Here comes the world's newest superpower. The rest of the world is gloomily contemplating economic slowdown and even recession. Not in Beijing. China is set to make 2008 the year it asserts its status as a global colossus by flexing frightening economic muscle on international markets, enjoying unprecedented levels of domestic consumption and showcasing itself to a watching world with a glittering £20bn Olympic Games.
Professor Ian Wilmut, who led the team which created Dolly the sheep through genetic cloning, has been knighted.
A town in the US state of Louisiana is to be allowed to change its telephone prefix so that residents can avoid a number many associate with the Devil.
Marvel Comics and the United Nations are teaming up to create comic books to show superheroes working with the agency to rid the world of conflict and disease.
Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke listed three wishes on his 90th birthday: for the world to embrace cleaner energy resources, for a lasting peace in his adopted home, Sri Lanka, and for evidence of extraterrestrial beings.
Agents from MI6 entered secret talks with Taliban leaders despite Gordon Brown's pledge that Britain would not negotiate with terrorists, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.
Former FBI director J Edgar Hoover had a plan to arrest 12,000 Americans he deemed a possible threat to national security, declassified papers reveal.
Not even three million people live in the US state of Iowa. But on Jan. 3, voters there will determine the fate of those seeking to become America's next president. The battle has begun in earnest.
Nearly a third of Fairfield’s 10,000 residents are meditators. Typically, they tend to vote more Democratic than Republican. But just as commonly, they favor candidates and politics that fall outside the mainstream. For a time, that was the Natural Law Party, which had its headquarters in Fairfield, which tried — with little notice from the rest of us — to elect John Hagelin president based on the principles of TM.
Israeli scholar believes Christ's birth was in Galilee town with same name
As millions celebrate the birth of Jesus, a question has arisen about the actual location the Son of God came into the world.
A church choir conductor and teacher was found slain in his South Shore apartment Sunday morning, officials said.
His detractors may argue that his green principles do not stand up to close examination.
An intelligent design think tank has launched a new website recounting the failures of Darwinism that were left unmentioned by study materials on a PBS documentary covering the 2005 Dover trial.
The British government will soon release previously classified details regarding hundreds of reported sightings of unidentified flying objects.
The U.S. government disregarded numerous warnings over the past two years about the risks of using Blackwater Worldwide and other private security firms in Iraq, expanding their presence even after a series of shooting incidents showed that the firms were operating with little regulation or oversight, according to government officials, private security firms and documents.
The Archbishop of Canterbury said yesterday that the Christmas story of the Three Wise Men was nothing but a 'legend'.
After violent clashes with police at City Hall, protesters vowed that the fight over a plan to demolish 218 public housing buildings for the poor was far from over, both in the courts and on the streets.
As Japan takes a more active role in military affairs, the defence minister has more on his mind than just threats here on Earth.
The crowds are huge and the rallies full of passion. Welcome to the revolution - the Ron Paul "rEVOLution."
Over 400 prominent scientists from more than two dozen countries recently voiced significant objections to major aspects of the so-called "consensus" on man-made global warming. These scientists, many of whom are current and former participants in the UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), criticized the climate claims made by the UN IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore.
Jason Scheuerman nailed a suicide note to his barracks closet in Iraq, stepped inside and shot himself.
President Bush has approved what officials are describing as the most significant realignment of the Army since World War II, signing off on a plan that will keep more troops than previously envisioned in Europe and add large numbers of soldiers to bases in Colorado, Georgia and Texas, Army officials said Wednesday.
Republican presidential hopeful Ron
Paul has received a $500 campaign donation from a white supremacist
from West Palm Beach, and the Texas congressman doesn't plan to
A U.S. judge ordered the Secret Service on Monday to disclose records of visits by nine prominent conservative Christian leaders to the White House and Vice President Dick Cheney's residence.
President Bush granted pardons Tuesday to carjackers, drug dealers, a moonshiner and a violator of election laws, but not to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, his vice president's former top aide who was convicted in the case of the leaked identity of a CIA operative.
The U.S. Forest Service has bought $600,000 worth of “Electronic Control Devices” without any training program, rules for use or even a written explanation as to why the devices are needed, according to agency records posted today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The devices, known as Tasers, are sitting in storage and cannot be issued because the agency has yet to develop a training course.
Residents balked at putting a Blackwater training camp near this sleepy mountain village, voting to recall five members of an advisory planning board that endorsed the global security firm's plan.
Authorities were looking for two suspects Wednesday in the shooting of six young people at a school bus stop following a fight about a girl.
Police in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong have arrested 270 Protestant pastors from house Churches for taking part in an “illegal religious gathering” in the district of Hedeng near the city of Linyi. At present about 150 Christians are still in a state prison, this according to a US-based NGO, the China Aid Association (CAA), which lobbies for freedom of worship in China.
