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  • Bible Answers 01-28-11

    “A friend asked me if I spoke in tongues.  I have heard of this but am unaware of what it actually is and if it is something I should do.”
    — Mike

    The New Testament gives several accounts of people who, when “filled with the Spirit,” spoke in a language that was not their own. In one instance, this language (actually, languages spoken by several different people) were known languages recognized by others for whom the language was native. This is the well-known event at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-12).

  • AP source: US to review aid to Egypt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration appealed Friday for Egyptian authorities to halt their crackdown on swelling anti-government protests, and an administration official said U.S. aid to the country would be reviewed.

    The U.S. also warned citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Egypt and urged Americans in the country to stay put as the Obama administration scrambled to respond to the unfolding crisis.

  • Hopis vote down proposed constitutional changes

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Hopis have voted down a proposed constitution that would have made sweeping changes to their tribal government.

    Tribal members voted 656 to 410 on Thursday against revising the constitution first adopted in 1936. It recognizes the inherent sovereignty of 12 Hopi villages that form the tribal government on the northern Arizona reservation.

  • Arizona legislation targets automatic citizenship

    PHOENIX (AP) — Lawmakers in Arizona are proposing a bill that challenges automatic U.S. citizenship for children of illegal immigrants, their latest foray into the national debate over illegal immigration.

  • Stocks sink as protests escalate in Egpyt

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell broadly Friday as the unrest in Egypt worsened. The dollar, Treasurys, gold and other assets seen as safe rose.

    The Egyptian government's response to escalating street protests unnerved investors. Riot police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and used water cannons to disperse a crowd that had gathered in the largest challenge to Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's thirty-year rule.

  • Ponch's 'CHiPs' partner busted for securities fraud

    FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — The actor who starred alongside Erik Estrada in the 1970s TV series "CHiPs" has been sentenced to 3 years probation on a securities fraud conviction.

    A federal judge in Fort Lauderdale on Friday also ordered Larry Wilcox to serve 500 hours of community service.

  • Economy gains, but not enough to ease jobs crisis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy gained strength at the end of last year as Americans spent at the fastest pace in four years and U.S. companies sold more overseas.

    The growth is boosting hopes for a stronger 2011. But it remains too weak to ease high unemployment.

    The Commerce Department reported Friday that growth rose by an annual rate of 3.2 percent in the October-December quarter. That's better than the 2.6 percent growth in the previous quarter. And it was the best quarterly showing since the start of last year.

  • Mandela home from S. African hospital

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela went home from the hospital Friday after suffering an acute respiratory infection. Officials said the 92-year-old was joking with his wife and nurses, and handling the difficulties of old age "with the greatest of grace."

    Surgeon-General Vejaynand Ramlakan told reporters that the anti-apartheid icon would now receive care at home after about 48 hours in Johannesburg's Milpark Hospital.

  • NASA marks 25th anniversary of Challenger accident

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Twenty-five years ago, seven astronauts died aboard space shuttle Challenger when it exploded shortly after liftoff.

    NASA officials, families and former astronauts gathered Friday morning at an outdoor memorial at Florida's Kennedy Space Center to mark the somber anniversary.

    The accident on Jan. 28, 1986 — just 73 seconds into flight — killed the Challenger crew, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe.

  • Slain missionary had worried about Mexico violence

    MONTE ALTO, Texas (AP) — Sam and Nancy Davis had taken their missionary work to Mexico for 30 years, but relatives say the Texas couple recently put off trips because of spiraling drug cartel violence. Nancy even stopped making some of those trips because of the risks.

    "But for some reason Nancy went in (on Wednesday) and did not come out" alive, Francille Davis said a day after her daughter-in-law died of a gunshot wound to the head following an attack in one of Mexico's most violent areas.