Jesse Solano

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Erdogan says Muslims discovered Americas

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the Americas were discovered by Muslims in the 12th century, nearly three centuries before Christopher Columbus set foot there.<p>"Contacts between Latin America and Islam date back to the 12th century. Muslims discovered America in 1178, not …

Black holes may be destroying stars at the center of the Milky Way

Researchers believe dark matter has built up inside these stars, causing the pulsars to collapse<p>Dark matter may have turned spinning stars into black holes near the center of our galaxy, researchers say. There, scientists expected to see plenty of the dense, rotating stars called pulsars, which are …

Must-see morning clip: Jon Stewart slams President Obama for increasing troop levels in Iraq

“I think this is all sounding a little bullsh*t”<p>Monday night on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart took aim at President Obama's recent decision to increase the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, to aid in the fight against ISIS. Stewart slowly peeled away the Pentagon's "spin" that these troops are …

Furrier who defrauded customers tries to explain why

Howard Bresnik stood in a backroom of a Skokie fur store and pulled a court document out of one of the cartons stacked on a table.<p>"'Master Consignment —'" he began.<p>"I hate to say 'victims,'" he said.<p>But the document did say it: Master Consignment Victim List.<p>For 30 years, Bresnik, a genial …

Salsa Verde

<i>This roasted tomatillo salsa has just a handful of ingredients and roasts quickly in the oven. Salsa verde is perfect for chips and works great in enchiladas, too!</i><p>Well, surprise surprise.<p>I'm back with more cilantro and lime, because cilantro and lime is my jam. And by jam I mean I would totally …

How a ‘Sign From God’ Led Martin Luther to Spark a Revolution That Forever Transformed the Christian Faith

It’s been 497 years since Martin Luther posted his “Ninety-Five Theses” to the door of All Saints’ Church in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany — an act that had sweeping and everlasting ramifications for the Christian faith.<p>Dr. William Edgar, professor of apologetics at Westminster Theological …

Is the Pope Catholic? Critics Rally Around Benedict As Talk of Schism Looms

Conservative Catholics, angry at Pope Francis’s more moderate tone, are bucking the Church’s hierarchy.<p>Almost from the beginning, there have been …

Pope Francis: A friend to Atheists, an Enemy of Truth

Pope Francis: A friend to Atheists, an Enemy of Truth<p>11/01/2014 Atheism , Catholicism 283 Comments<p>First, Pope Francis said atheists will go to heaven …

Mysterious Image Appears In Smoke Plume During Fresno Fire

A mysterious image seen in a smoke plume during a fire rescue is a hot topic in Fresno, California.<p>The fire took place last Saturday at a duplex and was filmed by who woman saw a good samaritan run into the burning building.<p>She screamed, "No, there's a man inside!"<p>Suddenly, a cloud of smoke seems …

Godless millennials could end the political power of the religious right

The 2014 midterm elections are drawing near, and it appears that the Democrats may well lose the Senate, since they’re fighting on unfriendly territory – a large number of seats in red states are up for grabs.<p>But if you look deeper than the national picture, there’s a more interesting story. In …

Fox News and Bill O'Reilly Keep Having Pastor Who Says Obama Is 'Paving the Way for the Future Reign of the Antichrist' as Guest

The First Baptist Church in downtown Dallas is a major institution within the Southern Baptist faith, long powerful and influential. Its senior pastor, Robert Jeffress, made headlines in 2007 with a Sunday sermon calling Willard Romney a member of a religious <b>"cult."</b> Specifically, he said this:<p>"Mitt …

What's Driving the Violence in Sinai

The latest shooting highlights militants' attempts to goad Israel into invading Egypt. But that's unlikely to happen.<p>Violence erupted on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula today as gunmen attacked an Israeli Defense Force patrol stationed near the border town of Mount Harif. Egyptian security forces blamed …

Pope Francis blasts life sentences as ‘hidden death penalty’

Pope Francis has branded life-long prison terms “a hidden death sentence” in an attack on “penal populism” that included severe criticism of countries that facilitate torture.<p>In a wide-ranging speech to a delegation from the International Association of Penal Law, the pontiff said believers should …