• In this Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 photo, a Hindu temple priest Ram Mangal Das caresses a cow at his 'Gaushala' or shelter for cattle, in New Delhi, India. “We should drink cow’s milk, not its blood,” Das said. “If someone attacks mother cow, or eats it, then this sort of reaction should happen,” he said of the killing of a Muslim farmer who was rumored to have slaughtered cows, adding “It is justified.” (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    With Hindu party leading India, beef grows more political

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The legislator was full of outrage when he arrived in the north Indian village days after the killing of a Muslim farmer who was rumored to have slaughtered cows. A Hindu mob had smashed through the heavy wooden door to the man’s home, then beat him to death with his wife’s sewing machine.

  • Joseph W. Sitati, of Kenya, one of the highest-ranking black Mormon leaders, looks on after speaking at a conference at University of Utah Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Sitati says Latter-day Saints in Africa are at peace with the religion's past ban on the lay priesthood. Sitati, of a second-tier Mormon governing body called the Quorum of the Seventy, said the number of Mormons in Africa has increased to nearly 449,000 in 2014, up from 7,600 in 1978. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Mormons gather to discuss race issues within faith

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — African-American Mormons discussed the ongoing challenges of belonging to a predominantly white religion Friday during a university conference designed to address the status of blacks in the faith.