Relations between Israel and the Vatican have hit yet another bump in the road, with officials pessimistic about the outcome of today's meeting to finalise legal and financial status of the Church in Israel.
Take command of your soldiers from this fully outfitted battlezone...
For five years, Jumah al-Dossari sat in a tiny cell at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, watched day and night by military captors who considered him one of the most dangerous terrorist suspects on the planet.
The hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church has published a teaching document instructing the faithful that some parts of the Bible are not actually true.
A Houston, Texas woman says she was gang-raped by Halliburton/KBR coworkers in Baghdad, and the company and the U.S. government are covering up the incident.
A proposal by security contractor Blackwater has divided residents of this sleepy mountain village into two camps: Those who welcome the company's plans to build a firing range here and critics who want to keep it out of town.
Forget Evian or Vitaminwater. The latest beverage trend: 'Holy Water.'
You need only go back to the first chapter of Genesis to see how elemental water is to the observance of faith: "And the Spirit of God," the Bible says, "moved upon the face of the waters."
Disgraced U.S. football star Michael Vick was sentenced on Monday to 23 months in prison for his role in an illegal dogfighting ring in which he had admitted he was involved in the killing of at least eight dogs.
It was a coincidence, no doubt. Not only did Bush visit Omaha prior to the massacre, but so did the Ministry of Homeland Security.
Having babies is bad for the planet, and parents of more than two children should be charged a birth levy and annual tax to offset the "greenhouse gases" their child will be responsible for over his or her lifetime.
When Hugh Grant took the top job at Monsanto in May, 2003, the company's nickname in some quarters was "Mutanto." A growing chorus of critics warned that Monsanto's genetically modified plant seeds would wipe out the monarch butterfly, give people virulent new allergies, and reduce the planet's agricultural diversity..............
“A gunman walked into a training center dormitory for young Christian missionaries early Sunday and opened fire, killing two of the center’s staff members and wounding two others,” reports the Guardian. “The shooting happened at about 12:30 a.m. at the Youth With a Mission center, police spokeswoman Susan Medina said. About 45 people were evacuated from the dormitory in this Denver suburb.”
Some of the world's poorest people in Africa and Asia are hardest hit by public corruption — forced to pay bribes for police protection, education and justice — according to a survey released Thursday.
A lot of American voters, says ABC's Martin Bashir, take a candidate's faith into consideration when deciding who will get their vote.
Rupert Murdoch is out to prove that you can serve God and mammon after all. The media tycoon's Fox Entertainment has bought beliefnet, the largest online faith and spirituality network.
The noise that was heard last night in Tehran, according to credible reports, was a hearty Persian laugh after looking at the U.S. intelligence service's website. The unclassified document that Director of National Intelligence,
Only two of six Christian ministries under scrutiny for allegations of opulent spending turned over documents to a Senate panel by a Thursday deadline, with others either fighting the request or asking for more time.
A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's Bali on Friday, officials said, and it was strongly felt at a UN climate conference in the resort island.
Evangelical pastors are helping to create a terrible new campaign of violence against young Nigerians. Children and babies branded as evil are being abused, abandoned and even murdered while the preachers make money out of the fear of their parents and their communities
Christian groups are up in arms here over a new children's film starring Nicole Kidman and based on an award-winning novel by British author Philip Pullman, accusing it of being anti-religious.
Sarcos has been working for the military on real-life exoskeletons, to radically boost soldiers' strength.
Lawsuit Claims Blackwater Guards Abandoned Post on Day of Shootings, Used Steroids
On the eve of the Annapolis summit on the Middle East conflict, the Saudi royal family released 1,500 members of Al Qaeda from prison, requiring them only to promise to refrain from jihad within the Arabian Peninsula.
After more than 60 years, Nazi documents stored in a vast warehouse in Germany were unsealed Wednesday, opening a rich resource for Holocaust historians and for survivors to delve into their own tormented past.
Denver is shelving a diversity-training video that portrays a white man as the sole racist, sexist and homophobe among a cast of blacks, Hispanics and women.
On February 17, 2006, in a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld spoke of the harm being done to the country’s security, not just by the enemy, but also by what he called “news informers” who needed to be combated in “a contest of wills.”
Oral Roberts University the debt-ridden evangelical institution riven by scandal, has been handed a $70 million lifeline.
Oprah Winfrey will be letting out all the stops on her XM Satellite Radio program this coming year. Beginning January 1, 2008, “Oprah & Friends” will offer a year-long course on the New Age teachings of A Course in Miracles.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday the U.S.-hosted Mideast peace conference was a "failure" and that Israel is doomed to "collapse," lashing out at the Annapolis meeting that is widely seen as isolating Iran.
Parents pull students from district, citing conflicts with biblical rules
The new 'Beowulf' flick combines a bizarre mix of homoerotic imagery, locker room machismo and total carnage.
