STARKVILLE, Miss. â€“ After becoming the first two players in Mississippi State history to earn AVCA All-Region recognitions just a week ago, Roxanne McVey and Kimmy Gardiner are now the first Bulldogs to garner a spot on the AVCA Honorable Mention All-American teams, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced Wednesday morning.
His personnel changes mean the Congregation for Bishops will be peopled by a different kind of person, one who will implement Francis' vision of a church governed as much by compassion as by orthodoxy, says Alice Laffey.
For the first time in what seems like ages, Congress is poised to give final approval to a government spending plan without resorting to last-minute brinksmanship such as midnight negotiations to prevent an imminent government shutdown.
JPMorgan Chase has paid out tens of billions of dollars to the government this year to settle numerous lawsuits. Now, the nation's largest bank is seeking money in its own legal claim against a federal agency.
The United States' delegation to the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia won't include a member of President Barack Obama's family or an active cabinet secretary, but it will include openly gay athletes - a clear jab at Russia's recent anti-gay laws.
Russian lawmakers backed the final draft of a sweeping amnesty law Wednesday that could see jailed members of the Pussy Riot punk protest band released early and arrested Greenpeace activists avoiding prison, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported.