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Vatican in 'shame and sorrow' over abuses in Pennsylvania

Vatican in 'shame and sorrow' over abuses in Pennsylvania

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican expressed "shame and sorrow" Thursday over a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses in that state, calling the abuse "criminally and morally reprehensible" and s
Manafort jury ends first day of deliberations with questions

Manafort jury ends first day of deliberations with questions

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its first day of deliberations with a series of questions to the judge, including a request to "redefine" reasonable doubt.
University honours students who found love in elevator in '72

University honours students who found love in elevator in '72

Philadelphia's Temple University is honouring a 45-year relationship sparked in a campus elevator. Sharyn Rubin and Eric Schlesinger briefly met on move-in day on Sept. 6, 1972, while she was moving in and he was operating a dorm building elevator.
Brazilian prosecutors charge 'Dr. Bumbum' with murder

Brazilian prosecutors charge 'Dr. Bumbum' with murder

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian prosecutors have filed a murder charge against celebrity plastic surgeon Denis Cesar Barros Furtado over the death of a patient who was given injections to enlarge her buttocks. Furtado was widely known in Brazil "Dr.
AP NewsBreak: No plea deals in Oakland warehouse fire case

AP NewsBreak: No plea deals in Oakland warehouse fire case

SAN FRANCISCO — A Northern California district attorney has reversed course and says she will no longer consider plea deals to resolve the only criminal case filed in connection to a 2016 warehouse fire that killed 36 people, according to a court doc
Bridge in Italy had unusual design, required constant work

Bridge in Italy had unusual design, required constant work

NEW YORK — The bridge that collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa was considered a feat of engineering innovation when it was built five decades ago, but it came to require constant maintenance over the years.
Bridge collapse highlights Italy's aging infrastructure

Bridge collapse highlights Italy's aging infrastructure

MILAN — Collapsed concrete, twisted metal, crushed cars.
US newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

US newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

NEW YORK — Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump's attacks on "fake news" with a co-ordinated series of editorials in defence of a free press on Thursday — and, not surprisingly, Trump didn't take it silently.
'Respect' indeed: Aretha flipped man's song into epic anthem

'Respect' indeed: Aretha flipped man's song into epic anthem

NEW YORK — It's easy to forget that "Respect" wasn't originallyArethaFranklin's song. But the Queen of Soul sang it like it was made for her, and for only her.

'No one did it better' - Reaction to Aretha Franklin's death

Reaction to the death of soul icon Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday: "Through her compositions and unmatched musicianship, Aretha helped define the American experience.