The Roman Catholic Church has called for women to be allowed to give birth to human-animal hybrids created in the laboratory.
China is running out of fuel. Police are guarding petrol stations in several inland provinces to prevent fights, as shortages of petrol and diesel are causing huge queues of trucks, buses and cars.
President Bush will announce on Wednesday that Keith Hennessey is his pick to be chairman of the National Economic Council, replacing Al Hubbard, who is joining a growing line of top presidential advisers exiting the White House as the Bush administration heads into its final year.
Israeli and Palestinian leaders agreed Tuesday to immediately resume long-stalled talks toward a deal by the end of next year that would create an independent Palestinian state, using a U.S.-hosted Mideast peace conference to launch their first negotiations in seven years.
There is a bit of perverse poetry in the fact that the Annapolis conference is taking place the same week as the 60th anniversary of the UN General Assembly's resolution recommending that the British Mandate of Palestine be partitioned between a Jewish and Arab state.
Two weeks ago, the Pentagon announced the "good news" that the Army had met its recruiting goal for October, the first month in a five-year plan to add 65,000 new soldiers to the ranks by 2012.
One day after the announcement of a congressional investigation into their ministry finances, televangelists Kenneth and Gloria Copeland of Fort Worth may have a new set of problems.
Related - Letter From John Copeland
There's no mention of him in the Bible but the plot of a fantasy film set in India gives Jesus Christ a twin brother -- and an evil one at that.
Saddleback Church, home of ”Purpose Driven“ Pastor Rick Warren, is set to open its third annual Global Summit on AIDS and the Church on Wednesday.
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, an underdog Texas congressman with a libertarian streak, has picked up an endorsement from a Nevada brothel owner.
Paddy: Mel Gibson's Holocaust-denying father has just come out in support of Paul's campaign.
A British woman who had an abortion 10 years ago and was later sterilized did so because she believes pregnancy is bad for the environment, the London Daily Mail reported Sunday.
Christian kids are typically sent to Sunday school for lessons on the Bible and morals. For nonbelievers, there's atheist Sunday school.
The military refuses to come clean, insisting the high rates are due to "personal problems," not experience in combat.
Nearly 80 French police officers have been injured, six seriously, during a second night of riots by youths in the suburbs of Paris, police unions say.
Outgoing Philadelphia Mayor John Street officiated at his first same-sex commitment ceremony at City Hall on Saturday. A pro-family organization said the event marked a "dark day in the history of the City of Brotherly Love."
Christian bookshops are refusing to stock copies of a new Bible study guide that challenges standard New Testament translations that describe gay sex as sinful.
The Roman Catholic Church must figure out what it is doing wrong in the battle for souls, because so many Catholics are leaving the church to join Pentecostal and other evangelical movements, a top Vatican cardinal said Friday.
Abraham Bolden, a former Secret Service agent, tells CNN that he knew of a plot to assassinate John F. Kennedy in Chicago several weeks beforehand. Bolden is writing a book about the alleged plot titled "The Echo from Dealey Plaza: The true story of the first African American on the White House Secret Service detail and his quest for justice after the assassination of JFK."
Dozens of teens dressed in uniforms provided by the US Marines stand at attention in the gym of a Chicago public high school as a drill sergeant goes through a list of the day's do's and don'ts.
Becoming the target of a congressman's inquiry apparently isn't affecting North Texas televangelist Kenneth Copeland's relationship with Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.
In federal courts and on Capitol Hill, challenges are brewing to a key legal strategy President George W. Bush is using to protect a secret surveillance program that monitors phone calls and e-mails inside the United States.
A growing number of customers in Germany are paying for their bills by fingerprint these days..
Hamas officials have issued stark warnings that the Israeli-Palestinian peace conference in Annapolis this week is likely to result in more violence rather than settlement, including a threat from the group to escalate its own 'resistance' to Israeli occupation.
Reality has finally caught up to the stock market. The American consumer is underwater, the banks are buried in dept, and the housing market is in terminal distress. The Dow is now below its 200-Day Moving Average -- the first big "sell" signal. Anything below 12,500 could trigger program-trading and crash the market. The increased volatility suggests that we are watching a "real time" meltdown.
FDA Wants Warnings About Possible Bizarre Behavior in Kids That Get 2 Widely Used Flu Drugs.
The Bush Administration knew that Pakistani strongman Pervez Musharraf planned to institute emergency rule but did not act or speak out about the plan, according to officials with knowledge of the discussion who spoke anonymously in Friday's Wall Street Journal.
Reverend Dennis Meredith used to condemn homosexuality in his sermons, reports CNN's Dan Lothian in a video from CNN's Sunday morning broadcast, but had a change of heart due to a family secret.
A human-rights organisation has claimed that Kenyan police killed as many as 8,040 people by execution or torture during a crackdown on a banned sect.
The group said a further 4,070 people had gone missing as security forces tried to wipe out the Mungiki sect.
