Weed that sprouted holiday cheer mysteriously uprooted

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A street corner weed that had been decked out with Christmas lights and brought out holiday goodwill in Ohio has apparently met an early demise. WTVG-TV in Toledo reports that someone pulled out the “Christmas weed” early Friday morning and drove off with it in his trunk. The weed had become a holiday attraction after a family decorated it with tinsel to spread some Christmas … Continue reading Weed that sprouted holiday cheer mysteriously uprooted

Pope meets father of British toddler at center of battle – Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The father of a terminally ill British toddler met Wednesday with Pope Francis and begged him to make another bid for his son’s life, after an appeals court ruled that the child cannot be taken to Italy for further medical treatment. Francis obliged, holding a minute of silent prayer for 23-month-old Alfie Evans during his weekly general audience and insisting that … Continue reading Pope meets father of British toddler at center of battle – Associated Press

NYC removes statue of doctor who experimented on slaves -AP NEW YORK

NYC removes statue of doctor who experimented on slaves NEW YORK — A statue of a 19th century doctor who did experimental surgery without anesthesia on enslaved African-American women has been removed from New York’s Central Park. The city’s Public Design Commission voted Monday to accept a mayoral panel’s recommendation to remove the statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims, known as the father of modern … Continue reading NYC removes statue of doctor who experimented on slaves -AP NEW YORK