In historic shift, Vatican to consider married men as priests in remote areas of the Amazon
In historic shift, Vatican to consider married men as priests in remote areas of the Amazon

In addition to ordaining married men, the debate also called for the synod to identify 'the type of official ministry that can be conferred on women.'

Federal officers kill masked gunman in shootout after he opens fire on Dallas courthouse
Federal officers kill masked gunman in shootout after he opens fire on Dallas courthouse

The attack began at about 8:40 a.m., and three officers from the Federal Protective Service who were stationed at the building confronted the gunman

Former Egypt president Mohammed Morsi dies in court moments after saying he has 'many secrets'
Former Egypt president Mohammed Morsi dies in court moments after saying he has 'many secrets'

Egypt state TV said the 67-year-old was attending a session Monday in his trial on espionage charges when he blacked out and then died

Trial of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher exposes deep divides in America's normally secretive elite force
Trial of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher exposes deep divides in America's normally secretive elite force

A number of special forces members are on trial this year. A U.S. Navy SEAL last month pleaded guilty to hazing and assault charges for his role in the 2017 strangulation of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa.

Luis Alvarez, former detective who fought for 9/11 compensation funding, dies at 53 from cancer
Luis Alvarez, former detective who fought for 9/11 compensation funding, dies at 53 from cancer

Alvarez appeared with former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart earlier this month to plead with Congress to extend the compensation fund.

Washington man finally convicted of killing young Canadian couple, 30 years after committing the crime
Washington man finally convicted of killing young Canadian couple, 30 years after committing the crime

Authorities used genetic genealogy last year to identify the suspect as William Earl Talbott II, a construction worker and truck driver who was 24 at the time of the killings

Three plead guilty in plot to attack Muslims of America enclave in upstate New York
Three plead guilty in plot to attack Muslims of America enclave in upstate New York

The three men and a 16-year-old high school student from the Rochester area were arrested in January and accused of planning to attack the community of Islamberg, near Binghamton

Thousands converge on Stonewall Inn to celebrate 50 years of riot that galvanized the LGBTQ movement
Thousands converge on Stonewall Inn to celebrate 50 years of riot that galvanized the LGBTQ movement

People from New York and afar came to take photos and share in the legacy of the gay bar where patrons resisted a police raid, sparking protests and longer-term organizing that made the cause of LGBTQ rights considerably more visible.

Mackenzie Lueck case: Police say Utah student was murdered after they find burned evidence and her belongings at suspect's home
Mackenzie Lueck case: Police say Utah student was murdered after they find burned evidence and her belongings at suspect's home

Salt Lake City police chief Mike Brown said 31-year-old Ayoola A. Ajayi will be charged with aggravated murder, kidnaping and desecration of a body in the death of the 23 year old

Baby Archie to make his first overseas trip to South Africa with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry this fall
Baby Archie to make his first overseas trip to South Africa with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry this fall

Buckingham Palace has announced that Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will make an official visit to South Africa in the fall

Feds urge court to reject Boston Marathon bomber's death penalty appeal over impartial jury
Feds urge court to reject Boston Marathon bomber's death penalty appeal over impartial jury

Prosecutors asked the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to deny Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's claim that it was impossible for him to find an impartial jury in a city still traumatized by the bombings.

Nipsey Hussle killing: Witness heard talk about 'snitching' before rapper was shot dead
Nipsey Hussle killing: Witness heard talk about 'snitching' before rapper was shot dead

The woman who drove Eric Holder, the man charged with the killing, from the scene also testified she heard the men talk about "snitching."

White supremacist propaganda increasingly making its presence felt on US campuses, says report
White supremacist propaganda increasingly making its presence felt on US campuses, says report

Instances of white supremacist propaganda showing up on college campuses trended higher in the recently completed academic year, according to the Anti-Defamation League report

Heartbroken mother of drowned Salvadoran migrant mourns loss: 'They died in each other's arms'
Heartbroken mother of drowned Salvadoran migrant mourns loss: 'They died in each other's arms'

Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter Valeria were swept away by the current near Matamoros, Mexico, and Brownsville, Texas, this week. A grim photo shows the girl tucked inside her father's shirt for protection with her arm draped over his neck.

Drunk Washington man runs over 2 German tourists sunbathing at swimming hole killing them instantly
Drunk Washington man runs over 2 German tourists sunbathing at swimming hole killing them instantly

Police arrested 71-year-old David E. Croswell from Washougal, Washington, and held him on suspicion of vehicular homicide while driving under the influence of intoxicants and hit-and-run driving that causes death

New software glitch found in Boeing's troubled 737 Max jet delaying plane's return to flying
New software glitch found in Boeing's troubled 737 Max jet delaying plane's return to flying

Government test pilots trying out Boeing's updated Max software in a flight simulator last week found a flaw that could result in the plane's nose pitching down

Britney Spears' conservatorship sues blogger for defamation: 'It's time for the conspiracy theories...to stop'
Britney Spears' conservatorship sues blogger for defamation: 'It's time for the conspiracy theories...to stop'

The legal move is being seen as a push back against the so-called "Free Britney" movement, which alleges the singer is being controlled against her will.

