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Married dad becomes Maronite Catholic priest in US

ST. LOUIS (AP) — For the first time in nearly a century, a married priest has been ordained by the Maronite Catholic Church in the United States — and his wife and daughter were on hand to support him.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014

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New food labels would highlight calories and sugar

WASHINGTON (AP) — Those "Nutrition Facts" labels on nearly every food package in grocery stores are getting a new look.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014

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Wyoming top in CO2 per person amid new regulations

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Turns out the worst state for carbon dioxide emissions per person isn't smoggy California or bustling New York, but a state famous for big, clear skies: Wyoming.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014

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Shale brings high hopes in Mississippi, Louisiana

GILLSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Residents living above an oil-rich shale formation that stretches across southwest Mississippi and Louisiana have been waiting on a boom for years. A steady trickle of drilling is already boosting the rural region's economy, and spending by two oil companies could make 2014 the year that many other locals finally cash in on the oil far beneath their feet.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014

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Uganda slapped with aid cuts over anti-gay law

 

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's government has been hit with substantial aid cuts after the president enacted a severe anti-gay measure over which some Western governments had warned of consequences.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014

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Ukraine crisis deepens as Russia scrambles jets

 

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia scrambled fighter jets to patrol its border and reportedly gave shelter to Ukraine's fugitive president as gunmen stormed government buildings in the strategic Crimea region and raised a Russian flag over the regional parliament Thursday, deepening the crisis for the new Ukrainian government even as it was being formed.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014

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Smartphone cameras step closer to high-end power

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Expect sharper, clearer selfies this year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014

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Arizona governor's veto aimed at own party's right

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer slapped down the right wing of her own party, vetoing a bill pushed by social conservatives that would have allowed people with sincerely held religious beliefs to refuse to serve gays.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014

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