"America is coming apart, decomposing, and...the likelihood of her survival as one nation...is improbable -- and impossible if America continues on her current course," declares Pat Buchanan. "For we are on a path to national suicide."
Gerald Celente is not your garden variety doom-and-gloom crackpot. Celente, director of Trends Research Institute, forecasted the subprime mortgage financial crisis and the decline of the dollar a year ago and gold’s current rise in May. He also predicted the 1997 Asian Currency Crisis and the fall of the Soviet Union. “We are going to see economic times the likes of which no living person has seen,” he told United Press International.
For nearly two years, Blackwater has been developing an airship to tap a growing government demand for aerial surveillance and security - from patrolling U.S. borders and coastal waters to guarding military bases in hostile lands.
Nestling in the foothills of the Alps in northern Italy, 30 miles from the ancient city of Turin, lies the valley of Valchiusella. Peppered with medieval villages, the hillside scenery is certainly picturesque.
The US Navy says Chinese approval for its vessels to enter Hong Kong for the Thanksgiving holiday has come too late.
Commentators the world over refer to it, as though it were a well-established fact that US Jews wield far more influence than their numbers (2% of the population) would suggest.
The leader of the Russian sect holed up in a cave in the Penza Region for over a week has given an interview from the psychiatric hospital where he is being held.
The number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to a level that still suggests the labor market is softening.
One of the biggest Taser representatives outside the US, Di Zazzo also gave a surprise blast of the stun gun to French far-right politician Jean-Marie Le Pen and offered a test dose to Nicolas Sarkozy before he became France's president.
United Nations committee said Friday that use of Taser weapons can be a form of torture, in violation of the U.N. Convention Against Torture.
Neighbors in rural Waller County said they thought a top-secret military venture was under way among the farmland and ranches, some 70 miles northwest of Houston. KPRC Local 2 Investigates had four hidden cameras aimed at a row of mysterious black trucks. Satellite dishes and a swirling radar added to the neighbors' suspense.
More than four times the number of natural disasters are occurring now than did two decades ago, British charity Oxfam said in a study Sunday that largely blamed global warming.
Guzman, an economics major at Texas State University-San Marcos, is among 8,000 students nationwide who have joined the nonpartisan Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, arguing that students and faculty already licensed to carry concealed weapons should be allowed to pack heat along with their textbooks.
The Supreme Court said on Tuesday it would decide whether handguns can be banned in Washington, D.C., a case that could produce its first ruling in nearly 70 years on the right of Americans to carry guns.
I plan to review the movie, but I haven't had the opportunity to see it yet. So, in the meantime, here is some information that will help you understand why the film has the potential to be extremely dark and dangerous.
In one school system, parents who don't vaccinate their children may face jail time
The 80-year-old leader of a suburban Atlanta megachurch is at the center of a sex scandal of biblical dimensions: He slept with his brother's wife and fathered a child by her.
Sixteen contractors with the Blackwater security firm have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury investigating the shooting of 17 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad in September, FOX News has confirmed.
A lesbian became the first homosexual minister to be ordained since the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gave leeway to churches in disciplining pastors who violate a celibacy vow requirement.
A crowd of frustrated parents gathered on a chilly Saturday morning outside Prince George's County Circuit Court to comply with an order from the school system to have their children vaccinated -- or else.
Spartan king Leonidas leads his army of 300 soldiers into battle against the invading Persian army.
Frances Fragos Townsend, the White House adviser on terrorism and homeland security, whose tough and aggressive approach had made her one of President George W. Bush’s most trusted aides, has resigned.
The Anti-Defamation League plans to ask Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul to distance himself from extremist groups.
The state Department of Agriculture lost track of hundreds of viruses and microbes imported to Hawai'i for research purposes over a five-decade period because of a breakdown in the agency's paperwork system.
The State Department has a high-tech solution to keeping its security contractors from killing any more Iraqi civilians unnecessarily: Give the mercs laser dazzlers and helmet cameras.
British couples could soon be able to have babies created using DNA from two women and a man as part of a revolutionary human cloning technique.
Fill this vial with spit and pay $1,000, and 23andMe will scan your genome. Your DNA information will be online.
Televangelist Pat Robertson appeared on “Hannity & Colmes” last week to explain his endorsement of presidential contender Rudy Giuliani, saying he believes the former New York mayor is a “true conservative” – a description that has yet to warm up to conservatives and liberals alike.
The commander of USNORTHCOM says he's prepared to obey any order from the president to deploy U.S. troops on American soil in response to a domestic emergency.
.....Previous cyclones killed 500,000 people in 1970 and 143,000 in 1991 - however local officials said the impact would now fall on the many survivors.
Columnist Robert D. Novak says two Democrats have told him that supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton are spreading the word that she has "scandalous information" about Sen. Barack Obama -- but has decided not to use it.
