The United States' delegation to the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia won't include a member of President Barack Obama's family or an active cabinet secretary, but it will include openly gay athletes - a clear jab at Russia's recent anti-gay laws.
For the first time in what seems like ages, Congress is poised to give final approval to a government spending plan without resorting to last-minute brinksmanship such as midnight negotiations to prevent an imminent government shutdown.
The Wolf of Wall Street vividly remembers he was so stoned out of his mind at that mohagany-laden restaurant with the imposing edifice, while savoring a bottle of 1945 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, running up a $30,000 tab in one night.
His personnel changes mean the Congregation for Bishops will be peopled by a different kind of person, one who will implement Francis' vision of a church governed as much by compassion as by orthodoxy, says Alice Laffey.
Colorado shooter Karl Pierson had written plans to attack at least five areas of Arapahoe High School on his arm, as well as the Latin phrase for "The Die Has Been Cast," the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.