New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson wasn’t expected his Facebook post on persecuted Christians to go viral — but it did.
The sky should get interesting some time around Easter when an 80-foot hot air balloon rises over the landscape of western New York in early April, bearing a smiling portrait of Jesus Christ familiar to many as “The Risen Christ by the Sea,” a painting by artist Jack Jewell.
The substitute has bested the regular. NBC News veteran anchorman Lester Holt has upped the ratings at his network while substituting for Brian Williams, currently waiting out his six-month suspension from the job. Nielsen numbers reveal that Mr. Holt draws 10.1 million viewers each night — a rare milestone, and one that rival networks have not reached in eight seasons, according to AdAge. Mr. Holt has also increased the much coveted 25-54-year-old viewing audience by 6 percent, and NBC now leads CBS ad ABC.
Canadian “Star Trek” fans have taken to “Spocking” Leonard Nimoy’s visage onto bills following the actor’s death — to the chagrin of the nation’s central bank.
Mayor Randy Brown of Evesham Township, New Jersey, has banned the public from asking questions at council meetings.
Retired neurosurgeon and potential Republican presidential candidate Ben S. Carson argued Wednesday that homosexuality is “absolutely” a choice, because many people “go into prison straight — and when they come out, they’re gay.”
The New York Yankees say they have fired a part-time ticker seller accused by Curt Schilling of making offensive comments on Twitter about the daughter of the former Boston pitcher.