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'Beyond Anger': Pittsburgh Priest Says Sex Abuse Report 'Shook' Parishioners

The release of a massive grand jury report into sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania is posing a challenge for priests who will address the report to their parishioners this weekend. The roughly 900-page report includes horrid reports of of "predator priests" that conducted …

Catholicism

I Am a Catholic Priest Who Was Sexually Abused by a Pastor. Here’s How the Church Must Change

When I read the grand jury report on the Catholic Church from Pennsylvania, which after two years of combing 70 years of records found that over 300 …

Christianity

No, Your Cereal Is Not Full of Weedkiller

The Environmental Working Group knows how to play the media like a goddamn piano. They take a category of healthy things we all use—sunscreen, …

Glyphosate

Why is the Bible so offensive?

Would you believe it if I told you the mere sight of the Bible is offensive to some people?<p>This week, my church is holding its SoCal Harvest event for the 29th year in a row. Formerly known as Harvest Crusade, this annual gathering is one of the largest evangelical outreach events in the world. As …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Dutch Court Has Ruled 'Pastafarians' Cannot Wear Colanders in ID Photos

Farfalle fanatics lament: A Dutch court has ruled that followers of the farcical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster cannot wear colanders on …

Judiciary

Architect of bin Laden raid issues stunning rebuke of Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Retired Adm. William McRaven, the man who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, issued a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan on Thursday, defending the former spy chief as …

Donald Trump

INCEPTION’s Mystery Ending Has Finally Been Solved

One of director Christopher Nolan‘s most ambitious movies of the last decade was <i>Inception</i>, a trippy heist film that involved breaking into the dreams …

Michael Caine

Vatican condemns sex abuse described in Pennsylvania grand jury report

<b>VATICAN CITY --</b> The Vatican has condemned sexual abuse described in a Pennsylvania grand jury report and said Pope Francis is on the victims' …

Christianity

Cramer Remix: The secret to Walmart’s blowout quarter lies within its own walls

It might be time to rethink FANG, according to CNBC's Jim Cramer.<p>FANG, which stands for Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google, was coined by the "Mad …

Investing

Latin American Jews Whose Ancestors Fled Inquisition Will Get First Rabbi

For the first time, “long-lost” Jewish communities in three Central American nations will have their own full-time rabbi.<p>The Bnei Anousim — whose …

El Salvador

Venezuela Cuts to Fight Inflation (Zeroes From Its Currency, That Is)

MEDELLÍN, Colombia — Faced with nearly incomprehensible inflation — 32,714 percent as of Wednesday — Venezuelan officials thought they had a solution: They changed the color of the bank notes and increased their denomination. Then they said they would lop off three zeros. And when that didn’t seem …

Venezuela

Conflicting Reports Emerge About Game Developer's Arrest After Filming Police

Game developer Patricia Pizer was arrested in Rock Hill, South Carolina yesterday on charges that she assaulted a police officer while filming the …

Game Development

How to Write a To-Do List That Will Make You Happier and More Productive

Organizing your priorities to set yourself up for success is easier than it seems.<p>A lot goes into being at your productive peak. One simple tool that can keep you organized and motivated is a tidy to-do list.<p>I often hear a common misconception about organizing tasks: It's stressful, overbearing and …

Productivity

Learn How the Cozy Craft of Quilting Endured the Civil War and Thrives Today

There are some objects that are so commonplace in our everyday lives that we hardly give them a second thought. A quilt is likely one of those items. Many of us have probably snuggled up with a handmade quilt at some point in our lives; maybe you have one that was passed down from a relative. But …

Quilting

FDA Approves Teva's Generic Version of EpiPen Injector

WASHINGTON—The Food and Drug Administration approved Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.’s generic version of Mylan’s EpiPen injector device for life-threatening allergic reactions, the most widely sold such device in the U.S.<p>The product, whose brand-name version is manufactured by Mylan NV, …

Pharma

Revived Keystone XL Pipeline Suffers a Major Setback in Court

Having been struck down by former President Barack Obama and revived by President Donald Trump, the embattled Keystone XL pipeline just suffered a …

