video shows the entrance to the Word of Faith Fellowship church in Spindale, N.C. Newcomers to the Word of Faith Fellowship live by a list of strict rules for daily life, which sect leader Jane Whaley says God revealed to her, former members say. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)
Sect rules include no TV, movies or reading newspapersFormer members of the Word of Faith Fellowship say that newcomers must live by a list of strict rules for daily life, which sect leader Jane Whaley says God revealed to her
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this 2012 photo provided by a former member of the church, Word of Faith Fellowship leader Jane Whaley, center, holds a baby with her husband, Sam, center right, and others during a ceremony in the church's compound in Spindale, N.C. When it comes to relationships, marriage and sex, Word of Faith Fellowship members must follow strict and unusual rules _ or risk severe punishment, former members say (AP Photo)
NC church has unconventional rules for sex and marriageFormer members of the Word of Faith Fellowship church in rural North Carolina say that when it comes to relationships, marriage and sex, congregants must follow strict and unusual rules or risk severe punishment
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this image made from video, Benjamin Cooper describes a 2012 beating in the "Lower Building" of the Word of Faith Fellowship compound in Spindale, N.C.. "I regret I didn't call the police... But it was such a common occurrence for those kinds of violent outbreaks," he said. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)
Former disciples describe storage annex for 'worst sinners'It was the most dreaded place on the Word of Faith Fellowship grounds _ a one-story, four-room structure that former members of the sect say was reserved for the most brutal physical and emotional punishment
The Associated Press2 hours ago
AP INVESTIGATION: Ex-congregants say church leaders regularly beat adults, kids and babies - all in the name of the LordAP INVESTIGATION: Ex-congregants say church leaders regularly beat adults, kids and babies - all in the name of the Lord
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
10 Things to Know for Monday10 Things to Know for Monday
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Hundreds of people march for peace on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, around the Ball Conference Center in Olathe, Kan., before starting a prayer vigil in response to the deadly shooting Wednesday. Adam Purinton was arrested hours after the attack and accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime. (Allison Long/The Kansas City Star via AP)
Man wounded in Kansas bar shooting speaks at vigilOne of three men shot at a bar in suburban Kansas City spoke at a weekend vigil, saying "I wish it was a dream."
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Ezra Edelman, right, and Caroline Waterlow accept the award for best documentary feature for "O.J.: Made in America" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
'O.J.' doc director dedicates Oscar to Brown, GoldmanEzra Edelman's nearly eight hour meditation on O.J. Simpson and the culture of race relations in the United States "O.J.: Made in America" emerged as the winner of an unusually strong and even thematically similar best documentary category
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Border Patrol pursuit ends in crash; 9 hurt, 1 criticallyOfficials say nine people were injured, one critically, when an SUV driven by a suspected human smuggler crashed while being chased by the Border Patrol agents near Lake Morena
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - This Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, file aerial photo released by the California Department of Water Resources shows the damaged spillway with eroded hillside in Oroville, Calif. California water authorities will cut the outflow from the dam to allow workers to remove debris piled at the base of its main spillway. The Department of Water Resources said Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 it will start gradually reducing outflows from the Oroville Dam in Northern California starting Monday morning and completely stop them by the afternoon. (William Croyle/California Department of Water Resources via AP, File)
Officials to stop California dam's outflow to clear debrisCalifornia water authorities will cut the outflow from a dam to allow workers to remove debris piled at the base of its main spillway
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Northeast Philadelphia Police Det. Timothy McIntyre and another Philadelphia police officer look over tombstones that were vandalized in the Jewish Mount Carmel Cemetary Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 in Philadelphia. A police spokeswoman said preliminary estimates are that 75 to 100 graves were damaged  The vandalism was discovered Sunday morning.    (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Police say more than 100 Jewish cemetery headstones damagedPolice say more than 100 headstones have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, damage discovered less than a week after similar vandalism in Missouri
The Associated Press7 hours ago
The Boscov family laughs at one of the funny remembrances the memorial service for Albert Boscov at the Santander Arena, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 in Reading, Pa.  Late department store chairman Albert Boscov was remembered as an energetic businessman, a caring person and a tireless cheerleader for the city he loved.Hundreds gathered Sunday at a Reading arena to honor Boscov, who died Feb. 10 at age 87, and who was credited with driving the growth of the century-old business established by his father to sales in excess of $1 billion. (Lauren A. Little/Reading Eagle via AP)
Boscov's chairman remembered as energetic businessmanLate department store chairman Albert Boscov is being remembered at a memorial service in Reading (REH'-ding), Pennsylvania, as an energetic businessman, a caring person and a tireless cheerleader for the city that he loved
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Neilson Rizutto is seen in an undated photo provided by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office. The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, identifying Rizutto as the man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade Saturday in New Orleans while intoxicated. (Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)
Mardi Gras crash suspect's alcohol level 3 times legal limitPolice say the man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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