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Pastor tased, mother stabbed during Alabama church brawl

A dispute over a paycheck resulted in a pastor in Irvington, Alabama being tased after church services Sunday. It all started after New Welcome Baptist Church music minister Simone Moore was fired by pastor Daryl Riley. Moore showed up at the church Sunday to collect his final paycheck but was…

Palin bursts into Iowa in time for bustling conservative weekend

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s One Nation bus tour is on the road again, and it’s headed for Iowa — just in time for one of the most-watched pre-2012 weekends. The Ames Straw Poll, a prominent all-Iowa Republican straw poll, is set for this Saturday at Iowa State University. Rep.…

Judge: no constitutional right to matzoh and grape juice

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge has ruled that an inmate does not have a constitutionally protected right to matzoh and grape juice. Christopher Henry, who was convicted of first-degree sodomy, claimed “permanent trauma” and malnourishment and requested nearly $10 billion in damages for what he called a violation…

Most Americans say U.S. on wrong track: poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Economic fears are weighing heavily on Americans, with a large majority saying the United States is on the wrong track and nearly half believing the worst is yet to come, a Reuters/Ipsos poll said Wednesday. The poll reflected growing anxiety about the U.S. economy and frustration with…

Romney, on rare visit to Iowa, rips Obama on economy

PELLA, Iowa (Reuters) – Mitt Romney, on a rare visit to Iowa on Wednesday, said Americans were “fearful, but not panicked” about the economy and predicted voters would deny President Barack Obama a second term for his economic failures. The Republican presidential front-runner said Obama would lose in Iowa and…

Americans spent 8 billion hours volunteering in 2010

NEW YORK, Aug 10 (Reuters Life!)- More than 60 million Americans volunteered 8.1 billion hours of their services in 2010 in work valued at nearly $173 billion, according to a new report. Whether it is tutoring and mentoring students, fundraising, job training or assisting during natural disasters, volunteers have contributed…

Ohio serial killer sentenced to death

A jury recommended the death penalty for a serial killer who kept the decomposing bodies of 11 women in his Ohio home and yard for more than two years. The jury deliberated over Anthony Sowell’s fate for seven hours before giving its verdict, which will be examined by a judge…

Obama remembers 9/11 at Iftar dinner

US President Barack Obama remembered the dead of the “awful” September 11 attacks in 2001, including Muslim Americans, as he marked the holy month of Ramadan at an Iftar dinner. The president launched what will be a solemn series of events to mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks by…

News Corp. board backs Murdoch after hacking scandal

SAN FRANCISCO — Rupert Murdoch claimed boardroom backing to remain at the helm of News Corp. as he worked to shift attention from the phone-hacking scandal to his media behemoth’s healthy bottom line. “The job won’t be open in the near future,” the 80-year-old media mogul quipped when asked during…

Arizona appeals court ruling on immigration law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Arizona Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal and overturn a ruling that put on hold key parts of the state’s tough law cracking down on illegal immigrants. The law, signed by Republican Governor Jan Brewer in April 2010, requires police to check the…

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