Christmas typhoon leaves 28 dead, 12 missing in Philippines

Asia & Pacific 12/26/19, 16:09

A strong typhoon that barreled through the central Philippines left at least 28 dead and 12 missing, and forced thousands to flee their homes, devastating Christmas celebrations in the predominantly Roman Catholic country. Typhoon Phanfone stranded many people in sea and airports at the peak of holiday travel, set off landslides, ...

Trump puts God back at the heart of Thanksgiving after years of Obama’s ‘atheistic’ proclamations

U.S. 11/29/19, 09:45

President Donald Trump returned god to his central role on the American holiday most deeply rooted in the nation's founding values: Thanksgiving Day. "From George Washington’s first in 1789 to President Trump’s in 2018, Thanksgiving proclamations have been declared by U.S. presidents 164 times," reviews Washington Examiner journalist Joshua Lawson. “They’ve been proclaimed during ...

GOP Rep. Peter King retiring, giving Dems new 2020 target

U.S. 11/11/19, 14:24

Rep. Peter King, a moderate Republican who has represented a Long Island congressional district for nearly 30 years, announced Monday he won't seek reelection, enhancing Democrats' chances to grab yet another suburban House seat as they defend their majority in 2020. In the latest indication that congressional Republicans are rallying behind ...

Still teaching at 95, Jimmy Carter draws devotees to church

U.S. 11/11/19, 01:16

The pilgrims arrive early and from all over, gathering hours before daybreak in an old pecan grove that surrounds a country church. They come, they say, for a dose of simple decency and devotion wrapped up in a Bible lesson. The teacher is the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy ...

Mexico farm town buries 3 of 9 slain Americans

America 11/07/19, 23:34

As Mexican soldiers stood guard, a mother and two sons were laid to rest in hand-hewn pine coffins in a single grave dug out of the rocky soil Thursday at the first funeral for the victims of a drug cartel ambush that left nine American women and children dead. Clad in ...

2 dead, 14 injured during traditional ceremony in New Mexico

U.S. 11/06/19, 19:42

The call for help came at 8:30 a.m. from an especially secluded pocket of the Navajo Nation: A man and woman were unresponsive inside a traditional structure and 14 others were suffering from smoke inhalation after a nighttime ceremony. Navajo Nation police said Wednesday they are still investigating what happened at ...

Kansas City votes to remove King’s name from historic street

U.S. 11/05/19, 23:30

Kansas City voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved removing Dr. Martin Luther King's name from one of the city's most historic boulevards, less than a year after the city council decided to rename The Paseo for the civil rights icon. Unofficial results vote showed the proposal to remove King's name received nearly ...

Jimmy Carter says he’s ‘at ease’ with dying and believes in life after death

U.S. 11/03/19, 19:42

Former President Jimmy Carter taught a Bible lesson on life after death Sunday less than two weeks after breaking his pelvis in a fall. Using a walker, the 95-year-old Democrat slowly entered the crowded sanctuary at Maranatha Baptist Church in the southwest Georgia town of Plains. "Morning, everybody," he said cheerfully. Former U.S. ...

Military dog hurt in al-Baghdadi raid is K-9 combat veteran

Politics 10/30/19, 17:46

The military working dog injured in the raid last weekend that led to the death of the Islamic State leader was hurt after being exposed to live electrical cables but has returned to active duty, the Pentagon said Wednesday. Gen. Frank McKenzie, who leads U.S. Central Command, told reporters the dog ...

Timeline of the rise and fall of the Islamic State group

World 10/27/19, 07:09

ISIS erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate." Its territorial rule, which at its height in 2014 stretched across nearly a third of both Syria and Iraq, ...

William Barr is right: Secularists are imposing their own religion

Opinion 10/19/19, 05:58

Attorney General William Barr gave a powerful speech last week on religious liberty in America at Notre Dame Law School. If you missed it, it’s well worth reading. Barr traced the central role of religious liberty in our nation’s history and the importance of a morally disciplined and virtuous citizenry for maintaining a ...

Officials: Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers

Asia & Pacific 10/18/19, 09:22

An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered to offer Friday players, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar, said the militant attack wounded 36 others. He said it was not immediately clear ...

Church shooting suspect stepson of cleric killed Oct. 1

U.S. 10/13/19, 16:12

The man charged with wounding a clergyman and a bride during a wedding at a New Hampshire church is the stepson of a minister from the same church who was killed earlier this month, a state prosecutor said Sunday. Dale Holloway, 37, is the stepson of 60-year-old Luis Garcia who was ...

Dems are ‘not big believers in religion,’ Trump says

U.S. 09/10/19, 17:18

On Monday night, Sept. 9, President Donald Trump said during his rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, that the Democratic Party isn’t keen on religion and their endeavors to appeal to evangelical voters are futile. President Trump warned his supporters at a rally on Monday that Democrats “want to dismantle, demolish, and ...

Iran says new US sanctions mean ‘the permanent closure for diplomacy’

World 06/25/19, 03:27

Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the "permanent closure" for diplomacy between the two nations. For his part, Iran's president described the White House as "afflicted by mental retardation." President Hassan Rouhani went on to ...

Police: Driver health may be issue in fatal church bus crash

U.S. 06/24/19, 17:54

Colorado authorities on Monday were investigating what caused a bus carrying a New Mexico high school church group home from a weekend retreat to veer off a highway and crash, killing the driver and a man training to become a Catholic priest. Investigators were looking into the possibility the driver had ...

‘Hail Satan’ prayer at Alaska gov’t meeting sparks protest

U.S. 06/20/19, 15:07

A Satanic Temple member who won the right to open a regional Alaska government meeting declared "Hail Satan" during her first invocation, prompting about a dozen officials and attendees to walk out. Tuesday's invocation that started the meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough also spurred a protest outside the southern Alaska ...

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