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  • Warren Jeffs guilty of 'major disciplinary infraction' for prison phone calls

    Warren Jeffs guilty of 'major disciplinary infraction' for prison phone calls
    Texas prison officials have found polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs guilty of "a major disciplinary infraction" following an investigation into whether he violated policy by -- among other things -- preaching a Christmas day sermon from prison, a...
  • Pope announces trip to Mexico, Cuba next spring

     
    Pope Benedict XVI used one of Latin America's most important religious days Monday to announce a trip in the spring to Mexico and Cuba....
  • Jerry Brown: GOP in 'denial' on climate change

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown took on Republicans and the Cato Institute and joked about Jesuits in a speech to his climate change conference in San Francisco Thursday. Speaking to about 250 scientists, activists, policy officials and Richard Branson, Brown blasted...
  • Goldberg: Morality, not theology

    Goldberg: Morality, not theology
    Robert Jeffress introduced Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the Values Voter Summit on Friday. He started a great big hullabaloo by asking, "Do we want a candidate who is a good, moral person, or one who is a born-again follower of the Lord Jesus Christ?" Before...
  • Goldberg: Seduced by the cult of experts

    Goldberg: Seduced by the cult of experts
    When asked what posed the greatest challenge to statesmen, Harold Macmillan, the former British prime minister, responded, "Events, my dear boy, events." That's because events tend to throw everybody off their plan. For example, Hurricane Irene ended...
  • Followers of polygamist Warren Jeffs give up bikes, trampolines

     
    Warren Jeffs rules: Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs has issued new rules to his followers, including a ban on children's toys....
  • 72 Hours: New Year's weekend edition

     
    The should-be-weekly Pop & Hiss rundown of the weekend's top concerts. Friday • Matthew Sweet @ the Echoplex. Long an unashamed devotee of pure power pop buoyed by winning harmonies and gluey hooks, Sweet celebrates the 20th anniversary of his......
  • Christmas Mass in Nigeria rocked by terrorist bombing

     
    A bomb blast during Christmas Mass left 35 people dead and dozens wounded at a Nigerian church near the nation’s capital of Abuja....
  • L.A.'s shrines to the Virgen de Guadalupe

    L.A.'s shrines to the Virgen de Guadalupe
    Every Friday, Margarita Jimenez comes to see the virgin in the parking lot, where kids scream, cars honk and the air stinks of exhaust. She turns to the scene of chaos and asks: "Anyone want to pray with me?" No one responds, but she pulls out her...
  • Traffic to crawl in Des Plaines during religious celebration

     
    Traffic will snarl in parts of Des Plaines starting Sunday when tens of thousands of people begin to flock to the Shrine of Our Lady …...
  • Boss-B-Gone: Police employees accused of alleged Santeria birdseed plot

     
    Here's a sure-fire way of ruffling your boss' feathers: Cast a Santeria spell on him using birdseed. Two North Miami Beach employees who were apparently upset their boss, City Manager Lyndon Bonner, had planned to slash the police budget, planned to...
  • Cult mystic holds 'march of skulls' for Mexico's drug war dead

     
    Cult mystic Alejandro Jodorowsky held an event he said would seek to "heal" Mexico of the cosmic weight of so many dead in the drug war. On Sunday, hundreds of his fans answered the call....