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From Mecca to the Vatican, exploring sacred sites with VR

Click and gape at the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel ceiling up close. Click again and join thousands of pilgrims praying and circling around the cube-shaped Kaaba at Islam’s most sacred site. Or ...

Australian offers coffee, chat from kitchen window

It all started when Rick Everett walked out of his home in Sydney and put up a sign on his kitchen window that read: “Free coffee to combat the virus.” It was March, and the Austr...

Faith before basketball for Yeshiva University champions

NEW YORK – Each of the mighty Maccabees has his role on the men’s basketball team. Gabriel Leifer sinks three-pointers; Daniel Katz is the defense wizard; Simcha Halpert makes the perfect al...

For Auschwitz survivor, telling her story is reason to live

NEW YORK – Bronia Brandman pulls up a sleeve on her leather jacket and shows the blue tattoo inked on her forearm that is a muted witness to her pain under the Nazis at Auschwitz. ...

A silent worship revival at an Episcopal church for the deaf

NEW YORK – The Lord’s Prayer ended with the bang of dozens of fists that landed on open palms after a circular motion and a thumbs up in a joint “Amen!” Not a voice could be heard...

Americans protest on medals stand at Pan Am Games

LIMA, Peru – Two Americans used their medal-winning moments at the Pan American Games to draw attention to social issues back home that they feel are spiraling out of control. Dur...

Nathan Adrian fights cancer, swims at Pan-Ams

Five-time Olympian competes for gold in Lima

US, Canada make history at surfing Pan Am Games debut

Surfing will make debut at 2020 Olympics

Joseph Stalin’s secret bunker has become World Cup hot spot

Remnant of Soviet history sits 120 feet underground

Strong quake shakes Chile capital, causing buildings to sway

SANTIAGO, Chile – A powerful magnitude-8.3 earthquake hit off Chile’s northern coast Wednesday night, causing buildings to sway in Santiago and other cities and sending people running into t...

Wild, cold, irresistible

Antarctica draws adventurous, well-heeled travelers

For World Cup tourists, sticker shock to kick in

RIO DE JANEIRO – World Cup visitors, welcome to Brazil, land of soccer, sun and sky-high prices. Unlike nearby Latin American nations where a tourist’s U.S. dollar or European Uni...