News in Brief

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus-News-Editor~ Marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples in Alabama A federal judge in Alabama issued a ruling that instructed a probate judge in Mobile County to allow same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses. The ruling sends a message to other Alabama counties after the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court encouraged probate judges in many counties to ignore the federal ruling that struck down same-sex marriage bans. ISIS kills 21 Christians in Libya An ISIS propaganda video was released, showing 21 Egyptian Christians being beheaded on a Libyan beach. The captives had been kidnapped from Sirte, … Continue reading News in Brief

What you missed over break

By: Andrew Koch ~Campus News Editor~ Xavier students may have been on vacation, but the world did not rest. Here is a collection of some of the biggest headlines from the past month. Bombings rock Volgograd Two suicide bombers killed 32 people on Dec. 29 and Dec. 30 in Volgograd, a city in southern Russia. The Caucasus Emirate, an Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist and separatist group, claimed responsibility for the attacks, which took place in a railway station and on a trolley bus. The attacks have raised questions about the Russian government’s ability to protect spectators of and athletes in the upcoming … Continue reading What you missed over break