A thief targeted a church in New Jersey and stole pieces of its Nativity scene.
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via TwitterA man and woman in New York have been both fired and arrested for verbally assaulting a family on a train in an incident that police have determined to be a hate crime.The Daily Voice reported that Justin Likerman and Kristin Digesaro, of Long Island, turned themselves in on Wednesday. They have been charged with aggravated harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority said the charges were brought in conjunction with the Manhattan Distri
She told BuzzFeed News it was a joke, adding that she's "too short to see anyone’s yarmulke."
- The Hill
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) reportedly asked a group of Jewish individuals who were visiting the Capitol if they were there to do "reconnaissance," the visitors told BuzzFeed News.Boebert is said to have seen the group of visitors on Thursday, looked at them "head to toe" and asked if they were visiting the Capitol to do "reconnaissance," one person who saw the interaction told the outlet."You know, I'm not sure to be offended or not," one of...
Tonga is the world's most Mormon nation and the Church is playing a key role after the volcanic eruption.
A New York City artist says Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell shopped her around to men at Mar-a-Lago. Other victims saw her as one of their enablers.
Rina Oh thought Jeffrey Epstein was going to be her art patron. Two decades later, she's coming to terms with being among his victims.
Winter Park Police Chief Michael Deal was wearing a different kind of uniform on Thursday as he stood before a Seminole County judge.
- Business Insider
Pornhub's elusive co-owner broke a decade-long media silence after his $16 million mansion burned to the ground
Mindgeek CEO Feras Antoon told Vanity Fair Pornhub does not allow illegal content, and suspected anti-porn critics incited violence against him.
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The Colorado Republican left the visitors “confused” after a short encounter.View Entire Post ›
Artist Tim O’Brien christened Biden’s administration with “Day One,” a Feb. 1, 2021, cover depicting the cluttered mess he was facing upon entering office. “This new cover shows Biden in a cleaned-up office, but the tasks remain, and the mounting issues gather like storm clouds,” says O’Brien, who has painted more TIME covers (36 and counting) than any artist in the past 50 years, including subjects ranging from the Catholic church to Osama Bin Laden.
- KNXV - Phoenix Scripps
Phoenix police give an update after missing Phoenix woman Irene Luevano was found dead Thursday.
- Associated Press
A Pakistani court sentenced a Muslim woman to death after finding her guilty of blasphemy for insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad in text messages she sent to a friend, an official said Thursday. The woman, Aneeqa Atteeq, was arrested in May 2020 after the man alerted police that she sent him caricatures of the Prophet — considered sacrilegious — via WhatsApp. Under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, anyone found guilty of insulting the religion or religious figures can be sentenced to death.
- NBC News
New York City police are searching for a woman who allegedly "made anti-Jewish statements" to a group of children before spitting on them, authorities said Wednesday.
The Vatican has given space on its website to a Catholic group that demands the ordination of women priests during consultations ahead of a key meeting next year. While the Church remains opposed to women priests, the inclusion of resource material from the Women's Ordination Conference (WOC) is part of an opening up of debate on a range of issues that has pleased liberals but angered traditionalists. That publication was criticised by Catholic conservatives who have accused Pope Francis and the Vatican of sending mixed signals on traditional teachings.
- KOIN Portland
Six neighborhood groups gathered Wednesday to present the results of their tent study, discuss the retail crime they assert is prevalent and urge city leaders to take more action.
- The Wrap
WSAZ-TV’s Tori Yorgey was reporting on a water main break when the incident happened
- The State Journal-Register
Flags in Illinois will fly at half-staff through Sunday in honor of Deidre Silas, the Department of Children and Family Services child protection specialist.
- The Reporter-Times
The ancient Tabernacle represents all the elements of the Christian life today.
Chinese woman told by Lowe's customer to go back to her country is scolded by store employee for filming
A Lowe’s in Illinois has come under fire after a Chinese woman and Springfield resident claims another customer told her to go back to her country. Xuna Hu says she was shopping for two fire pits when the other customer tried to get Hu to hand over one of the pits, leading up to the alleged racist encounter at a Lowe’s branch on Wabash Avenue on Jan. 17. "I was like alright, I’ll just give you one then,” Hu told WICS Channel 20.
Former Pope Benedict XVI denied that he was given information about child abuse in the Legionaries of Christ religious order when he was a top Vatican official, in a case that has tarnished the reputation of his predecessor, John Paul II. Founded by Mexican cleric Marcial Maciel in 1941, the Legionaries of Christ order was heavily favoured during the conservative papacy of John Paul II, who praised Maciel's work in reaching out to and evangelising young people. Maciel turned out to be one of the Catholic Church's most notorious paedophiles, even abusing children he had fathered secretly with at least two women while living a double life and being feted by the Vatican and Church conservatives.
- Detroit Free Press
"I made a mistake," said Hamtramck Judge Alexis Krot.