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2015 Saw A Decrease In Religious Freedom Around The World, Says Annual Report

31 minutes agoNews : The Two-Way

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says the refugee crisis, political strife, and economic dislocation all contributed to a worldwide deterioration of religious freedom last year.

Supreme Court May Be Leaning Toward Voiding Ex-Va. Governor's Corruption Conviction

5 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The core issue is how to determine a clean "official act" from a corrupt one, and where the line is. Oral arguments underscored how difficult it is to come up with a workable standard.

President Obama To Announce U.S. Is Sending 250 Military Personnel To Syria

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The president's announcement, set to be delivered Monday in Germany, will bring the total number of American military personnel deployed in the country to as many as 300.

Rescue Crews In Ecuador Face Ticking Clock In Quest To Find Survivors

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Hour by hour, chances dwindle that rescue workers will be able to save those who may be trapped in the ruins of the catastrophic quake that struck on Saturday. Noisy generators add to the challenge.

Stephen Hawking's Plan For Interstellar Travel Has Some Earthly Obstacles

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The astrophysicist is part of a team that wants to send postage-stamp-size probes to our closest star system, Alpha Centauri. But can they get the right permits?

U.S. Coal Giant Peabody Energy Files For Bankruptcy

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

As the coal industry struggles with falling prices, weak Chinese demand, regulatory changes and competition from fracking, St. Louis-based Peabody has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Hot On The Trail Of Alien Moons

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Astronomers have found about 2,000 planets beyond our solar system. Now, some scientists are expanding the search to look for distant moons, too, in the hunt for signs of life.

Imitating a candidate, Ryan goes to Israel and calls BDS an anti-Semitic ‘shenanigan’

Following Hillary Clinton's vow to fight BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions), Speaker Paul Ryan calls BDS "ridiculous shenanigan" and anti-Semitic to boot, on a trip to Israel. He sure looks like he's running for President!

Boko Haram Increasingly Using Children In 'Suicide' Attacks, UNICEF Says

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Child "suicide bombings" by the Nigeria-based militant group have risen from four in 2014 to 44 last year, the U.N. program says. Most of the children were girls.

That Hole-In-One: The Other Amazing Thing About The 2016 Masters

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Three players made history, teaming up to record three aces on a single hole on the same day for the first time ever at the Masters.

'Boston Globe' Runs Fake Front Page Detailing A Donald Trump World

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The front page of the paper's opinion section has fake stories about a market crash, the beginning of mass deportations and U.S. military refusing orders from its civilian leadership.

Atheist Law Student Hacked To Death In Bangladesh

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Last year, a string of attacks killed secular bloggers in Bangladesh. Now 28-year-old Nazimuddin Samad, an outspoken atheist, has been killed reportedly by several unidentified assailants.

Twitter Wins NFL Deal To Stream 2016 Thursday Night Football

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The NFL hopes to reach a broader audience, including those who don't have cable, while Twitter is looking to attract and keep new users.

Reports: Iceland's Prime Minister Resigns Amid Panama Papers Scandal

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

European media are reporting that Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is resigning his post — but not his role as the head of his political party — after he and his wife were implicated by the leaked data.

Denying Housing Over Criminal Record May Be Discrimination, Feds Say

4 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

New guidance released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development warns landlords that they may be breaking the law by turning down tenants based on their criminal records.

In Palmyra, Islamic State Left Behind Mass Grave, Destroyed Monuments

4 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Syrian soldiers took the ancient city back from ISIS last week. A mass grave with the bodies of 40 people, 23 of them women and children, was found in the area, according to Syrian media.

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