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NFL Great Reveals Biblical Meaning Behind His Jersey Number — and the Ritual He Performed Before Every Game

The New York Jets retired former running back Curtis Martin’s number in 2012, but the story behind how he ended up wearing “28” on his jersey in the first place isn’t widely known. As it turns out, a pastor’s advice — and Old Testament scripture — led him to adopt the two digits.<p>Pro football Hall …

Businessman’s Bold Plan to Save the Lives of Thousands of Unborn Babies: ‘God Just Wouldn’t Let This Idea Go’

Brian Fisher was a successful businessman when he launched a charitable organization with the goal of taking a creative and tech-driven approach to saving unborn babies — a venture that eventually led him to abandon the corporate world completely.<p>Online for Life founder Brian Fisher (Image source: …

Children used as child soldiers in South Sudan

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The use of child soldiers — teenage boys dressed in military uniforms and carrying assault rifles — is commonplace in South …

Two U.S. Ebola patients have recovered, both discharged from Atlanta hospital

At least 39 dead, 51 still missing after landslides in western Japan

Japanese police said the death toll from rain-triggered landslides on the outskirts of Hiroshima city rose to 39 on Thursday with 51 people still missing, as search efforts continued in the devastated area.<p>Hillsides caved in or were swept down into residential areas in at least five valleys in the …

Gov’t Officials Clash With Church Over Signs Advertising Worship Services — and the Case Could Become the Next Important Religious Freedom Battle

As debate continues to rage surrounding the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, religious freedom proponents are turning their attention to the next legal battle that could have an impact on local ordinances governing how churches advertise.<p>The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear Reed v. Gilbert, …

Are Tattoos on Christians a ‘Heathen Practice’? This Christian TV Host Thinks So

Controversial Christian TV host Pat Robertson has made it clear he isn’t a fan of body ink, telling viewers Wednesday that “tattooing is a heathen practice,” regardless of whether the image one chooses is religious in nature.<p>“It doesn’t make it okay because it’s religious, believe me,” Robertson …

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South Korea ferry disaster: Coast Guard releases new video of ferry captain being rescued

Wearing only a sweater and underpants, disgraced Sewol ferry captain Lee Joon-seok leaps from the sinking ferry onto a rescue boat<p>The South Korean Coast Guard on Monday released footage of captain Lee Joon-seok fleeing the passenger ferry Sewol as it sank in coastal waters off Jindo Island on 16 …

Filipino Protesters Burn Effigy of Barack Obama

Filipino protesters burned an effigy of President Barack Obama in Manila on Monday as the U.S. signed a deal that gives its military greater access to Philippine bases.<p>Some 800 activists burned mock U.S. flags and chanted "no-bama, no bases, no war" on the road leading to Malacanang Palace, where …

Chibok abductions: Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan under pressure

<b>With some 187 girls still missing two weeks after they were abducted from a school in north-eastern Nigeria, the government is under growing pressure, reports BBC Nigeria correspondent Will Ross.</b><p>The agonising wait goes on. Almost two weeks after they were driven away from their boarding school in …

New Horizons probe sends revealing new images of Pluto's surface

Remarkable new images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft are drastically rewriting scientists' understanding of Pluto and its large moon Charon and bolstering the case for the exploration of a host of other small worlds that lie at the shadowy edge of the solar system.<p>The images, beamed to Earth …

Deadly tornadoes lash South

Deadly twisters lashed Alabama and Mississippi on Monday as the South took a violent second-day assault from spring storms.<p>Seven people were reported killed in Mississippi and as many as six were reported killed in Alabama, although only two had been confirmed and the total was uncertain Monday …