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  • Pope Francis calls abortion a product of a 'throwaway culture'

    ROME --  After expressing frustration with the Roman Catholic Church’s focus on hot-button doctrinal issues, Pope Francis launched a stinging attack on abortion Friday, calling it the product of a “throwaway culture.” “Every baby...
  • Brazil rancher sentenced for ordering killing of U.S.-born nun

    SAO PAULO -- A Brazilian rancher has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for ordering the killing of U.S.-born nun and Amazon environmental activist Dorothy Stang in 2005. It was the fourth time that Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura was tried in Brazil's...
  • Lucy Lawless sentenced, and the warrior princess is thrilled

     
    Lucy Lawless has been arrested, tried, sentenced — and still claims victory. You could hardly expect the chakram-wielding veteran of ......
  • Coastal panel rejects Navy plan to increase underwater explosions

     
    The California Coastal Commission voted Friday to reject the Navy’s plan for increased use of sonar and underwater explosions as part of increased training and testing off the coast. The Navy requested that the commission find the plan consistent...
  • Pictures in the News | June 26, 2013

     
    Pictures in the News from around the world....
  • Almost all EU nuclear reactors need safety upgrades, report says

     
    Bringing all of the 145 nuclear reactors in the European Union up to safety standards could cost as much as $32 billion, a European Commission report released Thursday said. Sobered by the Fukushima nuclear disaster last year in Japan that forced more...
  • Connecticut Beekeepers Worry About Pesticide Use

    Connecticut Beekeepers Worry About Pesticide Use
    As part of the ongoing battle against Lyme and other tickborne diseases, public health organizations are asking residents in 11 Fairfield County towns to participate in a study to see if wiping out the ticks on rodents will help rein in the illnesses in...
  • 'Book of My Lives': Aleksander Hemon's remarkable tale

    'Book of My Lives': Aleksander Hemon's remarkable tale
    Aleksandar Hemon landed in the United States two decades ago, January 1992. He was 27, a young Bosnian journalist from Sarajevo arriving on a one-month visa, arranged through a cultural exchange program sponsored by the State Department. Just after he...
  • Red Cross aid hasn't reached Japan quake victims

    Red Cross aid hasn't reached Japan quake victims
    Japan's Red Cross has collected more than $1 billion in the first three weeks after the massive earthquake and tsunami but has yet to distribute any funds directly to victims, prompting Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano to urge Sunday that the process...
  • Japanese nuclear plant continues to leak radioactive water into ocean

    Japanese nuclear plant continues to leak radioactive water into ocean
    Radioactive water continued to seep into the sea Monday after a failed attempt to seal the leak at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant using an absorbent polymer, sawdust and shredded paper. Tokyo Electric Power Co. officials think the leak has...
  • 2 coal-burning plants to power down early

    2 coal-burning plants to power down early
    Built during the early part of the last century to satisfy Chicago's growing demand for electricity, two of the nation's oldest coal-fired power plants will shut down amid concerns about lung-damaging air pollution and competition from cleaner, less-...
  • With no labeling, few realize they are eating genetically modified foods

    With no labeling, few realize they are eating genetically modified foods
    When a team of activists wearing white hazmat suits showed up at a Chicago grocery store to protest the sale of genetically modified foods, they picked an unlikely target: Whole Foods Market. Organic foods, by definition, can't knowingly contain...