Sun, Sep 21 2014
TIRANA Albania - Pope Francis, in his strongest criticism of Islamist militants to date, said on Sunday no religious group which used violence and oppression could claim to be "the armor of God". | Video
- Pay no attention to sceptics who claim that meetings are nothing more than an irritant.
DVUR KRALOVE Czech Republic - A Czech zoo burned around 60 kilograms (132 pounds) of rhino horns on Sunday, part of an international campaign designed to highlight the plight of a species being driven towards extinction by poachers.
Sat, Sep 20 2014
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis, in his first major appointment in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the United States, on Saturday named Bishop Blase Cupich as the new archbishop of Chicago.
LOUISVILLE Ky. - A Louisville preservation society will raise a glass in December to toast the end of the Prohibition Era, but not with just any ordinary drink.
Fri, Sep 19 2014
CHICAGO - David Bowie has been best-known throughout his five-decade career as a prolific musician and songwriter, with hits like "Changes" and "Space Oddity" in constant radio circulation.
SAN FRANCISCO - Lifting a ban on blood donations from gay men would increase the amount of available blood by hundreds of thousands of pints (liters) each year and save more than a million lives a year, a California study showed on Friday.
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - When NFL players strap on their pink shoes and gloves in October for the league's annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign, it will be doing so with one less sponsor, a notable retreat blamed on the league's handling of domestic violence.
PORTLAND Ore. - A dog found almost 3,000 miles away from home after vanishing five months ago will be flown back to her owner by the company that made the microchip responsible for identifying the animal.
Thu, Sep 18 2014
NEW YORK - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio offered free access to some of his city's famed cultural destinations on Thursday in a bid to coax illegal immigrants to join an identification card program aimed at helping them do ordinary things like sign a rental lease.
Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.