Virginia

Judge dismisses discrimination suit against Catholic home

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the former administrator of a Catholic assisted living facility who said he was fired for his sexual orientation. The judge dismissed the suit Monday after the plaintiff, John Murphy, made a motion to do so. Murphy served as executive director of the … Continue reading

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Middle East

‘Jihadi John’ identified as London-raised college grad

  LONDON (AP) — The world knows him as “Jihadi John,” the masked, knife-wielding militant in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State group. On Thursday he was identified as a London-raised university graduate known to British intelligence for more than five years. The British-accented militant from the chilling videos is Mohammed … Continue reading

Middle East

Obama sends Congress request for military force against IS NEDRA PICKLER

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent Congress legislation Wednesday to authorize military force against Islamic State fighters, asking lawmakers to “show the world we are united in our resolve” to defeat militants who have overrun parts of the Middle East and threaten attacks on the United States. In urging Congress to back military force, the … Continue reading