MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From declining Christianity numbers in the United States to another major earthquake in Nepal, here are the four stories to know for Tuesday, May 12.
New Earthquake Rocks Nepal
The newest quake measured 7.3 on the Richter magnitude scale just outside the capital, Kathmandu. It was followed closely by at least five aftershocks.
At least 19 people have been killed and nearly 1,000 others have been injured.
Nepal is still recovering from a devastating earthquake last month that claimed more than 8,000 lives.
Natalee Holloway Developments
A new witness in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway steps forward.
It’s been almost 10 years since Holloway vanished during a senior class trip to Aruba.
The new witness, Jurrien Dej Jong, tells Inside Edition that he witnessed prime suspect, Joran van der Sloot, carrying Holloway’s body, and burying her in a crawl space.
Holloway’s father, Dave, is now headed to Aruba to follow up.
Christianity Declining In U.S.?
There are fewer Christians living in the U.S. than there were nearly a decade ago.
Pew Research Center reports Christianity still makes up 70 percent of American religious identity. That’s down 8 percent.
The study also found the number of atheists and agnostics have almost doubled.
Morgan Freeman Makes Stance Clear On Pot
Morgan Freeman used his deep, mellow voice to declare: marijuana should be “legalized across the board.”
During an interview with the Daily Beast, Freeman talked openly about his own pot use. He became an advocate after shattering his left shoulder, arm and elbow in a car crash in 2008.