Published: 3:55 am, Tue. September 1st, 2015Updated: 7:05 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. POPE SAYS PRIESTS IN HOLY YEAR CAN ABSOLVE ‘SIN OF ABORTION’
Francis explained his decision that he has met many women bearing ‘the scar of this agonizing’ decision to abort.
2. KENTUCKY WOMAN STILL WON’T ISSUE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LICENSES
Despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her, the clerk says her deeply held Christian beliefs don’t let her endorse gay marriages.
3. POLICE ARREST MAIN SUSPECT IN BANGKOK BOMBING
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says the man is a foreigner and was arrested in eastern Thailand near the Cambodian border.
4. IN ALASKA, OBAMA PAINTS DOOMSDAY SCENE OF GLOBAL WARMING
The president is counting on the state’s exquisite but deteriorating landscape to elicit a sense of urgency that his previous calls to action on climate change have not.
5. WHAT MIGRANTS JOURNEYING TO EUROPE CARRY WITH THEM
To survive days on end of walking and improvised camping in harsh weather, they must concentrate on essentials: pain relief medicines, first aid, food and personal hygiene items.
6. HOW BALTIMORE ADDRESSES SPIKE IN VIOLENCE
Community leaders are mobilizing on the ground to instill lessons of nonviolence, while police launch the war room, a physical and metaphorical effort to combat the increase in killings.
7. SHIFTING FACE OF NORTH KOREAN ECONOMY
Independently run street stalls are spreading fast in the country, even though private commerce remains officially anathema here.
8. WHY CLINTON WON’T LIKELY FACE PROSECUTION OVER EMAILS
So far, there’s no evidence of messages stored in her private server bearing classified markings, legal experts say.
9. BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT EXPERIENCING GROWING PAINS
Its fluid nature generates questions about exactly who is in charge, who is involved and what its goals are for the long term.
10. MIDLIFE OBESITY MAY SPUR RISK FOR EARLIER ALZHEIMER’S
The National Institutes of Health reports that being overweight or obese at age 50 may affect the age, years later, when the disease strikes.