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  • Divine connection

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    It’s a conference call based on this scripture passage: “If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.” (Matthew 18:19-20) The God Loves Pueblo Prayerline is...

  • Provo police chief calls for expanded Medicaid to help crime

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah police chief is calling on state lawmakers to accept federal funding to expand Medicaid as a way to fight crime. Provo Police Chief John King says that if more people had health insurance, they could get treatment for addiction or mental illnesses, things that can...

  • The Dallas Morning News James Ragland column

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Less than two weeks ago, while many of us were fast asleep, a 15-year-old girl jumped to her death. It was a suicide, police say. The bridge from which she leaped, on Interstate 635 near TI Boulevard, isn’t terribly far from where I live. I’ve driven across it many times, occasionally with my...

  • Nevada lawmakers approve powdered alcohol ban

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers have approved a bill that would ban powdered alcohol in the state. Assembly members voted to approve SB464 on a 34-8 vote on Friday. The measure passed unanimously out of the Senate earlier in April. The original bill would have granted underage...

  • BC-NC--North Carolina News Digest, NC

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in North Carolina. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Carolinas News Editor is Tim Rogers at 919-510-8937 or at The desk supervisor is Seanna Adcox. For technical support,...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ___ Wal-Mart's push on animal welfare hailed as game changer NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say. Though the steps are voluntary, Wal-Mart, which...

  • BC-Business News Digest

    Updated: 19 hr ago

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  • Pray for Pastor Azim

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    In the nation of Kazakhstan, Pastor Azim Janbakiev and his Presbyterian church are under attack. The church is or was located in Almaty. Since the start of this year, government authorities have not allowed the church to meet in its usual building. Here is part of the story in Pastor Azim’s own...


    Updated: 21 hr ago

    (TNS) Tribune News Service Best of Newsfeatures Budget for Friday, May 22, 2015 EDITORS: Here's a look at the week's top newsfeatures and special reports from Tribune News Service. These stories remain suitable for weekend use. This advisory moves each Friday.

  • ‘Amy’ follows late singer’s descent

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    CANNES, France — The history of pop music is filled with far too many untimely demises. But for all the cultural lumping together of these tragedies, they’re hardly as similar as we tend to believe. In “Amy,” a new documentary about the late star Amy Winehouse, we learn just how unique and...

  • BC-VA--Virginia News Digest 1:30 pm, VA

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Virginia. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Richmond bureau at 804-643-6646 or A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and...

  • Tobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effects

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America's largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District...

  • Police: Man stole money meant to cover son's drug treatment


    STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police say an eastern Pennsylvania man has been charged with stealing insurance money that was supposed to cover his son's drug and alcohol treatment. Monroe County authorities tell The Morning Call in Allentown ( ) that David Derosa diverted $62,700...

  • EDITORIAL: Lawmakers' duty to close the kiddie porn peephole


    Kiddie porn is a despicable underground industry that feeds a twisted addiction to the exploitation and sexual abuse of children. And while some pundits and the unknown multitudes of viewers worldwide – mostly male – may think that, unlike child molesters and rapists, they aren’t really hurting...

  • Workshop looks at criminal justice


    SANTA FE – Having the criminal justice system and behavioral health treatment/support providers work together to keep those in crisis or with mental illness from being caught up in the criminal justice system was the objective of a two-day workshop earlier this month. Judges, law enforcement...

  • Waco mayhem exposes double standard on violence


    We’ve seen it so often that it has become laughable, pitiable and disgraceful. But more than anything, it strikes to the heart of a grotesque truth about American hypocrisy. The “it” this time is the almost matter of fact, infuriating double standard by law enforcement, the press and public...

  • Driver in Florissant crash arrested for 13th DWI is free again after posting bail

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    FLORISSANT • Florissant police say a chronic drunken driver involved in a crash last weekend has been arrested for his 13th DWI. And now that the man is free from jail after posting bail, police say they have new reason to be frustrated. "This is a problem," said an exasperated Florissant...


    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

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  • Connecticut casino bill now faces uncertain path

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Legislation creating a two-step process for possibly opening a new tribal casino in Connecticut faces a vote in the state House of Representatives, but the level of support in that chamber remains unclear. House Speaker Brendan Sharkey said Thursday that the majority...

  • BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest 6 pm, WV

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in West Virginia. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Charleston bureau at 304-346-0897 or A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and...

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nDepth Fighting Back: Brandon's Story

When Reggie Whitten's oldest son, Brandon, died after in a motorcycle crash in which prescription pain-killers and alcohol were a motivating factor, his life was destroyed. But in those darkest moments he found a small...

nDepth: A Thousand Hail Marys to Florida

I've walked down this hall too many times. So much trepidation. I hear my heart in my head. Will he be dead this time? Today I see his chest rise and fall. There is hope. "Get up! Get up right now!" I'm screaming at my...