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Religion Debate

WBEN Extra: Can Freedom of Religion Equal Discrimination?


In Indiana, Arkansas and even New York, The question has become, where does religious freedom end and discrimination?

"I don't know about the Indiana case, but I do know that religious freedom is under grievous attack in the United States right now,"
   --  Rt. Rev. Richard Malone , Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.


ALSO INSIDE: New York Law | Arkansas Follows Indiana | Protests
Jeb Bush
Jeb Bush

Indiana Debate Exposes GOP Divisions


WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- It is a debate many Republicans hoped to avoid.
But as the backlash intensifies over a so-called religious freedom law in Indiana, the GOP's leading White House contenders have been drawn into a messy clash.
Hot Ticket

Rolling Stones Tickets Hottest in Town?


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Rolling Stones are coming to Ralph Wilson Stadium on July 11th. We've learned ticket prices will range from $77.50-$403, but will there be a high demand for them?
 
Budget OK'd

State Budget Passes; Misses Midnight Deadline


Albany, NY (WBEN) -- Snapping a streak of four straight on-time budgets, lawmakers in Albany went into overtime before eventually passing the 2015-2016 state spending plan.
Charities

Catholic Charities Closes in on Appeal Goal


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Bishop Richard Malone and the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo provided an update Tuesday on their annual Catholic Charities appeal.
Confiscated

Woman Stopped with Pink Gun at Airport


Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) A Springville woman was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport checkpoint as she was trying to bring a loaded .38 caliber handgun onto an airplane Monday afternoon.
 
Depressive Episode

Lufthansa: Co-Pilot Told Flight School of Depressive Episode


BERLIN (AP) -- Lufthansa knew six years ago that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from a "serious depressive episode," the German airline said Tuesday.
 
Indiana Law

Indiana Gov. Wants Changes to Religious Freedom Law


Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he wants legislation clarifying that a new religious-freedom does not allow discrimination -- against gays or anyone -- on his desk by the end of the week.  Pence says the law has been "grossly mischaracterized" and has put Indiana under a harsh glare.
Stones Tour

Rolling Stones Tour Comes to Buffalo July 11


After weeks of teasing, the Rolling Stones have announced their summer concert tour will come to  Ralph Wilson Stadium July 11th . Tickets and VIP packages  for the Ralph Wilson Stadium show will go on sale Monday, April 13 at 10 a.m. 

INSIDE: Complete Ticket Sales Information.
Boycott Tests

Teachers Union President Urges Boycott of State Tests


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The president of New York's largest teachers union is urging parents to opt their children out of next month's standardized math and English tests.
 
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