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Pastor defrocked over gay wedding reinstated

Posted 6/25/2014 in National

A Pennsylvania pastor who broke church law by presiding over his son's same-sex wedding ceremony and then became an outspoken activist for gay rights can return to the pulpit after a United Methodist Church appeals panel on Tuesday overturned a decision to defrock him.

 

Bill Clinton defends Hillary's commitment to poor, working Americans

Posted 6/25/2014 in National

Bill Clinton defended Hillary Rodham Clinton's commitment to the poor and working Americans on Tuesday, saying his family's post-presidential wealth had not prevented the former secretary of state from understanding the economic problems of Americans.

 

 

Researcher charged in HIV vaccine fraud case

Posted 6/25/2014 in National

Responding to a major case of research misconduct, federal prosecutors have taken the rare step of filing charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data that led to millions in grants and hopes of a breakthrough in AIDS vaccine research.

 

U.S. weighs lawsuits on alleged insurance kickbacks

Posted 6/25/2014 in National

The government is considering whether to sue banks and other mortgage servicers to recover its losses from alleged insurance kickbacks that may have cost government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac hundreds of millions of dollars, according to an internal report.

It's a frog, it's a gorilla? No, it's Pig the dog

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

It's impossible not to stare at Kim Dillenbeck's dog Pig.

 

Editorial cartoon for 6-24-14

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

 

U.S.-Portugal game scores viewership goal

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

The United States' 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal is almost certainly the most-watched soccer game ever in the U.S., an emphatic confirmation of the sport's rising popularity in a country slower to embrace it than the rest of the world.

 

Automakers to recall air bags in humid parts of U.S.

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

Faulty air bags -- which have already led to the recall of millions of cars worldwide -- are blamed for a new round of recalls in the U.S.

 

 

U.S. memo justifying drone killings released

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

The secret U.S. government memo outlining the justification for the use of drones to kill American terror suspects abroad was released by court order Monday, yielding the most detailed, inside look yet at the legal underpinnings of the Obama administration's program of "targeted killings."

 

 

Kerry hands dire warning to Iraqis over future

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

Warning of the "existential threat" posed by Sunni militants, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the U.S. is prepared to take military action even if Baghdad delays political reforms, noting that the risks of letting the insurgency run rampant threaten dangers beyond Iraq's borders.

 

Kerry confronts threat of new war in Iraq

Posted 6/23/2014 in National

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Baghdad today to meet with Iraq's leaders and personally urge the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country and sweeps away hopes for lasting peace.

 

ABA: Lawyers can scour jurors' social media

Posted 6/23/2014 in National

Lawyers have been given the green light to scan the social media sites of jurors. The American Bar Association says it's ethical for lawyers to scour online for publicly available musings of citizens called for jury service -- and even jurors in deliberations.

 

 

Hot grits attack leads to attempted murder charge

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

A Florida man has been charged with attempted murder after throwing a pan of hot grease and grits at a man who was on his front porch.

 

 

Pope's view on legalizing drugs: Just say no

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

Pope Francis condemned the legalization of recreational drugs as a flawed and failed experiment as he lent his voice Friday to a debate that is raging from the United States to Uruguay.

 

 

Soccer interactions dwarf other events on Facebook

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

Through one week of the World Cup, Facebook has already seen more people having more interactions about the tournament on the social media site than it had for the Sochi Olympics, Super Bowl and Academy Awards combined.

 

 

Paul defends 'unborn' in courting evangelicals

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

Describing a nation "in a full-blown spiritual crisis," leading Republicans on Friday vowed to fight against abortion rights and protect the role of faith in public life as they courted religious conservatives with an eye on the 2016 presidential contest.

 

 

Iraq crisis offers hint of vindication for Biden

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

As Iraq edges toward chaos, Joe Biden is having a quiet I-told-you-so moment.

 

 

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