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  • Irish pedophile priest ordered to leave Chile in 72 hours

    December 10, 2018 7:50 PM 6

    O’Reilly’s downfall is also further evidence that the problems in the Mexican-based Legion of Christ did not end with its founder. The late Rev. Marcial Maciel was found to have been a serial pedophile who fathered at least three children with two women. While O’Reilly was convicted by Chile’s courts, his canonical case has languished in the Vatican

  • U.S. governors declare state of emergency as southern states face extreme weather

    December 9, 2018 9:36 PM 8

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.—A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain across a wide swath of the southern U.S. states on Sunday — causing dangerously icy roads, immobilizing snowfalls and power losses to hundreds of thousands of people. Accidents on snow-covered interstates caused major delays, hundreds of flights were cancelled and drivers in North

  • Meet Madison, the dog who guarded his home for weeks through the California wildfire

    December 9, 2018 12:36 AM 14

    Gaylord fled when the Nov. 8 fire broke out and decimated the town of 27,000. An animal rescuer who responded to Gaylord’s request to check on Madison first spotted the male Anatolian shepherd mix several days later. Shayla Sullivan said the outdoor guard dog was apprehensive and kept his distance. Sullivan left food and water for him regularly until

  • New NASA lander captures first sounds of Martian wind

    December 8, 2018 4:45 PM 10

    The 1976 Viking landers on Mars picked up spacecraft shaking caused by wind, but it would be a stretch to consider it sound, said InSight’s lead scientist, Bruce Banerdt, of JPL in Pasadena, California. The “really unworldly” sounds from InSight, meanwhile, have Banerdt imaging he’s “on a planet that’s in some ways like the Earth, but in some ways really

  • Tucker Carlson says Trump is ‘not capable’ and hasn’t kept his promises

    December 7, 2018 10:01 PM 9

    Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson set straight any misinformation concerning his views on U.S. President Donald Trump: “I don’t think he’s capable,” he said during an interview on Tuesday. Urs Gehriger, an editor at Die Weltwoche, Switzerland’s leading German-language opinion weekly, noted that Carlson’s new book, Ship of Fools, is silent on Trump

  • Tillerson says Trump directed him to do things that violate the law

    December 7, 2018 8:47 PM 11

    Former secretary of state Rex Tillerson said Thursday night that his relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump grew tense after he repeatedly told the chief executive that many of the things he was asking him to do were illegal. “So often, the president would say, ‘Here’s what I want you to do, and here’s how I want you to do it,’” Tillerson said at a fundraiser

  • U.S.-China friction threatens to undercut the fight against climate change

    December 7, 2018 8:06 PM 8

    They have the largest carbon footprints. Also the largest economies. Now, as diplomats meet in Poland for high-stakes climate negotiations, a pitched standoff between the United States and China threatens to slow global action on climate change precisely at a time when the risks of catastrophe are accelerating. The tensions between Washington and Beijing

  • China readies Chang’e-4, its moon lander, for launch

    December 7, 2018 7:58 PM 10

    The instruments will probe the structure of the rocks beneath the spacecraft, study the effects of the solar wind striking the lunar surface. Chang’e-4 will also test the ability of making radio astronomy observations from the far side of the moon, without the effects of noise and interference from Earth. According to the Xinhua News Agency, Chang’e-

  • Ship saves British sailor after storm in Southern Ocean

    December 7, 2018 5:52 PM 8

    But that was only the beginning of her troubles Friday. Goodall’s engine failed and could not be restarted, limiting her ability to manoeuvr. Without an engine, her stricken yacht, the DHL Starlight, had to drift with its sea anchor before the master of the MV Tian Fu could manoeuvr the 40,000 ton cargo ship alongside it. Goodall was the youngest entrant

  • Kelly expected to leave White House post in next few days, officials say

    December 7, 2018 3:21 PM 7

    It is unclear who the replacement would be. Nick Ayers, the vice president’s chief of staff, is seen as a leading candidate. He is supported by Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, the president’s son-in-law and daughter, who both serve as senior West Wing advisers and who, according to several officials, are trying to expand their influence internally and in the re-election