Day: October 6, 2017

Analysis: Nobel says to Korea nuke players: We are watching

BANGKOK (AP) — They couldn't award it to Kim Jong Un or Donald Trump. That much was certain….

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Top focus in Japan election: Will Tokyo governor run?

TOKYO (AP) — Just days before Japan's national election campaign kicks off, all eyes are on Tokyo's populist governor, a political go-getter and a gambler. Will she jump into the race and try to unseat Prime Minister Shinzo Ab…

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In Pacific, rising tensions evoke troubling nuclear legacy

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — As a young boy growing up on Bikini Atoll, Alson Kelen spent idyllic days playing on the beach and fishing….

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A casino regular, quiet but prickly, unleashes a rampage

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stephen Paddock usually kept a cigar at hand, even though he didn't smoke. But he was quick to notice when somebody sat down beside him and lit up….

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Catholic Benefits Association Praises Trump Administration for Religious Exemption from Contraceptive Mandate, But Does So with ‘Mixed Emotions’

Contact: L. Martin Nussbaum, General Counsel, Catholic Benefits Association, mnussbaum@lrrc.com

WASHINGTON, Oct.6, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — The Catholic Benefits Association CEO, Doug Wilson, said today “we are grateful to the Trump Administratio…

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Catholic Benefits Association Praises Trump Administration for Religious Exemption from Contraceptive Mandate, But Does So with ‘Mixed Emotions’

Contact: L. Martin Nussbaum, General Counsel, Catholic Benefits Association, mnussbaum@lrrc.com

WASHINGTON, Oct.6, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — The Catholic Benefits Association CEO, Doug Wilson, said today “we are grateful to the Trump Administratio…

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Christian Medical Association and Freedom2Care Applaud Administration’s Actions to Protect Conscience in Healthcare

Contact: Margie Shealy, Christian Medical Association, 423-341-4254
 
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Today the nation’s largest association of Christian health professionals, the 18,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org) applauded the administration’s actions to restore conscience freedoms in healthcare. The administration took action concerning the Obamacare contraceptives mandate, insurance premiums used to pay for abortions, and regarding gover Source: Christian Medical & Dental Associations

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Harvey Weinstein–Champion of Women’s Rights

Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org
 
NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Catholic League president Bill Donohue (photo) comments on the fall of Harvey Weinstein:
 
Harvey Weinstein and I have been doing battle for decades–he is the supreme Catholic basher in Hollywood. Now we know that he is a serial abuser of women. He never paid a price for his anti-Catholic bigotry, but this is different: liberals are suppose Source: Catholic League

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Harvey Weinstein–Champion of Women’s Rights

Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org
 
NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Catholic League president Bill Donohue (photo) comments on the fall of Harvey Weinstein:
 
Harvey Weinstein and I have been doing battle for decades–he is the supreme Catholic basher in Hollywood. Now we know that he is a serial abuser of women. He never paid a price for his anti-Catholic bigotry, but this is different: liberals are suppose Source: Catholic League

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Bergdahl expected to plead guilty to desertion, misbehavior

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for half a decade after abandoning his Afghanistan post, is expected to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, two individuals with knowledge of…

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Bergdahl expected to plead guilty to desertion, misbehavior

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for half a decade after abandoning his Afghanistan post, is expected to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, two individuals with knowledge of…

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US states declare emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nate

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Tropical Storm Nate gained force as it sped toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Friday after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed for at least 21 deaths. Forecasters said it was likely to reach the …

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Stymied police seek help in uncovering Vegas gunman’s motive

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After five days of scouring the life of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock and chasing 1,000 leads, investigators confessed Friday they still don't know what drove him to mass murder, and they announced plans to put up b…

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US: A few visitors to Cuba claim symptoms similar to attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has received "a handful of reports" from American citizens who say they've experienced symptoms similar to those in attacks of U.S. government workers in Havana, a State Department …

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FRC Applauds DOJ Guidance Protecting Religious Freedom, Exempting from Oppressive HHS Mandate

Contact: J.P. Duffy, 866-372-6397
 
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Family Research Council applauded two major actions today by the Trump administration that safeguard religious freedom. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is directing federal agencies to respect religious freedom while the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is exempting religious entities from the oppressive Obama contraceptive mandate.
 
