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Pope presides at Vatican Mass leading Catholics into Easter

Saturday, 19 April 2014 16:45
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday led Easter rites commemorating what Christians believe was Jesus' resurrection from the dead, and urged people to rediscover direction in their lives. Marking the second Easter season of his pontificate, the Argentine pope said a solemn Mass before some 10,000 people in St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in Christendom. The immense basilica was in darkness for the start of the service to signify the darkness in…
Opinion: In celebration of 4/20: A tale of two cities
Saturday, 19 April 2014 15:31
Following Colorado and Washington state, efforts to legalize pot have increased across the nation. STORY HIGHLIGHTSBruce Barcott looks at differences in marijuana laws in Colorado and LouisianaIn Louisiana, a second marijuana possession offense will earn you 10 years in prisonIn Colorado, you can buy two grams for $34 and change, and never go to jailApril 20 is seen as a day of celebration for pot smokers
The scary side of the Easter Bunny
Saturday, 19 April 2014 15:31
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Meteor Over Murmansk: Russian Fireball Caught on Dashcams
Saturday, 19 April 2014 15:31
Dashcam videos from the northwestern Russian city of Murmansk show a fireball explosion much like the meteor that lit up the sky over Chelyabinsk in Siberia last year. The impact of Saturday's blast wasn't nearly as dramatic, however. The Chelyabinsk meteor blew out windows, triggered car alarms and injured more than 1,200 people. In contrast, Gazeta.ru reported that no sound of an explosion was heard from Saturday's meteor, although it was sighted from Murmansk as…
Ouch: What Happens When a Fastball Hits Your Face at 90 mph
Saturday, 19 April 2014 15:31
Astros prospect Delino DeShields, Jr. was hit in the face by a fastball. After he was taken to the hospital, he took a picture of his disfigured face.
Florida Woman Killed in Her Sleep After Fleeing Driver Slams into Home
Saturday, 19 April 2014 15:31
A 62-year-old woman was killed in her sleep early Saturday when a stolen car crashed through a wall of her central Florida home, police said. The 24-year-old driver, Jakeilah Weeks, is facing a slew of charges after a domestic altercation with her ex-boyfriend spiraled into the deadly accident, Sarasota police said in a news release. Just before 3:30 a.m., officers were called to the scene of a domestic situation and burglary. Police said Weeks, of…
Cuban Catholics Mark Holy Week's End With Religious Processions
Saturday, 19 April 2014 15:31
Thousands of Roman Catholics in Cuba are marking the end of Holy Week by holding religious processions fully sanctioned by the government. With heads bowed and eyes often closed, the faithful were young and old, rich and poor. Some joined Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega at Havana’s Cathedral while many more chose to follow the Way of the Cross in smaller processions led by parish priests in their communities. NBC News followed the procession in Regla,…
Documents detail another delayed GM recall
Saturday, 19 April 2014 15:30
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government's auto safety watchdog, also didn't seek a recall of the compact car from the 2004 through 2007 model years even though it opened an investigation more than two years ago and…
Rebecca Sedwick suicide: Police file raises questions about bullying
Saturday, 19 April 2014 14:17
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1 more kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirl back home; fate of 84 unknown
Saturday, 19 April 2014 14:16
Abuja, Nigeria (CNN) -- One more Nigerian schoolgirl who was among 129 kidnapped earlier this week by suspected Boko Haram militants is back home, an education official said -- though 84 of her fellow female students remain unaccounted for. A total of 45 girls are now free, according to a statement from Borno State Education Commissioner Musa Inuwa Kulo. Boko Haram means "Western education is sin" in the local Hausa language.
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