17 US missionaries, including children, kidnapped in Haiti

Group was leaving an orphanage in Port-au-prince when they were abducted, say media reports. A group of 17 American Christian missionaries and their families, including children, have been kidnapped by gang members in Haiti’s capital, according to media reports. The New York Times, citing security officials in Port-au-Prince, said the missionaries were abducted from a … Read more

Godfather whack! Sicilian church leaders ban godparents at baptisms

Catholic Church leaders ban baptismal godparents in one Italian diocese amid concern the role is more unsavory than sacred — and can be exploited by the Mafia. Religious leaders in Catania issued a three-year ban on naming godparents at baptisms this month, claiming many families enlist local power brokers to be their children’s compari because … Read more

Auckland’s City Rail Link tunnel boring machine breaks through to Karangahape Station

The Auckland City Rail Link’s tunnel boring machine has broken through today into the Karangahape Station construction site, after digging through 860 metres of ground from Mt Eden. The Dame Whina Cooper tunnel boring machine breaks through and connects Mt Eden to Karanagahape Rd Photo: Supplied The machine, named Dame Whina Cooper, breached a 100-millimetre-thick … Read more

Taylor’s Blunder, Other Missed Chances Put LA In NLCS Hole

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Taylor hurried around second base before having second thoughts. He peaked over his shoulder, then hit the brakes. The Los Angeles Dodgers had trouble getting all the way around the bases throughout Saturday night’s NL Championship Series opener. None stung quite like Taylor’s blunder. READ MORE: Karen Bass Officially Kicks … Read more

Bill Clinton expected to be released from hospital Sunday

Former President Bill Clinton is expected to be released from a California hospital Sunday after five days of treatment for a urological infection, a spokesman said on Saturday evening. Clinton, 75, will spend one more night at UC Irvine Medical Center on Saturday night where he is making “excellent progress” and will continue to receive … Read more

Appeal for witnesses to boating tragedy that killed three men

Three men, including one who was 70, died after their boat flipped in Manukau Harbour yesterday. File photo. Photo: RNZ / Jessie Chiang Police said in a statement that the other two victims were aged 54 and 61. A fourth man, aged 23, is in a moderate condition in Auckland Hospital. Police and Maritime NZ … Read more

U.S. consumer prices reach 13-year-high as supply chain woes continue

U.S. consumer prices reach 13-year-high as supply chain woes continue – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Supply chain disruptions in the U.S. are fueling record-high prices for everyday items. As prices soar and shelves empty, experts warn that low-income Americans and small businesses will be left most vulnerable. Lilia Luciano reports. Be the first to … Read more

Strike dodged with deal between film and TV crews, studios

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 11th-hour deal was reached Saturday, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs and would have frozen productions in Hollywood and across the U.S. After days of marathon negotiations, representatives from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees … Read more