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Pastor defrocked over gay wedding is reinstated

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:31
A Pennsylvania pastor who broke church law by presiding over his son's same-sex wedding ceremony and then became an outspoken activist for gay rights can return to the pulpit after a United Methodist Church appeals panel on Tuesday overturned a decision to defrock him.

Stocks end lower as traders sell blue chips

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:31
The stock market had its biggest decline in two weeks Tuesday, led by a sell-off in blue-chip bank and energy stocks. Homebuilders rose after the government reported sales of new homes rose in May to the highest level in six years.

Sexist views dent Japan push for women's rights

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:31
Japanese newspapers splashed front-page photos this week of a Tokyo assemblyman bowing deeply to a female colleague after admitting that he had heckled her with a sexist remark.

Russian lawmakers cancel OK for Ukraine force

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:31
On Russian President Vladimir Putin's demand, the upper house of Russian parliament on Wednesday canceled a resolution allowing the use of military in Ukraine, a move intended to show Moscow's eagerness to de-escalate tensions and avoid a new round of Western sanctions.

Archivist: IRS didn't follow law with lost emails

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:31
The Internal Revenue Service did not follow the law when it failed to report the loss of records belonging to a senior IRS executive, the nation's top archivist told Congress on Tuesday, in the latest development in the congressional probe of the agency's targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

Iraqi PM calls on Iraqi politicians to unite

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:31
Iraq's prime minister has called on his nation's political blocs to close ranks in the face of Sunni militants but gave no concrete promise of greater political inclusiveness for minority Sunnis.

Federal appeals court upholds gay marriage in Utah case Top Stories - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:27

A federal appeals court in Denver ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to marry.


North Korea Warns U.S. Over Film Mocking Its Leader

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:22
A government spokesman called “The Interview,” a comedy in which two Americans are recruited to kill Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, “an act of war.”

Dutch women missing in Panama dead

BBC World News - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:21
Relatives of two Dutch women who disappeared in Panama in April say forensic tests on remains found in the area show they are dead.
Categories: BBC World News

Conn. student: Conservative websites blocked by school Top Stories - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:20

Student finds Republican, conservative websites blocked


Li Na reaches Wimbledon third round

BBC World News - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:18
Second seed Li Na and former champion Venus Williams both reach the third round of Wimbledon after straight-sets wins.
Categories: BBC World News

Spanish Princess Charged in Corruption Case

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:16
A court upheld corruption charges against Princess Cristina, sister of King Felipe VI who gained the throne last week, and her husband.

Brazil land investors lose millions

BBC World News - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:13
Hundreds of British investors are looking to take legal action to recover lost money after being convinced to buy land in Brazil in the run-up to the World Cup.
Categories: BBC World News

Review: 'Begin' celebrates healing power of music

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:12

This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Mark Ruffalo, left, and Keira Knightley in a scene from "Begin Again." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Andrew Schwartz)LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Begin Again" sees Irish writer-director John Carney on a larger canvas, revisiting themes from his lo-fi 2006 indie hit "Once" — chief among them the emotional connectivity of music. Swapping Dublin for New York, and trading a single couple for a group of people all trying to mend broken bonds or forge new ones, the touching film again trades in uncynical heart-on-its-sleeve sentiment, and deploys a series of gentle ballads, a number of them performed by star Keira Knightley.

Categories: Yahoo! Music News

China sends 1st minister-level official to Taiwan Top Stories - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:12

China's minister will work to rebuild ties with the self-ruled island.


Report: More kids die in shootings than statistics show Top Stories - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:07

Underreporting masks the need for safer gun storage, an advocacy group says


Judge throws out Indiana ban on same-sex marriage Top Stories - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:07

First gay couple married in Indianapolis.


Police: Woman, man stabbed inside hoarding home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:02

 Woman, man stabbed inside hoarding homeThe woman was stabbed at least 15 times. Police said investigators are being hindered by one of the worst cases of hoarding they have seen.

String of Small Morning Explosions in Cairo Hurt Eight

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:01
Eight people were hurt in northern Cairo when homemade explosive devices blew up at four metro stations and a courthouse on Wednesday morning in the first attacks in Cairo since Abdel Fattah al-Sisi became president earlier this month.

PHOTOS: Stabbings at hoarding home in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 19:56

 Stabbings at hoarding home in OlneyA woman and man were stabbed multiple times inside a home police say was filled with trash and debris.