Hundreds of passengers lined up in the hours before an Iraqi government order that international airlines halt all flights in and out of the cities of Irbil and Sulaimaniyah in Kurdish territory kicks in Friday.
“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” Psalm 91:11
The Holy Angels
Two documentary filmmakers are suing the city of St. Louis and three police officers, saying one of them was cursed at and beaten and they were both sprayed with chemicals when they were arrested during a protest following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the killing of a black man.
President Donald Trump will promote his plan for a sweeping rewrite of the tax code to an audience eager for the proposed change.
Living on the outskirts of our little Maine town, I was uncertain whether to let my 4- year-old son, Ezra, ride home from preschool on the bus. A typically 10-minute drive for me would take him 45. Plus he is so little that when he sat on the bus for orientation, the only way to know he was there was by standing in the aisle directly over him.
With volunteers and staff seated before him, Bishop Robert P. Deeley celebrated a special morning Mass inside the Presence Radio Network studio in Auburn on Wednesday. The Mass helped launch the “Light in the Darkness” Pledge Drive to raise funding for the network’s seven radio stations in Maine.
The pledge drive runs through Saturday.
The winding path to answering God’s call began for Bath native Patrick Finn in fifth grade.
For 21 years Hector Alejandro Santiago spread joy throughout Puerto Rico with the poinsettias, orchids and other ornamental plants he raised and sold to major retailers including Costco, Walmart and Home Depot. In a matter of hours Hurricane Maria wiped it away.
A stampede broke out on a crowded pedestrian bridge connecting two railway stations in Mumbai during the Friday morning rush, killing at least 22 people and injuring 32 others, Indian officials said.
[img_assist|nid=1176481|title=|desc= JOHN LOCKE works to move a herd to another field at his family’s ranch in Glen Flora, Texas. The damage Hurricane Harvey inflicted on Texas’ cattle industry hasn’t been calculated yet. But there’s evidence that it might be less than initially feared and perhaps not as costly as Hurricane Ike.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
The star of “Veep” and “Seinfeld” posted word of her illness Thursday on social media. A spokeswoman for Louis-Dreyfus confirmed the posts were authentic.
On her Twitter account, the actress wrote that one in eight women get breast cancer.
Years ago, when I was just starting in business, joining a civic organization made up of business men and women sounded like a great way to meet new people and get involved. As I learned more about Rotary and my fellow Rotarians it was evident we were all trying to achieve some of the same goals.
In 1789, the U.S. War Department established a regular army with a strength of several hundred men.
In 1829, London’s reorganized police force, which became known as Scotland Yard, went on duty.
In 1902, William Topaz McGonagall, affectionately considered Britain’s possibly worst-ever poet, died in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Maybe “some are rapists,” in Donald Trump’s nasty words. But many are geniuses. Just ask the MacArthur Foundation, which responded to our president’s frequent demonization of immigrants, including that infamous phrase, by doing a little math.
In a few months, it will be necessary to have a valid passport in order to take a flight out of Maine. September was Passport Awareness Month, so I’m apparently a day late in being any help to you at all.
The public television series on the Vietnam War reveals lessons the U.S. failed to learn as it was engulfed by the struggle.
Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson wrote a famous memoir, “Present at the Creation,” about the birth of the post-World War II order — an order whose institutions produced six decades of security and growth for a lot of people. We’re now at a similar moment of rapid change — abroad and at home. Many institutions have to be rethought.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b____ off the field. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired.’”