Review: 'Hitman's Bodyguard' a fun, action-packed escape

There's not a whole lot that's new about "The Hitman's Bodyguard ." Its mismatched-pals premise is the stuff of classic buddy comedies. Stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson play their typical cha...

Nuns with chapel on land as pipeline protest sue regulators

COLUMBIA, Pa. (AP) — Nuns who allowed activists opposing a natural gas pipeline to build a chapel on their property in protest of a planned easement have now sued the federal agency that approved the ...

Nuns against pipeline build chapel along its proposed route

COLUMBIA, Pa. (AP) — A group opposing a natural gas pipeline slated to go through land owned by some Pennsylvania nuns has built a prayer chapel on the proposed right of way. Lancast...

Sagan wins Tour de France Stage 3

LONGWY, France (AP) — Peter Sagan has sprinted to his eighth career Tour de France stage victory, and Geraint Thomas preserved the overall race lead. On the final short, sharp climb ...

Nutty nun sacks trashman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Last week a video surfaced of a Buddhist nun in Citong Township of Yunlin County savagely smashing a sanitation worker with a sack of garbage after he rejected her bag of ...

Q&A: Qatar's falling out with its Arab neighbors

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The decision by four Arab nations to cut ties with Qatar marks the culmination of years of tension among a historically tightknit alliance of energy-rich Gulf Arab s...

Nationalist Buddhist group gathers in Myanmar despite ban

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Thousands of Buddhist monks, nuns and supporters of an ultranationalist Buddhist group gathered at an annual conference on the outskirts of Myanmar's biggest city on Saturday de...

China conducts demolitions at Tibetan Buddhist study site

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities in southwestern Sichuan province have evicted followers and razed scores of homes at one of the world's largest centers of Tibetan Buddhist learning in a months-long...

Brazilian boy's survival of brain injury is Fatima 'miracle'

FATIMA, Portugal (AP) — The parents of a Brazilian boy whose recovery from a severe brain injury is being cited by the Vatican as the "miracle" needed to canonize two Portuguese children broke their s...

Deacon candidate accuses Minnesota bishop of blackmail

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man alleged Tuesday that his Catholic bishop blackmailed him, threatening to block his path to becoming a deacon and harm his son's priesthood career if he told anyone a...

Ex-deputy mayor to revive burlesque career for charity

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former deputy mayor in New Jersey is resurrecting her career as a burlesque dancer for charity. Former Jersey City deputy mayor Leona Beldini will take the...

Review: Soprano Diana Damrau makes her case for Meyerbeer

"Grand Opera," Diana Damrau (Erato) Once considered a giant of 19th century opera, Giacomo Meyerbeer has been relegated over the century to the second tier of composers, admired for ...

Ursuline Sisters to sell US headquarters on Long Island

BLUE POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A branch of an order of Roman Catholic nuns is putting its longtime U.S. headquarters on Long Island up for sale as its membership declines. Newsday reports (...

Off-duty Border Patrol agent may have started Arizona fire

An off-duty Border Patrol agent is being investigated for possibly starting a large wildfire in southeastern Arizona while target shooting last weekend, authorities said Thursday. Bo...

Delicate bargain frees 26 hostages, including Qatar royals

BAGHDAD (AP) — Qatar has secured the release of 26 hostages after nearly a year and a half in captivity, including members of its ruling family, in what became possibly the region's most complex and s...