World News Updates
|From Sonoma News Today|
Thursday Aug. 30, 2008
("First 11 then 22 then now 23 interesting numbers") Kelly Mc.
Gustav Floods Haiti, Kills 11 as It Threatens to Become Hurricane, Slam Gulf Coast
As Tropical Storm Gustav moves away from Haiti, the Louisiana and Texas coasts are preparing for a date with a possible Category 2 or 3 hurricane as the storm could regain strength later in the day or on Thursday.
McCain to announce running mate on Friday ("At 11am, pretty interesting time he picked.") Kelly Mc.
Senator John McCain has decided on his running mate, two Republican strategists in contact with McCain's campaign said Wednesday. He is expected to reveal his choice at a rally at a basketball arena in Dayton, Ohio, at 11 a.m. Friday.
Obama Speech Stage Resembles Ancient Greek Temple
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.
Pastor Attacked, Churches Burned in Wake of Swami's Murder in Orissa, India
At least one Gospel for Asia missionary has been attacked, churches and homes have been destroyed and Christians are fleeing for their lives in India’s Orissa state in the wake of the murder of a leading anti-Christian activist leader.
Thousands of gas pumps shortchange Texans
Did you get cheated? 11 News lets you check on pumps in your neighborhood
....Inspectors from the Texas Department of Agriculture found 990 of the 1,704 Sunmart fuel pumps were cheating consumers. At some stations, every single pump was coming up short on gas.
Is Obama a Secret Catholic?
Barack Obama's July 1 speech in Zanesville, Ohio, suggested a “secret” connection to Catholicism. I say “secret” because Obama has never fully explained his work for the Catholic Church’s Campaign for Human Development in Chicago. He did say that the experience “led me into public service.” Whatever the origins of his neighborhood work in Chicago, he has offered a theology of social activism consonant with Catholic teaching.
McCain Aide Mocks Obama's Columned Stage
When Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., moves the Democratic National Convention from the Pepsi Center to Invesco Field in Denver on Thursday, the freshman senator is planning to speak from a columned stage resembling an ancient Greek temple.
Prayer in public: Can you still say 'Jesus'?
ACLU sues to stop clergy from invoking 'religious messages' at meetings
The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to stop a suburban Atlanta county from opening its meetings with prayers that mention "Jesus" or other "sectarian" references, claiming the invocations represent government favoritism of Christianity.
Retreat owner indicted on tax evasion
The owner of a Christian retreat in Hagerstown has been indicted on tax evasion charges.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer slaying church attendance among women, study claims
The old-fashioned attitudes and hierarchies of churches are causing a steep decline in the number of female worshippers, according to an academic study. The report claims more than 50,000 women a year have deserted their congregations over the past two decades because they feel the church is not relevant to their lives.
Controversial preacher Todd Bentley cancels Birmingham appearance
A US child sex offender turned church minister who tries to cure cancer victims by kicking them has cancelled his planned appearance at the NEC.
DNA barcoding takes on the world
Researchers have relied on the technique to trace a dead warbler found in the lettuce of a Canadian salad bar back to California. Other scientists have used the strategy to identify China as the true origin for a mouse head unexpectedly starring in a TV dinner and a deadly pufferfish posing as benign monkfish.
Another controversial pastor backs Obama
Some prominent charismatic leaders in Florida are throwing their support behind Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.