Mass Funerals Begin In A Grieving Sri Lanka

Mourners and religious leaders gathered to say goodbye to more than 300 people who died in a string of bombings on Sunday at churches and hotels. Among the dead are 45 children.
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Oregon Democrats try to make Republicans pay up for skipping legislative sessions
Oregon's Democratic state lawmakers are tired of their Republican colleagues walking out on them over a controversial environmental bill.
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Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy’s St. Paddy’s Day adventure in NYC
Breakout Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy is still very much a work in progress. “I just learned how to sing, like, this year,” says Kennedy, who only started taking voice lessons after his debut studio LP, “Without Fear,” opened at No. 1 on the UK charts in the fall. “I basically did a whole album not...
L.A. eyebrows: Best places to get yours done
The best places to get your brows done in Greater Los Angeles.
NJ family furious after Catholic church denies autistic son first Communion
James and Nicole LaCugna said they were devastated when Saint Aloysius Church in Jackson, NJ, told them their son, Anthony, 8, didn't meet the communion requirements because he "is unable to determine right from wrong," the family wrote on Facebook Tuesday.
Lori Loughlin's Lawyer Says FBI Lied During College Admissions Scam Investigation
He claims there is game-changing evidence that could prove the Full House actress was being deceived.
Giants’ Rhett Ellison mulling retirement after season-ending concussion
INDIANAPOLIS – Already young and short on depth, the Giants might be losing a rare veteran contributor. Tight end Rhett Ellison is mulling retirement, according to three NFL sources, after missing the final six games of his eighth NFL season due to a concussion. Ellison, 31, signed a four-year, $18 million free-agent contract in 2017...
De Blasio takes anti-Bloomberg tweets to uncharted territory — the early morning
Can’t sleep? Tweet! Oft-late Mayor Bill de Blasio took his campaign against his predecessor’s presidential ambitions into uncharted territory Thursday — the early morning. De Blasio — awake, he said, thanks to medication he was put on following his knee surgery — blasted out a Twitter missive at 4:16 a.m. in anger over an answer...
Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli heading for trial in October for college admissions scandal
Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are set to go to trial in October 2020 for their alleged roles in the college admissions scandal.
Strange seal 'ballet' underneath Antarctic iceberg revealed in breathtaking photo
A stunning image showing a group of seals swimming in sync beneath an Antarctic iceberg has captured a major photography award.
Family creates underground home to escape horror
As airstrikes continue to ravage life in Syria, families just outside of Turkey's border are living in an underground cave to stay safe.
How Chris Kreider drowned out the Rangers’ trade deadline noise
MONTREAL — Chris Kreider is terrific at what he calls “compartmentalizing.” So it rings true that he never really allowed himself to be distracted by the status of his contract negotiation, or the large possibility that the Rangers were going to trade him before Monday’s 3 p.m. deadline. His focus was rewarded when the 28-year-old...
European Parliament considering virtual meetings, plenary due to virus
The European Parliament is considering whether to hold its meetings and plenary sessions by teleconference instead of in person due to growing concerns about the fast-spreading coronavirus that originated in China, a spokesman said.
Barr sounds call to push back against anti-cop attitudes, adopt 'zero tolerance’ to resisting police
Attorney General William Barr on Thursday gave a strong message of support to the country’s police officers, calling for Americans to respect cops and push back against an anti-cop attitude that sees resisting police as acceptable.
Pence's New Coronavirus Role Raises Questions About His Public Health Record
During Pence's governorship, an HIV outbreak occurred that some health experts say could have been prevented or lessened with a better response.
'Miracle on Ice' hockey team captain calls backlash over Trump rally appearance 'unfortunate'
In 1980, they united the country. In 2020, some say they've helped divide it.
Harry & Meghan's security costs: Canada won't pay for much longer
Canada confirms it's helped cover security costs for Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan but won't after their status changes on April 1.
Fresh powder is blanketing Mid-Atlantic high country ski areas
Strong northwest flow is dumping snow in the high-country from Seven Springs in Pennsylvania down to Snowshoe in West Virginia.
Yolanda Hadid makes runway return at Off-White with Bella and Gigi
The model mom is back on the catwalk.
Rep. Matt Gaetz, top Trump ally, swears off PAC money
'I’ve never turned tricks for Washington PACs, but as of today, I’m done picking up their money in the nightstand,' the Florida Republican said.
District seeks to ban ‘ghost gun’ kits as seizures of homemade weapons soar
Police in some other cities also seeing more of the homemade guns, which lack serial numbers
'Demon Slayer' Named 'Most Satisfying' Anime of 2019 in Sea of Complex Contenders
A report that asks thousands of anime fans across the country for their thoughts named 'Demon Slayer' as the most satisfying,
Milwaukee shooter identified as 17-year electrician at brewery who had workplace dispute
The suspected gunman who killed himself and five other employees at the Molson Coors Beverage Co. in Milwaukee had a long-running feud with a co-worker that erupted before his rampage began, according to media reports.
Erdogan holds emergency Turkish meeting over Syria's Idlib: sources
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan chaired an emergency security meeting late on Thursday to evaluate the latest developments in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, two Turkish security sources said.
First Dutch coronavirus infection confirmed: health authorities
A patient in the Netherlands has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus Covid-19, Dutch health authorities said on Thursday, the first confirmed case in the country.