A Fox News morning host has a novel idea to handle those pesky Code Pink protesters who disrupt political events and Congressional hearings: 50,000 volts of electricity.
The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth took the first steps Saturday to withdraw from the national church as part of a growing rift over Scriptural interpretation and homosexuality, giving preliminary approval to constitutional amendments.
(Scalar Art Form)
They were told depleted uranium was not hazardous. Now, 23 years after a US arms plant closed, workers and residents have cancer - and experts say their suffering shows the use of such weapons may be a war crime
Federal agents have raided sites in Idaho and Indiana linked to the "Liberty Dollar," a silver coin used by groups that oppose the Federal Reserve System and the federal income tax, a newspaper reported.
Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., will attend a meeting on AIDS at the Saddleback Church hosted by pastor and "The Purpose Driven Life" author Rick Warren and his wife Kay, church officials announced Thursday.
.....On top of all this, the movie is being released on 12/21/2007. None other than the day before the Winter Solstice! It falls on the 22nd this year, but it varies between the 21st and 22nd.
American commanders in Iraq are urging Pentagon chiefs to authorise the deployment of newly-developed heat wave guns to disperse angry crowds or violent rioters.
At least 30 members of a Russian doomsday cult have barricaded themselves in a remote cave to await the end of the world and are threatening to commit suicide if police intervene..........
More than 1,600 students and their parents must report to court this weekend for vaccinations
The 140 mile-an-hour winds pushed up 4-foot-high storm surges, swamping whole islands.
An FBI investigation has found that 14 of the 17 Blackwater shootings were "unjustified and violated deadly-force rules in effect for security contractors in Iraq", according to a New York Times report.
powerful earthquake hit mineral-rich northern Chile on Wednesday, killing at least two people, injuring more than 100 and halting output at some of the world's largest copper mines.
Two of the biggest U.S. meat processors on Tuesday defended a packaging technique designed to keep meat looking fresh at grocery stores even as U.S. lawmakers criticized it as unsafe and misleading.
The Pentagon is spending billions of dollars on new forms of space warfare to counter the growing risk of missile attack from rogue states and the "satellite killer" capabilities of China.
The Department of Theology and Philosophy of Barry University which is run by the Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Michigan, will give an Award for Theological Excellence in January to radical feminist theologian Sister Elizabeth A. Johnson, a professor at Jesuit run Fordham University.
Leonid Ivashov vice-president of the Academy on geopolitical affairs: “It’s due to the U.S. training program given to Georgia’s riot police that they managed to do what they did. This year Georgia has received over 10 million dollars, more than any other CIS state. Georgia police supplied modern anti-riot machines, and up to date methods of fighting demonstrators.”
The Moyock, N.C., company, which was involved in a September shooting in Baghdad that left 17 Iraqis dead, is one of five military contractors competing for as much as $15 billion over five years to help fight a narcotics trade that the government says finances terrorist groups.
Something strange is happening in the atmosphere above Africa and researchers have converged on Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to discuss the phenomenon. The Africa Space Weather Workshop kicked off Nov. 12th with nearly 100 scientists and students in attendance.
...At least a dozen warships provide a physical guard while the technical wizardry of the world's only military superpower offers an invisible shield to detect and deter any intruders.
U.S. engaging in 5-year 'game-play' exercise for terror attacks, major disasters
Under the direction of the Department of Homeland Security, NORAD-USNORTHCOM has begun planning comprehensive, multi-year exercises aimed at involving every U.S. state in game-playing designed to simulate national emergencies.
A leading intelligent design think tank says a teacher's guide issued by the Public Broadcasting System in conjunction with a program on the 2005 Dover intelligent design trial is “likely unconstitutional.”
Marvel to Put Some of Its Older Comics Online, Hoping to Reintroduce Young People to the X-Men
A man in southern India married a female dog in a traditional Hindu ceremony as an attempt to atone for stoning two other dogs to death an act he believes cursed him...............
Women aren't picking out the latest Tupperware anymore, but choosing which color Taser gun would fit best in their purse.
A 22-year-old woman has been killed during an exorcism ritual in New Zealand, drowning in the house of a relative as up to 40 family members looked on....
Thousands of turkeys, geese and ducks are already being slaughtered and emergency protection zones were immediately set up around the site after the flu was detected at a farm in Norfolk.
A GIANT STEP:
For the first time, scientists have created dozens of cloned embryos from adult primates. But what are the implications of this technical breakthrough for the future of mankind?
An evangelist in the North Indian state of Madhya Pradesh was killed by Hindu priests suspected of seeking human sacrifices for a Hindu “goddess” in the latest in a series of attacks against Christians in the country.
.....“As science improves we are likely to reach a stage where human cloning can be done effectively ... This science may become acceptable 20 or 30 years down the line, but will the world be ready to accept cloned individuals?”
