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Sex Abuse Crisis Tops Agenda as US Catholic Bishops Convene

Sex Abuse Crisis Tops Agenda as US Catholic Bishops Convene

As U.S. Catholic bishops gather for their national assembly next week, the clergy sex abuse crisis dominates their agenda amid calls from critics that church leaders finally bring about meaningful
2 Dead in Southern California's Woolsey Fire, Bringing Death Toll to 11

2 Dead in Southern California's Woolsey Fire, Bringing Death Toll to 11

California officials say they have found two people dead in Malibu as fire roared through the area, and two arrests have been made for looting in neighboring Ventura County.The announcement Saturday
US, EU Denounce Dissolution of Sri Lanka Parliament

US, EU Denounce Dissolution of Sri Lanka Parliament

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve parliament, worsening an already major political crisis, has drawn criticism from Western powers, including the United States and the
California Wildfires, Nov. 10, 2018

California Wildfires, Nov. 10, 2018

A blaze that started Thursday outside the hilly town of Paradise has grown and killed at least 11 people and destroyed more than 6,700 buildings, almost all of them homes, making it California's most
Trump Cancels Visit to American World War I Cemetery in France

Trump Cancels Visit to American World War I Cemetery in France

U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a visit to an American cemetery outside Paris Saturday during the president's visit to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. A White House
Stars Join Thousands Waiting to Learn Wildfire's Damage Toll

Stars Join Thousands Waiting to Learn Wildfire's Damage Toll

Rich or not, famous or not, there was no reprieve Saturday from the California wildfires sweeping through towns as different as the star-filled oceanside enclave of Malibu and the modest communities
California Firefighters Battle Blazes At Both Ends Of The State

California Firefighters Battle Blazes At Both Ends Of The State

California firefighters are battling blazes at both ends of the massive state in what has been one of the worst years for wildfires.The National Weather Service said there is little hope of containing
New York City's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Raised

New York City's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Raised

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is in place and will soon be strung with 50,000 lights as one of New York City's star holiday attractions, a gift from a same-sex married couple.The 72-foot-tall,
Centenary of End of WWI Marked with Paris Ceremony

Centenary of End of WWI Marked with Paris Ceremony

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month -- precisely 100 years after fighting halted in the first world war -- leaders from more than 60 nations -- the majority of countries that sent
Death toll soars to 25 as devastating California wildfires destroy homes

Death toll soars to 25 as devastating California wildfires destroy homes

Two victims were killed in their cars as they attempted to flee to safety.
Topless Female Protesters Approach Trump Motorcade in Paris

Topless Female Protesters Approach Trump Motorcade in Paris

French police arrested two topless female protesters Sunday on the Champs-Elysees where France was holding a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.One of the women
California Wildfires Rage, Death Toll Climbs to 31

California Wildfires Rage, Death Toll Climbs to 31

Wildfires raged at both ends of California on Sunday, with the deadly infernos barely contained and strong winds and dry conditions in the forecast. The death toll stood at 31 and was likely to
US Apothecary Museum Offers Glimpse of Medicines From Bygone Times

US Apothecary Museum Offers Glimpse of Medicines From Bygone Times

Dragon's blood, mandrake root and devil's snare were used for potions and spells in the Harry Potter series. But in real life, the creepy-named plants were used for medicinal purposes and could be
Democrats Vow to Protect Mueller's Russia Investigation

Democrats Vow to Protect Mueller's Russia Investigation

Key U.S. Democratic lawmakers vowed Sunday they would try to protect the investigation of President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign's links to Russia from interference by his new acting attorney general,
US Remembers Its Veterans

US Remembers Its Veterans

The United States is observing Veterans Day on Sunday, the annual day it stops to remember the millions of men and women who have served in the country's armed forces, often at the sacrifice of their
US-Backed Syrian Fighters Resume Offensive Against IS

US-Backed Syrian Fighters Resume Offensive Against IS

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters resumed their ground offensive Sunday against the Islamic State group in the last territories controlled by the extremists in eastern Syria.The Syrian Democratic Forces
Empowered, Emboldened House Democrats Chart Path Forward

Empowered, Emboldened House Democrats Chart Path Forward

Washington is adjusting to an impending power shift after Democrats won control of the U.S. House of Representatives in last week’s elections. Democrats are promising to hold President Donald Trump

California To Talk With White House, EPA Over Fuel Economy Standards

Trump's rollback stipulates a corporate average fuel economy rating of 37 mpg – a far cry from Obama’s 54.5 mpg . |
Official: Trump, Erdogan Discuss Khashoggi Response

Official: Trump, Erdogan Discuss Khashoggi Response

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, discussed how to respond to the killing last month of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a White House official said on
Potions of Yore Preserved in Small US Museum

Potions of Yore Preserved in Small US Museum

The wizards in the world of Harry Potter made regular use of dragon's blood, mandrake root and devil's snare for potions and spells. In the real world, healers and midwives also used creepy-named