Ex-USC gynecologist charged in sex assaults of 16 patients, faces more than 50 years in prison
Ex-USC gynecologist charged in sex assaults of 16 patients, faces more than 50 years in prison

Dr. George Tyndall has been the subject of a Los Angeles police investigation for more than a year after patients claimed sexual abuse or harassment by the gynecologist.

Minnesota boy, 5, thrown from Mall of America balcony remains in intensive care even as attacker has been sentenced to 19 years in jail
Minnesota boy, 5, thrown from Mall of America balcony remains in intensive care even as attacker has been sentenced to 19 years in jail

The boy has more than 15 medical procedures, including surgeries for two broken arms and a broken leg, facial and skull fractures and removal of his spleen

Shocking image of drowned Salvadoran dad and his 2-year-old daughter at US-Mexico border sparks outrage
Shocking image of drowned Salvadoran dad and his 2-year-old daughter at US-Mexico border sparks outrage

The searing photograph highlights the perils faced by mostly Central American migrants fleeing violence and poverty and hoping for asylum in the US

Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before House committees on July 17
Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before House committees on July 17

Lawmakers are likely to confront Mueller on why he did not come to a firm conclusion on obstruction of justice

2 service members killed in Afghanistan, says US military a day after Mike Pompeo's visit
2 service members killed in Afghanistan, says US military a day after Mike Pompeo's visit

More than 2,400 US service personnel have died in Afghanistan since the US-led coalition invaded in October 2001 to oust the Taliban and hunt down al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden

Cardi B pleads not guilty to new charges of attempted assault in strip club brawl
Cardi B pleads not guilty to new charges of attempted assault in strip club brawl

Cardi B had originally only been charged with misdemeanors. Prosecutors presented the case to a grand jury after she rejected a plea deal that would have given her a conditional discharge.

Wounded Knee massacre: Lawmakers seek to revoke Medals of Honor for US soldiers
Wounded Knee massacre: Lawmakers seek to revoke Medals of Honor for US soldiers

In 1990, Congress apologized to the descendants of those killed at Wounded Knee but did not revoke the medals.

Police in Georgia release video showing rescue of newborn from plastic bag in the woods
Police in Georgia release video showing rescue of newborn from plastic bag in the woods

Authorities have been searching for the baby's mother since June 6, when a family in a nearby home heard her crying in a wooded area in Cumming

Melania Trump's aide Stephanie Grisham to replace Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary
Melania Trump's aide Stephanie Grisham to replace Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary

Stephanie Grisham, who has been with the Trumps since 2015, will also take on the role of White House communications director

Jussie Smollett case: Chicago police release footage of 'Empire' actor with noose around his neck
Jussie Smollett case: Chicago police release footage of 'Empire' actor with noose around his neck

In all, police released nearly 1,200 different individual files on Monday, including thousands of pages of documents, arrest reports and handwritten notes from police.

Donald Trump's executive order slaps more sanctions on Iran, targets Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
Donald Trump's executive order slaps more sanctions on Iran, targets Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

The latest round of sanctions denies Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and senior military figures access to financial resources and blocks their access to any financial assets they have under US jurisdiction.

IN STITCHES: Social media network for knitters bans posts supporting Trump saying it amounts to 'support for open white supremacy'
IN STITCHES: Social media network for knitters bans posts supporting Trump saying it amounts to 'support for open white supremacy'

Ravelry.com, an 8-million strong social network for knitters, says the site took the action because it can't provide a space "inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy."

Cyprus serial killer breaks down while pleading guilty to killing 5 women and 2 children, sentenced to seven life terms
Cyprus serial killer breaks down while pleading guilty to killing 5 women and 2 children, sentenced to seven life terms

The judges said Metaxas "didn't even hesitate to kill children" over a 2½-year period during which prosecutors said he sought out many of his adult victims on online social networks using the handle "Orestes35" and had sex with them

Lawmakers come to rescue of woman who was jailed for turning in her husband's guns
Lawmakers come to rescue of woman who was jailed for turning in her husband's guns

Courtney Irby spent six days in jail on charges of armed burglary and grand theft after she brought the guns from her husband's apartment to the Lakeland Police

Judith Krantz, author of 'Scruples' and other sensational romances, dies at 91
Judith Krantz, author of 'Scruples' and other sensational romances, dies at 91

Her first novel — 'Scruples' in 1978 — became a best-seller. Krantz's books have been translated into 52 languages and sold more than 85 million copies worldwide. They inspired a series of hit miniseries with the help of her husband, film and television producer Steve Krantz.