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins (ph Source: Family Research Council

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FRC Applauds DOJ Guidance Protecting Religious Freedom, Exempting from Oppressive HHS Mandate

Contact: J.P. Duffy, 866-372-6397
 
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Family Research Council applauded two major actions today by the Trump administration that safeguard religious freedom. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is directing federal agencies to respect religious freedom while the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is exempting religious entities from the oppressive Obama contraceptive mandate.
 
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins (ph Source: Family Research Council

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‘New York Times’ OK with Censoring Art

Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org
 
NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Catholic League president Bill Donohue (photo) comments on the New York Times’ reaction to art that was banned by the Guggenheim:
 
When the Catholic League protested a vile video exhibit at the Smithsonian in 2010 that featured large ants crawling over Jesus on a crucifix, an editorial in the New York Times said, “The Catholic League i Source: Catholic League

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‘New York Times’ OK with Censoring Art

Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org
 
NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Catholic League president Bill Donohue (photo) comments on the New York Times’ reaction to art that was banned by the Guggenheim:
 
When the Catholic League protested a vile video exhibit at the Smithsonian in 2010 that featured large ants crawling over Jesus on a crucifix, an editorial in the New York Times said, “The Catholic League i Source: Catholic League

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Moscow faces 130 fake bomb calls, evacuates 100,000 people

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow on Friday faced over 130 fake bomb calls that prompted the evacuation of some 100,000 people from shopping malls, schools, railway stations and office buildings….

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APNewsBreak: Guilty plea expected from Bergdahl; no trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for half a decade after abandoning his Afghanistan post, is expected to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, two individuals with knowledge of…

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APNewsBreak: Bergdahl expected to plead guilty, avoid trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for half a decade after abandoning his Afghanistan post, is expected to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, two individuals with knowledge of…

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How Catalonia separatists pulled off vote despite crackdown

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The ballot boxes arrived from France under the cover of night, were stored in homes and improvised hiding places, and then secretly shuttled to polling stations right under the nose of police….

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AP PHOTOS: In Israel, antique car collectors find an escape

RAMAT GAN, Israel (AP) — Each weekend, at gas stations and parking lots and parks across Israel, car collectors gather with their beauties – and take a step back in time….

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Analysis: Nobel says to Korea nuke players: We are watching

BANGKOK (AP) — They couldn't award it to Kim Jong Un or Donald Trump; that much was certain….

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US Gulf Coast braces for fast-approaching Hurricane Nate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Coastal residents from southeast Louisiana to the Florida panhandle braced for the effects of fast-moving Hurricane Nate, expected to hit sometime time Saturday night – possibly with Category 2 strength….

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German man stopped at Swedish airport with dangerous element

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish police says a German national in his 20s has been arrested after "a dangerous element" was found in his luggage at the airport of Sweden's second largest city….

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The Latest: US: Nobel Peace choice doesn’t change US stance

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Peace Prize (all times local):…

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Renault wants half its cars to be electric or hybrid in 2022

PARIS (AP) — French carmaker Renault says half of its models will be electric or hybrid by 2022 and it's investing heavily in "robo-vehicles" with increasing degrees of autonomy….

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Japanese roots of Nobel winner Kazuo Ishiguro celebrated

TOKYO (AP) — Nobel literature laureate Kazuo Ishiguro left Japan at the age of 5, but some in the country of his birthplace are celebrating his roots….

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In Gaza, Hamas levels an ancient treasure

TEL ES-SAKAN, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian and French archaeologists began excavating Gaza's earliest archaeological site nearly 20 years ago, unearthing what they believe is a rare 4,500-year-old Bronze Age settlement….

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Group opposing nuclear weapons wins Nobel peace prize

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a forceful show of support for a grassroots effort that seeks to pressure the world's nuclear powers to give up the weapons …

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