Texas Senate bill could block transgender student-athletes from competing

The Senate bill differs from the House proposal because it would require people to use bathrooms in public schools, government buildings and universities that match the biological sex on their birth certificate. A Democratic senator, Sylvia Garcia of Houston, offered an amendment to spell out protections for transgender kids, but it was voted down. Paul Bettencourt's measure would charge with a felony punishable by up to two years behind bars school principals and district ...

Obama said to have warned Trump against hiring Flynn

Obama said to have warned Trump against hiring Flynn

Trump acknowledged in February that Yates contacted him about Flynn, but said that after reviewing the information she gave him, it didn't "sound like [Flynn] did anything wrong". Asked why Trump continues to defend Flynn after giving him the hook, Spicer said the retired lieutenant general served the USA honorably for more than 30 years and was asked for his resignation because he "misinformed" Pence, but beyond that he had an honorable career, served with distinction and Trump did "not want ...

Pope canonizes siblings behind Fatima visions

Some 500,000 worshippers gathered in Fatima Saturday to watch Pope Francis declare two child shepherds who had visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago saints, the Vatican said. Pope Francis walks past a statue of the Virgin Mary prior to the start of a mass at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima Saturday, May 13, 2017 , in Fatima, Portugal .

Pope Francis prays before tombs of Shepherd children

The two girls and a boy from the Portuguese town of Fatima said the Madonna shared with them three secrets, which were later interpreted as foretelling the Second World War, the rise and fall of Communism and the death of a pope. The beatification process for her began in 2008. The third sibling, Lucia, became a nun and died in 2005 at 97. Pope John Paul II was possibly the most devoted to Fatima, attributing his narrow escape from death to the intervention of the Virgin Mary.