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Gay church music director says wedding news led to dismissal

A longtime music director at Holy Family Catholic Church in Inverness said he was fired from his job this week after he announced that he was engaged to his male partner.<p>Colin Collette, of Chicago, said that church leaders knew he was gay long before he posted the announcement of his wedding plans …

Christianity

How to pay less for everything

Over the past few years, in the interest of saving money I’ve cut the cord with cable, nabbed an amazing deal on a top-of-the-line refurbished …

Personal Finance

Christiane Amanpour: This Might Be 'The End of Iraq as We Know It'

The world is facing a nightmare scenario in Iraq and across the Middle East, according to veteran journalist Christiane Amanpour, chief international …

Border Children Tell Their Stories: Why We Came to the US

Cesar was four years old when a group of men in his tiny hometown killed his father. He was a teenager when he says the same group of men began to threaten his older brother.<p>At age 17, tired of hiding in his house, Cesar left the poverty, violence and drug gangs of Guatemala behind and set out for …

Immigration

Apple announces 'HealthKit' platform and new 'Health' app

SAN FRANCISCO — As expected, Apple jumped into the health-information business today, launching both a new health app and a cloud-based health-information platform.<p>The new app, called simply “Health,” will collect a number of body metrics including blood pressure, heart rate, and stats on diet and …

Adobe Voice lets amateurs make videos like a pro (sort of)

Whether you're doing a book report or trying to show someone how to boil an egg: video can make it a heck of a lot easier for you to get your point across. Adobe's new iPad app, Voice, hopes to make the often time-consuming experience of creating your own such videos a lot faster and easier. The …

Vatican to debate teachings on divorce, birth control, gay unions

Contraception, cohabitation, divorce, remarriage and same-sex unions: They're issues that pain and puzzle Roman Catholics who want to be true to both their church and themselves.<p>Now those issues are about to be put up for debate by their leader, a man who appears determined to push boundaries and …

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

Books

Edward Snowden, NSA files source: 'If they want to get you, in time they will'

Edward Snowden was interviewed over several days in Hong Kong by Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill.<p><b>Q: Why did you decide to become a …

Consequence of Sound

How to Find Motivation to Meditate

`Meditation can be a great way to relax and de-stress. It's also used to create emotional and spiritual well-being. Sometimes, though, meditation …

Meditation

Why Does the Right Think the Left Is Morally Squishy?

"I am repelled by the Left's worldview, which implicitly argues that morality is subjective," Matt Lewis writes. But that isn't so.<p>YoHandy/Flickr<p>Pending clarification, let's set the left aside and talk about the American right. To what moral absolutes does it subscribe in practice? Certainly some …

Earth Day Pictures: 20 Stunning Shots of Earth From Space

Auroras, glaciers, and gullies feature among the most stunning pictures of Earth from space, chosen by National Geographic photo editors for Earth Day 2011.

10 Apps That Made My Life Better

Apps

Signs of Spring

While the official first day of spring was three weeks ago, many in the northern hemisphere are only just starting to experience warmer weather. People, plants, and animals are beginning to emerge from their winter modes to step outside, bloom, and otherwise welcome the sunshine. These photos show …

Does The Crash In Precious Metals Signal The Beginning of Another Financial Crisis?

For precious metals investors, the last five days have been like 2008-9 all over again, as the end to the sell-off doesn’t seem to be anywhere in the offing.<p>Is the precious metal crash the beginning of another financial crisis that will touch equities?<p>Judging from the performance of major equity …

So If The PC Is Dying, What Happens With Microsoft Next?

Is the death of the PC imminent and if so what does it mean for the key players? The “death of the PC” debate began with Dell‘s SEC filings, where the company at the heart of the PC business declared that PC decline is a way of life, and an IDC report that showed a 14% decline in shipments, year …

“Household name” cloud computing companies are preparing to dunk their servers in vats of oil

By June or July of this year, according to Andy Price of Green Revolution Cooling, something strange will be announced by at least two of the companies that own the hundreds of thousands of computers that make the internet possible. In out-of-the-way locations, these companies—whose identities …

Green Movement

Zuckerberg group lines up pieces

SAN FRANCISCO — After weeks of anticipation and a shaky start, the new political advocacy group backed by Mark Zuckerberg launched Thursday with a list of top Silicon Valley CEOs and a notable team of strategists.<p>The group is called FWD.us, as in Forward U.S., and its initial push will be on the …

How a Single Android Phone Can Hack an Entire Plane

If airlines were already keen to keep your phone switched off, things could soon get even more militant. According to a talk by Hugo Teso at the Hack …

Mesmerizing Photos of the Human Tower Festivals of Catalonia

Every year in Catalonia, Spain, there are festivals in which people come together to build colorful — and ridiculously tall — human towers that are …

Your bank isn’t much safer than the ones that failed in Cyprus

Why are Cyprus’s bank depositors scheduled to take such a big haircut when their banks are wound up?<p>Not just because so many are Russian, but more simply: Their banks didn’t have enough equity to avoid losses when loans went bad. Cypriot regulators, eager to attract foreign money, let banks skate …

Finance

The Next 10 Tech Markets That Will Be Worth $1 Billion Or More

And sometimes it takes years — like with the dumb phones that grew like mold from the mid-1990s through the late 2000s.<p>And now, for example, the prevalence of smart mobile devices has spurred the mobile app industry, an entirely new piece of infrastructure which supports thousands of companies and …

Artificial Intelligence

Pope's foot-wash a final straw for traditionalists

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has won over many hearts and minds with his simple style and focus on serving the world's poorest, but he has devastated traditionalist Catholics who adored his predecessor, Benedict XVI, for restoring much of the traditional pomp to the papacy.<p>Francis' decision to …