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Secular, sacred collide as Valentine's Day falls on Ash Wednesday

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Under church rules, all Catholics who are 14 and older are bound to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, all Fridays in Lent and Good Friday. They do not have to be kept for the duration of Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday services often involve blessing ashes made from burning the palm fronds from the previous year's Palm Sunday, and spreading them on the foreheads of the faithful. Read More »

US markets plunge; interest rate hike fears weigh in

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The Standard & Poor's 500 index ( S&P 500 ) declined 4.1 percent to 2,648.94 points . The Dow Jones industrial average fell 438 points , or 1.8 percent, to 23,434. Bond yields are rising as the Federal Reserve trims its USA bond holdings. But inevitably investors took advantage of the sharp drop in prices to come back into the market, sending the key indexes higher. Read More »

Amazon Prime lead will spend time with Whole Foods team

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Another challenge for Amazon: It is targeting suburban areas in middle America instead of large coastal cities like Boston and NY, where grocery delivery is already a way of life for millions. " Most people buy the same groceries week after week, so they're saying, 'Do I really need to go spend an hour at a Giant or Walmart for this?'" Buying Whole Foods was the biggest part of a push into physical retail for the chain known for online shopping. Read More »

Model 3 Delays Create Losses for Tesla

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Flown at about half-payload like Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy should be able to send about 29 tons to the space station, far larger than a fully loaded Dragon capsule, with first stage reusability. He's in charge of the carmaker as well as the private space company. "We collectively assumed that the numbers on Musk's tweet were based on telemetry, and that they'd know best", says Andy Rivkin, a planetary astronomer at Johns Hopkins University who studies asteroids. Read More »

THE 15:17 TO PARIS - Official Trailer [HD]

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After meeting the three men in their 20s at an awards show, Eastwood chose to make a film , but rather than casting actors, the Oscar-winning director called on the friends themselves. Since 9/11, Americans have mostly been making middle-of-the-road movies about its heroes. That's about how long the attack on a Paris-bound train seems to last; the remaining 93½ minutes of the film is mostly taken up with an extended European holiday by its stars. Read More »

Brady opens up about Super Bowl loss in Instagram post

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The Eagles All-Pro center stepped to the podium at the team's victory parade and celebration in downtown Philadelphia on Thursday. The two former backbones of the Bills secondary in Darby and Gilmore squared off against each other but only one came away a Super Bowl champion. Read More »

Trump 'saddened' by Porter allegations: White House

On Thursday, Shah called the allegations "serious and disturbing". It is important for me to tell you-- you are not alone. Shah said during a press briefing on Thursday that the White House mishandled the reports on the abuse allegations against Portman, stemming from his two ex-wives. Read More »

New Facebook feature will change the way you make comments

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A downvote button sure sounds like a dislike button , which people have been wanting for years and they clarified that with a statement. Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that they are now testing the new tool on a few public posts by Pages in the United States, at the moment. Read More »

Eagles players, fans go wild during Super Bowl celebration parade

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A departure time Thursday morning has not yet been determined, but buses will pick people up at Birney Plaza in Moosic and Sam's Club in Wilkes-Barre, Zelinski said. "I think Jim Schwartz is a tremendous defensive coordinator". Let's be clear: The Eagles do not have a QB controversy. "They got nothing to say now". Read More »

Film with predominantly black actors was overdue - Black Panther's Andy Serkis

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An Afro-centric superhero film has been a long time coming, and it's worth the ticket price just to see this landmark event in mainstream action cinema. Consider that around this time past year we were nearing the release of another unlikely awards contender with glowing reviews and strong cultural resonance: " Get Out ", which opened February 24, 2017. Read More »

Here's the teaser trailer for Venom, starring Tom Hardy

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A death. An accident. But the trailer had one moment that stood out over everything else: No Venom . And if a beating heart inside a wax figure isn't enough to get you going, you're even allowed to cuddle the hell out of Hardy. Fans of the comics will know that he becomes the host of an evil alien "symbiote" that results in some superhero-like powers, though not without some torment. Read More »

Wall Street dips but trading still volatile

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Even so, one couldn't blame investors for forgetting this trend, as the market didn't drop more than 3 percent on a single day all past year. And if the rate creeps above 3%, he expects global investors to buy the bonds in large numbers, pushing the yield back down. Read More »

Germany gets new government, and Merkel becomes Chancellor

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The finance post represents an important incentive that Social Democrat leaders can offer reluctant party members, who will have the final vote on the blueprint agreed upon with Merkel's Christian Democratic-led bloc on Wednesday. "I believe the will is there on all sides", top CSU lawmaker Alexander Dobrindt of Merkel's Bavarian sister party said. Southern European government bond yields tumbled on Wednesday, extending a recent outperformance over peers on reports that Germany's ... Read More »

