Concerns Over Prayer Breakfast Lead Congress to Take It Over

Concerns Over Prayer Breakfast Lead Congress to Take It Over

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Prayer Breakfast, one of the most visible and long-standing events that brings religion and politics together in Washington, is splitting from the private religious group that had overseen it for decades, due to concerns the gathering had become too divisive. The organizer and host for this year’s breakfast, scheduled for … Read more

Environmentalists Protest Airport Project Near Albanian Bird Sanctuary

Environmentalists Protest Airport Project Near Albanian Bird Sanctuary

VJOSE-NARTE, Albania (Reuters) – Environmentalists protested over the weekend at the building site of a new airport in Albania’s south meant to boost tourism but which they say will endanger sanctuaries for some 200 bird species including flamingos and pelicans. The picturesque Vjose-Narte lagoon close to Albania’s Adriatic seaside is a crucial stop for flocks … Read more

Asteroid’s Sudden Flyby Shows Blind Spot in Planetary Threat Detection

Asteroid's Sudden Flyby Shows Blind Spot in Planetary Threat Detection

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The discovery of an asteroid the size of a small shipping truck mere days before it passed Earth on Thursday, albeit one that posed no threat to humans, highlights a blind spot in our ability to predict those that could actually cause damage, astronomers say. NASA for years has prioritized detecting asteroids … Read more

Pope Francis to Visit Two Fragile African Nations: DR Congo and South Sudan

Pope Francis to Visit Two Fragile African Nations: DR Congo and South Sudan

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis starts a trip on Tuesday to two fragile African nations often forgotten by the world, where protracted conflicts have left millions of refugees and displaced people grappling with hunger. The Jan. 31-Feb 5 visit to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan, takes the 86-year-old pope to places … Read more

UK PM Sunak Fires Party Chairman Zahawi After Breach of Ministerial Code

UK PM Sunak Fires Party Chairman Zahawi After Breach of Ministerial Code

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak fired the Conservative Party chair Nadhim Zahawi from government on Sunday after an independent investigation into his tax affairs found a serious breach of the ministerial code. “Following the completion of the Independent Adviser’s investigation – the findings of which he has shared with us both – … Read more

Turkey Issues Travel Warning to Europe Following Protests

Moldova Says Missile Debris Found in North of the Country

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey issued a travel warning late Saturday for its citizens living in or planning on going to European countries, citing Islamophobia and anti-Turkish demonstrations. The Turkish foreign ministry urged its citizens to take precautions and stay away from demonstration areas. It also said they should go to local authorities if they face … Read more

Israel Seals off Home of Palestinian Synagogue Shooter

Israel Seals off Home of Palestinian Synagogue Shooter

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli officers on Sunday sealed off the Jerusalem family home of a Palestinian gunman who killed seven people outside a synagogue on the outskirts of the city, police said, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised “a swift response”. Seven people including a 14-year-old were shot dead on Friday in the attack on … Read more

Brown Forces OT, Celtics Snap Skid by Beating LA 125-121

Brown Forces OT, Celtics Snap Skid by Beating LA 125-121

BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 37 points, completing a tying three-point play with 4.1 seconds left in regulation and adding 11 more in overtime as the NBA-leading Boston Celtics snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the archrival Los Angeles Lakers 125-121 on Saturday night. Brown added nine rebounds, Jayson Tatum had 30 points … Read more

Baltimore shooting leaves 1 dead, 5 injured, including 2 children: ‘Fighting for their lives”

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A man was killed and four others injured in a shooting in Baltimore Saturday evening, including a 2-year-old child who was shot and a 6-year-old injured in a crash, police said.  Baltimore officers with the Central District found two men, one woman and a 2-year-old boy suffering from gunshot wounds near the intersection of Pennsylvania … Read more

Gallego Holds First Events of Arizona Senate Campaign

Gallego Holds First Events of Arizona Senate Campaign

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Ruben Gallego held the first public events of his U.S. Senate campaign Saturday, taking aim at independent incumbent Kyrsten Sinema and casting his candidacy in a patriotic appeal to the American dream. The fifth-term congressman recounted his journey from a poor family in Chicago to cleaning toilets as a Harvard student … Read more