Oprah Winfrey's wunderkind, Rachael Ray, took the scene by storm in 2007.
Emergency dig finds tower built by Bible's Nehemiah
Israeli police have raided 20 locations in connection with corruption investigations into PM Ehud Olmert.
Some of the greatest and most secretive airplanes in history have been developed in the Nevada desert, most of them at the now-infamous base known as Area 51. It turns out Area 51 has a sister facility -- Area 52 -- and it's a place with secrets of its own.
The LDS Church has changed a word in the introduction in The Book of Mormon that alters the description of Lamanites, one of several ancient American civilizations chronicled in LDS scripture.
Tony Blair is preparing to convert to Roman Catholicism within weeks, it emerged last night.
A former technician at AT&T, who alleges that the telecom forwards virtually all of its internet traffic into a "secret room" to facilitate government spying, says the whole operation reminds him of something out of Orwell's 1984.
A Beverly Hills house and country club membership. Vacations in Palm Springs and the South Seas. A closet as big as an apartment, stuffed with hundreds of pairs of shoes, suits, dresses and golf shoes.
Man having a diabetic attack faces DUI charges even though he had no alcohol in his system.
The measure would make it illegal for decisions on hiring, firing, pay or promotion to be made on the basis of an employee's sexuality.
CBS News has learned that while telling the residents of its trailers that it is still working on the formaldehyde problem, it appears it prohibits its own staff from even briefly stepping inside trailers once residents have moved out.
President Musharraf’s declaration of martial law in Pakistan has engendered two sorts of reactions in the world: mutiny and uproar from the legal community within Pakistan and doleful finger-wagging from most Western governments, nowhere more so than in the US.
...It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create in [sic] allusion of rapid global warming
Millions of Chinese-made toys for children have been pulled from shelves in North America and Australia after scientists found they contain a chemical that converts into a powerful date rape drug when ingested. Two children in the U.S. and three in Australia were hospitalized after swallowing the beads.
Georgia's president has declared a state of emergency in the capital Tbilisi, in the wake of opposition protests against his rule.
On the 311th day of the year, on 11-7
An 18-year-old gunman who killed seven other students and the principal before mortally wounding himself in a rampage was a social outcast who was "bullied in school," a senior police official said Thursday.
Testing continues at William Byrd High School in Roanoke County where students and staff have shown strange symptoms of twitching and spasms since September, but a cause has yet to be determined.
NASA scientists said they discovered a fifth planet orbiting a star outside our own solar system and say the discovery suggests there are many solar systems that are, just like our own, packed with planets.
"It is my pleasure to announce my support for America's Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, a proven leader who is not afraid of what lies ahead and who will cast a hopeful vision for all Americans," Robertson said in a statement issued by the Giuliani campaign.
Benedict XVI raised concerns about restrictions on Christian worship in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in the first meeting ever between a pope and a reigning Saudi king.
A Los Angeles jury awarded $3.3 million to six workers on Monday who claimed they were left sterile by a pesticide used at a banana plantation in Nicaragua operated by Dole Fresh Fruit Co.
A drinks company is banking on some divine help in a new venture - selling spiritual water in bottles featuring Jesus and carrying prayers -- despite warnings this promotion could backfire.
Florida sheriff's bulletin warns of purported new human waste high
Former Attorney General John Ashcroft says telecommunications companies that helped the government eavesdrop on Americans should not have to face costly lawsuits charging the companies with acting illegally and mishandling private customer data.
Government watchdogs have found that thousands of people who shouldn't have been admitted to the United States were mistakenly allowed in last year because of security lapses at legal border crossings.
A mock Halloween party has Amy Poehler as Democratic presidential hopeful and Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY), accompanied by Darrell Hammond as husband and former President Bill Clinton. In this opening sketch, a pool of Democratic contenders pop up to briefly greet the Clintons and disappear from the stage.
Muslim Saudi Arabia should guarantee more freedom and security for minority Christians and allow more priests in to administer to the faithful, the bishop in charge of Catholics in the country said on Monday.
....It has hired a bipartisan stable of big-name Washington lawyers, lobbyists and press advisers, including the public relations powerhouse Burson-Marsteller, which was brought in briefly, but at a critical moment, to help Blackwater’s chairman, Erik D. Prince, prepare for his first Congressional hearing.
As the U.S. military budget balloons, so does the Armed Services’ need to train its soldiers. In fact, some military planners foresee a need for 5 million more acres for training facilities by 2011.
The Number 333
Darkhorse presidential hopeful Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) will hold a nationwide conference call Monday night centering on his plan to force a vote as to whether Vice President Dick Cheney should be impeached.
......(House Resolution 333).....
"A good relationship between the US and the UN is essential to the functioning of the UN," said Dr. Noel Brown, President of Friends of the United Nations, in his opening speech of the International Symposium on the United States and the United Nations on October 22, 2007, the eve of United Nations Day. "If the dialogue between the US and the UN is to be fruitful, we need more occasions like this."
