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Kate Beckinsale Keeps Posting Cryptic Hospital Pics
Kate Beckinsale Fans Fret
Over New Hospital Photo

Kate Beckinsale Fans Fret Over New Hospital Photo

No one knows what's been ailing the 50-year-old UK actor

(Newser) - Kate Beckinsale fans are worried after she shared yet another photo online suggesting a serious illness. TMZ reports that on Easter, the 50-year-old Serendipity actor posted a photo on Instagram showing her legs and feet only, clad in pajama pants and bunny socks, in what appeared to be a hospital...

White House's Easter Egg Roll Got Off to a Bit of a Slow Roll

Weather delayed the event, but about 40K people were expected

(Newser) - Thunder and lightning delayed the start of the Easter egg roll at the White House for 90 minutes on Monday, but the event eventually kicked off under gray skies and intermittent rain. More than 40,000 people—10,000 more than last year—were expected to participate in the event,...

Parties Debate Christianity, Transgender Day to Mark Easter

GOP attacks include blaming rules for decorating eggs on Biden

(Newser) - The Transgender Day of Visibility is held every March 31. This year, Easter Sunday fell on March 31. For top Republicans, taking their cue from Donald Trump's campaign, that's a problem. "It is appalling and insulting that Joe Biden's White House … formally proclaimed Easter Sunday...

The King of Easter Candy Is No Bunny
The King of Easter
Candy Is No Bunny
in case you missed it

The King of Easter Candy Is No Bunny

Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs are most popular, according to Instacart and DoorDash

(Newser) - Think Easter candy, and marshmallow Peeps and chocolate bunnies likely come to mind. But that's not primarily what ends up in shoppers' carts. Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs were the top-selling Easter candy in 2023, according to data from both Instacart and DoorDash . The eggs were the top seller...

Pope in Good Form at Easter Mass
Pope in Good Form
at Easter Mass

Pope in Good Form at Easter Mass

Pontiff, 87, shakes off winter illness as he calls for peace

(Newser) - Rallying from a winter-long bout of respiratory problems, Pope Francis led some 30,000 people in Easter celebrations Sunday while making a strong appeal for a ceasefire in Gaza and a prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine. From the AP :
  • Francis presided over Easter Sunday Mass in a flower-decked St.

And Now We Have Egg-Hoarding
And Now We Have

And Now We Have Egg-Hoarding

With Easter approaching, an egg shortage drives Norwegians across the border to Sweden

(Newser) - A shortage of eggs in shops during Holy Week has led Norwegians to flock to supermarkets across the border in Sweden and hoard the traditional Easter favorite, reports the AP . Norwegian news outlet Nettavisen said Thursday that the Nordby shopping center in Sweden, located just off the border about 62...

Price of Eggs Too High? Blame Bird Flu

Prices are near historic highs worldwide, though they're down from last year in the US

(Newser) - Egg prices are at near-historic highs in many parts of the world as the spring holidays approach, reflecting a market scrambled by disease, high demand, and growing costs for farmers. It's the second year in a row consumers have faced sticker shock ahead of Easter and Passover, both occasions...

Ukraine, Russia Make Easter Prisoner Swap

Adviser to Zelensky says more than 100 troops, others were headed home

(Newser) - More than 100 Ukrainian prisoners of war have been released as part of a major Easter exchange with Russia, a top official said Sunday, as Orthodox Ukrainians marked the holiday for a second time since Moscow unleashed its full-scale war more than a year ago. While celebrations were subdued because...

Pope Touts Renewal of Easter
Pope Returns for Easter Vigil

Pope Returns for Easter Vigil

Recovering after hospitalization, Francis had skipped Good Friday procession

(Newser) - Pope Francis returned to public view on Saturday, presiding over Easter vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, a day after unseasonably chilly weather in Rome persuaded him to skip Good Friday's nighttime procession at the Colosseum. The evening basilica service began in darkness. Then the basilica's cavernous...

Consumer Reports: Avoid Those Purple and Pink Peeps

Marshmallow candies look yummy, but Consumer Reports warns of their cancer-tied Red Dye No. 3

(Newser) - If you're picking up some last-minute Peeps for the kids' Easter baskets this weekend, you might want to stick with the yellow variety. That's because although the pink and purple marshmallow-candy chicks and bunnies are definitely eye-catching, Consumer Reports has issued a warning that those versions of the...

