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Pope Francis leaves Rome at start of risky trip to Iraq

Reuters
ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis left Rome on Friday to start a four-day trip to Iraq, his most risky foreign trip since his election in 2012 and the first visit by a pontiff to the country. An Alitalia airplane carrying the pope, his entourage, a security detail, and about 75......

Retired Italian teacher leaves fortune to hospitals, charities

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A view of part of the Genoa harbor May 14, 2013./File Photo ROME (Reuters) – A retired Italian teacher has bequeathed more than 25 million euros ($30 million) to hospitals and charities, stunning residents of the northern city of Genoa where she lived who had no inkling of......

Trump’s unconditional retreat from Afghanistan leaves Biden little choice

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY When the United States and the Taliban reached an initial peace deal last year, it held out the promise of ending America’s longest war. There was widespread praise for President Donald Trump, including from us. Sadly, it proved to......

Henry leaves Montreal, cites family reasons

ESPN
Thierry Henry signed a two-year deal to coach Montreal in November. David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry has stepped down as coach of MLS side CF Montreal, the club announced Thursday. “It is with a heavy heart that I’ve decided to take this decision,” Henry said in a......

Texas storm leaves damaged homes and high electric bills in its wake

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A new crisis has emerged in Texas after a winter storm left more than 30 people dead. Residents are now facing sky-high electric bills.  Megan O’Neill, a new mom, is one of those experiencing sticker shock. She was using......

Steph Curry Leaves Court Before Tip Due to Illness

Sports Illustrated
Stephen Curry left the court before tip-off against the Hornets on Saturday night because he was “not feeling well,” the Warriors announced.  It was a strange scene just before the Warriors (16-14) were set to take on the Hornets (13-15) in North Carolina. Curry was fully dressed in uniform and set......

Conservative African cardinal who clashed with pope leaves post

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea walks near St. Peter’s square February 18, 2013. REUTERS/ Alessandro Bianchi/File Photo VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from a top Vatican post of Cardinal Robert Sarah, a hero to many conservatives who often clashed with the pontiff on......

Naomi Osaka leaves no doubt: She’s the best player in the world

ESPN
Naomi Osaka paused for a moment when asked about her perfect record in major finals. She had just defeated Serena Williams in the Australian Open semifinals and secured her spot in her fourth career championship match. She maintained a soft-spoken tone but her message was anything but quiet. “I have......

Serena mum on future, leaves presser in tears

ESPN
MELBOURNE, Australia — Twenty-three-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams walked out of her postmatch news conference in tears Thursday after her loss to Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open semifinals. Osaka defeated Williams 6-3, 6-4 to advance to her second final in three years at Melbourne Park, leaving the American......

Saudi-led coalition: Houthi drone interception leaves shrapnel near Abha airport

Reuters
DUBAI (Reuters) – The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthi group said it had intercepted a drone on Tuesday fired by the Iran-aligned group towards the kingdom but that it had left shrapnel in the vicinity of Saudi’s Abha airport, state media reported. The incident caused no casualties, the coalition statement......

Winter storm leaves historic snow, dangerous ice, record low temperatures across U.S.

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A massive winter storm is cutting a dangerous path across the country Monday as millions of people are under winter weather warnings. Mireya Villarreal is in Oklahoma City, where temperatures could hit lows not seen in more than 100......

Massive Car, 18-Wheeler Pileup on Icy Texas Highway Leaves 5 Dead

TMZ
More than 100 vehicles — including dozens of 18-wheelers — were involved in a horrific, and fatal, pileup on an icy North Texas highway. The massive chain-reaction wreck unfolded early Thursday morning in Fort Worth on Interstate-35W — slick road conditions spelled disaster as an 18-wheeler barreled into dozens of......

Late no-call leaves Trae, Hawks fuming after loss

ESPN
DALLAS — As soon as Danilo Gallinari‘s difficult buzzer-beater attempt clanked off the rim, Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young ripped out his mouthpiece and stomped toward referee Josh Tiven to protest a critical non-call on the final possession of a 118-117 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Young had been knocked......

Utah avalanche leaves 4 skiers dead, with 4 others rescued

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Four people were killed and another four rescued after they were buried under an avalanche at Utah’s Millcreek Canyon on Saturday, officials said. The survivors have all been brought down, with one suffering from hypothermia.  The avalanche caught two......

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