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How Trump’s hush money trial verdict could affect the 2024 election

Washington DC, US Reuters Jurors hearing the first-ever criminal trial of a former US president could render their verdict in Donald Trump’s hush money case as soon as next week, with potentially big implications for the 2024 White House race. Trump has pleaded not guilty to 34 counts of falsifying business records to cover up […]

NYC’s Middle Collegiate Church nears time for demolition of its historic facade

The iron frame that once held Tiffany glass windows in the sanctuary at Middle Collegiate Church is seen in New York on 14th December, 2020.

United StatesRNS Middle Collegiate Church, the New York City congregation whose historic building suffered a devastating fire nearly three years ago, has received permission to remove the heavily damaged remnant of its 19th-century neo-Gothic facade. Rev Jacqui Lewis, who leads the multi-ethnic church in Manhattan’s East Village, said the pending work is a mixture of […]

Donald Trump’s business empire in peril as civil fraud trial opens in New York

A supporter of former US President Donald Trump holds up a US national flag at Trump Tower in New York City, US, on 1st October, 2023

Reuters Donald Trump and his family business are set to stand trial in New York on Monday in a civil fraud case that could deal a major blow to the former US President’s real estate empire.  Trump, the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, is accused by Democratic New York Attorney General Letitia James […]

Tim Keller, retired New York megachurch pastor and bestselling author, dies at 72

Timothy Keller in 2011.

United StatesRNS Tim Keller, an influential Presbyterian Church in America minister who founded a network of evangelical Christian churches in New York City, has died. He was 72. Timothy Keller in 2011. PICTURE: Nathan Troester Known for his brainy and winsome approach to evangelism, Keller founded Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan in 1989 and grew […]

Historic façade must go, Middle Collegiate Church tells New York landmarks commission

US NYC Middle Collegiate Church1

United StatesRNS Two years after suffering a devastating fire, the leaders of Middle Collegiate Church are awaiting the resolution of a dispute over its historic façade. When the six-alarm fire destroyed most of the historic building in Manhattan’s East Village, the façade remained standing. But church officials, after spending $US4.2 million on fencing, steel bracing and other […]

Flooding brings new woes to NYC church hard-hit by COVID-19

US NYC Saint Peters Lutheran Church Floods

New YorkAP A Lutheran church in New York City already reeling from the COVID-19 deaths of more than 60 members of the congregation has suffered a new trauma: Severe flood damage from the rupture of a major municipal water main.  The flooding caused significant damage Monday to the sanctuary and to basement-level rooms, including a […]