New trailer for Deadpool 2 introduces Josh Brolin as Cable

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The sequence makes references to Disney's Toy Story and how Warner Bros. used special effects to remove Superman star Henry Cavill's mustache in Justice League . He's also a time-traveler, arriving from a war-torn future to interact with the X-Men of the past. Now we know even less, as the trailer is very short on details, but strong on mood. Read More »

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to visit Edinburgh

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It's safe to say that Harry knows the way to the actress's heart, because she posted several photos of bouquets of her favorite flowers before deactivating her Instagram . "She met this nice guy and we always talked about him in code really", actor Wendell Pierce , who played Markle's onscreen dad, admitted on Harry Connick Jr.'s talk show Tuesday. Read More »

Brady confirms he will play next season

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It's the third Super Bowl loss of Brady's career - and first against a team not named the Giants . But Brady has been better - and he's not even done yet. And anyone who takes Jordan's side in the GOAT debate will quickly point out that Jordan went 6-0 in the NBA Finals, while Brady is now 5-3 in Super Bowls . Read More »

This Is Us Season 2, Episode 15 Recap: "The Car"

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There has already been a third season ordered by NBC, and that gives Dan Fogelman and the writers a chance to craft a few more unique, emotional stories. The traffic is backed up which gives her anxiety. Rebecca said she didn't know over and over again, but Kate countered, "You do know". To distract her, Jack takes her to his favorite tree. Read More »

Philadelphia Eagles: 7-Round 2018 mock draft after Super Bowl win

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Replay review confirmed the 11-yard score on a pass from Nick Foles . Monday marked the first time an Eagles player will participate in the Super Bowl parade at Disney . The supermodel posted a photo of the couple and their son hugging after the big game, during which the Philadelphia Eagles emerged victorious . Read More »

Here's what the critics are saying about "Black Panther"

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With the release of Black Panther almost upon us, Marvel has released the official IMAX poster for the film, along with an online promo reminding fans to buy those opening night tickets while they still can. It's happened with the movies. Black Panther elevates superhero cinema to thrilling new heights while telling one of the MCU's most absorbing stories - and introducing some of its most fully realized characters. Read More »

Several Eagles players skipping White House visit after Super Bowl win

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What are your thoughts on Woods saying that The Eagles won the Super Bowl for their "superior diet" of eating Booty O's? He then flipped it to tight end Trey Burton. "We lost so many guys through this journey". But let's allow Eagles coach Doug Pederson to explain . Gronkowski caught nine passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's game, but has battled injuries over his career. Read More »

Kim Kardashian West Said Kylie Jenner Was "Made to Be a Mom"

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Before her romance with Travis began in April 2017, Kylie was in a relationship with fellow rapper Tyga, and insiders claim that whilst she often argued with the "Rack City" hitmaker, she feels much more comfortable with her new beau. Can't wait to watch her grow. While a bunch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan were at Kylie's side when she gave birth , Caitlyn is said to have been tied up with work at the Xpose Benefit Awards in Ireland. Read More »

Father of victims tries to attack Larry Nassar in court

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The father of three girls who said they were abused by Larry Nassar lunged at the former gymnastics doctor during his sentencing hearing Friday morning. I also recognize that what I am feeling pales in comparison to the paint, trauma, and emotional destruction that all of you are feeling. She said she couldn't even fathom the emotions Margraves was going through, and recognized that he reacted in anger and rage. Read More »

Apple Offers Free iPhone 7 Repair Program for "No Service" Issues

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It seems odd, at first glance: Apple actually missed Wall Street targets on iPhone shipments over the crucial holiday quarter. According a report in Business Korea, a few parts for the current topline iPhone model are "assessed to achieve zero in the second 50% of this current year". Read More »

Enraged Rose McGowan filmed yelling expletive-filled rant at trans heckler

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The former " Charmed " star was at a Barnes & Noble in Union Square promoting her memoir " Brave " when a transgender woman, Andi Dier , asked about controversial comments she made during a podcast in July, the Daily News reported . "Piss off." McGowan went on defining womanhood by genitalia, pushing the lie that transgender women are not real women because their biology is not the same as cisgender women. Read More »

Rob Gronkowski 'ready to roll' after being cleared from National Football League concussion protocol

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Belichick continued, "Just trying to do the best job I can for our team the next few days and be at our best on Sunday afternoon against the Eagles ... Pederson also noted the team "had a great week last week, in Philly", a sentiment echoed by many of his players. "The quarterback is always going to get so much of the credit and so much of the bad things", Westbrook said. Read More »