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  • Jewish group outraged at beating of Jewish effigy in Poland

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The World Jewish Congress has expressed its “disgust and outrage” following reports that an effigy made to look like a stereotypical Jew was hanged and burned in a Polish town as part of an Easter ritual. Robert Singer, CEO of the New York-based group, said in a statement that “Jews are […]
  • This Week: US home sales, Tesla earns, Amazon earns

    A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: HOUSING MARKET BELLWETHER Economists project that sales of previously occupied homes declined in March from a month earlier. U.S. home sales surged 11.8% in February, aided by accelerating wages and falling mortgage rates, a combination that’s helped improve affordability. The […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Monday, April 22, the 112th day of 2019. There are 253 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 22, 2000, in a dramatic pre-dawn raid, armed immigration agents seized Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy at the center of a custody dispute, from his relatives’ home in […]
  • A look at sites hit by Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Easter Sunday bombings were Sri Lanka’s deadliest violence since the country’s civil war ended a decade ago. The nine blasts hit mainly churches and luxury hotels in Colombo, the capital. A look at the sites targeted: ___ CHURCHES St. Anthony’s Shrine is a Roman Catholic church in the Kochchikade […]
  • Condition of Topeka zookeeper attacked by tiger improving

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The director of the Topeka Zoo says a zookeeper who was attacked by a Sumatran tiger remains in intensive care but her prognosis for recovery is good. The zookeeper was attacked Saturday while in the outdoor tiger habitat of Sanjiv, a 7-year-old male tiger. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports zoo director Brendan […]
  • Bonnets, costumes on display at NYC’s Easter Parade

    NEW YORK (AP) — The fancy hats and finery were out and on display for New York City’s annual Easter extravaganza. Participants in the annual Easter Parade made their way along Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue on Sunday in a processional of the wild and whimsical. The annual event is a New York City tradition that goes […]
  • A look at the churches and hotels targeted in Sri Lanka

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Several near-simultaneous blasts tore through three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the bloodiest outbreak of violence in the South Asian country since civil war ended a decade ago. No one has claimed responsibility. Since the decades-long conflict between the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamils […]
  • Pope denounces ‘cruel violence’ of Sri Lanka Easter attack

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the “cruel violence” of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment on the Christian liturgical calendar by lamenting the bloodshed and political violence afflicting many parts of the world. Francis skipped his homily during Easter Mass but […]
  • Paris Easter Mass honors firefighters who saved Notre Dame

    PARIS (AP) — The archbishop of Paris and Catholics from around France and the world honored the firefighters who saved Notre Dame Cathedral, praying Sunday at a special Easter Mass for a swift reconstruction of the beloved monument. Some streets around the medieval cathedral also reopened six days after the blaze, allowing tourists to get […]
  • The Latest: Japan confirms 1 fatality in Sri Lanka blasts

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 5 a.m. Japan is confirming one of its citizens was killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka and at least four were wounded. Foreign Minister Taro Kono offered his condolences to all the victims of […]