Imagine this: You're driving down the highway, humming along to your favorite tunes, when the cell phone stowed in your bag suddenly makes a strange noise. To investigate, you take the next exit and safely pull over to check the screen.
Pope Francis is urging young Catholics to shake up the church and make a "mess" in their dioceses by going out into the streets to spread the faith.
It's a message he put into practice by visiting one of Rio's most violent slums and opening the church's World Youth Day on a rain-soaked Copacabana Beach Thursday.
“1970s surveys suggested that 90 percent of Brazilians identified with being Catholic, and now it's just shy of 60 percent,” says Suzette Grillot, the Dean of the University of Oklahoma’s College of International Studies. “You've seen declining numbers. The pope wants to try to boost those numbers.”
Oklahoma continues to imprison people at one of the highest rates in the nation, ranking fourth in a newly released report from the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Oklahoma, which has seen prison populations increase steadily over the past several decades, incarcerated 648 residents per 100,000 population in 2012, according to the study released Thursday by the bureau, part of the U.S. Department of Justice. That’s up 2.5 percent, an increase from 632 in 2011.
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, leaves the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington in central London with her son Prince George Alexander Louis, third in line for the British throne.
Earlier this week the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their son Prince George Alexander Louis, concluding seven months of speculation about the child who might someday sit on the British throne.
KGOU’s World Views host Suzette Grillot, the Dean of the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma, was vacationing in Scotland Monday when the royal baby arrived.
She says while most residents she spoke with seemed more excited about Phil Mickelson winning the 2013 British open in nearby East Lothian, the economic impact of the heir to the throne is something everyone is talking about.
Prosecutors say U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning betrayed his country's trust and gave military secrets to WikiLeaks to make a name for himself.
The prosecutors said during closing arguments Thursday in the soldier's court-martial that he knew the sensitive material he leaked would fall into the hands of al-Qaida.
Manning is charged with aiding the enemy, which carries a possible sentence of up to life in prison. His defense attorneys have argued there was no evidence he knew al-Qaida looked specifically at the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.
Spirit AeroSystems says it is laying off about 360 employees at its Kansas and Oklahoma facilities.
The Wichita-based aircraft parts maker announced the move Thursday, a day after union officials disclosed company preparations for the anticipated layoffs. The move affects salaried support staff and management employees.