Two killed in Indian bull-taming festival

Two killed in Indian bull-taming festival

Two spectators at a controversial bull-wrestling festival in southern India were gored to death on Tuesday, police said, the third such fatal attack in two days. “Jallikattu,” or the taming of the bulls, is a hugely popular annual event in Tamil Nadu state but has been criticized by animal rights activists. Police in Sivaganga district, […]

Pope begs forgiveness for ‘irreparable harm’ from sex abuse

Pope begs forgiveness for ‘irreparable harm’ from sex abuse

SANTIAGO, Chile — Pope Francis begged for forgiveness Tuesday for the “irreparable damage” done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Church’s credibility here and cast a cloud over his visit. Francis faced controversy on another […]

Margaret Atwood faces feminist backlash on social media over #MeToo

Margaret Atwood faces feminist backlash on social media over #MeToo

Canadian author Margaret Atwood is facing a social media backlash after voicing concerns about the #MeToo movement and calling for due process in the case of a former university professor accused of sexual misconduct. Writing in the Globe and Mail, Atwood described the #MeToo movement, which emerged in the wake of sexual assault allegations against […]

Danish man charged with killing reporter on his submarine

Danish man charged with killing reporter on his submarine

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Inventor Peter Madsen was charged Tuesday with killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a trip on his private submarine, with prosecutors saying he either cut her throat or strangled her before dismembering her body and dumping it into the sea. Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen called the case “very unusual and extremely disturbing.” Madsen, […]

Plane collides with parked truck on Logan Airport taxiway

Plane collides with parked truck on Logan Airport taxiway

An Alaska Airlines plane heading to Portland, Oregon collided with a parked de-icing truck at Logan Airport on Monday afternoon, Massport officials said. No one was inside the truck at the time of the accident and the collision caused no injuries, Massport spokesperson Jennifer Mehigan said. A statement released by Alaska Airlines said the 166 […]

Graham: ‘My memory hasn’t evolved’ on Trump immigration meeting

Graham: ‘My memory hasn’t evolved’ on Trump immigration meeting

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told a South Carolina newspaper on Monday that his “memory hasn’t evolved” about the White House meeting in which President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African nations as “shithole countries.” In an interview with The Post and Courier, Graham seemed to challenge the accounts of fellow Republican Sens. Tom […]

Confusion over fate of Daca leaves Dreamers in limbo

Confusion over fate of Daca leaves Dreamers in limbo

Donald Trump has repeatedly said he wants to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation, but that very population was left confused and frustrated this week by US lawmakers and courts responding to the president’s demands. A federal court on Tuesday night blocked the Trump administration from terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) program […]

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