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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 in Orlando before Easter

    Some see Christ's image in 'Treesus' stump in Orlando before Easter
    Jesus Christ is everywhere during Holy Week, but one Orlando 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 homeowner, Kim, said on the eve of Resurrection Sunday. "I find it...
  • 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...
  • A mad scramble for Easter eggs

    A mad scramble for Easter eggs
    A thin line of green tape and some self control was the only thing holding back the stampede. The racers were primed, leaning as far forward as they could without falling or bracing their feet to get the best start. Candy was on the line. After a five-...
  • 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...
  • Omarr's daily astrological forecast, For release 04/20/14 for 04/20/14

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Andy Serkis was born in London, England, on this date in 1964. This birthday guy is the acclaimed motion capture actor who portrayed Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." He also went ape in...
  • Police: Husband and wife -- both officers -- dead in apparent murder-suicide

    Police: Husband and wife -- both officers -- dead in apparent murder-suicide
    A Cook County sheriff's office correctional officer apparently shot to death his wife, a Chicago police officer, inside their Southwest Side home Sunday morning before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. Javier Acevedo and his wife, Veronica...
  • Pope denounces 'wastefulness' in Easter address

    Pope denounces 'wastefulness' in Easter address
    Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa. "We ask you, Lord Jesus, to put an end to all...
  • 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...
  • 'Nothing is ever without hope,' ailing George tells Catholics on Easter

    'Nothing is ever without hope,' ailing George tells Catholics on Easter
    Battling cancer and celebrating what could be his last Easter Sunday Mass as Chicago’s Catholic leader, Cardinal Francis George said he was in good spirits and that the holiday teaches “nothing is ever without hope.” “There&...