The future of the Catholic Church in the US requires 'valuing the immense contribution which women, lay and religious, have made and continue to make to the life of our communities,' he said
For devotees of the NFL, this is as good as it gets – the divisional round of the play-offs, four games pitting the regular season’s finest against four challengers already battle-hardened by victory in last weekend’s ever-treacherous wild-card round. And in 2014 there’s an extra twist: the prospect that one of the longest, most painful droughts in US sport might be near an end.
Indianapolis pulled off the second biggest comeback in NFL play-off history to stun Kansas City, while New Orleans beat Philadelphia on the last play of the game as the first wild-card games provided a thrilling start to the post-season.
A second storm is set to hit the region over the next few days that could be even worse, just as the clean up begins
The US Federal Reserve has begun circulating new $100 notes, introducing new anti-counterfeiting features – including a distinctive splash of colour – that have been more than a decade in the making.
The closure of so many key attractions is likely to put pressure on the museums and galleries which are open
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The collaboration between director Ron Howard and hip-hop legend Jay-Z on a music documentary may at first glance seem crazy, but it soon becomes apparent that the director of Frost/Nixon and A Beautiful Mind is perfect for the job.
It’s been a busy couple of years at Philadelphia HQ. The range of pallid spreadable cheese seems to be attempting to catch up to Heinz when it comes to varieties of flavour.
Chris Reynolds became one thousand times wealthier than the total combined GDP of the whole planet
'It was so in-time and so beautiful,' he said of his work with MFSB, 'that it was like a religious feeling'
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The only remedy for despair is to remember darkest clouds blow through
They don't make 'em like this any more - well, not quite. Written in 1982 by African-American dramatist Don Evans, One Monkey Don't Stop No Show whisks us back to the 1970s and takes a mischievously comic look at the then prevailing attitudes to ethnicity, class and sexual politics.
Actor Conrad Bain, best known for his role on the 1970s and '80s television comedy Diff'rent Strokes as a wealthy, white New Yorker who adopts two young black boys from Harlem, has died at age 89, his daughter has confirmed.
Norman Joseph Woodland was an inventor who was ahead of his time. His creation, the barcode, was first devised in 1949, the result of a fortuitous coincidence and some inspired thinking. However these now ubiquitous black-and-white stripes were not put into full use until 25 years later, due to the limitations of the technology available.