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Mormon Church Names Russell M. Nelson As New Leader
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:07:56 -0500
"My brethren of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles laid hands upon my hands, ordained me, set me apart as president of the church. It was a sacred and humbling experience," Nelson said Tuesday.
8 Congressional Chairmen Are Calling It Quits. Here's Why And What It Could Mean
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:07:46 -0500
In past generations, committee chairs were masters of the agenda, ruling based on their seniority and longevity. They kept their grip on the gavels until they, or the Almighty, decided otherwise.
Students Across D.C. Graduated Despite Chronic Absences, An Investigation Finds
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:31:00 -0500
An official investigation into Ballou High School and other high schools in the District of Columbia found that students received diplomas despite missing more than 30 days in at least one class.
Manafort Case Drags As Judge Puzzles Over Legal Positions
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:52:41 -0500
President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort may not face trial until fall. The judge in his case says she's befuddled about some of his arguments in the case.
When You Need A Mammogram, Should You Get One In '3-D'?
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:51:08 -0500
A newer type of breast imaging costs more. It's not yet clear if the three-dimensional approach is more effective at catching cancers that will kill.
Prosecutors Charge Peter Madsen With Murdering Kim Wall Aboard His Private Sub
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:44:12 -0500
The Danish inventor set out in his submarine with the Swedish journalist in August — but she never returned alive. On Tuesday, after months of shifting stories, he was charged with homicide.
Japan Also Sends Out, Then Retracts, A False Missile Warning
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:27:54 -0500
"North Korea appears to have launched a missile ... The government urges people to take shelter," Tuesday's false alert read. Hawaii sent out a similar message three days ago.
Trump's Insults Will Nudge African Nations Closer To China
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:02:00 -0500
The danger for the U.S. is that Trump's reported slurs make China an even more enticing partner for African nations, writes Somali-British journalist Ismail Einashe.
Top Stories: Calif. Child Abuse Case; Fresh Produce In Food Stamp Program
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:47:22 -0500
Also: Pope Francis is in Chile, facing anger over clergy sex abuse cases; ex-White House strategist Steve Bannon will speak privately to a House committee; and gospel star Edwin Hawkins dies.
Fugu Freakout: Don't Eat The Blowfish, Japanese Officials Warn
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:51:00 -0500
A supermarket in central Japan sold several packages of the fish containing potentially deadly parts. Officials have issued a warning to residents.
Food Stamp Program Makes Fresh Produce More Affordable
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500
A federally funded experimental program is partnering with a Latino grocery chain to reward people who use their food stamps to put more fresh produce on their tables.
How Prosecutors Changed The Odds To Start Winning Some Of The Toughest Rape Cases
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500
A rape case 25 years ago revolutionized justice for people with intellectual disabilities. They were "unwinnable" rape cases, until prosecutors figured out the secret.
Gospel Star Edwin Hawkins, Known For 'Oh Happy Day,' Dies At 74
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:05:00 -0500
In 1970, the Edwin Hawkins singers won a Grammy for best soul gospel performance for "Oh Happy Day." It became an unexpected hit when a San Francisco disc jockey began playing the song.
On Visit To Chile, Pope Asks For Forgiveness Over Sex-Abuse Scandal
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:48:00 -0500
At least five churches have been vandalized since Friday ahead of Francis' visit, some with firebombs as anger persists years after a major sex-abuse scandal that many see as a coverup by the Vatican.
Couple Arrested After Children Found 'Shackled To Their Beds' In California Home
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:34:00 -0500
Authorities said a daughter who managed to escape and dial 911 alerted police to the house of horrors in a Los Angeles suburb: 12 of her siblings, restrained in "dark and foul-smelling surroundings."