ROME — The Vatican and bishops from Europe and beyond have developed guidelines for the sale or reuse of Catholic Churches to help ensure that they retain their cultural heritage and serve the community, not commerce.
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LAKE PRESTON, Australia — Knickers the steer is huge on the internet ‚Äî for being huge.
The black-and-white Holstein Friesian won social media fame and many proclamations of “Holy Cow!” after photos surfaced of the 194-centimetre (6-foot-4-inch) steer standing head and shoulders above a herd of brown cattle in Western Australia state.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Minutes after touching down on Mars, NASA's InSight spacecraft sent back a “nice and dirty” snapshot of its new digs.
Yet the dust-speckled image looked like a work of art to scientists.
The photo revealed a mostly smooth and sandy terrain around the spacecraft, with only one sizable rock visible.
HOUSTON—The Houston Texans wanted to honour their late owner and founder Robert “Bob” McNair, who died last week at age 81.
They knew the perfect way to do that last night was to keep their winning streak going.
PHILADELPHIA—Caught at a crossroads between a full-blown rebuild and a legitimate playoff push, the Philadelphia Flyers fired general manager Ron Hextall yesterday—the latest front-office leader to fail to win the franchise's first Stanley Cup in 44 years.
The Flyers might not be done cleaning house.
CLEVELAND—There's no question the Minnesota Timberwolves have been better since trading disgruntled star Jimmy Butler.
Last night's 102-95 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers improved Minnesota's record to 6-2 since the trade two weeks ago that sent Butler to Philadelphia.
LONDON — Lawmakers from nine countries grilled a Facebook executive on Tuesday as part of an international hearing at Britain’s parliament on disinformation and “fake news.”
Richard Allan, Facebook’s vice-president for policy solutions, answered questions in London in place of his boss, CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who ignored repeated requests to appear.
GLENDALE, Ariz.—Calgary coach Bill Peters took one on the chin yesterday—and so did the team his Flames dominated, the Arizona Coyotes.
Noah Hanifin and Mark Jankowski each scored twice, and former Coyotes' goalie Mike Smith just missed his 38th career shutout, as the Flames dumped Arizona 6-1.
MINNEAPOLIS—Once Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings took the lead on Green Bay, they played with a fierce refusal to let it go.
They held onto the ball with the same determination.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—A NASA spacecraft's six-month journey to Mars neared its dramatic grand finale today in what scientists and engineers hoped would be a soft precision landing on flat red plains.
The InSight lander aimed for an afternoon touchdown as anxiety built among those involved in the $1-billion international effort.