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They had booked their wedding far in advance. The invitations had been sent, the programs printed. But one day before Charles and Te’Andrea Wilson were to be married at the Mississippi church they frequented, they said a pastor told them they would have to find another venue — because they were black. There has never..
Russia clashes over energy with Belarus, Ukraine, EU
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Simple test may predict life expectancy
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
For North Korea, next step is a nuclear test?
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
NASA releases “Told Ya So” apocalypse video early
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Centre said it has provided "new evidence" to authorities in Budapest on its most wanted suspect Laszlo Csatary, believed to be living in Hungary. The centre’s Efraim Zuroff, pictured in 2009, "last week submitted new evidence to the prosecutor in Budapest regarding crimes committed during World War II by its No..
A growing number of medical researchers say more than 8 million women are at risk of difficult-to-treat bladder infections because superbugs – resistant to antibiotics and growing in chickens – are being transmitted to humans in the form of E. coli. "We’re finding the same or related E. coli in human infections and in retail..
Kim Jong Un and a mystery woman clap at a performance in Pyongyang, July 6, 2012. (Korean Central News Agency) That’s what people around the world want to know about a mysterious young woman who appeared with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a pair of events over the weekend. The woman first appeared..
The president of the country’s best-known Christian ministry dedicated to helping people repress same-sex attraction through prayer is trying to distance the group from the idea that gay people’s sexual orientation can be permanently changed or "cured." That’s a significant shift for Exodus International, the 36-year-old Orlando-based group that boasts 260 member ministries around the..
From a chapel pulpit on Lackland Air Force Base, where every American airman reports for basic training, Col. Glenn Palmer delivered his first order to nearly 600 recruits seated in the pews: If you’re sexually harassed or assaulted, tell someone. "My job is to give you a safe, effective training environment," Palmer said firmly. What..
Employees at many of America’s top intelligence gathering and analysis agencies will have to convince a lie detector that they haven’t spilled any of the nation’s secrets to the media. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper announced the plan Monday to plug up leaks of sensitive information. With a Department of Justice investigation under way..
A California-based FBI employee, who once worked for the agency in New Mexico, has a message for her former Albuquerque co-workers: "Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful." Erika Bonilla has filed suit against the U.S. Justice Department, claiming she was harassed and discriminated against by fellow FBI employees, who were "jealous of her appearance and..
Romania’s former prime minister Adrian Nastase attempted suicide on Wednesday, hours after the Supreme Court threw out his appeal against a two-year jail sentence over corruption. Medical sources said Nastase shot himself in the throat, but his lawyer said he was still alive and conscious. “He is OK. He is conscious and has opened his..
The mother of an 11-year-old girl in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, allowed her 45-year-old lover to rape her daughter, reported The Star. The matter came to light after doctors in Rajaji Hospital found that the girl suffered continuous bleeding from her private parts when her mother brought her there for treatment. Suspecting sexual assault, the doctors..
In his new autobiography "An American Son," which goes on sale Tuesday, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, writes about his Christian faith and a fact that is not widely known – as a child he and his cousins were baptized in the Mormon church. "We were in the Mormon church I guess by the time I..
A team of researchers believe a knuckle bone found buried beneath a Bulgarian church may belong to John the Baptist, the New Testament prophet who heralded the ministry of Jesus. The archaeologists from Oxford University were surprised that the bones dated from the first century AD, the time of John’s life, and the DNA was..