Archive for August 15th, 2018

Aretha Franklin reportedly in hospice care

on August 15, 2018, 8:44 AM / in National News

Aretha Franklin, the legendary soul and pop singer, is in hospice care at her home, gravely ill and surrounded by family, a source close to Franklin told CNN’s Don Lemon. A friend of Franklin, 76, told People she has “been ill for a long time” and her friends and family have been warned that her “death is imminent.” But her […]

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Puerto Rico says power fully restored for first time since 2017 hurricane

on August 15, 2018, 8:42 AM / in State News

Utility crews in the southern Puerto Rico city of Ponce on Tuesday reconnected the last neighborhood left without electricity after last year’s Hurricane Maria, marking the first time power had been restored to the entire island in 11 months, the U.S. Caribbean territory’s electric utility announced. “No more lamps, no more candles, no more extension cords,” Ponce resident Charlie Colon […]

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Colyer concedes to Kobach in Kansas gubernatorial primary

on August 15, 2018, 8:40 AM / in State News

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary to immigration and voter I.D. hardliner Kris Kobach, Kansas’ secretary of state, on Tuesday. Colyer threw his support behind Kobach, who received an endorsement from President Trump shortly before last week’s vote. Colyer said he called Kobach to congratulate him hours after a tally of votes in the state’s largest […]

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Pawlenty loses in Minnesota, Hallquist makes history in Vermont

on August 15, 2018, 8:38 AM / in National News, State News

Primary elections in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut, and Vermont reinforced Republicans’ embrace of President Trump’s allies and Democrats’ backing of glass-ceiling breakers. In Minnesota’s GOP gubernatorial primary, underdog Jeff Johnson beat former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who was weighed down by his 2016 description of Trump as “unhinged and unfit” after a tape surfaced in which Trump boasted about groping women. Meanwhile, […]

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Someone Certainly Has It In for the Catholic Church: Pennsylvania grand jury names 300 priests accused of sexual abuse

on August 15, 2018, 8:36 AM / in News

Catholic bishops and other church leaders covered up sexual abuse of more than 1,000 children by more than 300 priests over seven decades, according to a grand jury report released Tuesday. The “real number” of victims could be in the thousands, but some records have been lost and some victims were afraid to come forward, the grand jury said. “Priests […]

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August 15th in History

August 15th in History

on August 15, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

August 15 is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 138 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, one of the Catholic holy days of obligation. (a public holiday in Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, […]

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‘Here I Come’

‘Here I Come’

on August 15, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. —Psalm 23:4 When I was about 10 years old, I climbed a big pine tree in our yard. Grabbing the topmost branch, I pulled myself up to gain the highest vantage point possible. Suddenly the tip of the old pine snapped and I […]

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