Rescue workers carry bodies of victims of mudslides, at the cemetery in Villagarzon, Putumayo department, southern Colombia on April 1, 2017. Massive mudslides left more than 200 dead and hundreds of injured and disappeared on Saturday in southern Colombia, after heavy rains that have affected the Andean region, especially Peru and Ecuador. / AFP PHOTO / ERNESTO CHE M JONES (Photo credit should read ERNESTO CHE M JONES/AFP/Getty Images) … [Read more...] about Over 250 Killed, 400 Injured, 150 Missing In Colombia Mudslide
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One year ago, a majority of voters in five California counties were Democrats; now, add three more counties — including Los Angeles — to that list. Republicans made up the majority of no counties last winter; now, they are tops in the tally from two counties, with pluralities clustered in the far north of the state and the Sierra foothills. … [Read more...] about Newsletter: California’s surge of independents fades as voters choose sides for March 3
The obvious storylines for Tuesday night involve Sanders, Biden and Bloomberg. The latest polls show Sanders catching up to Biden in South Carolina, which is a make or break primary for the former vice president. Bloomberg, meanwhile, needs to rebound from a debate debut that drew dismal reviews. His campaign rescheduled a planned appearance at a CNN town hall on Monday for Wednesday to give him more time for debate preparation. … [Read more...] about With Bernie Sanders As Front-Runner, Will Next Debate Deliver Another Blockbuster Audience?
And wow, what a way to come back. Prior to his proper emergence from a 12-month coma, Lenny Belardo, the erstwhile Pope Pius XIII, appears in an opening dream sequence or surrealist fantasia or whatever the hell it is. He emerges from the sea like a Bond girl, or Venus sans clamshell. He approaches a bikini-clad Ester, his most loyal acolyte, and pulls a cigarette out of her enormous cross necklace. As his “All Along the Watchtower” remix theme plays, he struts through a phalanx of beautiful women tossing volleyballs back and forth, while others, including Vatican PR guru Sofia Dubois in a swimsuit, gaze at him lustily. He passes stand-ins for his long-lost mother, for his mother figure Sister Mary, and for Mother Mary herself. He winks at the camera. … [Read more...] about Recap: The Young Pope Returns
"Music was Olivia's life. If she had been still here today she would have been walking through those doors with us, showing her defiance, that they may have got her but she's not beaten. She's here with us." … [Read more...] about Manchester attack: Arena reopens for charity concert