Pensioner, 65, slapped with restraining order for abusing neighbours

Pensioner, 65, is slapped with a restraining order after she branded her innocent neighbours ‘scumbags’ and ‘paedophiles’ in a year-long hate campaign because she thought they were gossiping about her Joan Collins berated Lesley and Lorraine Coward every time she saw them  Thought they’d been gossiping about her, Tameside Magistrates Court heard Received six-month community order, […]

Sex abuse crisis the focus as US Catholic bishops convene

As the Roman Catholic church’s sex abuse scandal grows ever wider in scope in the U.S., bishops convene for a national meeting in Baltimore on Tuesday under heavy pressure to acknowledge their oversight failures and give a larger role to lay Catholics and secular authorities in confronting the crisis. The pressure comes not only from […]

'Game of Thrones' Recap: Battle of the Queens

Ever since Game of Thrones kicked off its final season, we couldn’t help noticing that the show was spending a lot of time on lingering shots of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) making an extreme close-up crazy face — and now we know why! The Mother of Dragons went full Mad Queen in the show’s penultimate […]

US deputy AG Rod Rosenstein resigns

Washington: US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has submitted his resignation, ending a two-year run defined by his appointment of a special counsel to investigate connections between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia. His last day will be May 11. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.Credit:Evan Vucci Rosenstein's departure had been expected following the confirmation of […]

Pope during Easter vigil: reject the 'glitter of wealth'

At an Easter vigil in St. Peters Basilica, Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged people to resist cynicism or pursuing the glitter of wealth, and to avoid seeking lifes meaning in things that pass away. Do not bury hope! Francis exclaimed, after noting that when things go badly, we lose heart and come to believe that […]