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December 2007 Archives

Associated Press Livingston, Texas – The death sentence of a Texas man is under scrutiny because jurors at his trial had Bibles with them when they decided he should be executed Jurors sentenced Khristian Oliver to the death penalty in […]

The Hartford Courant Watertown – It was the last Sunday service at Christ Church. Unable to go “further in a church that continued in a false gospel,” the entire congregation, including the rector and church leaders, will sever ties with […]

Associated Press Des Moines, Iowa – Mike Huckabee, a Republican relying on support from religious conservatives in Thursday’s hard-fought presidential caucuses, on Sunday stood by a decade-old comment in which he said, “I hope we answer the alarm clock and […]

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service Former Vice President Al Gore has been named “Baptist of the Year” by, the Web site of the Baptist Center for Ethics. “He has pressed for the global good with a compelling […]

Associated Press Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, Pakistan – Hundreds of thousands of mourners thronged the mausoleum of Pakistan’s most famous political dynasty on Friday in an outpouring of emotion for Benazir Bhutto. The government said al-Qaida and the Taliban were responsible […]

Associated Press New York – Long after most of its customers left the neighborhood to pursue the American Dream, the last matzo factory on Manhattan’s Lower East Side is moving out, saying goodbye to a part of town that was […]

Associated Press From Moscow to Washington to New Delhi and points in between, dismay and condemnation poured forth Thursday over the assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, along with concern for the stability of the volatile region. World leaders […]

Associated Press The message flickered into Cindy Fleenor’s living room each night: Be faithful in how you live and how you give, the television preachers said, and God will shower you with material riches. And so the 53-year-old accountant from […]

Associated Press Rawalpindi, Pakistan – Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday in a suicide attack. Her death threw the campaign for critical Jan. 8 parliamentary elections into chaos and stoked fears of mass protests and violence across the […]

Associated Press Los Angeles – A Jewish group said Wednesday it accepts Will Smith’s explanation that he never praised Adolf Hitler in remarks the star says were misinterpreted. “We welcome and accept Will Smith’s statement that Hitler was a ‘vicious […]