There is Philip Wood, one of three Americans on the flight, who worked for IBM in the Chinese capital where he'd lived for two years. He was returning to Beijing after visiting family in Texas.
He admonishes parishioners in this hilltop hamlet just outside Vatican City to resist earthly delights during the time of penance and self-denial leading up to Easter.
"We must remember we are weak before evil, because the devil is very tricky," he says.
Just outside the doors, the warning goes unheeded as a parade of revelers passes.
The Freedom Festival
Every year, Poggio Mirteto thumbs its nose at Lenten austerity and instead celebrates the Ca
An exhibit at the New-York Historical Society aims to rectify that.
When basketball was invented in 1891, it was a totally white game. In 1904, Edwin Bancroft Henderson, a black Washington, D.C., gym teacher, took a summer course at Harvard and brought the game back to black segregated schools.
As this is clearly the last chance we have to talk to him while he's still alive, we've invited him to play a game called "Band on the Run." Three questions about Wings, Paul McCartney's lesser-known band. Copyright 2014 NPR.
"I want to say to all those foreign countries who maybe out of habit or because they want to interfere, that they should not interfere," he said, according to the AP.
The president's remarks came in a final address to the Afghan Parliament Saturday.
Russia, a permanent member of the council, was the sole vote against the resolution, which had the support of 13 countries attending Saturday's emergency meeting. China abstained from voting.
NPR's Michele Kelemen reports for our Newscast unit:
The change means that same-sex couples, who haven't been able to buy family health policies, will be able to do so now.
"It's a big deal," says Katie Keith, director of research at the Trimpa Group, a consulting firm that works on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.
Wes Anderson: 'We Made A Pastiche' Of Eastern Europe's Greatest Hits: The Grand Budapest Hotel takes place in the fictional European country of Zubrowka on the eve of war.
But talk to middle class Iranians and you hear dire stories. They say they suffered as prices on almost everything rose dramatically for two years. International sanctions fueled skyrocketing inflation, estimated at 45 percent.
Kurt Elling’s rich baritone spans four octaves and features astonishing technical mastery in jazz. You will enjoy an evening of original songs and modern standards, as Elling displays his skills in improvisation, scat, spoken word, and poetry.
The Associated Press reports that Glenn McDuffie died of natural causes on Sunday in a nursing home in Dallas.
His identification as the "kissing sailor" was controversial.
Latinos subsequently turned out to vote in record numbers that fall.
When he began his recording career, and for some time thereafter, saxophonist, Anton Schwartz made his home in San Francisco.
Now, though, he splits his time between San Francisco and Seattle so we invited our new neighbor to the KPLU performance studio to play some music and talk about his new CD, Flash Mob.
But for Sister Marge Clark, senior lobbyist for NETWORK — a national Catholic social justice lobby that welcomes the news, the fact that the agreement is seen as a progress shows just how far the political situation in Washington has deteriorated.
"Some of the politics