Pope speaks out on Amazon during Brazil trip

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pope Francis is backing the defense of the environment and the church’s work to protect the Amazon region. During his ongoing trip to Brazil, Francis said Saturday that the Catholic Church must build…

‘Glee’ actor says Monteith was show’s leader

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “Glee” cast member Mike O’Malley say he remembers Cory Monteith, who died this month of an overdose, as a leader on the show. O’Malley says Monteith, who played quarterback Finn, was the quarterback…
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World Hepatitis Day

With more than 3 million people living with viral hepatitis in the United States, WHD offers a critical opportunity to raise awareness of this deadly, but treatable disease…

Vote in Mali’s north may decide country’s future

KIDAL, Mali (AP) — This desert town and the surrounding region house just 0.5 percent of the people who registered to vote in Mali’s presidential election, a number likely to have little impact on the race’s outcome. Yet…
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Beware of blue-green algae, KSU expert warns

Beware of the blue-green algae contaminating lakes in Kansas and across the nation.Beware of the blue-green algae contaminating lakes in Kansas and across the nation.…

Fort Hood suspect to Fox: US at war with Islam

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood mass shooting said in a statement to Fox News that the U.S. government is at war with Islam. It’s the first statement Maj. Nidal…

Israel to vote on freeing Palestinian prisoners

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In April 1993, Omar Masoud and three accomplices broke into a European aid office in Gaza City, grabbed a young Israeli lawyer working there and stabbed him to death. Israel arrested Masoud…

Detroit bankruptcy another setback for unions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Detroit’s historic bankruptcy filing is a major setback for public employee unions that have spent years trying to ward off cuts to the pensions of millions of government workers around the country. If the city’s…

Pope dons Indian headdress after Brazil speech

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pope Francis has delighted a crowd in Rio de Janeiro by donning a colorful Indian headdress handed to him by a member of a Brazilian tribe. It came after the pontiff spoke Saturday…

Md. dig seeks proof of 1st free black community

EASTON, Md. (AP) — Archaeology students have been sifting through a little patch of ground on Maryland’s Eastern Shore this summer, seeking evidence that it was home to the nation’s first free African-American community. Historians say hundreds of…

Jury deliberates in horse cloning, registry battle

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury has begun deliberations in a case that pits breeders who clone horses against a pre-eminent registry that refuses to list cloned animals. The Amarillo Globe News reports (http://bit.ly/18FoLoV) the federal court…

Victims of Quebec train derailment honored at Mass

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) — A overflow crowd is attending a memorial service at a church in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic for the 47 people who were killed there when a runaway oil train derailed and exploded. About…

Thousands of bees attack Texas couple, kill horses

PANTEGO, Texas (AP) — A swarm of about 30,000 bees has attacked a North Texas couple as they exercised their miniature horses, stinging the animals so many times they died. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/12RiVMA) 44-year-old Kristen…