Trina Grant

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Victims of Isis: non-western journalists who don’t make the headlines

Last week, Islamic State militants released a fifth video of the British freelance journalist John Cantlie, wearing a Guantánamo Bay-style orange jumpsuit and appearing to read from a script.<p>The film’s release was widely reported. Unsurprisingly: since August, Isis has released videos showing its …

Apple falls victim to an iCloud attack from the Chinese government, servers not affected

The Chinese government is currently staging an attack on Apple’s iCloud, according to Internet censorship monitor <i>Greatfire.org</i>. The report claims …

Waning Influence of Religion in America

On Monday of this past week, the Pew Research Center released the results of a poll taken earlier this month about religion, with this heading, "Public Sees Religion's Influence Waning." The survey addressed a wide range of religious topics relating to life in America.<p>The first question in the poll …

Why Financial Planning Needs More Religion

Acknowledging faith and spirituality helps people better understand their financial goals — and stick to them.<p>As part of my getting-to-know you …

Fashion and Religion Clash at Abercrombie

In France, the bitter controversy over the hijab, or headscarf, worn by some Muslim women relates to citizenship, feminism, and the secularism of the …

It's Time to Get Serious About Freedom of Religion

Looking back, future historians may well identify 2014 as the year in which Christianity in Iraq was dealt a final, mortal blow. The advance of Islamic State radicals and the death and destruction they left in their wake had Christians flee Mosul and surrounding Nineveh Province, an area of …

Here Are All The Places That Accept Apple Pay

Apple Pay, Apple's answer to mobile payments, was finally released on Monday. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users will be able to use Apple Pay in stores once they upgrade to iOS 8.1.<p>Apple Pay connects with your credit and debit cards and allows you to make payments by touching your phone to an NFC-enabled …

Apple's iOS 8.1 update is waiting for you to download it

Well, it's Monday, and that can only mean one thing: Apple's iOS 8.1 update has finally gone live for your installing pleasure. To recap, the new software -- which is debuting just over a month since iOS 8 first hit -- brings back once-trashed favorites like the Camera Roll, and strengthens the …

China may be hacking every iPhone user in the country

<i>Updated Oct. 23 at 1:30pm in Hong Kong.</i><p>Chinese authorities just launched “a malicious attack on Apple” that could capture user names and passwords of anyone who logs into the iCloud from anywhere in the country, the well-respected censorship watchdog GreatFire.org reports. With that information, a …

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Inside the world's worst Ebola outbreak

A doctor at a government-run Ebola treatment center in Monrovia is too busy to mince words.<p>"You have so many patients in agony. Patients are crying in pain," said Soka Moses.<p>"They are dying and all you do is you watch them die sometimes. You pray for them and do the little you do, and just hope …

Poll: Americans Agree With Supreme Court’s Decision Protecting Hobby Lobby From Abortion Mandate

A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows Americans agree with the Supreme Court’s decision this week that the Christian-run Hobby Lobby doesn’t have to …

Nancy Pelosi: Illegal Immigrant Children Are “Worthy of Respect” But Abortion’s Okay

Former Speaker of the US House, and current Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, was in Texas over the weekend to visit the southern border between Texas …

3 New Ways to Eat Kale

Chips and salads are only the start of it<p>Quick: What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think of kale? Maybe it’s <i>healthy</i> or <i>nutritious</i>—but you should also think of kale as <i>sexy</i>, say chef Jennifer Iserloh and Drew Ramsey, MD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University. …

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Classic American Design: Shaker

<i>Tis The Gift To Be Simple</i>. Down to the last detail, Shaker rooms and furnishings are known for their timeless simplicity and practicality. While only …

Living Like By the Shores of Silver Lake ~ Food Storing Containers

When the Ingalls knew winter was near, they started to prepare of what they should do. Their first idea was to just go back East, they lived in a …

Immigration to Israel slowing — except from France

NETANYA, Israel — This sunny city on the Mediterranean has become known among Israelis as the French Riviera, both as a compliment and a dig.<p>As immigration to Israel has dipped over the past 10 years, France is the only country seeing a growing number of its Jewish citizens move there. And Netanya …

Supreme Court says nuns are exempt for now from Obamacare contraceptives rule

The Supreme Court said Friday that a group of Colorado nuns does not have to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that employers offer insurance plans that cover contraceptives while the nuns pursue a legal challenge of that portion of the law.<p>In a short and unsigned order, the court …

Online outage cripples U.S. court system

The federal court system was<p>hit with a denial-of-service attack struck by technical problems Friday afternoon that brought several government Web sites to a halt. PACER — the site for accessing the electronic court filing database — as well as uscourts.gov and various other Web sites belonging to …

The 8 Best Neutral Paint Colors That'll Work In Any Home, No Matter The Style (PHOTOS)

If you're the type who wants their walls to be a backdrop rather than a focal point, then you definitely want to go with neutrals. But all those beige, gray, brown and white swatches have a tendency to blend together. You could strain your eyesight trying to tell the difference between "Creamy …

Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong sentenced to four years in prison

BEIJING — Leading Chinese lawyer and activist Xu Zhiyong was sentenced to four years in prison on Sunday for gathering crowds to disturb public order, his attorney said, in a case human rights groups said made a mockery of China’s professed commitment to the rule of law and to fighting …

Artists Create Mesmerizing Miniature Worlds, All Within The Confines Of A Fish Tank

Welcome to the world of aquascaping, an intricate "outsider" craft that involves arranging rocks, stones, wood and -- yes -- aquatic plants in wild, underwater designs. If you weren't aware of the fish-tank-bound art practice, we're happy to introduce you to its submerged wonders.<p>Whisper of the …

8 Cool DIY Kitchen Backsplashes

A kitchen backsplash is a thing that every kitchen has but how can you easily design it? There are lots of ways! If you are looking for a rustic kitchen backsplash, make it of wood – of natural wood or just old pallets, that’s cheap and looks great. Wine corks can also comprise a fantastic kitchen …

Netanyahu would let Israeli settlers live in future Palestine: report | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will insist that Jewish settlers in the West Bank have a right to remain under Palestinian rule in any future peace deal, a government official was quoted as saying on Sunday.<p>Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the …

The minimum wage is set to rise in Britain. And Conservatives are all for it.

LONDON — The Great Recession has not been good to Rochelle Monte.<p>A home health aide, the 38-year-old mother of three has been squeezed by ever-rising food and transportation costs, even as her minimum-wage salary has barely budged.<p>But Monte will probably get a raise this year, thanks in part to an …

Postal rates to rise Monday; court challenges ahead

Postage rates on first-class letters and most other mail will rise Monday by 3 cents to help the financially ailing U.S. Postal Service recoup millions of dollars it lost during the economic downturn.<p>But the largest rate increase in 11 years will be in effect only for about 24 months, the time …

Egypt's generals give Sisi green light to run for president | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s top military council gave the army chief, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a green light on Monday to seek election as president, a vote he is almost sure to win with Egyptians weary of turmoil unleashed by a pro-democracy uprising in 2011.<p>Egypt's Defense Minister Abdel …

France's Hollande cautiously backs Turkey EU membership bid | Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande cautiously backed Turkey’s aim to join the European Union on Monday despite its recent crackdown on police and judiciary and earlier French reservations about the idea.<p>French President Francois Hollande is seen as he meets Turkey's Prime …