Posts Tagged Social affairs

Elton John at AIDS event: Pope Francis is my hero

Elton John performs at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 13th Annual "An Enduring Vision" benefit at Cipriani's Wall Street on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John called Pope Francis “my hero” for his compassion and push to accept gays in the Catholic church at his annual AIDS benefit.

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Baylor hopes to break pattern after Sweet 16 again

Baylor has gotten into quite a pattern over the past few seasons, with deep NCAA tournament runs every other year.

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After spat, Pa. school board honors Andre Reed

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district is going ahead with plans to name its football field for Hall of Famer Andre Reed.

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NY school cancels last football game, cites hazing

ELDRED, N.Y. (AP) — Officials in a rural school district in upstate New York say they’ve canceled the varsity football team’s season finale over hazing.

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Sarah Ruhl on her new play and book of essays

This image released by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation shows Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl. Ruhl's latest play, "The Oldest Boy," opens next month at Lincoln Center and marks the first time she's used puppets in her work. (AP Photo/John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

NEW YORK (AP) — Inspiration for a play can come from anywhere. For Sarah Ruhl’s latest, it came from somewhere close. So close it was in her house all along: It was the baby sitter.

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