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Pope holds Christmas Eve mass amidst COVID-19 rise in Italy

Pope holds Christmas Eve mass amidst COVID-19 rise in Italy

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Pope Francis celebrated Christmas Eve mass before an estimated 1,500 people in St. Peter's Basilica on Friday, going ahead with the service despite a resurgence in COVID-19 cases in Italy that has prompted a new vaccine mandate for Vatican employees.Pope Francis holds his pastoral staff as he celebrates Christmas Eve mass at St. Peter's Basilica…
Boxing Day sales threatened amidst issues over Omicron version, retail specialists state

Boxing Day sales threatened amidst issues over Omicron version, retail specialists state

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The Omicron variant threatens to tamp down retail sales on Boxing Day as COVID-19 concerns rise along with case counts and pandemic restrictions.The entrance to Ottawa's Rideau Centre mall on Tuesday. Retail experts fear concerns over the COVID-19 Omicron variant and further restrictions will affect sales on Boxing Day. (Andrew Lee/CBC)Boxing Day is set to…
Artist implicates Sex and the City star Chris Noth of 2002 attack

Artist implicates Sex and the City star Chris Noth of 2002 attack

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A musician from New York accuses Sex and the City actor Chris Noth of groping her nearly 20 years ago and threatening to ruin her career if she told anyone about their encounter, accusations that come after Noth denied previous allegations by two women.Chris Noth, shown at HBO Max's premiere of And Just Like That on Dec. 8…

<aLos Angeles cops fatally shoot teen woman while shooting at male suspect

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Los Angeles police fatally shot a 14-year-old girl who was inside a clothing store dressing room on Thursday as they fired at a suspect who had assaulted a woman earlier, authorities said.Officers work near a broken glass door at the scene where two people were fatally shot by police in Los Angeles on Thursday. (Ringo…

<aCanadian medical journal to pull back letter calling hijabs 'an instrument of injustice'

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The interim editor-in-chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Thursday vowed to retract a letter the publication ran about hijabs that many have slammed as Islamophobic.A letter in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, responding to this photo that the CMAJ had previously used, will be retracted, according to the publication's interim editor-in-chief. The letter called the…
Previous Minnesota officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright condemned of murder

Previous Minnesota officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright condemned of murder

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Jurors on Thursday convicted former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter of two manslaughter charges in the killing of Daunte Wright, a Black motorist she shot during an April traffic stop after she said she confused her gun for her Taser.Former Minnesota officer Kim Potter found guilty of manslaughter in death of Daunte WrightA jury has…
Joan Didion, author and reporter, dead at 87

Joan Didion, author and reporter, dead at 87

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Author and essayist Joan Didion, whose precise social and personal commentary in such classics as The White Album and The Year of Magical Thinking made her a uniquely clear-eyed critic of turbulent times, has died. She was 87.Joan Didion, seen here in 2005, has died, her publisher announced on Thursday. She was 87. (Kathy Willens/The…
This 35-year-old Six Nations language school in Ontario still waits for federal financing for a house of its own

This 35-year-old Six Nations language school in Ontario still waits for federal financing for...

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Kawenni:io/Gaweni:yo Private School, a language immersion school on Six Nations of the Grand River in Ontario, has been operating from the second floor of the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. It is the only school of its kind, but is low on the federal list of Indigenous schools on reserves to be built or repaired. A classroom at Kawenni:io/Gaweni:yo…
Statue celebrating Tiananmen Square massacre eliminated from Hong Kong University

Statue celebrating Tiananmen Square massacre eliminated from Hong Kong University

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A monument at a Hong Kong university that commemorates the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre was removed by workers early Thursday over the objections of its creator from Denmark.Tribute to Tiananmen victims removedWorkers at Hong Kong University early Thursday removed an eight-metre statue that commemorated the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. (Credit: Lam Chun Tung/The Canadian Press)…
Remarkably unspoiled fossil egg reveals link in between dinosaurs and birds

Remarkably unspoiled fossil egg reveals link in between dinosaurs and birds

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Scientists say an amazingly well-preserved fossil egg adds more evidence to the close links between dinosaurs and modern birds.Dinosaur egg found to contain 72-million-year-old embryoScientists from the U.K. and China have discovered a well-preserved dinosaur embryo, estimated to be 72-million-years old. (Lida Xing/Reuters) 0:27University of Calgary paleontologist Darla Zelenitsky had seen well-preserved dinosaur egg fossils…

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Statistics to understand from the Grizzlies’ franchise-record 11-game win streak

Statistics to understand from the Grizzlies’ franchise-record 11-game win streak

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(Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/fd/d6/ja-morant-01132022-getty-ftr_tajuzjd49r4z1v5utodr1edyg.jpg?t=1465094766&w=500&quality=80 The Memphis Grizzlies are flying! They extend their league-best win streak to 11 games with a 116-108 win over the Timberwolves. NBA League Pass:   Sign up to unlock live out-of-market games (7-day free trial)Ja Morant flirted with a triple-double, finishing with 16 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, while Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 20…
Dollars vs. Warriors last rating, results: Giannis Antetokounmpo notches triple-double in dominant win

Dollars vs. Warriors last rating, results: Giannis Antetokounmpo notches triple-double in dominant win

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At the halfway point of the season, we have a clearer picture of the teams that are more likely to be left standing at the season's end.  Although not many would have had the Warriors as championship contenders prior to the season tipping off, they certainly have them among the leaders now, but Golden State has…
NHL All-Star Video Game 2022: Captains, lineups, coaches for 67th yearly video game

NHL All-Star Video Game 2022: Captains, lineups, coaches for 67th yearly video game

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(Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/e9/fd/nathan-mackinnon-01132022-getty-ftr_7xe6ii1dupbp1mk0d33rriow4.png?t=1455865118&w=500&quality=80 The NHL's decision not to send players to the Olympics this year means that the league's top talent will instead showcase its skills at the All-Star Game, which is slated to be played in Las Vegas on Feb. 5. As in years past, 11 players from each division (nine skaters and two…
Pennsylvania males take $3K in product from Ulta Beauty in broad daytime, authorities state

Pennsylvania males take $3K in product from Ulta Beauty in broad daytime, authorities state

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A trio of thieves in Pennsylvania stole $3,000 in merchandise from an Ulta Beauty store in broad daylight on Sunday, authorities said.The three unidentified men walked into the store located at 833 North Krocks Road in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County, at around 2:18 p.m., the Pennsylvania State Police said.MOTHER OF SLAIN NYC CASHIER DEMANDS…
Unusual 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 worth a fortune discovered in deserted house

Unusual 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 worth a fortune discovered in deserted house

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Test drive: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is the latest in a line of high performance Mustangs that dates back to 1969 and very different than the brand's other "Mach" model, according to Fox News Autos Editor Gary Gastelu.You never know what you'll find in a fixer-upper, including another…