Area 'parachurch' reaches out to crowd of younger professionals

The altar at Sacred Heart Cultural Center glowed a hot pink Monday as the strains of Michael Jackson's Beat It echoed off the ornate domed ceiling.Ryan Abel belted out the familiar 1980s pop tune as 20- and...

Strain to hear the truth

...fooled, and couldn't resist jumping to conclusions. When he said "We know very little about what happened," he should've listened to himself.We all need to strain a little to hear and see the truth ? not just what we want it to be.

Sam among veterans considering spot in NFL during combine

TEMPE, Ariz. - The strain and sweat on their faces showed just how much one more chance in the NFL means to Michael Sam and 104 others.Except for pro days...

Displeasure Cruz

...threaten liberal political power.And it's happening ? again. The mainstream media's patronizing political coverage strains to dismiss conservative presidential aspirants out of hand."If Cruz really sticks to this strategy of extremism, he faces...

Tourists flocking to Cuba 'before the Americans come'

...potentially adding some $2 billion a year to state coffers.However, the island is hardly ready for a Yankee invasion. Already it strains to accommodate travelers during the December-April high season.Tourists trying to dine at high-end private restaurants...

Bucks top Pacers for second win in a row

...who were without forward David West because of an allergic reaction. NETS: Power forward Thaddeus Young suffered a left knee strain in Wednesday night's 91-88 win over the Charlotte Hornets, an MRI revealed, and will miss at least one game.The former...

Oblique strain slows Braves' Andrelton Simmons

...Andrelton Simmons has a slight left oblique strain.On the day of the team's first full-squad...he's ready."Simmons downplayed the strain, saying it felt like nothing more than...Wainwright has been diagnosed with an abdominal strain but the St. Louis ace could be available...

The Seattle Mariners are the latest team to leave Venezuela

...President Nicolas Maduro that the U.S. is conspiring to oust him from power.In addition to the political and economic strains, teams here face the challenge of keeping players and staff safe in what the United Nations says is the world's second-deadliest...

Cardinals' Adam Wainwright sharp against Braves in spring training debut

...Saturday.Wainwright walked one and struck out three in a spring debut that had been delayed because he suffered a mild abdominal strain early in camp.Wainwright had to move quickly off the mound a couple of times for defensive purposes and said he felt no issues...

Michaux: Masters on verge of topping century mark

...after this Masters and Tom Watson in the near future along with the loss of the Public Links exemption will ease some of the strain on the tee sheet.But 100 is a breaking point the Masters won't let become a habit.