His Reasons for Opposing Trump Were Biblical. Now a Top Christian Editor Is Out.
When Marvin Olasky gets angry emails from readers — more often than not about an expose of wrongdoing at an evangelical church, or about a story that reflects poorly on Donald Trump — he has a stock reply. “We think this is useful to the Church,” he tells disgruntled readers, “because we are also sinners.” Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times As the longtime editor of World, a Christian news organization that has a website, a biweekly magazine and a set of podcasts, Olaskynews.yahoo.com
3 Ways to Organize Your Wrapping Paper this Holiday Season | Contained | Real Simple
If you love wrapping gifts during the holiday season, then you need one of these 3 ways to organize your wrapping paper. These tips will help you keep everything organized and help take some of the stress out of the holidays.news.yahoo.com
Royals join cast of new Bond film for glitzy London premiere
Britain’s royals have joined Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux and the cast of No Time to Die” on the red carpet for the new Bond film’s world premiere, a glittering event that marked the movie’s release after multiple delays caused by the pandemic.
$40 billion pledged at Paris conference for gender equality
World leaders, philanthropists and organizations have pledged at least $40 billion at an international conference in Paris to boost gender equality, as women and girls worldwide have been deeply affected by the consequences of the pandemic. U.N. Women’s Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka welcomed the pledges at the three-day Generation Equality Forum that started Wednesday. French President Emmanuel Macron said that over the past year and half, an extra 47 million women fell into poverty amid the pandemic, and millions of others were deprived of treatment, contraception and the possibility of choosing for themselves.news.yahoo.com
The Latest: Nepal extends lockdown for capital amid surge
Authorities extended a lockdown in Nepal's capital Kathmandu and surrounding districts by another week on Wednesday as the Himalayan nation recorded its highest daily tolls of COVID-19 infection and death. The Ministry of Health said Tuesday 7,660 people tested positive for the coronavirus while 55 people had died. Nepal halted all domestic flights this week and international flights would be stopped from Thursday.news.yahoo.com
Developing world lagging behind in effort to inoculate populations
Developing world lagging behind in effort to inoculate populations South Africa has launched its mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign with the shot developed by Johnson & Johnson, which has not been approved for use anywhere in the world. The move underscores the desperation in the developing world to fight the coronavirus. Debora Patta reports.cbsnews.com
What’s News Today: Gleaning for the World, Hotel Roanoke
Gleaning for the World says a ‘Sweet Thank You’ today through Friday. The organization will set up at the Sam’s Club on Wards Road in Lynchburg daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The organization will give away sweet treats as a way of saying thank you for supporting them over the last 22 years. The Hotel Roanoke Conference Center Commission will meet today. The meeting takes place at 1 p.m. via Zoom.
Trump says Sudan to be removed from terrorism list
President Donald Trump on Monday said Sudan will be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism if it follows through on its pledge to pay $335 million to American terror victims and their families. Delisting Sudan from the state sponsors blacklist is a key incentive for the Sudanese government to normalize relations with Israel. New government of Sudan, which is making great progress, agreed to pay $335 MILLION to U.S. terror victims and families. Once deposited, I will lift Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list. The designation of Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism dates back to the 1990s, when Sudan briefly hosted bin Laden and other wanted militants.
As Illinois Democrats look to pick up more suburban House seats, the fight could boil down to Trump vs. Madigan
“This isn’t a strange land for me, this is my world,” Villa said. “When I first ran, and I asked people to trust me, it’s difficult, because people might not have known me that well. But now, I have a proven track record in my state office. … And so, to me, just a proven track record that I have with my community, and now it’s just spreading that message over to the part of the district where they don’t know.”chicagotribune.com
Gleaning for the World collecting donations for those in Gulf facing hurricane, tropical storm warnings
LYNCHBURG, Va. Gleaning for the World is already collecting donations for people who will be impacted by Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Depression Marco. Because of the pandemic, donation collections look different outside the Sams Club in Lynchburg. To prevent contact, volunteers are asking people to drop off donations in Gleaning for the World carts. Right now, were in communications with our partners in Texas and Louisiana to see where our help is going to be needed most, said communication representative Teresa Davis. The truck will be at Sams Club until Wednesday.
Virus resistant: World's Longest Yard Sale still lines roads
A crowd looks through items at the World's Longest Yard Sale, which stretches from Alabama to Michigan, at its southernmost point in Gadsden, Ala., on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. And though the coronavirus pandemic has canceled events around the globe, the six-state yard sale is happening this weekend for the 34th straight year. "Its a big problem.The yard sale began in 1987 as a way to lure visitors off interstate highways to a small town in Tennessee. Also known as the 127 Yard Sale, the event follows U.S. 127 from near Addison, Michigan, to Chattanooga, Tennessee, through Ohio and Kentucky. But realistically, she said, the yard sale is just too big to cancel.
Saharan dust; what does it mean for us?
ROANOKE, Va. – Saharan dust plumes emerge from Africa frequently. True Color satellite imagery of Saharan Air Layer around 8 a.m. Tuesday (College of Dupage)However, for some of you, this is new. WHAT IT IS NOTWhile this plume of Saharan dust is more pronounced than others, it doesn’t warrant some of the hype it’s garnered on social media. That is far different from what is happening with the Saharan Air Layer. PROSThe Saharan Air Layer (SAL) is a layer of dry, dusty air thousands of feet above that travels from east to west into the tropics multiple times a year.
Seoul says no suspicious activity in North amid Kim concerns
Later, another US official told the same network that the concerns about Kim’s health are credible but the severity is hard to assess. Earlier, Daily NK had cited anonymous sources saying Kim was recovering from heart surgery in the capital Pyongyang and that his condition was improving. AP's earlier story is below:The South Korean government on Tuesday was looking into reports saying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was in fragile condition after surgery. But North Korea’s state media months later showed that Ri was alive and in possession of several new senior posts. South Korea’s spy agency said days later that he had a cyst removed from his ankle.
Australian cyclist gives thirsty koala water
As wildfires continue to scorch parts of Australia, threatening the koala population, one thirsty koala got some TLC. Anna Heusler was riding her bike Thursday with a group of cyclists when she spotted this koala sitting in the middle of the road. Heusler stopped and the koala climbed on her bike. She offered it water and it was clearly thirsty. According to the Australia Zoo, there were only about 40,000 to 100,000 koalas remaining after “uncontrolled habitat destruction.”The animals are now considered endangered.
Where in the world? The National Geographic Bee
The annual national spelling bee has become an American institution, but there's another big "bee": The National Geographic Bee. Our Mo Rocca, who is hosting this year's edition, tests his map knowledge with Akhil Rekulapelli, the 15-year-old winner of the 2014 National Geographic Bee.cbsnews.com
1/01: Obama plans executive actions on guns; "World's ugliest Christmas tree" lives on
Following a year that saw 331 mass shootings, President Obama is planning a series of executive actions on guns; Steve Hartman goes "On the Road" for another look at the "World's ugliest Christmas tree."cbsnews.com
New call for social media sites to censor terror, ISIS propaganda
New call for social media sites to censor terror, ISIS propaganda World governments are turning up the heat on social media companies like Twitter over terrorism, as ISIS continues to recruit new fighters online with their sophisticated digital propaganda operations. They believe the sites can take a bolder stand against ISIS and other groups online. Margaret Brennan reports from the State Department where an international summit tried to tackle violent extremism.cbsnews.com