The latest financial downturn
is the final nail in the coffin of the conservative free-market world-view
...It is not just that its impact is cascading around the world because of the new interconnectedness of global finance, it is that the authorities, particularly in Britain and America, have lost control.....
A wave of foreclosures and evictions is about to sweep the United States in the wake of the sub-prime mortgage lending crisis.
A Roman Catholic priest at the center of a sex abuse and cover-up scandal was taken into federal custody in Chicago on charges of molesting two U.S. boys including one on a trip overseas, authorities said.
A mother of nine has lifted the lid on Opus Dei, the controversial Catholic organisation featured in Dan Brown's best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code, which portrayed it as a mysterious and cult-like -institution.
.....A new policy makes the university in Huntington, W.Va., with an enrollment of about 14,000, possibly the only college in the country to protect pagans formally from being penalized for missing classes, although many institutions have policies intended to protect students of every faith.
Sitting in jail awaiting trial, the leader of a polygamous sect renounced his role as a prophet and said he had been "immoral" with a sister and daughter decades ago, newly unsealed documents show.
In the hallowed halls of some of America's most elite — and expensive — educational institutions, students are taking classes in subjects like garbage, superpowers and zombies.
The Metro Nashville school system plans to become the first in the nation to use security cameras that spot intruders by using controversial, cutting-edge, face-recognition technology.
An Albany man survived the "Superbug" thanks to an unusual treatment. He got the infection on his face, possibly after he cut himself shaving. Doctors told him he would need immediate surgery to remove a part of skin infected with the drug-resistant staph, but he found an alternative route.
......Scientologists do not worship God, much less Jesus Christ. The church has seen plenty of controversy and critics consider it a cult. So why are observant Christians embracing some of its teachings?
Washington State lawmaker Richard Curtis resigned his office tonight after a man he allegedly paid for sex spoke to the media. Curtis is the third conservative lawmaker in just as many months to resign amid allegations of soliciting gay sex. CNN noted similarities between the seemingly 'pressured' resignations in this and other scandals
"Manhunt 2" is an ultra-violent video game that allows players to perform the ...physical movements of killing and torture. Daniel Sieberg looks into the possible effects on children.
A Florida man who was inspired to help crime victims by a super hero has invented a pepper-spray bracelet that shoots a stream of chemicals at the flick of a wrist.
Two Asian tiger mosquitoes, which can transmit up to 23 infections - including West Nile virus and dengue fever - were found in a suburban back garden.
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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah will meet Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday in the first encounter between a pope and a Saudi monarch, the Vatican said.
There are at least four fire trucks and an ambulance at the scene as hundreds of aides left the buildings. Senate staffers told The Hill that this was not a planned drill, though it is unclear why fire and rescue personnel were called.
During the interview, Haass predicted that the crisis over Iran’s nuclear program could come to a head within the next few months and that war with Iran would result in oil prices rising to $200 a barrel
'This really is like Russian roulette. Spin the chamber and take your shot'
A U.S. soldier in Iraq is being punished for refusing an anthrax vaccine that has a questionable safety record and apparently will be drummed out of the service.
Video 'games' in Second Life include rape dungeons, sex playgrounds
Authorities in the United Kingdom are tracking child sex predators on virtual online fantasy sites like Second Life, where realistic 3-D video "games" include rape dungeons and sex playgrounds for kids.
Mandatory program 'treats' politically incorrect attitudes
A mandatory University of Delaware program requires residence hall students to acknowledge that "all whites are racist" and offers them "treatment" for any incorrect attitudes regarding class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality they might hold upon entering the school, according to a civil rights group.
It was 6:30 p.m. The lights were still on at Needham High School, here in the affluent Boston suburbs. Paul Richards, the principal, was meeting with the Stress Reduction Committee.
Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich questioned President Bush's mental health in light of comments he made about a nuclear Iran precipitating World War III.
In a rare bi-partisan support, the US House of Representatives, on Monday passed a resolution recognizing the religious and historical significance of Diwali - the festival of lights - celebrated by millions across the world.
Under the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for the Secure Flight program, every U.S. traveler will be required to obtain a new government-issued ID before being allowed to fly.
In a sign that a cashless society may slowly be edging closer to reality, Hasbro Inc. has introduced a new version of Monopoly that features a debit card rather than the colourful paper money that has been a staple of the board game for the past 71 years.
President Bush on Tuesday nominated retired Army Lt. Gen. James Peake to direct the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs, which is strained by the influx of wounded troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
In his new book, "How Are You Doing That?," Bob Heath of Kids for Christ USA says that the Bible was never removed from public schools. According to Heath, "Only mandatory Bible reading and prayer were disallowed from public schools after Madelyn Murray O'Hare's challenge went to the Supreme Court."
