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Woman in Controversial Stand Your Ground Case Released on Bond

The Florida woman caught in a controversial stand your ground case in Jacksonville is out on bond as she awaits a new trial.<p>Last year, Marissa …

New, Aggressive HIV Strain Found in West Africa

Swedish researchers have identified a new strain of HIV recently discovered in West Africa, which progresses to AIDS more quickly, reports AFP.<p>The …

Police Briefly Arrest Indian Journalist Over Sex Assault Claims

An Indian magazine editor accused of sexual assault was briefly detained by police in Goa before being granted bail. Tarun Tejpal, who denies the …

U.S. General Apologizes for Drone Strike in Afghanistan

A U.S. general phoned President Hamid Karzai to apologize for a drone strike in Afghanistan on Thursday that killed and wounded civilians—a fact that …

Four Guards, Several Inmates Injured in Rikers Island Fight

A skirmish at New York jail Rikers Island ended with several injured inmates and prison guards.<p>Guards immediately responded to a fight that broke out …

David Plouffe: Obama’s Approval Ratings ‘Will Recover’

Former White House advisor David Plouffe believes President Barack Obama will bounce back from his poor approval ratings following the botched …

How Pakistan and China Are Strengthening Nuclear Ties

Pakistan held a ceremonial groundbreaking last week on a nuclear complex in Karachi that it intends to build with assistance from China. The …

Thailand on Brink as Protesters Issue 48-Hour Ultimatum

Attempts to unseat the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra appear to be entering their final phase with protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban …

Americans Don't Trust Each Other Anymore

WASHINGTON (AP) — You can take our word for it. Americans don't trust each other anymore.<p>We're not talking about the loss of faith in big institutions such as the government, the church or Wall Street, which fluctuates with events.<p>For four decades, a gut-level ingredient of democracy — trust in the …

Why The US Is Walking Away From The Middle East

Contrary to these accusations however, the Obama policy is none of the above: It is a pragmatic approach that takes into account a progressive decline in the political and economic importance of the Middle East.<p>This policy change is currently making headlines in Syria where the United States, …

Senate Democrats Just Took Us a Step Closer to the Imperial Presidency

Why would the Democrats, who never seem to stop worrying about overweening presidential control, roll back the filibuster—and hand their own power to …

British Rocker Admits To Attempted Baby Rape

The former frontman of the Lostprophets, Ian Watkins, pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted child rape and a string of other sex crimes against …

Three Sisters Allegedly Held Captive By Mom And Stepdad For Years

Three teenage sisters were allegedly held prisoner by their mother and stepfather in a Tucson, Ariz., house for up to two years, in what …

Why You Should Care About the Senate’s Latest F-word Controversy

Everything you need to know about filibusters in the U.S. Senate: the talk-’til-you-drop versions, the so-called “nuclear option” and how even the …

Israel and U.S. to Hold Military Exercises When Iran Deal Ends

Over the next six months, while Washington and other world powers bend to the nitty-gritty of rolling back Iran’s nuclear program through talks, …

Microsoft’s New Xbox One Ad Criticized as Sexist

In the wake of mass praise for GoldieBlox’s new ad that empowers young girls to play games that make them engineering savvy, Microsoft is getting a …

Former Patriot Hernandez to Plead the Fifth in Florida Shooting

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez will not be answering to charges that he shot a friend in the face after leaving a strip club in Miami earlier this …

Qatar Reports Mystery Virus MERS Found in Camels

Qatar announced on Wednesday that health officials had identified the first cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in camels, furthering …

Elephant Dies of Constipation at Miami Zoo

A 41-year-old elephant died at the Miami Zoo Wednesday of what appears to be severe constipation.<p>Maude, an Asian elephant, stopped eating and having …

Another 101 Pieces of Nazi-Looted Art Released Online

After the discovery of up to 1,400 famous works of art supposedly seized by the Nazis during World War II, German authorities have posted another 101 …

Montana Officials Appeal Teacher’s ‘Lenient’ One-Month Rape Sentence

Prosecutors are asking the Montana Supreme Court to reconsider the 30-day sentence given to a teacher who raped a 14-year-old girl.<p>The state’s …

Cheney Sisters Take Their Gay Marriage Fight to Facebook

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Cheneys don't see eye-to-eye on the issue of gay marriage. After Liz Cheney reiterated her …

US Methodist church convicts minister for officiating at son's gay wedding

Frank Schaefer could be defrocked after jury convicted him of disobeying the Methodist Book of Discipline<p>A Pennsylvania minister convicted under United Methodist church law of performing his son's same-sex wedding ceremony could learn on Tuesday if he will be defrocked.<p>A jury of his pastoral peers …

America's Longest Married Couple Offer Their Secrets For Lasting Love

Photo: via The Betar Family/WFSB<p>The most life-affirming story of the week comes courtesy of John and Ann Betar, the longest married American couple. …

Pope Francis calls for powers to be stripped from Vatican

Pope Francis says "excessive centralisation" complicates the Church, in his first "apostolic exhortation", but avoids controversial issues such as women priests and abortion<p><b>The Pope</b> has outlined his vision for the future of the Catholic Church, call for powers to be stripped from the <b>Vatican</b>, …

Christianity

Big Dog and Small Pup Are Inseparable Best Friends

Earlier this year we met photogenic Harlow the Weimaraner and his fellow canine buddy Sage. Now, the household has welcomed a new addition to their dog party–Indi the Dachshund. The tiny pup has seamlessly entered the family, adding an adorable element to the already sweet collection of portraits …

Pets

Barack and Michelle Obama: Why We Won't Let Our Daughter Sasha Go On Facebook

It’s a question a lot of parents of teens and preteens struggle with: how much access should their kids get to sites like Facebook, Twitter and …

Michelle Obama