China police believe aunt gouged out boy's eyes

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Chinese authorities said Wednesday that they suspect the woman who gouged out a 6-year-old boy's eyes was his aunt and that she later killed herself, in more…

Congressman thinks he can stop Syria war

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Atlantic) A "conscience vote": That's the congressional euphemism for an issue on which partisan loyalties are so scrambled that lawmakers must make up their own minds. Both more…

Boehner nixes meeting with Russian delegation

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) House Speaker John Boehner turned down a request from Russian diplomats who hope to directly lobby the U.S. Congress and undercut President Barack Obama on Syria. "The more…

Galilee mystery: Where Jesus walked on water?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Israel21c) Millions of Christian pilgrims visit Israel every year to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. They follow tour guides on Jerusalem's Via Dolorosa, hike the Abraham and more…

Iranian prez's surprising message to 'all Jews'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) Marking a sharp shift from his Holocaust-denying predecessor, new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday wished "all Jews" a "blessed Rosh Hashanah" on his English-language Twitter account. more…