December 12, 2018

UK PM Theresa May faces possible ouster in vote of no confidence over Brexit

Leon Neal/Getty Images(LONDON) -- United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May defended her leadership outside 10 Downing Street just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, revealing that her Conservative Party had demanded a vote of confidence in her premiership amid the tumult of Britain exiting the European Union. The results of the vote will be announced at 9 p.m. Anything more than 50 percent -- 158 votes -- will force May out of office. "I will contest that vote with everything I've got," May said. "I..
December 12, 2018

Five Marines killed in midair collision identified

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Abrego(WASHINGTON) -- The Marine Corps has identified the five Marines killed aboard a KC-130 refueling tanker when it collided with a F/A-18 fighter jet off the coast of Japan last week. They were identified as Lt. Col. Kevin R. Herrmann, 38, of New Bern, North Carolina; Maj. James M. Brophy, 36, of Staatsburg, New York; Staff Sgt. Maximo A. Flores, 27, of Surprise, Arizona; Cpl. Daniel E. Baker, 21, of Tremont, Illinois; and Cpl. William C. Ross, 21, of ..
December 12, 2018

Church of England issues new guidelines on welcoming trans people into the faith

ChrisHepburn/iStock(LONDON) -- The Church of England has issued new guidance saying that it "welcomes and encourages the unconditional affirmation of trans people" and offers clergy ways to help them celebrate the sacrament of baptism in a meaningful, inclusive way. The pastoral guidance will be incorporated into a revised edition of Common Worship, the Church of England’s service book, and has already been published online. The revised print edition of Common Worship will be issued early next ..
December 11, 2018

Two dead, 11 injured in shooting in France, officials say

pixinoo/iStock(STRASBOURG, France) -- At least two people have been killed and several more injured in a shooting in France, according to government officials. The local prefecture in Strasbourg, about 300 miles east of Paris, wrote on Twitter than an individual opened fire in the center of the city on the Rue des Orfèvres around 8 p.m. local time. The shooting is being treated as a terrorist attack, the Paris counter-terrorism prosecutor’s office told ABC News. Of the wounded, seven people wer..