Pope on Good Friday decries terror profaning God's name

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis at the traditional Good Friday cross procession denounced those committing "terrorist acts" while profaning God's name and lamented what he called "anesthetized" consciences over war refugees flooding Europe.

  • Written by FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press

Tech giants join rebuke of law blocking LGBT rights

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Technology giants Apple, Google and Facebook are among a dozen big companies or their top executives objecting to a North Carolina law that bars municipalities from adopting their own anti-discrimination ordinances.


Rolling Stones unleash rock and roll on massive Cuban crowd

HAVANA (AP) — The Rolling Stones unleashed two hours of shrieking, thundering rock and roll on an ecstatic crowd of hundreds of thousands of Cubans and foreign visitors Friday night, capping one of the most momentous weeks in modern Cuban history with a massive celebration of music that was once forbidden here.

  • Written by MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press