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Sigma Alpha Epsilon's international headquarters may be in Illinois, but the fraternity's roots are firmly planted in the antebellum South. "We came up from Dixie land," says a ditty from an old songbook, boasting about SAE's success. Now, nearly 160 years after its founding at...
DALLAS (AP) — An Iraqi man who fled violence in his homeland and was reunited with his wife in the United States had been in Texas just three weeks when he was fatally shot while taking photos of his first snowfall, his father-in-law said. Ahmed Al-Jumaili had saved money for...
DALLAS (AP) — An Iraqi man says his son-in-law fled the violence of their homeland to reunite with his wife and improve his life in Dallas, only to be fatally shot while taking photos of the first snowfall he had ever seen. Mohammed Altaae (al-TYE') said Tuesday that his 36-year...
Sigma Alpha Epsilon's international headquarters may be in Illinois, but the fraternity's roots are firmly planted in the antebellum South. "We came up from Dixie land," says a ditty from an old songbook, boasting about SAE's success. Now, nearly 160 years after its founding at...
DALLAS (AP) — A former University of Oklahoma fraternity member who was shown in a video chanting a racial slur issued an apology Tuesday, as did the parents of a second student. In a statement emailed by his father, Parker Rice said the incident that was caught on video was "...
A Vatican official who helped write a first draft of Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on climate change acknowledged disagreement over the causes of global warming but said "what is not contested is that our planet is getting warmer" and Christians have a duty rooted in "...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a normal year for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, things would be getting dangerous right about now. Within the first few days of the 1,000-mile trek across Alaska, mushers would be crossing a mountain range that is home to Mount McKinley, North...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury awarded Marvin Gaye's children $7.3 million on Tuesday after determining singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied their father's music to create "Blurred Lines," the biggest hit song of 2013. Marvin Gaye's daughter Nona Gaye wept as the verdict...
A Vatican official who helped draft Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on climate change is signaling the direction the document will take. The encyclical won't be released until June or July. But Cardinal Peter Turkson gave a talk last week in Ireland that Vatican observers...