Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.
The Rev. John Taylor feared the worst when he learned his church was on fire, only days after a mass shooting at a black church in Charleston prompted Southern leaders to call for removing Confederate flags.
Indonesia's air force promised Wednesday to investigate whether the aging transport plane that crashed into a city neighborhood, killing 141 people, was violating rules by carrying non-military passengers who paid for their flights. A local military commander said the search for bodies has ended.
Greece braced for more chaos on the streets outside its mostly shuttered banks Thursday, as Athens and its creditors halted talks on resolving the country’s deepening financial crisis until a referendum this weekend.
On the campaign trail, Bernie Sanders has been trying to assemble the largest crowds that he can. The cities he is picking are not located in key early primary states and often lack the racial diversity that is crucial for a Democrat to win the general election.
Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church’s embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.
On Thursday, for the fourth straight week, protesters will take the streets of major cities, including the capital, to decry President Rafael Correa’s policies. The tumult comes just days before Pope Francis is scheduled to kick off a South American tour here on Sunday.
“We did not set any deadline,” Mohammad Javad Zarif responded to a question about whether a deal would be done by the new deadline. “We will continue and we will make progress. We have made progress and we will make progress and we will use every opportunity to make progress.”
In 2013, the most recent tax year for which his records were available, the Bushes’ charitable contributions of amounted to 1.5 percent of their adjusted gross income. In 2012, their contributions amounted to 1.8 percent of their adjusted gross income. The national average is 3 percent; in Florida, it’s 3.38 percent.
The aging Indonesian military transport plane that crashed into a residential neighborhood of Medan killing 141 people had a propeller "abnormality" that indicates an engine stalled, the air force chief said Thursday.
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