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Boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer

[caption id="attachment_36284" align="alignright" width="300"] The replica handgun taken from the 12-year old shot by Cleveland police.[/caption]CLEVELAND (AP) — CLEVELAND (AP) -- A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandi ...

Merry marijuana: Pot sellers woo holiday shoppers

DENVER — That's not mistletoe. From new marijuana strains for the holidays to gift sets and pot-and-pumpkin pies, the burgeoning marijuana industry in Colorado is scrambling to get a piece of the holiday shopping dollar. Dispensaries in many states h ...

40 percent of U.S. marriages are remarriages

WASHINGTON, (UPI) -- In 40 percent of U.S. marriages at least one partner has been divorced or widowed, a Pew Research Report released Friday said. For one out of every five newly married couples, both have previously tied the knot. Pew analyzed U.S. ...

The Pope officially announces he has demoted a conservative cardinal

After speaking out against the statements of the Pope Francis that appear to be very lenient toward homosexuals in the church, Cardinal Raymond Burke has been removed from his position as leader of the Vatican's highest court. The pope has worked on ...

Mormon bishop under fire for Harry Reid criticism

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon bishop in Los Angeles is under fire for his assertion that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is unworthy to enter the faith's temples because of his support for Democratic Party positions. Mark Peredes' blog, titled "Go ...

Right to die advocate kills herself

Brittany Maynard, the woman who became an advocate for the right-to-die movement after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, took her own life Saturday. She was 29. Maynard was diagnosed in April with stage 4 glioblastoma. She and her family mo ...

Southern Baptists: Follow the Bible on homosexual relationships

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than a thousand evangelical pastors and others — gathered for a three-day conference to steel the resolve of Christians who preach that gay relationships are sinful — were asked a simple question: How many live in a state ...

Christmas Creep annoys shoppers

A survey of U.S. shoppers suggests 71 percent are irked when they see Christmas items for sale before Halloween. RichRelevance, a data personalization firm, said its survey of 1,000 shoppers this month found 71 percent of those polled reported feelin ...

Inappropriate dress wears thin in schools, courts, jails, elsewhere

It's bedeviled judicial systems, churches, school districts and employers -- how to maintain decorum in the age of tube tops, spandex, bare midriffs, sports jerseys and short shorts. "As a society, we've become lax," said Audrey Guskey, a Duquesne Un ...

Idaho: Christian ministers may face jail over refusal to perform same-sex weddings

A pair of Christian ministers in Idaho may face up to $1,000 in fines and six months in prison for refusing to perform same-sex weddings at their for-profit wedding chapel. Although no charges have been filed yet, Donald and Evelyn Knapp have preempt ...


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