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United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies

Posted yesterday in National

There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors.

 

 

Trump's legal team breathes a sigh, takes a victory lap

Posted yesterday in National

First they cooperated. Then they stonewalled. Their television interviews were scattershot and ridiculed, their client mercurial and unreliable.

 

 

Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leave

Posted yesterday in National

Architects and construction workers have stabilized the damaged structure of Notre Dame cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the iconic Paris building, and firefighters were leaving the site Friday night, a fire service official said.

 

 

Probation for man who sent powder to Trump sons, others

Posted yesterday in National

A Massachusetts man who sent threatening letters with white powder to President Donald Trump's sons, Antonio Sabato Jr., Sen. Debbie Stabenow and a law professor was sentenced Friday in federal court to five years of probation.

 

 

Fake news? Mueller isn't buying it

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump and his team love to deride unfavorable stories as "fake news," but it's clear from Robert Mueller's report that the special counsel isn't buying it.

 

 

Oklahoma City bombing 'Survivor Tree' DNA to live on

Posted yesterday in National

Science and technology are helping Oklahoma City to sustain the DNA -- and the spirit -- of a tree that has symbolized hope in the 24 years since the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history shook the city to its core.

 

 

Iconic Salt Lake Temple closing for major 4-year renovation

Posted yesterday in National

An iconic temple central to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints faith will close for four years for a major renovation to help it withstand earthquakes and be more welcoming to visitors, leaders said Friday.

 

 

In wake of Mueller report, Congress mulls next steps

Posted 4/19/2019 in National

It's now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings about President Donald Trump.

 

 

Forecasters turn to array of technology to fight floodwaters

Posted 4/18/2019 in National

An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States.

 

 

To some market vets, stocks are rallying like it's 1999

Posted 4/18/2019 in National

The stock market has been so hot this year that it might need an ice-cold Fruitopia, or a Zima.

 

 

AP-NORC Poll: Many want Congress to probe Trump-Russia

Posted 4/18/2019 in National

As the nation awaits the release of the special counsel's report Thursday, a new poll finds that many Americans aren't ready to clear President Donald Trump in the Russia investigation.

 

 

Florida teenager obsessed with Columbine takes her own life

Posted 4/18/2019 in National

A Florida teenager who authorities say was obsessed with the Columbine school shooting and may have been planning an attack in Colorado just ahead of the 20th anniversary was found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide after a nearly 24-hour manhunt.

 

 

60 people charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown

Posted 4/18/2019 in National

Federal authorities said Wednesday they have charged 60 people, including a doctor accused of trading drugs for sex and another of prescribing to his Facebook friends, for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids and other drugs.

 

 

Strong storms rumble across Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas

Posted 4/18/2019 in National

Severe thunderstorms rumbled across North Texas, the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas, producing several tornadoes and unleashing widespread hail.

 

 

Columbine threat by woman with gun shuts Denver-area schools

Posted 4/17/2019 in National

Denver-area public schools will be closed Wednesday as authorities search for a young Florida woman who flew to the city and bought a gun after becoming "infatuated" with the mass shooting at Columbine High School.

 

 

North Carolina 'born-alive' abortion bill wins final passage

Posted 4/17/2019 in National

North Carolina's legislature gave final passage Tuesday to a bill to require doctors and nurses to care for babies born alive during a failed late-term abortion or face big penalties, a measure opponents deemed legally unnecessary and a threat to abortion providers.

 

 

Telemedicine, walk-in clinics cloud role of family doctor

Posted 4/17/2019 in National

Lisa Love hasn't seen her doctor of 25 years since she discovered telemedicine.

 

 

Mainstream retailers embrace marijuana's less taboo cousin

Posted 4/17/2019 in National

It's showing up in everything from skin creams to bath balms to dog treats -- an elixir that can supposedly reduce anxiety and help you sleep.

 

 

$1 billion raised to rebuild Paris' Notre Dame after fire

Posted 4/17/2019 in National

Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, after the French president set a controversial five-year deadline to get the work done.

 

 

Notre Dame's age, design fueled fire and foiled firefighters

Posted 4/17/2019 in National

Is there anything firefighters could have done to control the blaze that tore through Paris' historic Notre Dame Cathedral sooner?

 

 

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