Judiciary

The Samsung Note 9 Shows How Important Smartphone Cooling Has Become

Recently, sentiment has been growing that smartphones aren’t as exciting as they used to be, and to a certain extent, that’s true. Smartphones have …

Galaxy Note

'Weaponization of faith': Examples from clergy abuse report

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A landmark grand jury report on clergy abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania detailed how priests often used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to groom, molest and rape children.<p>Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro …

Catholicism

The Lie Sarah Huckabee Sanders Could Not Tell

No matter what the current president has been accused of, his loyal press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been right there to spin it into …

Donald Trump

Apple Argues Its HQ Is Worth Only $200 To Reduce Tax Burden

3:31 PM 08/14/2018<p>Apple, history’s first trillion-dollar company, is arguing that a cluster of new buildings at its headquarters is worth only $200 …

Santa Clara County

Florida candidate who wrongly said she had college degree reportedly will drop out

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Republican candidate for the Florida Legislature who apologized for saying she had a college degree that she didn't complete has reportedly reversed course and said she would withdraw from the race.<p>Melissa Howard said in a text message to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that “I …

College & University

Stagnating salaries: Real US wages are essentially back at 1974 levels, Pew reports

Forget the chatter about tight labor markets, low unemployment, and vastly improved productivity. Purchasing power for most Americans has stagnated for decades.<p>If you get a $1,200 annual raise on the same day that your rent goes up by $100 a month, you don't need an accountant to tell you that you …

Income Inequality

More Bridges Will Collapse

Two disasters in Europe are the latest examples of the decline of infrastructure—as an idea as much as a physical thing.<p>There’s an old chestnut about infrastructure that goes, <i>Infrastructure is everything you don’t notice—until it fails</i>. It’s a definition that works for any kind of infrastructure, …

Florida International University

Verizon 5G package will include 4K Apple TV and YouTube TV

As part of its effort to get a jump on the competition when it comes to 5G networks, Verizon reportedly plans to offer a free 4K Apple TV to customers.<p>Verizon will be the first mobile carrier to offer 5G residential broadband service in the U.S. later this year, and it’s trying to lure subscribers …

Smart TV

Sims 4 Torture House Breaks The Game

Here is a house so bizarre, so broken in its design and execution that when Sims actually try and live in it the game just can’t cope.<p>Made by Aussie …

Swimming Pools

China says U.S. solar tariffs violate trade rules, lodges WTO complaint

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China's commerce ministry said a U.S. decision to subsidize renewable energy firms and impose tariffs on imported products has seriously distorted the global market and harmed China's interests, firing the latest shot in a broader trade conflict.<p>China has lodged a …

China

Senate's 'Kremlin Crusher' Means Get Out Of Russia Now

Republican war hawk Lindsey Graham is revamping Russian sanctions in the Senate, this time threatening to do what many in the market have feared—banning investments in Russian bonds and lending to its biggest banks, namely Sberbank and VTB Bank.<p>Many of the Senators who worked on the passing of the …

Russia

Turkey crisis: Erdogan vows to boycott US electronics

Lira recovers slightly against the dollar but Turkish president fires a new volley at the US over electronics imports.<p>Turkey's president fired a new salvo in the growing war of words with the United States on Tuesday, saying Ankara will boycott all American-made electronic products.<p>Showing no signs …

Interest Rates

The first graphene jacket is here, and it’s magical

And it only costs $695.<p>At 595 euros ($695) a pop, Vollebak’s new graphene jacket isn’t for everyone. But if even half of what its creators promise is true, it could be worth every cent. According to the company, it shares many of the magical properties of graphene–absorbing heat and then warming …

Graphene

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Tell Off Other People's Kids

An incident at soft play helps Stu Heritage finds his inner Angry Stranger<p>In my local shopping centre, there is a soft play area. I’m exaggerating slightly – it’s six foam mats and a slide tucked underneath an escalator halfway between Debenhams and New Look – but my children love it. I take them …

Parenting