Tag: Historic

Team USA hits historic low at FIBA World Cup

12:00 PM ET DONGGUAN, China — Sometimes the worst insult can be apathy. Wednesday night, when France beat Team USA, some French players had tears in their eyes and star Rudy Gobert said he’d fulfilled a lifelong dream. Thursday night, when Serbia jumped out to a 25-point lead in the first quarter and went on…

Out-of-control fire demolishes historic Philadelphia church (VIDEO)

Massive flames engulfed a century-old church in West Philadelphia, prompting a rapid evacuation as parts of the building to collapsed, while huge plumes of smoke could be seen from afar. The three-alarm blaze was finally brought under control after several hours on Tuesday evening, although fire crews remained on the scene into Wednesday night to…

A historic contender for Canada’s top political job

Canada prides itself on multiculturalism, liberal values and openness to immigration. But Singh’s candidacy is historic: He is the first non-white contender to lead a major national political party and compete for the country’s top political job. “Just the idea of somebody like him who wears a turban leading a major national political party is…

Astronauts hailed as heroes 50 years after historic moon landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Capping a week of celebrations over the historic Apollo 11 mission, Vice President Mike Pence joined astronaut Buzz Aldrin on Saturday at the launch pad in Florida that sent the moonwalker and his two crew mates to space for humankind’s first steps on the lunar surface 50 years ago. Pence…