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News : US

Rainbow-flag burning priest removed from Chicago parish

Sunday  22:55,   23 september 2018
foxnews

A Chicago priest who defied orders and went ahead in burning a rainbow flag – commonly known as the flag for LGBT pride – has been removed from his parish in the city's Avondale neighborhood.Cardinal Blase Cupich had cautioned Father Paul...[...]

Michelle Obama helps a Chicago couple say 'I do' by officiating (!) at the wedding

Sunday  22:55,   23 september 2018
usatoday

In between selling out arenas for her book tour, Michelle Obama officiated at the wedding of Chicago couple Stephanie Rivkin and Joel Sircus.The former first lady helped Chicago couple Stephanie Rivkin and Joel Sircus say "I do" Saturday evening at...[...]

Defense opens Monday in trial of Chicago cop in Laquan McDonald killing

Sunday  22:55,   23 september 2018
chicagotribune

From the opening moments of Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke's murder trial, his defense team has portrayed as an upstanding cop and family man, a dad who made breakfast for his wife and kids and dutifully fulfilled a "honey-do" list before [...]

The Latest: Thousands told to get ready to evacuate in SC

Sunday  22:55,   23 september 2018
msn

About 6,000 to 8,000 people are being told they should prepare to evacuate because of anticipated flooding from rivers in a coastal South Carolina county. Georgetown County spokeswoman Jackie Broach-Akers says Sunday that a "record event" of up to...[...]

Some of NC's wild horses weathered Florence fine. Others still aren't accounted for yet.

Sunday  21:51,   23 september 2018
msn

At least three of North Carolina's wild horse herds are safe and accounted for, according to the organizations that oversee and care for them. But at least one herd, living on a barrier island hit hard by Florence and still inaccessible days...[...]

An Arizona city wants a Costco so bad that it threw the company a birthday party

Sunday  21:51,   23 september 2018
usatoday

Surprise, Arizona is trying to attract Costco to the city in numerous ways, including throwing the retailer a birthday party.There were cone party hats, "happy birthday" signs, decorations and a Costco...[...]

Causes for California's worst fires are often 'undetermined'

Sunday  21:25,   23 september 2018
msn

California is in the midst of another devastating year of wildfires and finding the causes for the worst of them can be critical to identifying better fire-prevention techniques. But causes for many of California's worst blazes of the past...[...]

With government sidelined, citizen scientists test water quality in Puerto Rico

Sunday  20:55,   23 september 2018
pri.org

When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, water utilities were shut down, making access to safe drinking water one of the most pressing issues across the island. So, a citizen science group in Rincón, Puerto Rico, rallied to help test drinking water...[...]

Obscure Pentagon Fund Nets $2B, Sets Pork Senses Tingling

Sunday  20:55,   23 september 2018
rollcall

The Pentagon will soon have received about $2.3 billion in the last nine years — money the military never requested — for a special fund intended to help replace earmarks after Congress banned them, our analysis shows. Load...[...]

Number of illegal immigrants in US may be twice what's reported: Yale-MIT study

Sunday  14:06,   23 september 2018
foxnews

The number of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. could be double what the generally accepted estimate is, according to a study released Friday by researchers from Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology....[...]

Purdue holds gender-neutral homecoming, honoring 'royalty' rather than king, queen

Sunday  13:26,   23 september 2018
foxnews

Purdue University in Indiana held its first gender-neutral homecoming on Saturday in an effort to bring equality to campus. The university’s student-led Spirit and Traditions committee decided to do away with the traditional “king” and “queen”...[...]

Navy vet's body found after he's reported missing during Hawaiian honeymoon

Sunday  13:26,   23 september 2018
foxnews

The body of a Navy veteran who went missing while on his Hawaiian honeymoon was found Friday, authorities said. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); });...[...]

Northwest Side priest who burned rainbow banner removed from church effective immediately, 'must take time away from the parish': Cupich

Sunday  11:05,   23 september 2018
chicagotribune

Days after it was revealed that the Rev. Paul Kalchik of Avondale’s Resurrection Catholic Church burned a rainbow banner that once hung in the church, Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, has removed him from his role as head of the North...[...]

'Baby Trump' balloon makes appearance at Florida rally

Sunday  10:51,   23 september 2018
cnn

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In North Carolina, dead fish found on the highway as floodwaters recede

Sunday  10:25,   23 september 2018
cnn

North Carolina fire crews hosing down Interstate 40 after floodwaters receded found a stunning discovery: dead fish scattered across the highway. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {...[...]