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Easter

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  • Olvera Street's 84th Blessing of the Animals takes place Saturday

    Olvera Street's 84th Blessing of the Animals takes place Saturday
    Hundreds of pet owners are expected to attend Saturday's 84th annual Blessing of the Animals in downtown Los Angeles. The event is "held in grateful recognition of the tremendous services given to the human race by the animal kingdom," church...
  • Christians gather at Jerusalem church for lighting of 'holy fire'

    JERUSALEM – Thousands of people gathered at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday for the lighting of the “holy fire,” an annual ritual marking the Christian belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ...
  • Some see Christ's image in 'Treesus' stump before Easter

    Some see Christ's image in 'Treesus' stump before Easter
    Jesus Christ is everywhere during Holy Week, but one Floirda woman thought she was going crazy when she saw his image in the bark of a dead tree in her front yard. "It's Treesus," the Orlando homeowner said on the eve of Resurrection Sunday. "I find...
  • Shootings of 5 kids rattle neighborhood: 'I don't want to get shot'

    Shootings of 5 kids rattle neighborhood: 'I don't want to get shot'
    Young children passing the playlot Monday peered at the maze of monkey bars, climbers and tunnels with wide eyes, but their loved ones made sure they didn't dare approach. The red, blue and green equipment at Brownell School in Chicago's Park Manor...
  • 'Good Wife' has Fox; 'Game of Thrones' shocking sex

    'Good Wife' has Fox; 'Game of Thrones' shocking sex
    The new series keep arriving this weekend, and the most-celebrated dramas enter new phases. Michael J. Fox is back in a big way on “The Good Wife,” and that’s good, upsetting news. "Wife" has competed with "Game of Thrones" and "The...
  • Earth Day is good time for outdoor enthusiasts to reflect, act

    Earth Day is good time for outdoor enthusiasts to reflect, act
    With apologies to the talking camel in the car insurance TV commercial who celebrates Wednesdays by shouting "It's Hump Daaay": on Tuesday, "It's Earth Daaay." We celebrate our big blue marble of a planet Tuesday and throughout the week with a variety...
  • For Orthodox Christians, red eggs embody the meaning of Easter

    For Orthodox Christians, red eggs embody the meaning of Easter
    On Sunday morning, as Christians in the region and around the world take part in the Easter traditions they enjoy, an observer might be tempted to ask: How do the ways they celebrate the holiday reflect its meaning? Children pet bunnies and gobble jelly...
  • Amid weekend of violence, 6 children shot Sunday night

    Amid weekend of violence, 6 children shot Sunday night
    A South Side shooting left four girls and a boy hurt, and on the Northwest Side a 15-year-old girl was shot while riding in a car as shootings across Chicago Sunday night added to the toll of a violent holiday weekend. At least nine people were killed...
  • Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine ask Putin to send troops

    Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine ask Putin to send troops
    MOSCOW — Separatists appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday to deploy Russian troops in eastern Ukraine after a shootout Easter night on the outskirts of Slovyansk left at least three people dead and four injured. “Vladimir...
  • 'Captain America' Scores Third Straight Win; Auds Believe in 'Heaven Is for Real,' Dismiss Johnny Depp's 'Transcencence'

    Even Johnny Depp couldn't save Warner Bros.-Alcon Entertainment's pricey sci-fi blunder "Transcendence" from a dismal $11.2 million domestic start, with Sony's faith-based miracle "Heaven Is for Real" amassing an estimated $21.5 million in three days,...
  • Whitehall man resurrects Christmas tree for Easter

    One spring day a few years ago, Al Krautsach of Whitehall took a good look at the Christmas tree sitting in his back yard waiting to be discarded. He noticed most of the needles were still green and what popped into his mind proves he is a bona-fide...