December 31, 2018 12:25 PM Vatican spokesman, deputy resign suddenly amid overhaul by Pope Francis
The spokesman for the Vatican and his deputy resigned suddenly Monday, weeks after Pope Francis appointed an Italian journalist -- and close friend -- as the new editorial director of communications. Vatican Spokesman Greg Burke tweeted the news that he and his deputy, Paloma Garcia Ovejero, had resigned, effective Jan. 1. "At this time of transition 116
December 30, 2018 10:00 AM Airline passenger spotted allowing child to draw all over seatback: 'No excuse'
It's important to feel comfortable when you're flying, especially when the journey is a long one. But sometimes, passengers take it a step too far in making themselves feel at home, as one traveler revealed. In a video posted to the Passenger Shaming Instagram account, one passenger revealed how a parent sat by and let her child vandalize the plane they were on. The footage 87
December 29, 2018 11:16 AM Six men arrested after video shows them eating endangered monkey, report says
Six men in Vietnam confessed to slaughtering an endangered monkey and then live-streaming themselves eating the animal on social media, according to reports. Police said the men, ages 35 to 39, filmed themselves on Facebook eating the langur monkey on Nov. 17, Agence France-Presse reported. "It took time for us to figure out the suspects involved," a police 116
December 29, 2018 1:44 AM Milan and Higuain end goal droughts in win over SPAL
AC Milan ended a four-match goal drought and striker Gonzalo Higuain was on target for the first time in two months as they came from behind to beat SPAL 2-1 in Serie A on Saturday. The Argentine forward, without a goal since Oct. 28, endured another frustrating evening until Hakan Calhanoglu touched Davide Calabria's cross into his path and he smashed 70
December 28, 2018 6:56 PM Ariana Grande cancels New Year's performance in Las Vegas due to illness
Singer Ariana Grande canceled her New Year's performance in Las Vegas due to bronchitis. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photobank) The pop star, 25, who was slated to perform at The Chelsea in Las Vegas’ Cosmopolitan hotel on Saturday night, has canceled, a rep for the venue told Page Six on Friday. “Due to unforeseeable health reasons, Ariana Grande has canceled 107
December 28, 2018 3:39 PM NBA sends memo to teams as reminder of anti-tampering rule
In the aftermath of LeBron James' public comments on the possibility of New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis joining James with the Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA sent a memo to teams that warned of consequences for orchestrated tampering campaigns of players under contract elsewhere. In a memo obtained by ESPN on Friday morning, league counsel seemed 88
December 28, 2018 2:59 PM Climate change expert Aaron Doering charged with choking his fiancée
Aaron Doering was charged with two felony counts of domestic assault by strangulation. (Hennepin County Jail ) A well-known climate change expert and professor at the University of Minnesota choked and brutally assaulted his fiancée, who told cops she fears he will kill her, according to a criminal complaint. Aaron Herbert Doering, a 47-year-old tenured 91
December 27, 2018 11:18 PM Miley Cyrus poses with parents Billy Ray and Tish in stunning new wedding photos: 'Long live love!'
"Long live love!" Billy Ray captioned a photo of himself and wife Tish Cyrus sweetly standing alongside Miley, who is seen in an ivory Vivienne Westwood off-the-shoulder gown holding a bouquet, underneath a gorgeous floral arch. In a separate post, the father-daughter duo is seen posing next to each other with Billy Ray's arm proudly wrapped around his daughter's 146
December 26, 2018 11:46 PM Trumaine Johnson sidelined for practice due to 'in-house matter'
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets cornerback Trumaine Johnson, the high-priced free agent whose disappointing season hit bottom last week with a costly penalty in an overtime loss, was benched for practice Wednesday due to an apparent disciplinary matter. Coach Todd Bowles refused to give details, calling it "an in-house matter that we're dealing with." He declined 94
December 26, 2018 5:53 PM Lebanon condemns Israeli strikes against Syria
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s foreign ministry condemned on Wednesday Israeli air raids against Syria from its airspace and said it supported Syria’s right to defend its sovereignty. Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has instructed Lebanon’s envoy to the U.N. to submit a complaint to the Security Council against the “dangerous Israeli violations that threaten 102