West African Nations Seal Off Epicentre of Ebola Crisis as Fears of Epidemic Grow

August 2nd, 2014
People walk at a market in Monrovia where offices and shops were closed as part of a disinfection campaign against the epidemic og Ebola on August 1, 2014. By Zoom Dosso (AFP)

People walk at a market in Monrovia where offices and shops were closed as part of a disinfection campaign against the epidemic og Ebola on August 1, 2014. By Zoom Dosso (AFP)

West Africa’s Ebola-hit nations announced a cross-border isolation zone on Friday, sealing off the epicentre of the world’s worst-ever outbreak as health chiefs warned the epidemic was spiralling out of control. Read the rest of this entry »

Sacred and Social Media Worlds Blend In Many Churches

August 1st, 2014
Sarah Shaw - sshaw@newsobserver.com Churchgoers at Hope Community Church in Raleigh use their smartphones to read the Bible during a sermon on a recent Sunday.

Sarah Shaw – sshaw@newsobserver.com
Churchgoers at Hope Community Church in Raleigh use their smartphones to read the Bible during a sermon on a recent Sunday.

When they walk in the doors of the sprawling, red-brick Hope Community Church in Raleigh, no one takes a bulletin. Instead, they whip out their smartphones, tap the silver “Get Hope” app and open the sermon notes.

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Microsoft Ordered by U.S. Court to Hand Over E-mails Stored on Server in Ireland

August 1st, 2014
Microsoft stores some of its customers' emails in Dublin, the Irish capital

Microsoft stores some of its customers’ emails in Dublin, the Irish capital

Microsoft’s latest attempt to resist a US government warrant demanding access to emails stored on servers in Ireland has been dismissed by a federal judge. Read the rest of this entry »

Woman Found Beaten to Death in Washington D.C.; Daughter Arrested, Charged with Murder

August 1st, 2014
Police tape is seen at the apartment complex where the victim lived.

Police tape is seen at the apartment complex where the victim lived.

A 54-year-old mother was found fatally beaten Thursday morning in Northwest Washington’s Columbia Heights neighborhood, D.C. police said, and authorities later arrested and charged her daughter with second-degree murder. Read the rest of this entry »

Marshawn Lynch Ends 8-Day Holdout to Join Seattle Seahawks

August 1st, 2014
(Photo: Steven Bisig, USA TODAY Sports)

(Photo: Steven Bisig, USA TODAY Sports)

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch ended his eight-day holdout and reported to training camp Thursday.

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“Get on Up!” Movie Shows the Gospel Roots of ‘Godfather of Soul’ James Brown

August 1st, 2014

Get On Up

Known as the “Godfather of Soul,” James Brown’s work still influences the music industry more than six years after his death.

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Abingdon Press Reassessing and Realigning Its Christian Living and Abingdon Fiction Programs

August 1st, 2014

Abingdon

Abingdon Press, an imprint of The United Methodist Publishing House, announced Thursday that it is reassessing and realigning its Christian Living and Abingdon Fiction programs as a result of shifts in the industry. The new strategy results in the departure of Associate Publisher Pamela Clements.

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World Health Organization Chief Says Ebola Virus Is Out of Control But Can Be Stopped

August 1st, 2014
Margaret Chan, president of the World Health Organization, arrives for a conference on the Ebola virus in Conakry August 1, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/SALIOU SAMB

Margaret Chan, president of the World Health Organization, arrives for a conference on the Ebola virus in Conakry August 1, 2014.
CREDIT: REUTERS/SALIOU SAMB

An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is out of control but can be stopped with more resources and tougher measures, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Margaret Chan said on Friday.

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Recipe: Pan-Seared Mediterranean Chicken

August 1st, 2014
PAN-SEARED MEDITERRANEAN CHICKEN (www.swanson.campbellskitchen.com)

PAN-SEARED MEDITERRANEAN CHICKEN (www.swanson.campbellskitchen.com)

You’ll get all the flavors of the Mediterranean in this dish featuring pan-seared chicken breasts in a sauce made with sun-dried tomatoes, chicken stock, garlic and lemon. Topped with olives, capers, fresh basil and feta, the result is a restaurant-quality meal that’s ready in less than an hour!

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After Losing His Wife to Breast Cancer, Tennessee Pastor Breonus Mitchell Practices What He Preaches About Relying on God Through Tough Times

August 1st, 2014
Following the death of his wife, LaKisha, in June, pastor Breonus Mitchell spends as much time as possible with his 11-year-old son, Breonus Jr., and his 1-year-old son, Brennon, not pictured.

Following the death of his wife, LaKisha, in June, pastor Breonus Mitchell spends as much time as possible with his 11-year-old son, Breonus Jr., and his 1-year-old son, Brennon, not pictured.

For 17 years pastor Breonus Mitchell has preached to his congregation at Greater Grace Temple Community Church that they need to rely on faith in God to get them through the pain and suffering of life.

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