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In Islam, a long tradition against depicting the prophet

Posted 1/17/2015 in National

It's not mentioned in Islam's holy book, the Quran, but the religion's ban on depicting the Prophet Muhammad -- even favorably -- has run firm through the centuries.

 

Muslims protest weekly's prophet cartoon; 4 killed in Niger

Posted 1/17/2015 in National

Muslim anger flared over a French satirical weekly's latest caricature of the Prophet Muhammad.

Pope strongly defends church teaching against contraception

Posted 1/16/2015 in National

Pope Francis issued his strongest defense yet of church teaching opposing artificial contraception today, using a rally in Asia's largest Catholic nation to urge families to be "sanctuaries of respect for life."

 

Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective

Posted 1/16/2015 in National

This year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, which is one of the worst performances in the last decade, according to a government study released Thursday.

 

 

Despite low gas prices, gas tax hike appears unlikely

Posted 1/16/2015 in National

The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and transit programs.

 

FBI: Ohio man planned to bomb US Capitol, kill officials

Posted 1/15/2015 in National

A 20-year-old Ohio man's Twitter posts sympathizing with Islamic terrorists led to an undercover FBI operation and the man's arrest.

 

House votes to undo Obama immigration actions

Posted 1/15/2015 in National

Shunning a White House veto threat and opposition within their own party, House Republicans approved legislation Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama's key immigration policies.

 

 

Paris gunman's safe house could hold clues to 4th attacker

Posted 1/15/2015 in National

Amedy Coulibaly, the gunman who killed four hostages at a Paris kosher supermarket, rented a small suburban house the week before and filled it with an impressive arsenal of late-model weapons, police said Wednesday.

 

France cyberdefense chief: 19,000 cyberattacks in last week

Posted 1/15/2015 in National

In what France's cyberdefense chief calls an unprecedented surge, about 19,000 French websites have suffered cyberattacks since a rampage by Islamic extremists left 20 dead in Paris last week.

Defiant Charlie Hebdo fronts Muhammad, drawing more threats

Posted 1/14/2015 in National

In an emotional act of defiance, Charlie Hebdo resurrected its irreverent and often provocative newspaper Tuesday.

 

France arrests 54 for defending terror

Posted 1/14/2015 in National

In a city still shaken after deadly Islamic terror attacks, authorities said 54 people had been detained for defending or glorifying terrorism.

 

 

Conservatives cheer on Romney as field grows

Posted 1/14/2015 in National

Mitt Romney's unexpected step into the 2016 presidential contest is drawing enthusiasm from the GOP's most passionate conservatives.

 

 

AP: Military suicides up slightly in 2014

Posted 1/14/2015 in National

Suicides among members of the active-duty military personnel rose slightly in 2014.

 

 

Huckabee slams Obama for letting daughters listen to Beyonce

Posted 1/14/2015 in National

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has accused President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, of double standards in parenting, saying in an interview published Tuesday that the first family shelters its daughters from some things but allows them to listen to the music of Beyonce.

 

 

Got help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox

Posted 1/13/2015 in National

If you're among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama's law, better keep an eye on your mailbox.

 

 

Is Keystone pipeline still necessary as oil prices dip?

Posted 1/13/2015 in National

A 50-percent plunge in the price of crude oil raises critical questions about whether the Keystone XL oil pipeline is still needed or even makes financial sense.

 

 

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