In a 5-4 ruling, Supreme Court sides with religious groups in a dispute over Covid-19 restrictions in New York
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In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court sided with religious organizations in a dispute over Covid-19 restrictions put in place by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that limited attendance at […]
In Trump and Biden, reality and fantasy collide on Thanksgiving
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Coronavirus infections are skyrocketing. Unemployment is rising. Food lines are getting longer. And President Donald Trump is tweeting.
South Korean leader of online sexual blackmail ring sentenced to 40 years
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The South Korean leader of the "Nth room case," an online sexual blackmail ring, was sentenced to 40 years in jail on Thursday.
This is who should get Kamala Harris's Senate seat
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With Kamala Harris' seat in the Senate vacant soon, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has a decision to make to fill it. Raul Reyes writes that with Latinos making almost 40% of the […]
Suspect in the fatal stabbings at San Jose church housing the homeless identified as a frequent guest
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A suspect has been identified and is in custody after two people were fatally stabbed and three others wounded at a California church used as a homeless shelter, according to the […]
Religious festivals have taken a backseat in Europe during Covid-19. Now leaders are prioritizing Christmas
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2020 has not been a festive year for Europe, but as it comes to an end, many governments across the continent are scrambling to avoid stringent lockdowns during the Christmas […]
Couple finds more than 66 bottles of Prohibition-era whiskey hidden in the walls of their New York home
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When a New York couple was told their over 100-year-old home was built by a notorious bootlegger, they passed it off as small town legend.
Teacher's decades-old find on a Northern Ireland beach turns out to be the island's first-ever dinosaur discovery
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You never know what you might find while walking along the beach.
Hundreds of kids and their families are headed to Arizona for a soccer tournament with 500 teams
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A soccer tournament featuring hundreds of players is a go in Phoenix -- in spite of Covid-19 restrictions and the mayor's disapproval.
Diego Maradona dies after suffering heart failure
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Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona, who has died aged 60, succumbed to heart failure, a source from the Argentinian Justice Ministry present at the time of his autopsy told […]
'We will play football together in heaven,' says Pele in tribute to Diego Maradona
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Soccer icon Pele has paid a moving tribute to his "great friend" Diego Maradona after the Argentine died at the age of 60 after suffering heart failure on Wednesday.
Australia's Bega Cheese buys Lion Dairy from Kirin
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Japanese beverage giant Kirin is selling Lion Dairy to Australian company Bega Cheese, months after it was forced to scrap a bigger deal because of geopolitical tensions with […]
A tale of two bridges: India and China vying for influence in the Maldives
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China's expanding footprint in the Maldives has unsettled neighboring India, which views the region as part of its traditional sphere of influence -- and at risk of being pulled […]
Reporters and media executives give thanks for family, the First Amendment, essential workers, and turkey
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NRA says it's aware of 'significant diversion of its assets' in tax filing
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The National Rifle Association says in a tax filing that it became aware of a "significant diversion" of its assets in 2019 and previous years, and that its current president has […]
The reason we know it's about to get better
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Frida Ghitis writes that while the pandemic and its economic consequences make it too soon to celebrate, American democracy has just survived what is arguably the most vicious […]
Acting head of USAID tests positive for Covid-19
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John Barsa, the acting head of the US Agency for International Development, has tested positive for coronavirus, CNN has learned.
British-Australian academic freed by Iran in apparent prisoner exchange
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Kylie Moore-Gilbert, the British-Australian academic detained by Iran for more than two years on espionage charges, has been freed in an apparent prisoner exchange for three […]
The pardons begin with Flynn
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President Donald Trump announced Wednesday afternoon that he had "granted a Full Pardon" to former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Thanksgiving coronavirus surge could turn into the Christmas surge, health professor warns
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The United States is living in the most dangerous public health crisis since the 1918 influenza pandemic, and health experts say it doesn't look like the coronavirus will be […]
The CEO of a major health system left the company after he said he wouldn't wear a mask
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In an email to staff last week, Sanford Health CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft said he didn't need to wear a mask because he'd recovered from the illness and that using one was a "symbolic […]
How Michael Flynn perfectly explains Donald Trump's presidency
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Three weeks into Donald Trump's presidency, he fired Michael Flynn as his national security adviser. On Wednesday, eight weeks to the day when Trump will leave the White House, he […]
From urban forests to high-tech utopias, here's how the cities of the future are shaping up
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Architects and designers are coming up with innovative solutions to make future cities greener, smarter and more livable.
Ghislaine Maxwell is woken up in her cell every 15 minutes by flashlight to see if 'she is breathing,' her lawyer says
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Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein who is accused of grooming and abusing underage girls, is woken up every 15 minutes to see if she's alive, according to […]
Getting together for the holidays? This website will help you see how risky your plans are
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With the end of the year fast approaching, a new tool sponsored by the National Institutes of Health may be helpful in keeping holiday gatherings -- or any other meeting -- as […]
China mulls new rules on foreigners to 'prohibit religious extremism'
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Foreign religious groups and worshipers could be the latest targets of a growing crackdown on organized religion in China under President Xi Jinping.
Denver mayor apologizes for Thanksgiving travel plan
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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is asking for forgiveness after coming under fire for his upcoming holiday plans.
At Thanksgiving, an America of obscene contrasts
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Is this the kind of American "greatness" Donald Trump promised?, asks Jill Filipovic. An America that is hungry, sick and isolated, even as he crows at the Dow surging to 30,000? […]