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October 27, 2018 10:33 PM Pope Decries ‘Persecution’ of Catholic Church Through Accusations

Remarks, at the end of a gathering of bishops, are unlikely to mollify critics in wake of sex-abuse scandals ROME—Pope Francis told a gathering of bishops from around the world that the Catholic Church is being persecuted through accusations—an apparent allusion to clerical sex-abuse scandals that have undermined the credibility of the papacy and church 29

October 26, 2018 10:13 AM Inflight hiccup as Harry and Meghan's plane aborts Sydney landing

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan returned to Australia on Friday from a tour of Pacific islands after their plane was forced to abort a first landing because another aircraft was in the way. Their Qantas plane charter flight QF6031, approaching Sydney, dropped to 125 feet before performing a “go-around”, according to FlightRadar 79

October 26, 2018 3:59 AM Trump Considers Blocking Immigrant Entry at Mexican Border

Officials discuss closing crossing points; president tells caravan to ‘go back to your country’’ WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is considering a plan to block ports of entry to migrants, including asylum seekers, on the U.S.-Mexico border, with several options expected to be delivered to the Department of Homeland Security on Friday, according to a federal 57

October 22, 2018 8:08 PM Nuggets' Will Barton to undergo surgery to repair adductor muscle injury

Nuggets guard Will Barton will have surgery Tuesday on his right hip area to repair the adductor muscle and is expected to be out five to six weeks, a source told ESPN's Marc Spears. Barton was carted off the court Saturday after he said he felt something pop when he took off for the basket during the third quarter of a win over Phoenix. He underwent 42

October 22, 2018 12:06 PM Icahn-Backed American Railcar Is Selling Itself

American Railcar Industries, which is majority owned by activist investor Carl Icahn’s firm, is being acquired by a subsidiary of ITE Rail Fund American Railcar Industries Inc., which is majority owned by activist investor Carl Icahn’s firm, is being acquired by a subsidiary of ITE Rail Fund LP, it announced Monday. The deal is for $70 a share, which 65

October 22, 2018 3:44 AM Patrick Mahomes tops Kurt Warner with 22 TD passes through first 8 career games

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The career of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes through eight games has been like no other, at least not when it comes to touchdown passes. Mahomes threw four scoring passes Sunday night against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium. That gives him 22 touchdown passes in the first eight games of his career, breaking 59

October 18, 2018 10:16 AM Texas judge shuts down courtroom in protest of Kavanaugh confirmation

Travis County Judge John Lipscombe closed his courtroom for one day in protest to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. (Facebook) A Democratic judge in Texas is facing criticism for shutting down his courtroom and refusing to hear cases for one day to protest to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, The Austin American-Statesman 101

October 17, 2018 9:08 AM Hard Brexit could ground Ryanair planes for three weeks: CEO

BERLIN (Reuters) - A hard Brexit could ground Ryanair (RYA.I) planes for up to three weeks but would be survivable for the Irish budget airline, CEO Michael O’Leary said ahead of a meeting of European Union leaders in Brussels on Wednesday. “We can ground airplanes for a week, two weeks, three weeks. It would be very painful,” O’Leary told Reuters in Berlin 67

October 16, 2018 11:35 PM Softbank 'anxiously' monitoring Saudi Arabia situation: executive

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - Softbank Group (9984.T) Chief Operating Officer Marcelo Claure said on Tuesday it is “business at usual” at companies backed by its nearly $100 billion Vision Fund despite a tense situation with Saudi Arabia, which provided nearly half of the fund’s capital. Claure spoke at a technology conference in San Jose, California 77

October 10, 2018 10:04 AM Fan nearly nails Red Sox's Kimbrel with beer can

Craig Kimbrel’s path to closing out the American League Division Series got off to a dangerous start before he even left the bullpen. With the Boston Red Sox leading the host New York Yankees 4-1 before the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night, a fan in the stands threw a beer can toward Kimbrel, who was heading out of the bullpen toward the field 53