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George H.W. Bush Funeral Details Released

Top Stories - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 14:36

Former President George H.W. Bush will be laid to rest on Thursday at his


Angry Democrats look to settle score in Georgia after 'voter suppression denied Stacey Abrams victory'

Top Stories - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 14:15

On a day when it felt the rain would never stop, John Barrow was rallying his team for the final days of battle. In a campaign office 20 miles north-east of Atlanta, he was talking like a high school American football coach in the movies, urging his team to believe in themselves. Mr Barrow, a Democrat running to be Georgia’s secretary of state, is desperate to win.


Ex-FBI head Comey drops challenge to U.S. House panel subpoena

Top Stories - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 12:44

Former FBI Director James Comey on Sunday withdrew a legal challenge that sought to quash a congressional subpoena.


Trump Had 'Informal' Conversation With Putin At G-20 Summit

Top Stories - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 12:00

Donald Trump had an "informal" conversation with Vladimir Putin at the G-20


Israel police recommend indicting Netanyahu in third graft probe

Top Stories - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 11:56

Israeli police on Sunday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara for bribery and other offences, the third such move against the premier in recent months. Netanyahu immediately rejected the accusations, but the cases against him have led to speculation that they could eventually force the long-serving prime minister to step down. The head of the opposition Labour party, Avi Gabbay, renewed his call for Netanyahu to resign.


Murdered British radio host laid to rest in Lebanon

Top Stories - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 11:27

British radio presenter Gavin Ford was laid to rest Sunday near Beirut in a ceremony that brought together dozens of fans, friends and family members days after his murder. Ford's lifeless body was discovered Tuesday at his home in Beit Meri, a mountain town east of the capital where his employer Radio One is also based. Ford had worked since the 1990s at the station, where hosted one of Lebanon's most popular shows.


Researchers say ancient ring may bear Pontius Pilate name

Top Stories - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 11:12

Israeli researchers say an inscription on an ancient ring discovered near Jerusalem may include the name of Pontius Pilate, the Roman official who Biblical accounts say sentenced Jesus to death. It would be a rare example still in existence of an inscription with the name of the man believed to have sent Jesus to his crucifixion. The researchers recently announced their analysis of the inscription on the ring -- which was actually found some 50 years ago -- in Israel Exploration Journal.


Big Brussels climate march marks COP24 start

Top Stories - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 10:44

Tens of thousands of marchers took to the streets of Brussels on Sunday to mark the start of the UN climate summit in Poland. Speaking through a blow-horn, activist Evert Nicolai of Oxfam Action urged leaders to do what was needed towards fighting climate change. The march, dubbed Claim The Climate, ended with speeches and performances at the Parc Cinquantenaire that overlooks the European Union institutions.


Man drops engagement ring down drain moments after proposing in New York's Times Square

Top Stories - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 10:15

Police in New York City are searching for a man and woman who lost an engagement ring down a drain during a proposal that took a disastrous turn. The couple's engagement was caught on camera after the man got down on one knee in Times Square on Friday evening. According to the New York City Police Department (NYPD), the woman said yes.


Pope Francis says being gay is a 'fashion' to which the clergy is susceptible

Top Stories - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 09:48

Pope Francis is "concerned" about what he described as the "serious issue" of homosexuality, saying in an interview published Saturday that being gay was a "fashion" to which the clergy is susceptible. "The issue of homosexuality is a very serious issue that must be adequately discerned from the beginning with the candidates," the pontiff said with regards to would-be priests. "In our societies it even seems that homosexuality is fashionable and that mentality, in some way, also influences the life of the church," he says in the book 'The Strength of a Vocation', released in Italy on Saturday. "This is something I am concerned about, because perhaps at one time it did not receive much attention," he said in the book, a transcript of an interview which will be released in ten languages. The Roman Catholic Church's position is that homosexual acts are sinful and the pontiff's stance on homosexuality in the clergy is not new. Profile | Pope Francis A decree on training for Roman Catholic priests in 2016 stressed the obligation of sexual abstinence, as well as barring gays and those who support "gay culture" from holy orders. The barring of people who present homosexual tendencies was first stipulated by the Catholic Church in 2005. "It can happen that at the time perhaps they didn't exhibit [that tendency], but later on it comes out," Francis said. "In consecrated and priestly life, there's no room for that kind of affection. Therefore, the Church recommends that people with that kind of ingrained tendency should not be accepted into the ministry or consecrated life. "The ministry or the consecrated life is not his place," the Argentine added. Gay clergy were urged to be "impeccably responsible" in a warning over bad behaviour that was notable for its silence on heterosexual clergy who break their vow of celibacy.


Airstrike kills 10 civilians in eastern Afghanistan

Top Stories - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 09:26

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least ten civilians were killed following an airstrike in the eastern Paktia province bordering Pakistan, Afghan officials said Sunday.


Scott Stearney, Top U.S. Naval Commander In Middle East, Found Dead In Bahrain

Top Stories - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 08:25

Vice-admiral Scott Stearney, the head of U.S. Navy operations in the Middle


Rep. Schiff: Cohen revelations 'deeply compromising' for Trump and our country

Top Stories - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 06:41

The incoming chair of the House Intelligence Committee responds to a significant week of revelations from the investigations into President Trump.


Kate O’Beirne, Christ, and the Catholic Church

Top Stories - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 06:30

On Thursday night at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., Mary Rice Hasson hosted the inaugural Kate O’Beirne Event, in honor of our late National Review and National Review Institute colleague. The event was entitled “The Future of the Church: Synod, Scandal, and Solace,” sponsored by the Catholic Women’s Forum, a program of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. There’s so much I can and want to say about Kate O’Beirne, but I hope these brief remarks help us all a little.


California wildfire survivors face new challenge: rebuilding

Top Stories - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 06:16

At least 88 people were killed in the Camp Fire and nearly 200 others are still listed as missing, making the wildfire the deadliest in state history. Christopher Gregg, whose home in Paradise was a total loss, said he's not getting answers to the question of when he will be compensated by his insurance company. Insurance teams began gathering in Chico in the early days of the fire that erupted on Nov. 8 and rapidly engulfed Paradise about 20 minutes away and surrounding communities.


US and China agree to pause trade war after G20 meeting between Trump and Xi Jinping

Top Stories - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 05:28

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have agreed to pause a long-running trade war between the US and China, in a deal that will provide relief to global markets. As part of the deal, Mr Trump agreed to pause plans to raise tariffs on $200bn-worth of Chinese goods. China, in response, will buy a “not yet agreed upon, but very substantial amount” of agricultural, energy and industrial goods from the US, according to the White House.


Is America's Harpoon Missile Hopelessly Obsolete?

Top Stories - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 05:00

Washington should fight smarter not harder.


Donald Trump, Xi Jinping Agree To Trade Truce At G-20 Summit

Top Stories - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 03:49

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have pressed pause


15 Items To Shop Now During Lord & Taylor’s Friends & Family Sale

Top Stories - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 00:05

To keep the shopping momentum going strong Lord & Taylor is having one of its


Mexican city shuts down migrant shelter near US border

Top Stories - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 20:48

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The city government of Tijuana announced Saturday that it has closed down a migrant shelter at a sports complex close to the U.S. border that once held about 6,000 Central Americans who hope to get into the U.S.


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