Kyle Cobb

  • Great schism as church demands gender-neutral language for God

    STOCKHOLM — The Church of Sweden is urging its clergy to use gender-neutral language when referring to the supreme deity, refraining from using terms like “Lord” and “He” in favor of the less specific “God.” The move is one of several taken by the national Evangelical Lutheran church in...
  • Black Friday retailers looking to extend moment of optimism

    As Black Friday shoppers descend on stores this weekend, retailers are experiencing something that’s been in short supply: optimism. Brick-and-mortar chains are coming off a generally positive earnings season, with companies such as Wal-Mart Stores seeing their shares reach record highs. Even the beleaguered department-store industry is finding reasons...
  • Illegal Student Workers Uncovered In Foxconn’s iPhone X Factories

    A recent investigation by the Financial Times has uncovered evidence of high school students working long hours assembling the iPhone X in Chinese factories. The students are interning at Hon Hai Precision Industry, more commonly known as Foxconn, Apple’s largest contract manufacturer. Foxconn has brought a halt to the...
  • Deer hunting limited in Western US states after tough winter

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Hunting guide Mike Clark normally has more than 20 clients lined up each fall for trips deep into Wyoming’s western wilderness to shoot mule deer, prized by hunters for their size and impressive antlers. But unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall that blanketed much of...
  • Ex-Rep. Hinchey, who pushed to protect the environment, dies

    NEW YORK –  Former U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, a veteran lawmaker known for pressing to protect the environment during a career that spanned from the era of the Love Canal toxic waste site to the recent debate over natural-gas fracking, has died. He was 79. Hinchey, a Democrat, died...
  • UPDATE: Teacher arrested after students record her snorting powder

    A high school teacher was arrested for drug possession after students recorded her snorting a powder in her classroom. Pupils at Lake Central High School in Indiana stood outside the room where Samantha Cox, an English teacher, took herself and what appeared to be drugs into the corner. They...
  • Safety tips about your Christmas tree for a safe holiday seson

    From Harford County government: Live Christmas trees are a delightful holiday tradition, but Christmas tree fires can be serious and even deadly. The Harford County Department of Emergency Services urges citizens to plan now for a safe holiday season. “Fires are devastating and failure to take precautions can lead...
  • BIG TECH: Tesla Completes World’s Largest Battery

    The giant lithium-ion battery Tesla boss Elon Musk promised the South Australian government earlier this year has been installed and tests will begin shortly, the South Australian government said in a statement. South Australia’s PM jay Weatherill patted his government on the back, saying “While others are just talking,...
  • Texas woman accused of mailing bombs to Obama, governor

    (CNN) The evidence against a Texas woman accused of sending homemade bombs to President Obama and the governor of Texas includes a cell phone, a cigarette package, a salad dressing cap and, authorities say, some very distinctive cat hair. Julia Poff faces six charges after she was indicted earlier...