Real-Life Crucifixions Are Back After 3-Year COVID Pause

Church frowns on Good Friday reenactment of Jesus' suffering, but it's tradition in Philippines

(Newser) - Eight Filipinos were nailed to crosses to reenact Jesus Christ's suffering in a gory Good Friday tradition that draws thousands of devotees and tourists to the Philippines, despite the practice being rejected by the Catholic Church. The real-life crucifixions in the farming village of San Pedro Cutud in Pampanga...

Aldi's Easter Candy Looks a Little Racy

'Sorry Aldi, but that ain't a bunny'

(Newser) - With Easter just weeks away, stores are starting to stock sweets on their shelves. One supermarket chain's offering, however, has caused quite the online brouhaha. Earlier this month, a shopper at a UK Aldi picked up a bag of "marshmallow bunnies and chicks," according to the bag'...

Some Ukrainians Find Less Joy on Holy Day
Ukrainians Look
for Hope on
Orthodox Easter

Ukrainians Look for Hope on Orthodox Easter

'I'm crying a lot,' one woman says on Orthodox Easter

(Newser) - The sun came out Sunday as Ukrainians marked Orthodox Easter in the capital, Kyiv, with prayers for those fighting on the front lines and others trapped beyond them in places like Mariupol. St. Volodymyr's Cathedral in Kyiv was ringed by hundreds of worshippers with baskets to be blessed, the...

Florida Parents Fall Victim to Easter Egg Scam

They say they were asked to pay in advance for 'Egg My Yard' deal

(Newser) - A cruel scam left children in central Florida thinking the Easter Bunny had skipped their home, parents say. The scammed parents say somebody calling themselves "Sarah Honey" advertised an "Egg My Yard" deal on social media, promising to scatter eggs filled with candy or toys in yards, along...

Despite Rain, White House Easter Egg Roll Returns

This is the first time it's been held since 2019

(Newser) - Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon roamed the soggy White House grounds on Monday for the first Easter egg roll since before the pandemic. Undaunted by rain, President Biden and his wife, Jill, kicked off the equivalent of a daylong garden party for some 30,000 kids...

Easter Faithful Joyfully Return
Easter Faithful Joyfully Return 

Easter Faithful Joyfully Return

In-person observances follow easing of pandemic restrictions

(Newser) - For many Christians, this weekend marked the first time since 2019 that they gathered in person on Easter Sunday, a welcome chance to celebrate the holy day side by side with fellow congregants. US observances included a sunrise Mass outdoors near the waterfront in South Boston, the AP reports, and...

Pope Bemoans an 'Easter of War'
Pope Bemoans
'This Easter of War'

Pope Bemoans 'This Easter of War'

Francis warns of nuclear threat in Russia-Ukraine conflict

(Newser) - On what is supposed to be Christianity's most joyful day, Pope Francis made an anguished Easter Sunday plea for peace in the “senseless” war in Ukraine and cited the “troubling” risk of nuclear warfare. “May there be peace for war-torn Ukraine, so sorely tried by the...

Darwin's Stolen Notebooks Turn Up in a Gift Bag

'Happy Easter' reads a note signed by 'X'

(Newser) - Charles Darwin’s notebooks, thought to have been stolen from Cambridge University's library nearly 22 years ago, have turned up in a bright pink gift bag with a note reading "Happy Easter." The package was discovered March 9 outside the librarian's office in a public area...

Pandemic Colors Easter Celebrations
Easter Celebrants 
Adapt to Pandemic

Easter Celebrants Adapt to Pandemic

Restrictions limit events, but faithful worship while observing the rules

(Newser) - Christianity's most joyous feast day was celebrated worldwide with the faithful spaced apart in pews and singing choruses of "Hallelujah" through face coverings on a second Easter Sunday marked by pandemic precautions. In vast cathedrals, on beaches and in fields, worshippers followed regulations on the coronavirus, the AP...

Pope's Easter Message Has a Note of Anger

Francis calls it 'scandalous' that armed conflicts continue even during a pandemic

(Newser) - During his traditional Easter address, Pope Francis denounced as “scandalous” Sunday how warfare continues to rage around the world even amid a pandemic, per the AP . Francis tempered his wishes of joy on the Christian feast day with accounts of pain from the globe's many armed conflicts and...

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