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Pope names moderate as Chicago archbishop, key role in U.S. Church
News ImageVATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in his first major appointment in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the United States, on Saturday named Bishop Blase Cupich as the new archbishop of Chicago. Cupich, 65, who is seen as a moderate and is currently the bishop of Spokane, Washington, succeeds the more conservative Cardinal Francis George, 77, who is retiring. Chicago, with more than 2.2 million parishioners, is the third-largest U.S. ...
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:01:31 -0400
Secret Service investigates after man jumps White House fence, reaches doors
News ImageBy Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man jumped over the White House fence and made it to the front doors of the executive mansion before being apprehended on Friday, sparking an evacuation within the complex shortly after President Barack Obama departed for the weekend. Omar J. Gonzales, a 42-year-old white male from Texas, made it onto the grounds at 7:20 EDT, a U.S. Secret Service spokesman said. Gonzales ignored commands to stop and was ultimately caught, unarmed, just inside the North Portico doors of the White House, one of the building's main entrances. ...
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:51:32 -0400
U.S. immigration protesters drop U.S. border blockade plan
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A plan by U.S. protesters against illegal immigration to block traffic at more than a dozen border crossings in the southwest on Saturday was canceled after organizers said they received online threats from Mexican drug cartels. Billed as a "Shut Down All Ports Of Entry" protest against the Obama administration's immigration policies, demonstrators had said they would try to stop incoming and outgoing traffic at 17 locations in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. ... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:59:03 -0400
Young man struck crossing street in Gloucester Twp., N.J.
News ImagePolice say a young man was struck crossing a street in Gloucester Township, New Jersey early Saturday morning.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:55:52 -0400
Fire captain injured in ice bucket challenge dies
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) A central Kentucky firefighter injured in an "ice bucket challenge" has died a month after a power line shocked him and another man. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:51:36 -0400
Diplomats: Iran receptive to new nuke proposal
News ImageUNITED NATIONS (AP) With Iran refusing U.S. demands that it gut its uranium enrichment program, the two sides are now discussing a new proposal that would leave much of Tehran's enriching machines in place but disconnected from feeds of uranium, diplomats told The Associated Press Saturday.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:40:40 -0400
Organizers say Los Angeles rejects giant street waterslide plan
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Authorities in Los Angeles have rejected a plan to set up a water slide down a city street that drew criticism from conservationists in the drought-hit state, organizers said. The one-day "slip 'n slide" event scheduled for next Saturday would have seen as much as 16,000 gallons of water splashed down the slide, and it prompted thousands of opponents to sign an online petition calling for the idea to be scrapped. In a statement posted online on Friday, organizers Slide the City said they had been told their permit was denied. ... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:40:04 -0400
Investigators at loss to explain Air Algerie crash
PARIS (AP) Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie jet in July that killed everyone on board say they have no solid leads on the cause of the accident. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:32:26 -0400
Armed officers comb ambush suspect's woods
News ImageAuthorities who spent the night in the neighborhood where a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper lived with his parents donned bulletproof vests and gathered heavy rifles before fanning out Saturday morning.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:30:35 -0400
Prosecutors look to new DNA testing in twin cases
BOSTON (AP) Prosecutors in Boston were forced to put a rape suspect on trial three times before jurors were willing to convict him a decade ago. It wasn't due a lack of evidence, but because the suspect was an identical twin. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:07:54 -0400
A look at Chicago's incoming, outgoing archbishops
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:01:56 -0400
Hundreds search for missing UVa student
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Hundreds of volunteers, some driven by worry for the safety of their own families, fanned out from the University of Virginia campus Saturday to search for a sophomore who disappeared a week ago. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:56:39 -0400
Teams assess damage as California wildfire grows
News ImagePOLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) Officials say assessment teams will be checking to see how many structures have been destroyed or damaged from a massive wildfire that is threatening thousands of homes in Northern California.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:48:38 -0400
Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:43:31 -0400
Pope names Cupich as next Chicago archbishop
News ImageBishop Blase Cupich, who has struck a moderate tone on divisive social issues, was appointed the archbishop of Chicago on Saturday, succeeding a cardinal with an aggressive approach to the culture wars.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:39:58 -0400
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