Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis declared Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the "sin of abortion" if they repent with a "contrite heart."
Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.
Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Dept info in email
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic communication, according to the latest batch of messages released bythe agency from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.
Thai prime minister says bombing suspect arrested at border
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the bmb.
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Obama paints doomsday scene of global warming in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama is painting a doomsday scenario for the Arctic and beyond if climate change isn't dealt with fast: entire nations submerged underwater, cities abandoned and refugees fleeing in droves as conflict breaks out across the globe.
Chaos in Budapest train station amid Europe's migrant crisis
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Upset migrants chanted "Freedom! Freedom!" and demanded to use their train tickets Tuesday after Hungary temporarily suspended all rail traffic from its main terminal in Budapest and cleared the station of hundreds of migrants trying to board trains for Austria and Germany.
Black Lives Matter movement experiencing growing pains
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, black and white, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police.
Study: Midlife obesity may spur risk for earlier Alzheimer's
WASHINGTON (AP) — One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.
Taiwan swipe card with porn star image sells out in 4 hours
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A special edition swipe card for Taiwan's mass transit featuring the clothed image of a Japanese porn star sold out within hours overnight via a telephone hotline, despite a storm of opposition.
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