The Vatican cardinal at the center of a storm over a book about celibacy and the Catholic priesthood is denouncing the “brutality” of criticism directed at him and his collaborator, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI
Mike Pompeo lashed out at an NPR host and "the media" Saturday after making a testy appearance on All Things Considered, USA Today reports . The Secretary of State accused the host, Mary Louise Kelly, of lying to him, though he didn't deny unloading on her afterward in an expletive-filled rant....
Spacewalking astronauts worked to complete repairs to a cosmic ray detector outside the International Space Station on Saturday and give it new life. (Jan. 25)
Over the last few years, Sandra Lee — aka Dr. Pimple Popper — has grown an empire. The crazy popular dermatologist not only has her own skin-care line (SLMD is sold at Target, y'all) and a highly successful television show on TLC, but she also boasts a whopping 615,000 followers on Instagram and a casual six million subscribers on YouTube. Kim K. said it herself.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has lashed out in anger at an NPR reporter who accused him of shouting expletives at her after she had asked him in an interview about Ukraine
5 Tips for Heading Back to College Going back to school can be scary. These tips can help you to jump back in with confidence. 1. Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form, to get a loan or grant for schooling. 2. Make sure you research the best school or program that will suit your needs. CAEL's Becky Klein-Collins, via NPR 3. Figure out which degree you want before taking the necessary steps towards your specific goal. 4. Settle any current affairs you may have so they do not clash with your upcoming education schedule. 5. Once you sign up, refresh your memory in the field by taking a free online course. Graduate! Network adviser Denise Whittaker, via NPR
According to Business Insider, SpaceX completed an explosive test on Sunday. The intentional explosion proved its Crew Dragon capsule can take astronauts to safety in the event of a rocket failure. The test was part of NASA's Commercial Crew program, a partnership with private companies to build spaceships that can safely transport astronauts to and from the space station. Since 2011, NASA has bought seats for its astronauts on Russian Soyuz spacecraft. But seats now cost about $85 million.This program is meant to end that practice. Boeing is also building a spaceship as part of the Commercial Crew program. But SpaceX's latest test means that they are on track to launch its first-ever human passengers this spring.
A progressive rock singer claims Scientologists have poisoned his family dog—again. Cedric Bixler-Zavala, lead singer of Mars Volta and At the Drive-In, says he put down his dog this week after it ate poisoned meat tossed into the yard by Church of Scientology members, per the Hollywood Reporter . "I'm...
Shanghai Disney Resort to Close Due to Coronavirus Disney's theme park will be closed in China over the Lunar New Year. Shanghai Disney Resort made the announcement on Friday "in response to the prevention and control of the disease outbreak." Guests have been refunded, and it is not yet known when the park will reopen. The virus originated in China's city of Wuhan, but it has spread throughout Asia and into the United States. The Wuhan virus has already infected more than 800 people and dozens have died. Other Chinese cities, including Beijing, have canceled their Lunar New Year activities.
President Donald Trump's lawyers opened their impeachment trial defense on Saturday by asserting that he did nothing wrong when he asked Ukraine to investigate a political rival, Joe Biden. They accused prosecutors of omitting key evidence. (Jan. 25)
Now, the defense. President Trump's legal team, led by personal lawyer Jay Sekulow and White House counsel Pat Cipollone, appeared before the Senate on Saturday morning and began arguing against impeaching the president, the Washington Post reports. This after House managers, led by Rep. Adam Schiff, argued that Trump had...
The similarities are stark between the two teams — coach Bill Walsh's first Super Bowl-winning team for the San Francisco 49ers in the 1981 season and Kyle Shanahan's version this year
Elizabeth Holmes is stretched thin in a couple of ways right now. The criminal case against the former head of Theranos is being heard in San Jose. A civil case—a fraud lawsuit—is proceeding in Arizona. Her lawyers handling the fraud suit have quit because they weren't being paid....
An earthquake rocked eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least 18 people, injuring hundreds and leaving some 30 trapped in the wreckage of toppled buildings, Turkish officials said. (Jan. 24)
CNN Entertainment reports that Channing Tatum and Jessie J may be in a relationship, again. On Friday, the actor posted a picture of himself on Instagram, wearing unicorn hats, with the "Bang Bang" singer, as she kissed his chin. Tatum and Jessie J started dating in 2018, after Tatum and actress Jenna Dewan divorced after a nine year marriage. Jessie J is keeping her relationship status with Channing under wraps. She explained, "We've needed time to get to know each other...We've just had our first holiday together, which was wonderful, but that's all I'm saying." Jessie J singer said initially there was pressure at the start of their relationship, because they were photographed together, before the relationship really began.
This Day in History: First Winter Olympics January 25, 1924 The first Winter Olympics took off in style at Chamonix in the French Alps. Scandinavians dominated the 14 events that involved a total of six sports. Norway won the unofficial team competition with 17 medals. The United States came in third. Of the nearly 300 athletes, only 13 were women, and they only competed in the figure-skating events. The Olympics offered a particular boost to skiing, a sport that would become extremely popular within the next decade. The success of “International Winter Sports Week" led to the second Winter Olympic games in 1928.
On Friday morning a massive explosion at a machine shop ripped through a Houston neighborhood. According to Reuters, at least two people are dead. The explosion damaged homes while sending out blast waves for miles. Aerial video showed the shredded and collapsed wreckage of the Watson Grinding and Manufacturing building smoldering. There was widespread damage to area homes and businesses. Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pena said early indications pointed to a leak of propylene gas.
The palace recently announced that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex would henceforth be known as Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. One problem: Sarah Ferguson goes by Sarah, Duchess of York, and she's a divorcee—which led to concern that the change made it sound like Prince Harry's marriage had...
More Than 3 in 5 Americans Are Lonely, Study Says A new survey led by health insurer Cigna found a 7 percent rise in loneliness since 2018. The research noted social media use and poor work-life balance as significant contributors to the increase. Bert Uchino, a professor at the University of Utah who studies relationships and health, has said pervasive loneliness has “widespread effects.” Bert Uchino, via NPR Uchino also added that loneliness is linked to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. The study concluded that Gen Z has the highest loneliness scores, with boomers having the lowest.