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Pope During Easter Vigil: Reject the 'Glitter of Wealth'

Pope During Easter Vigil: Reject the 'Glitter of Wealth'

NEWS | By Frances D'Emilio | Apr 21
At an Easter vigil in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged people to resist cynicism or pursuing the "glitter of wealth," and to avoid seeking life's meaning in "things that pass away."

Trump Brushes Off Romney's Criticism, Points to Loss in 2012

Trump Brushes Off Romney's Criticism, Points to Loss in 2012

NEWS | Apr 21
Sen. Mitt Romney says he's "sickened" by the dishonesty the Russia investigation found in the Trump White House, but the president fires back that Romney should have put the same energy into running for president in 2012.

John Singleton of 'Boys N the Hood' Hospitalized with Stroke

John Singleton of 'Boys N the Hood' Hospitalized with Stroke

ENTERTAINMENT | Apr 21
"Boyz N the Hood" director John Singleton suffered a stroke last week and remains hospitalized, according to his family. Additional details, including his condition, were not immediately available.

Polygamist Lawyers in Utah Face Bar Investigation

Polygamist Lawyers in Utah Face Bar Investigation

NEWS | Apr 21
Seven Utah lawyers are violating rules of conduct because they are polygamists, according to a new complaint filed with the Utah Bar Association.

Ex-Marine Arrested in North Korea Embassy Attack in Madrid

Ex-Marine Arrested in North Korea Embassy Attack in Madrid

NEWS | By Michael Balsamo and Aritz Parra | Apr 20
A man suspected of involvement in a mysterious dissident group's February raid on North Korea's Embassy in Madrid was arrested in Los Angeles by U.S. authorities.

Actress Anjelica Huston Supports Banning Fur Sales in NYC

Actress Anjelica Huston Supports Banning Fur Sales in NYC

BUSINESS | Apr 20
Actress Anjelica Huston is supporting efforts to outlaw fur sales in the fashion mecca of New York.

Climate Protesters March in London Again; Arrests Hit 710

Climate Protesters March in London Again; Arrests Hit 710

NEWS | Apr 20
London police say more than 710 people have been arrested and some 28 have been charged since climate change protests began earlier this week in the British capital.

Egyptians Vote on Changes That Would Extend el-Sissi's Rule

Egyptians Vote on Changes That Would Extend el-Sissi's Rule

NEWS | By Samy Magdy | Apr 20
Egyptians cast their ballots Saturday on the first of three days of voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 and broaden the military's role.

Eaglet Welcomed As New Addition At Dollywood

Eaglet Welcomed As New Addition At Dollywood

ENTERTAINMENT | Apr 20
Dolly Parton's Dollywood has welcomed a fluffy addition to the amusement park — an eaglet.

Rep: Adele, Husband Simon Konecki Have Separated

Rep: Adele, Husband Simon Konecki Have Separated

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mesfin Fekadu | Apr 20
Adele and her husband Simon Konecki have separated. The pop singer's representatives Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh confirmed the news Friday in a statement to The Associated Press.


News

United Methodists Edge Toward Breakup over LGBT Policies

United Methodists Edge Toward Breakup over LGBT Policies

RELIGION | By David Crary | Apr 20
America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors.


Entertainment

Time Again for 'Shut Up and Dance'
Philadelphia, PA

Time Again for 'Shut Up and Dance'

THEATRE | By Lewis Whittington | Apr 12
For the 27th time, the dancers of the Pennsylvania Ballet will perform their annual "Shut Up and Dance benefit concert for MANNA" (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance this Saturday night.

'La Llorona' Movie Promotion with Mexican Healers Draws Fire

'La Llorona' Movie Promotion with Mexican Healers Draws Fire

MOVIES | By Russell Contreras | Apr 20
A promotion around the movie "The Curse of La Llorona" using traditional Mexican healers for "spiritual cleansings" before screenings of the horror film is drawing strong criticism from healers and scholars who say the stunts are offensive and demeaning.


Business

Washington State Lawmaker's Comments Raise Ire of Nurses

Washington State Lawmaker's Comments Raise Ire of Nurses

LEGAL | Apr 21
A Washington state lawmaker has angered nurses and spawned a flurry of viral hashtags and memes on social media by saying that some nurses may spend a lot of time playing cards in small, rural hospitals.


Technology

Doctor-Services Firm Says Private Data of Patients Exposed

Doctor-Services Firm Says Private Data of Patients Exposed

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 21
Nationwide physician-staffing company EmCare says a breach exposed personal data for about 31,000 patients, including in some cases their Social Security numbers and clinical information.


Cars

Sleek New SUVs Dominate Reveals at New York Auto Show

Sleek New SUVs Dominate Reveals at New York Auto Show

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Apr 18
Auto shows may be waning in importance as companies find other ways to introduce new products, but the New York International Auto Show still has a healthy list of new vehicle debuts.


Style

Ralph Lauren Reveals Earth Polo, Made from Recycled Materials

Ralph Lauren Reveals Earth Polo, Made from Recycled Materials

FASHION | Apr 19
Polo Ralph Lauren is reimagining its iconic Polo shirt with Mother Nature in mind. Introducing The Earth Polo, crafted from thread derived entirely from recycled plastic bottles and dyed in an innovative process that uses zero water.


Health/Fitness

Workplace Wellness Programs Barely Move the Needle, Study Finds

Workplace Wellness Programs Barely Move the Needle, Study Finds

HEALTH | By Julie Appleby | Apr 19
Workplace wellness programs have become an $8 billion industry in the U.S. But a study published Tuesday in JAMA found they don't cut costs for employers, reduce absenteeism or improve workers' health.


Travel

Bringing the Border Closer to Home, One Immersion Trip at a Time

Bringing the Border Closer to Home, One Immersion Trip at a Time

Apr 19
Many if not most Americans have never crossed the U.S. border with Mexico by land or spent any time in that region. This unfamiliarity can make it easy for politicians to distort what's going on. Immersion travel is one solution.