Pope extends special permission on abortion

Pope extends special permission on abortion

A year ago, Francis said that priests could forgive the sin of having an abortion during a special Year of Mercy . The Pope also reflects in the document on the role of mercy in the Church's liturgical celebrations, focusing on how mercy is invoked in the different Eucharistic prayers and in the different moments of the celebration of the Mass. Read More

World Health Organization lifts Zika emergency status

World Health Organization lifts Zika emergency status

By lifting its nine-month-old declaration, the UN's health agency is acknowledging that Zika is here to stay. There were no apparent birth defects reported among the women who have given birth. Territories. Yet many public health officials and experts are anxious that this technical distinction may be lost and end up sending the wrong message about Zika - even as new cases seem to be emerging in Asia. Read More

Q2 Weather: Quick shot of snow or rain possible this evening

Q2 Weather: Quick shot of snow or rain possible this evening

While snow is expected to continue in the Sierra on Wednesday , the skies are forecast to be clear in the valley where a quick-hitting storm dampened Sacramento streets. There will be a light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 miles per hour in the evening. Thursday, Thanksgiving Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Read More

Zika Drug Projects Stall as WHO Ends Emergency (INO)

Since the last emergency committee meeting on September 1, two countries in southeast Asia and six other countries have reported microcephaly potentially linked to Zika virus, World Health Organization said. Anthony Fauci, the infectious disease chief for the U.S. National Institutes of Health. There were committee members expressing that they don't consider Zika Virus epidemic over. Read More

Jayalalithaa breathing on her own now; may be discharged any day: AIADMK

Jayalalithaa breathing on her own now; may be discharged any day: AIADMK

The AIADMK Chief J Jayalalithaa was been said to be fit and responding well, but she was continuously been kept in the ICCU. On her fitness to resume her responsibilities as Chief Minister, Dr Reddy said "some more systems of her body have to be pepped up", but M Jayalalithaa, 68, can now guide and give directions. Read More

Kaley Cuoco confirms she's had plastic surgery

Kaley Cuoco confirms she's had plastic surgery

I'm sorry, you also want to look good", the 30-year-old said. "I don't think you should do it for a man or anyone else, but if it makes you feel confident, that's fantastic". "I tried spinning, I tried running, I tried yoga, I tried Pilates", she said, "I realized I don't like running..." Also one of the series producers has once said that she is not dreaming of a spinoff for "The Big Bang Theory ". Read More

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles had second knee operation

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles had second knee operation

Andrews performed arthroscopic knee surgery on the right knee around that time. "He's had his right knee scoped, now he's had his left knee scoped", Burkholder said. He has made the All-Pro twice, and as recently as 2013 when he had 1,980 yards from scrimmage and 19 total touchdowns. Charles tore the ACL in his right knee in October 2015 and has yet to fully recover. Read More

Low-fat milk raises child obesity risk, parents told

Low-fat milk raises child obesity risk, parents told

In recent years, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has recommended that toddlers switch to semi-skimmed milk from the age of two, as part of efforts to prevent obesity. This means that when their parents give them lower-fat milk, they may satisfy their hunger with less healthy foods. However, the study didn't examine whether kids were given milk with a particular fat content due to their weight profile. Read More

Jamaal Charles has knee surgery for second time this season

Jamaal Charles has knee surgery for second time this season

Charles was placed on injured reserve November 1 and had his right knee scoped by Dr. James Andrews the following day. Charles found himself sidelined and unable to return after a slight knee issue required a scope earlier this year. Charles also suffered an ACL tear in 2011 and missed all but two games that season. He followed that 2009 breakout season with Pro-Bowl seasons in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 with his 2010 and 2013 seasons earning him All-Pro honors. Read More

Lightning's Stamkos may miss 4-6 months after knee surgery

Lightning's Stamkos may miss 4-6 months after knee surgery

A source told LeBrun that a firm timetable for Stamkos' return won't be established until after the surgery, which will take place Thursday or Friday, but the recovery time for the procedure is generally four to six months. There's a reason the Lightning opted to bring-back their captain this summer by signing him to an eight-year, $68 million contract - players like Stamkos don't come around often. Read More

Lightening's Stamkos to undergo knee surgery, faces 4-6 month layoff

Lightening's Stamkos to undergo knee surgery, faces 4-6 month layoff

Stamkos was hurt in the first period of a 4-3 win at Detroit on Tuesday. The recovery time while different depending on the person, usually takes about four to six months of rehabilitation. Last season, Stamkos missed the end of the regular season and most the postseason due to a blood clot. Buffalo's leading scorer ( Kyle Okposo ) has less than half with ten points, and I'd say Okposo has looked pretty good. Read More

Polar bear filmed patting Canadian eskimo dog a 'beautiful sight to see'

Polar bear filmed patting Canadian eskimo dog a 'beautiful sight to see'

While many were awed by the unlikely friendship, conservation officers were called to remove three polar bears from Mile 5 Dog Sanctuary in Churchill, Man., last week, CBC News reported . He said it was a "beautiful sight to see". Ladoon told CBC that the dogs, which are bred for the cold, see the chilly area as a "paradise" and are rarely troubled by predators, save the occasional attack by wolves. Read More

