Pope Francis Gives Priests Discretion to Forgive Abortion Pope Francis Gives Priests Discretion to Forgive Abortion

"I am well aware of the pressure that has led [women] to this decision," the pontiff wrote. "I know that it is an existential and moral ordeal."

yesterday, 15:29
Lionel Messi Signs Shirt for USWNT Soccer Star Carli Lloyd

It's always a big deal when Argentina come to town—even when you're a World Cup winner like Carli Lloyd. The U.S. women's national soccer team star got to meet her idols on the training pitch in Houston as they prepared to face Bolivia at the BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday. obliged with a signed shirt and photo for Lloyd, while his Barcelona teammate Javier Mascherano also posed for a photo...

yesterday, 12:32
Trent Richardson Released by Raiders: Latest Comments and Reaction

After averaging just 2.8 yards per carry in the ' first three preseason games, now finds himself out of a job. According to ESPN.com's , the Raiders cut the 2012 third overall draft pick on Monday. Making the team seemed like an uphill battle for Richardson from the start. Latavius Murray is the incumbent starter, and the Raiders Roy Helu Jr. to a two-year, $4.1 million deal this offseason to...

yesterday, 2:29
Wayne Rooney Had to Ask Manchester United Team-Mate Who Anthony Martial Is

It sounds like was as surprised as anyone with the news that Anthony Martial could join . The club captain had to ask team-mate Morgan Schneiderlin about the player following press speculation about a move to Old Trafford. As per Goal, Schneiderlin : To be honest, yesterday [Sunday] on the plane, Wayne Rooney came to speak to me and asked me who Martial was, because the English press had...

yesterday, 11:57
Judge Uses Unusual Punishments to Keep People Out of Jail Judge Uses Unusual Punishments to Keep People Out of Jail

Judge Michael Cicconetti had a woman choose between 30 days in jail or walking 30 miles.

yesterday, 21:16
Political Memo: 3,000 Miles From Denali, Ohio Fumes Over Renaming of Mount McKinley

The renaming created rare unity between Republican and Democratic Buckeyes against President Obama, and even rarer agreement from members of both parties in Alaska praising him.

yesterday, 4:16
Twitter Reacts as David De Gea's Move to Real Madrid Collapses over Paperwork

In one of the more bizarre transfer-window sagas in recent memory, Spain's transfer window without an announcement of David De Gea's official signing with . What made the situation considerably more strange is that and Real Madrid had seemingly agreed on a deal for the talented Spaniard, but the proper paperwork didn't reach the La Liga offices in time. From Madrid: United did not send...

yesterday, 2:41
Manchester United Could Field a Strong XI of Players They've Let Go This Summer

David De Gea might be staying at Old Trafford this summer, but there's still a pretty decent XI who've found their way out of during the transfer window. Anders Lindegaard was a goalkeeper on the move, joining on a free transfer, whilst Angel Di Maria, Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez have also left for pastures new. Louis van Gaal has been ruthless in the transfer window, but he's also...

yesterday, 16:31
Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Coming This Month Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Coming This Month

A rare supermoon lunar eclipse will put on a show in the sky this month for the first time since 1982.

yesterday, 21:39
LeBron James May Be Done Winning NBA MVP Awards, and That's OK

Still in the thick of his prime, with the 's top talent firmly in his shadow, it doesn't seem possible that has already won his last MVP award. James has four Maurice Podoloff trophies to his name, tying him with Wilt Chamberlain for the third most in league history. He has finished no worse than third in MVP voting since 2008-09, and he has ranked in the top 10 of final tallies through each of...

yesterday, 15:29