Trump is 'not prepared to lose' the 2020 election, says he'd rather run against 'Sleepy' Joe Biden than 'vicious' Hillary Clinton
Trump is 'not prepared to lose' the 2020 election, says he'd rather run against 'Sleepy' Joe Biden than 'vicious' Hillary Clinton

Joe Biden, he looks like he's just exhausted, Trump said. 'I don't know what happened to him, but he is exhausted and he doesn't do any work. He's not working'

Donald Trump refutes sexual assault claims by New York columnist: 'I've never met this person in my life'
Donald Trump refutes sexual assault claims by New York columnist: 'I've never met this person in my life'

A New York-based advice columnist claims Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in a dressing room at a Manhattan department store in the mid-1990s

7 dead, 3 injured in devastating crash between truck, motorcycles on New Hampshire highway
7 dead, 3 injured in devastating crash between truck, motorcycles on New Hampshire highway

State police have confirmed that seven people have died in a crash in New Hampshire between a truck and several motorcycles

11 people killed after twin-engine aircraft crashes in Hawaii, authorities say no survivors
11 people killed after twin-engine aircraft crashes in Hawaii, authorities say no survivors

Honolulu Fire Chief Manuel Neves said the first crews on scene extinguished the fire and that the crash occurred near the perimeter fencing of the small airport

Cardi B charged with two felony counts for strip club assault
Cardi B charged with two felony counts for strip club assault

An indictment filed in state court charges Cardi B with two counts of felony attempted assault and various lesser charges, including harassment and reckless endangerment

Missouri's last abortion clinic could be shut after license renewal is denied citing concerns over ‘failed abortions’
Missouri's last abortion clinic could be shut after license renewal is denied citing concerns over ‘failed abortions’

No state has been without a functioning abortion clinic since 1974, the year after the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide

Colorado school shooter killed classmates because they repeatedly mocked his gender identity, says he wanted 'everyone to suffer'
Colorado school shooter killed classmates because they repeatedly mocked his gender identity, says he wanted 'everyone to suffer'

Written summaries of police interviews with the two suspected shooters portray 16-year-old Alec McKinney as the leader of the attack, enlisting 18-year-old Devon Erickson in the plan to kill the students who bullied McKinney, who identifies as male.

Iran shoots down US drone over Strait of Hormuz, says aircraft entered Iranian airspace
Iran shoots down US drone over Strait of Hormuz, says aircraft entered Iranian airspace

Iran's Revolutionary Guard said it shot down the drone over Iranian airspace, while two U.S. officials said the downing happened over international airspace in the Strait of Hormuz

Dogs evolved special muscles to make 'puppy dog eyes', seem appealing to humans: Study
Dogs evolved special muscles to make 'puppy dog eyes', seem appealing to humans: Study

The researchers believe dogs, over their relatively short 33,000 years of domestication, developed new eye muscles to communicate with people

Parents of kids killed in Sandy Hook massacre score a win in fight against hoaxers
Parents of kids killed in Sandy Hook massacre score a win in fight against hoaxers

Newtown parents have scored a win in their growing battle against conspiracy theorists, as the father of a six-year-old killed at Sandy Hook won a defamation suit against authors who claimed the school shooting never happened

NXIVM founder Keith Raniere found guilty on all counts, convicted in sex cult case
NXIVM founder Keith Raniere found guilty on all counts, convicted in sex cult case

A jury in federal court in Brooklyn took less than five hours to find Keith Raniere guilty on all counts of sex-trafficking and other charges accusing him of coercing women into unwanted sex using systematic shame and humiliation

33K pounds of cocaine worth over $1bn on the street seized in the US at Philadephia port
33K pounds of cocaine worth over $1bn on the street seized in the US at Philadephia port

Authorities said the haul could have been worth more than $1 billion on the street. The US attorney’s office in Philadelphia announced the massive bust on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, saying that law enforcement agents found the cocaine on a ship at the Packer Marine Terminal.

Trump kicks off 2020 re-election bid at Florida, opens rally with comments about fake news and old foe Hillary Clinton
Trump kicks off 2020 re-election bid at Florida, opens rally with comments about fake news and old foe Hillary Clinton

President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally that focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a second term.

Tsunami warning issued after powerful quake jolts northwest Japan
Tsunami warning issued after powerful quake jolts northwest Japan

All seven reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata were off line and no abnormalities were reported.

Gloria Vanderbilt, 'poor little rich girl' heiress and mother of Anderson Cooper, dies at 95
Gloria Vanderbilt, 'poor little rich girl' heiress and mother of Anderson Cooper, dies at 95

Her son, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, said Vanderbilt died at home with friends and family at her side. She had been suffering from advanced stomach cancer

Amanda Knox says she was painted as a 'sex-crazed femme fatale' while on trial for roommate's brutal murder
Amanda Knox says she was painted as a 'sex-crazed femme fatale' while on trial for roommate's brutal murder

She arrived in Italy on Thursday for the first time since an appeals court acquitted her in 2011 in the slaying of her 21-year-old British roommate Meredith Kerche on November 1, 2007

Man sentenced to 24 years in deaths of two girls, aged 8 and 10, who were found mummified inside car at Colorado farm
Man sentenced to 24 years in deaths of two girls, aged 8 and 10, who were found mummified inside car at Colorado farm

The bodies of the sisters were found in a car parked on a San Miguel County farm near Norwood in southwest Colorado in September 2017. Authorities said they died of heat, dehydration and starvation

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen who made them NFL champions dies at age 75
Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen who made them NFL champions dies at age 75

Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year, Bowlen was the first owner in NFL history to have his team win 300 games — including playoffs — in three decades

scroll to top