Polar Bear Pets Dog in Heartwarming Video

Polar Bear Pets Dog in Heartwarming Video

He said it was a "beautiful sight to see". Ladoon also said his dogs will bark and put the polar bears in their place if they start misbehaving. Ladoon told CBC that the dogs, which are bred for the cold, see the chilly area as a "paradise" and are rarely troubled by predators, save the occasional attack by wolves. Read More

PBS journalist Gwen Ifill dies of cancer

PBS journalist Gwen Ifill dies of cancer

During a press conference on Monday, President Obama described Ifill as "an extraordinary journalist" who "always kept faith with the fundamental responsibilities of her profession, asking tough questions, holding people in power accountable, and defending a strong and free press that makes our democracy work". Read More

Monday's Supermoon is huge, but Sunday's moon's no slouch

The moon always looks bigger beside trees or buildings at the horizon, but it's just a brain trick. In another three days - on Monday , Nov 14, to be specific - the moon will appear the biggest and the brightest in more than 60 years. When Syzygy occurs at the same time as perigee , and the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun, it creates the supermoon . At perigee , the point at which the moon is closest to earth, the moon can be as much as 14 per cent closer to ... Read More

Texans beat Jaguars 24-21 for 1st road victory of season

JAGUARS WR Allen Robinson (7-76-1 receiving on 11 targets in Week 9) had 6-86-1 receiving in Week 6 loss to Texans , and 5-108 receiving in Week 17 loss to Texans last season. Yeldon and fired it off the running back's foot and into the hands of Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus. Fuller, also a rookie, opened the season with a pair of 100-yard games and has 25 catches for 372 yards and two touchdowns. Read More

Alibaba Says It Smashed Sales Records On China's 'Singles Day'

In terms of sales the day has now eclipsed both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the two biggest shopping days in the US. Alibaba Group President Michael Evans said , "The demand for global products continues to be very strong, the value proposition for Chinese consumers for worldwide products continues to be enormous". Read More

Here's What Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton Said in Her Concession Call

Obama and Trump met privately without any staff in the room. A predominantly white voting bloc also went nearly 7 in 10 for Trump while among those identifying themselves as non-white, three-quarters cast ballots for Clinton. Michelle Obama played an unprecedented role in the failed campaign to elect Hillary Clinton , traveling the country to make the case that Donald Trump was a poor role model for the nation's children and unfit for the presidency. Read More

Mom 'heartbroken' over election bumps into Hillary Clinton during hike

Mom 'heartbroken' over election bumps into Hillary Clinton during hike

Trying clear her mind on a hike after the election, New York woman Margot Gerster bumped into Hillary and Bill Clinton in Westchester County, New York , and gave her a hug before Bill snapped this photo. 'She hugged me and thanked me and we exchanged some sweet pleasantries and then I let them continue their walk '. Margot's photo also bears the hashtag, #iamstillwithher (I am still with her). Read More

Texas Republicans Congratulate Trump on Presidential Victory

Texas Republicans Congratulate Trump on Presidential Victory

Bush chose not to vote for him. And former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, also declined to vote for Trump and left the top of their ballots empty, not voting for Trump or Clinton. Bush sent Donald Trump a tweet. "I think it has no impact". The exception was George W. Bush's nephew and Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, who has praised Trump at state GOP events. Read More

What's next now that Amendment 2 has passed?

A similar initiative to Amendment 2 was defeated by a narrow margin in 2014, less than three points short of the 60 percent of votes needed for passing. "Although the 2014 measure and the 2016 measure were both created to legalize medical marijuana, there are some differences between the two proposals". Read More

Death penalty, gun control, pot among ballot-measure issues

Proposals addressing those topics were among more than 150 measures appearing on statewide ballots. California led the pack with 17 ballot questions, including one that would require actors in porn movies to wear condoms during filming of sexual intercourse. Read More

Britain's M&S to close stores as profits fall

Britain's M&S to close stores as profits fall

The future of the company's stores in Brighton, Shoreham, Worthing, Haywards Heath, Crawley, Horsham, Eastbourne, Bexhill, Hastings and Chichester is unclear. Instead of its traditional clothing and home stores it will focus on growing its Simply Food stores. Mr Rowe - a company veteran with 26 years' service - is leading a shake-up to turn around its clothing arm and get group profits back on track. Read More

Gators to face LSU Nov. 19 at 1 pm on SEC Network

Gators to face LSU Nov. 19 at 1 pm on SEC Network

And, as we've come to know, to the victor go the spoils. We played 3-4, everybody's got a gap. The Crimson Tide owns a 78-18-3 advantage against the Bulldogs, which includes wins in the last eight games in the series for Alabama. Saban makes a couple of great points. It doesn't mean that he won't ever be able to; he just can't right now. LSU's defense did play much better against Alabama this season than it has in the previous five of the 0-for-6 drought against the Tide. Read More

NBA Celtics center Horford still out for concussion

NBA Celtics center Horford still out for concussion

Said Mudiay: "I think one thing that I've learned from previous year in this league is there's always another game, always another game so you can't think about the last one". He played 21 minutes and was 1 for 7, scoring four points. One of the reasons Jackson got on to the floor was because head coach Brad Stevens was looking for some kind of spark as the Celtics put together one of their worst performances this season. Read More