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Stressed? Anxious? 10 Bible verses to remind you God\'s in control

I'm a bit of an expert at being stressed. It's not something I have to work very hard at, it just comes naturally. If you're a worrier (or a forward …

Faith

A Spirit of Forgiveness Is Peculiar to God's People

I've got three seconds to pique your interest to read this article. Some of you have already scanned it and said, "I'm not reading it, it's too …

Pope Francis’ climate change encyclical expected to make global impact

Pope Francis’ much anticipated encyclical about climate change will make a major impact throughout the Roman Catholic Church and beyond, propelled by …

Climate

Boston Radio Still Playing Country Music Hit Despite 'Gay Agenda' Haters

Have you heard Little Big Town’s single, “Girl Crush”? If not (I hadn’t), let me break it down for you. A tale as old as time: Girl dates boy. Boy …

Country Music

Rhodalia Rosea May Be Good Alternative To Drugs For Depression Treatment

Nearly 40 percent of American adults believe in the power of alternative medicine to treat various conditions, from sleep disorders to obesity, and …

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Depression

Clinical depression is a highly misunderstood and stigmatized illness that can happen to anyone. When the blues go beyond two weeks and you start …

10 Ways to Treat Depression Without Antidepressants

You’ve probably been told that antidepressants correct the chemical imbalance in your brain. As it turns out, that’s not quite true. In fact, …

The Spice That Fights Depression

The kitchen cure that works as well as antidepressants<p>In feel-good news (literally), a completely natural pill could soon join the ranks of depression prescriptions. Curcumin, an active compound derived from the spice turmeric, was put to the test against a traditional antidepressant, fluoxetine in …

Landing an aircraft in bad weather depends on many variables

HALIFAX – Pilots make the final call on whether it’s safe to land a plane in bad weather, such as the conditions that prevailed early Sunday when an …

British Airways suspends frequent fliers’ accounts after security hack

Thousands of British Airways frequent flier accounts have been hacked, but the airline claims that most personal information, including addresses and credit information, is safe.<p>The London-based airline did not say how many accounts were compromised, but a report from the Guardian estimates the …

Passenger Opens Emergency Exit: Jet Airways Passenger Jumps 15 Feet Onto Tarmac, Leaves Airport Unquestioned

A passenger opens an emergency exit door and leaps out of an airplane that had just landed in Mumbai in a bizarre story reported this weekend. …

Inaugural Virgin Atlantic flight to Atlanta cancelled after 'water cannon salute' is swapped for foam and clogs engines

A Virgin Atlantic passenger jet was grounded after a botched ‘water cannon salute’ by airport fire tenders clogged up its engines by spraying thick …

How to spot a terrorist, according to US airport security

Excessive yawning, strong body odour and arrogance are among the suspicious signs that US airport staff are trained to associate with potential terrorists, a leaked document has revealed.<p>A confidential security checklist used by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the organisation in …

Turkish Airlines plane in emergency landing in Morocco after bomb threat

The flight was en route to Sao Paulo when it was diverted to Casablanca for an emergency landing<p>A Turkish Airlines flight was forced to make a diversion to <b>Morocco</b> after a bomb threat, the airline has confirmed.<p>The Boeing 777-300ER plane was flying from <b>Istanbul</b> to Sao Paulo when it was diverted to …

What to look for in an Iran nuclear deal

Obama's foreign policy legacy hangs in the balance on the outcome on a deal with Iran.<p>As President Barack Obama pushes to reach a nuclear deal with Iran by a Tuesday deadline, a small army of critics — from congressional Republicans to Israeli leaders to the Saudi royal family — is ready to pounce …

The conspiracy theory around Harry Reid's exercise accident, explained

Byron York, chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner and Fox News contributor, has some questions about Harry Reid:<p>Behind this somewhat enigmatic tweet lies a rather elaborate conspiracy theory. @jhinderaker is John Hinderaker, one of the proprietors of the conservative blog …

Crime

Obama: 'No one made the Senate come alive like Ted Kennedy'

President Barack Obama paid tribute to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy at the dedication of his political institute in Boston on Monday, praising the Democratic lawmaker’s legacy and that of his brother as “alive as ever.”<p>“No one made the Senate come alive like Ted Kennedy,” Obama told a crowd of …

President Barack Obama Nearly Tumbles Down Air Force One Steps, Recovers Impeccably

Despite the millions of dollars of security, helpers and state-of-the-art transport, Barack Obama can still be caught out by the humble step.<p>We've …

Barack Obama

Biden remembers Teddy Kennedy with locker-room anecdote

Vice President Joe Biden paid tribute to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy on Monday, recounting how the Massachusetts Democrat treated him “like a little brother” and became his tutor and guide when Biden arrived in the Senate.<p>That came with some embarrassing moments in the upper chamber’s locker room, …

Clinton urges return to ‘constructive’ US-Israel relationship

Hillary Clinton reportedly is calling for improved ties between the U.S. and Israel, as tensions deepen between the Obama administration and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following his party’s election win earlier this month.<p>The Algemeiner reports that Clinton, in a phone call with Malcolm …

6 Ways to Repurpose the Chicago Spire "Hole"

With Santiago Calatrava’s unfulfilled Chicago Spire amounting to just a (costly) depression along the Chicago River, what was to be the …

Chicago River

Rahm Emanuel conjures up false facts to get Chicago airport named after Obama

Chicago Mayor <b>Rahm Emanuel</b> said last week that <b>Chicago</b> has airports “<b>named after battleships</b>”—but facts are tricky when you don’t know them.<p>Emanuel …

Emanuel Trying To Raid Indiana Firms Over Religious Freedom Law (READ)

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) is looking to capitalize on the outrage over Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) signing a controversial religious freedom law …

Freedom of Religion

Comics A.M. | U.S. airdrops gory anti-ISIS cartoon over Syria

<b>Political cartoons</b> | Airdropping propaganda on the enemy is a time-honored tactic, and it just happened again: Michael Cavna has a copy of the …

Comic Books

The week's best editorial cartoons

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