Lifestyle Headlines

Michael Sam tells Oprah there are other NFL players who are gay

Photo

- Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, told Oprah Winfrey that he still dreams of playing in a regular season game and that he is not the only homosexual in pro football.

11:07am EST

Sat, Dec 27 2014

'Gorillafication' in sight for abandoned baby primate at Ohio zoo

- Zookeepers wearing gorilla suits have helped rear an endangered abandoned baby gorilla in Ohio so she can join an adult group.

27 Dec 2014

Fri, Dec 26 2014

Transit cops deliver baby on Philadelphia train

- A baby boy was born on a crowded Philadelphia subway train late on Christmas Day, delivered by two transit policemen who harkened to the call of duty armed with surgical gloves and lots of pluck.

U.S., Oddly Enough 26 Dec 2014

Vatican arrests Femen activist who bared breasts in St Peter's Square

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican said on Friday it had arrested a member of women's rights group Femen who on Christmas Day bared her breasts and grabbed a statue of the baby Jesus from a nativity scene in front of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square.

In Cuba's sea of classic cars, the truly valuable are elusive

Photo

HAVANA - Luis Abel Bango spent seven years searching for his dream car, a 1957 Chevy Bel Air. He finally found it on Cuba's far western tip, buying it off the original owner for $7,000.

World, Cuba 26 Dec 2014

Wisconsin man keeps 40-year-old Christmas tree up until son returns

- A Wisconsin man will refuse for about the 40th time to partake in the annual after-holiday chore of putting Christmas ornaments back into storage and dragging the Christmas tree to the curb.

26 Dec 2014

Pope condemns Islamic State, decries suffering of children

Photo

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Thursday condemned the "brutal persecution" of minorities by Islamic State insurgents and said the joy of Christmas was marred by the suffering of children in the Middle East and around the world. | Video

Trip Tips: Downton Abbey destinations for fans of British period drama

Photo

- Fans of the popular British period drama "Downton Abbey" can visit a number of sites depicted in the television series about life among the upper crust early last century.

26 Dec 2014

Thu, Dec 25 2014

Pope condemns Islamic State, decries suffering of children

Photo

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Thursday condemned the "brutal persecution" of minorities by Islamic State insurgents and said the joy of Christmas was marred by the suffering of children in the Middle East and around the world. | Video

Book Talk: Patricia Cornwell on writing about darkness, loss

NEW YORK - In the crime fiction realm, author Patricia Cornwell’s fame may be surpassed only by her brainchild and longtime heroine, forensics expert Kay Scarpetta.

25 Dec 2014
Photo

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

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.