Twins born with connected skulls successfully separated in 18-hour surgery

(CNN) — A pair of conjoined twin girls with an extremely rare condition have been successfully separated at a hospital in the Vatican City. Ervina and Prefina, aged 2, were joined at the skull before an operation that lasted 18 hours and involved 30 doctors and nurses, according to a press release from the Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital published […]

Massive US protests raise fears of new virus outbreaks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests in recent days, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week.” As more beaches, churches, schools and businesses reopened worldwide, civil unrest […]

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday mass without public amid coronavirus outbreak

Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday Mass without the public because of the coronavirus pandemic, which he said should focus people’s attention on what’s most important, despite heavy hearts — using one’s life to serve others. Looking pensive and sounding subdued, Francis led the first of several solemn Holy Week ceremonies that will shut out rank-and-file faithful from attending, as Italy’s rigid lockdown measures forbid public gatherings.

How to watch Easter Sunday services live from your home

With social distancing in full effect across the world, many Christians’ Easter Sunday traditions have been shaken up. But no worries — an Easter Sunday service is still possible for those searching. Most local churches are live-streaming their services, so if you typically attend a church in your community, it may be best to check its website or social media to see what’s planned. For everyone else, here are some services you can tune into.

Coronavirus headlines: Georgia starts to reopen but nervous mayors warn that coronavirus crisis isn’t over

State and federal officials are pushing for increased COVID-19 testing as many US states prepare to open their economies. VP Mike Pence and federal medical experts say there are enough COVID-19 tests available to begin the first stage of the reopening effort. Meanwhile, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says the state has “drastically” increased its testing capability after recent partnerships with two private companies.

Coronavirus headlines: Pandemic could threaten global food supply, UN warns

The United States is now leading the world in deaths from the coronavirus. The death toll rose across the country Saturday to more than 20,500 people. There are now 6,250 cases of COVID-19 in Ohio. 247 people have died and nearly 1,900 patients have been hospitalized with nearly 1/3 of them in intensive care.

Coronavirus headlines: Death toll from pandemic has surpassed 14,600 people worldwide

There are now more than 25,700 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States. At least 323 people have died from the virus, including 3 in Ohio. Meanwhile, here in Ohio and across the nation, the need for medical supplies is great. President Donald Trump is reassuring Americans that help is on the way after he enacted the Defense Production Act this week. Hundreds of millions of masks have been ordered and are being sent to the states