Violent parolee on the loose after fleeing Midtown parole office
A violent felon who served seven years in prison for slashing a man’s neck escaped a New York State parole office in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, authorities said. Travis Simon, 30, who was released on Feb. 4th, was visiting his parole officer when he learned he was going to be sent on 45-day treatment program...
Tom Steyer predicts coronavirus will be President Trump's Hurricane Katrina
Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer said Thursday that the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak will be a political disaster, similar to Hurricane Katrina's political damange to former President George W. Bush.
Pence says virus poses low-level threat in U.S., working with Congress on spending bill
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday the threat from coronavirus to the American public remains low, and the White House has begun discussions with leaders of the U.S. Congress on a supplemental spending bill to fighting the spread of the deadly infectious disease.
LA tech investor eyeing Blue Apron purchase
A Los Angeles tech investor and motivational speaker is salivating over a chance to get his hands on struggling meal kit company Blue Apron, The Post has learned. Tai Lopez, an investor in meat subscription service Farmers Box and owner of more than 700 acres of farmland in Virginia, says he reached out to Blue...
Letters to the Editor: Mike Pence, Trump's coronavirus czar, has a terrible public health record
As governor of Indiana, Mike Pence enacted an antiabortion law and decimated the state's public health spending. Now he'll oversee the U.S. coronavirus response.
Indonesian official says sperm can impregnate women in pools
An Indonesian official has been ridiculed after she warned women that they could get pregnant from swimming in the same pool where men with “very strong” sperm ejaculate, according to reports. Sitti Hikmawatty, a senior child protection official, made the unscientific claim in an interview last week with the local, according to Agence France-Presse....
Drivers rescued after Texas water main break
A water main break in Houston leaves roadways flooded and some drivers had to be rescued when their vehicles were suddenly submerged in water and mud. (Feb. 27)
New Meghan Markle documentary explores her struggles as a royal
Vice TV unveiled Thursday a first look at its upcoming documentary "Vice Versa: Meghan Markle Escaping the Crown," which premieres in March.
Kris Jenner tells Kim and Kourtney to ‘grow up’ after ‘KUWTK’ fight
Jenner's advice comes after the new "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" trailer showed Kourtney and Kim Kardashian coming to blows.
'So humble, it's crazy': South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw feels unworthy of NFL draft fate
After enduring homelessness as a child and enduring a wild journey to become a top NFL draft prospect, Javon Kinlaw is still amazed by his path.
The right way to wash your hands
People around the world are clamoring to buy face masks amidst fears that the coronavirus will continue spreading, but washing your hands is actually the best way to prevent the spread of disease.
How to start an in-demand copywriting career for under $40
A copywriter of the 1960s might recognize little of the industry today. It’s more than just writing a pithy tagline for a product; it’s about understanding customer motivations, building a brand, and persuading people to take action. And in 2020, it goes far beyond the world of advertising. Whether you are an entrepreneur trying to...
Phony health gurus are advising deadly vitamin doses to fight coronavirus
Beware of "wellness influencers."
'Hillary' introduces a new, blunter Clinton — on her marriage, sexism and 2016
Hillary Clinton is more unvarnished than ever in "Hillary," a new docuseries from director Nanette Burstein premiering March 6 on Hulu.
Wall Street on record correction pace as pandemic fears loom
Wall Street's main indexes tumbled for the sixth straight session on Thursday with the S&P 500 on track for its fastest correction in history as the global spread of coronavirus intensified investor uncertainty about the economic impact.
Thousands in California being monitored for coronavirus: governor
California health officials are monitoring 8,400 people for coronavirus symptoms after their arrival on domestic commercial flights, but the state had only a limited supply of test kits available, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Thursday.
Coronavirus: How Fox News and other right-wing media endanger our health
Despite steady warnings from health organizations worldwide, right-wing media are clogging airwaves with conspiracy theories and inaccurate reporting.
People Are Scared of Buying Corona Beer Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Fears, New Poll Shows
"Unfortunately for one of America's favorite beers, that fear has extended to [Corona] even though the illness has nothing to do with the adult beverage," said YouGov.
Julia Roberts drops $8.3 million on San Francisco Victorian
In San Francisco, Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts has paid $8.3 million for a century-old Victorian Revival-style home with sweeping views.
New documentary about The Band
Robbie Robertson talks about a new documentary about the influential rock group
Mardi Gras Indians give special performance to woman with cancer
A New Orleans woman has photographed and documented the stories of the Mardi Gras Indians for years. But she was diagnosed with brain cancer in Spring 2019 and hasn't been able to cover their work.
Huckabee rips AOC's 'absurd' criticism after Pence picked to lead coronavirus prevention effort
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee scorched Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., Thursday for claiming that Vice President Mike Pence is not fit to lead the federal government's coronavirus prevention efforts.
Holocaust-themed carnival celebration in Spain sparks outrage
A Holocaust-themed parade in Spain featuring dancing Nazis and concentration camp prisoners stoked outrage from the Israeli government and Auschwitz museum. The Monday parade was part of a carnival celebration in Campo de Criptana – a town in central Spain, about 100 miles southeast of Madrid – and El Chaparral Cultural Association was the group...
'Happy Days' star Cathy Silvers breaks leg during hike: report
"Happy Days" star Cathy Silvers is on the mend.