Light of the Word Christian Center in Topeka, Kansas, asked supporters of the ministry to pray for the church's founding Pastor, Greg Varney, after he was arrested last Wednesday on aggravated assault charges stemming from an incident involving one of his daughters.
Pastor Varney and his wife, Debbie, who have been married since 1976, are the parents of five daughters and one son. They also have 12 grandchildren, according to the church's website.
The pastor's arrest report from the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office cited by local news station KSNT, said Varney used a vehicle in the assault against his daughter. A churchgoer explained that Varney was arrested after he smashed into another car as he was trying to leave the scene of the assault. He further noted that it was unlike his pastor to act that way. more >>
A law restricting the federal funding of abortion that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton supports repealing is credited by a recent study with saving more than 2 million lives.
The Hyde Amendment, a federal law passed almost exactly 40 years ago in September 1976, prohibits the federal coverage of most abortion procedures.
Hyde is credited with preventing the abortion of approximately 2 million people over the past four decades, according to a report published by the pro-life research group the Charlotte Lozier Institute. more >>
The wearable Apple Watch can be yours for a cheaper price if you enroll in Aetna's health insurance program.
Aetna and Apple have announced their partnership where health insurance customers can get the Apple Watch for a cheaper price through subsidy and monthly payroll deductions. The Apple Watch is marketed as a fitness wearable that tracks the user's various health information including physical activity, taken steps, calories burned, exercise minutes and more.
Apple Watch from Aetna Insurance Details Aetna announced on their website that they will be partnering with Apple to initiate a health program involving iOS products like the Apple watch, iPhone and iPad. These devices will be paired with Aetna's wellness programs beginning this fall's enrollment season. more >>
Blue Bell Creameries is voluntarily recalling some of their ice cream products for possible Listeria contamination.
The company announced that the chocolate chip cookie dough in some of their ice creams might contain the Listeria bacteria. The cookie dough was apparently sourced from another supplier called Aspen Hills Inc.
Possible Listeria Contamination in Blue Bell Ice Cream In a Facebook post, Blue Bell wrote that they are voluntarily recalling their ice cream products that contain chocolate cookie dough to prevent any possible Listeria infection among consumers. They got the ingredient from Aspen Hills, Inc., which had also voluntary recalled the chocolate chip cookie dough they have supplied to the company. more >>
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a mobile app challenge to stem the opioid epidemic in the US.
The FDA called the challenge "The 2016 Naloxone App Competition" and it is a public challenge issued to tech savvy individuals who can make mobile apps. The FDA hopes the mobile app will help those experiencing opioid overdose get their hands on naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of heroin, prescription painkillers and synthetic opioid products.
FDA's 2016 Naloxone App Competition Announcement, Details FDA's 2016 Naloxone App Competition is a challenge supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). more >>
A new research found that drinking beer can help shy and awkward people in social situations.
Researchers from Switzerland found that beer and drinking beer can affect how people see certain emotions like happiness. Seeing these emotions can trigger certain responses including being more empathic, able to recognize happy faces, and sexual arousal.
Beer Can Make Individuals More Social According to researchers from the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, beer drinking can influence how we interact with people. In their research, they found that people are more likely to spot happy faces and have an increased desire to socialize as well, Science Daily noted. more >>