VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called Friday for a reform of the way theology is taught in Catholic schools, saying students must learn about dialogue with Judaism and Islam, and that overall there must be greater freedom in theological research and academic pursuits.
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NEW YORK — People are more likely to return a lost wallet if it contains money and the more cash, the better.
That’s the surprising conclusion from researchers who planted more than 17,000 “lost wallets” across 355 cities in 40 countries, and kept track of how often somebody contacted the supposed owners.
CALGARY—A documentary exploring the golden era of professional wrestling had one of its final private screenings yesterday evening prior to becoming more readily accessible to Canadian fans next month.
“350 Days” is a project by Vancouver-based actor Fulvio Cecere, who is the director and co-producer along with Darren Antola, who began the project six years ago.
TORONTO—The moment Pixar animator Benjamin Su learned the newest “Toy Story” saga would debut a Canadian character, he jumped aboard.
Who better to infuse a Canuck toy with Maple Leaf nuance than an actual Canadian?, he thought.
It turned out he would have some competition—“there's a lot of Canadians here,” Su wryly noted.
BOSTON — A Boston-based genealogical organization and a Georgetown University graduate who launched a project to trace the family histories of hundreds of black slaves sold by the Jesuits who ran the college in 1838 have teamed up to digitize the information and make it available to people researching family histories.
MOORINGSPORT, La. — Sheriff’s deputies in Louisiana say an alligator took a bite out of one of their patrol cars.
WBRZ-TV reports deputies were called Monday to Louisiana Highway 1 in Caddo Parish after someone spotted the gator in the middle of the road.
TORONTO — A 14-year-old rescue dog who laid her life on the line to save her owner from a charging black bear is among the new inductees into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame.
Organizers say Shelby and two other heroic hounds all rescues are being recognized for life-saving acts of perseverance and intuition.
NEW ORLEANS — Scientists are predicting a near-record Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” where the water holds too little oxygen to sustain marine life.
CHICAGO — A rising share of older Americans is forgoing the concept of a traditional retirement at the age of 65, a trend that some younger workers aren’t particularly thrilled to see.
Anyone for steak and onion Kolsch? Or a macaroni and cheese pale ale?
Those were among the flavours at the Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nevada, this month, where competition for attention has intensified as craft beers have boomed.