The AIDS virus invaded the United States in about 1969 from Haiti, carried most likely by a single infected immigrant who set the stage for it to sweep the world in a tragic epidemic, scientists said on Monday.
High technology is poised to meet the Dracula costume this week as American parents kit their children out for Halloween with glow sticks and reflective strips - and a GPS tracking phone in their treat bags.
Hell Houses are intended to literally scare the hell out of people. Participants walk through several "scenes" depicting the consequences of things like abortion, homosexuality and drunkenness.
Crystal Cathedral conference accused of twisting biblical Christianity
According to Smith, Schuller has always "done a good job of softening up the church" for what he sees as unbiblical New Age ideas. And that's just what he expects the "Rethink Conference" is all about.
The atmosphere at a United Methodist church in Connecticut known for its outspoken opposition against capital punishment changed after the type of people they were striving to protect killed members from their own congregation.
If you want to grow fruits, vegetables or nuts in the United States on a commercial basis you have to have soil, sun, seeds, water, and honeybees -- millions and millions of honeybees brought in from all over the country to pollinate the crops. As correspondent Steve Kroft explains, honeybees are the unsung heroes of the food chain, crucial to the production of one third of the foods we eat.
The Badr are firmly ensconced at the Iraqi Ministry of Interior - and it is they who have spawned death squads and accelerated ethnic cleansing in Baghdad. Instead of accusing Iran without any evidence, Washington should take a good look at what its Iraqi allies are up to.
The Second Coming of Christ will occur in Niagara Falls, Isaiah Robertson believes.
“The revival of Jesus Christ will start right here,” he said. “God said he would take his glory from one of the wonders of the world — and that wonder is Niagara Falls.”
A local Christian group in Portland, Maine, is claiming that a controversial decision to distribute birth control pills to students as young as 11 at a local middle school points to possible criminal activity.
It is an agonising procedure now considered too cruel to inflict on animals.
But human branding has become the latest twisted fashion trend for young professionals who regard straightforward tattoos and piercings as passe.
We’ve all undoubtedly heard the warnings about being careful about the information we put online, as well as the stories of potential employers and college admissions and coaches checking up on people online through Google and social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook. But here’s a new one for you: the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is also using this information to check up on individuals entering the country. “They” are watching you, and “they” know what you’ve been up to.
A third of Americans say they believe in ghosts, a pre-Halloween poll found. - The same proportion, 34 percent, say they believe in unidentified flying objects, according to the poll by the Associated Press and Ipsos, and 23 percent say they have actually seen a ghost or believe they have been in one's presence.
A Republican congresswoman wants to ensure the long-delayed Capitol Visitor Center reminds tourists of America's Christian heritage when it opens.
CBS 4 News in Miami reported on Wednesday that hysteria over the "superbug" Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has caused a local man to lose his job. MRSA has been around for years but has recently been responsible for a highly-publicized surge in fatalities, causing more deaths in the US than AIDS and leading to widespread panic.
Gap Inc. said Sunday that it will convene all of its Indian suppliers to "forcefully reiterate" its prohibition on child labour after a British newspaper found children as young as 10 making Gap clothes at a sweatshop in New Delhi.
A new method for creating artificial plant chromosomes may pave the way for engineering transgenic crops faster, along with more bells and whistles such as better drought resistance, easier refinement into biofuels or even the ability to manufacture human medicines.
An ancient seal that surfaced in Israel more than four decades ago belonged to the biblical Queen Jezebel, according to a new study released on Tuesday by a Dutch university.
The human race will one day split into two separate species, an attractive, intelligent ruling elite and an underclass of dim-witted, ugly goblin-like creatures, according to a top scientist.
Declaring that the themes of witchcraft and sorcery were inappropriate for a Catholic school
The federal government found an elevated number of cases of a rare blood cancer in northeastern Pennsylvania but uncovered no link to any possible cause in the environment.
Posters of a rosy, puffy cheeked newborn baby have provoked controversy in Italy because the infant is shown wearing a wristband nametag with the word "homosexual" written on it.
Hey, kids! Have you ever wanted to listen in on the conversations of other people without them knowing it? Create codes that allow spies in the field to get information about enhanced interrogation techniques without those killjoys at Amnesty International finding out?
Give A Listen To - It is on Don Siegelman
The House Judiciary Committee is set to hold a hearing on what some Democrats are calling selective prosecutions by the Justice Department,........
Street officers to get more info when responding
The Houston Police Department will soon roll out technology that more effectively arms street officers with crime data, reducing to seconds or minutes what historically has taken hours or days.
Paul and Jan Crouch, founders of the world's largest Christian media empire, walk a little slower these days. But that hasn't slowed down the whirlwind transformation of their newest acquisition: Orlando's Holy Land Experience theme park.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has become the largest capitalized media corporation in the world, surpassing rival Time Warner, $67.79 billion to $67.32 billion.