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Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 11:38 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Organisers of an upcoming Vatican summit on sex abuse prevention are warning that the credibility of the Catholic Church is in jeopardy over the abuse scandal and are urging participants to meet with victims personally...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

HOUSTON (AP):Shackled at their ankles and wrists and their shoelaces removed, a long line of men and women waited on the tarmac as a team of officers patted them down and checked inside their mouths for anything hidden.Then one by one, they climbed...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide US$5 billion to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, despite lawmaker resistance from both parties.Without a resolution...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW DELHI (AP):At least six people died and 129 others were injured in a fire that broke out Monday in a hospital in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, police said.The fire in the five-storey government-run ESIC Kamgar Hospital in...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday that the postponed vote in Parliament on Britain's Brexit agreement with the European Union (EU) will be held the week of January 14 - more than a month after it was originally scheduled and just 10...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 3:03 PM

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday that the postponed vote in Parliament on Britain’s Brexit agreement with the European Union will be held the week of January 14 — more than a month after it was originally...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 2:46 PM

Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released — but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida suggests. The curious finding startled researchers, who had figured abuse might go up regardless of the...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 9:05 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen “justice” as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months. The word...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA (AP) :Separatist politicians from Spain's Catalonia region who are entering the third week of a prison hunger strike say their upcoming rebellion trial will give them a platform to peacefully promote the cause of Catalan...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 3:25 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House today pushed the federal government closer to the brink of a partial shutdown later this week, digging in on its demand for $5 billion to build a border wall as congressional Democrats stood firm against it...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 10:42 AM

PARIS (AP) — Yellow vest protesters occupied dozens of traffic roundabouts across France today even as their movement for economic justice appeared to be losing momentum on the fifth straight weekend of protests. The road blockades remained...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 10:35 AM

LONDON (AP) — Supporters of British Prime Minister Theresa May dampened suggestions today that the government is planning a second referendum on whether to leave the European Union, arguing that another Brexit vote would exacerbate divisions...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will leave the administration at year's end, President Donald Trump said yesterday.Trump, in...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 3:11 PM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court on Friday upheld a prison sentence of nearly 11 years for a man convicted of cyberbullying dozens of young women and gay men around the world. Amsterdam Appeals Court confirmed the maximum...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 10:23 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaken and facing a prison term, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer said Friday that Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was concerned about how their...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 9:47 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — They call her the 'young miracle.'  A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment centre just six days after birth is now recovered from the virus. Congo’s health ministry calls the baby the youngest...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 3:40 PM

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Hemp is about to get the nod from the federal government that marijuana, its cannabis plant cousin, craves. A provision of the farm bill that received final approval in Congress on Wednesday removes hemp from the...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 9:45 AM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) —Turkey’s state-run news agency says authorities have detained three state railway agency employees suspected of negligence over a deadly train crash in the capital Ankara. Anadolu Agency says the three were detained...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WARSAW (AP):Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki's conservative government easily survived a confidence vote in parliament yesterday that the leader had unexpectedly asked for earlier in the day.Morawiecki, with the ruling Law and Justice party...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's once-devoted lawyer and all-around fixer, was sentenced yesterday to three years in prison for allowing what he said was his "blind loyalty" to Trump to lead him astray. "I felt it was my duty to...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 4:31 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s once-devoted lawyer and all-around fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison after telling a federal judge that his “blind loyalty” to his boss led him to...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 9:53 AM

BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of retired state and federal judges called Wednesday on U.S. immigration officials to stop making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally, saying immigrants should be free to visit...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 9:44 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, a lawyer who made his career protecting President Donald Trump, is set to learn Wednesday whether his decision to cooperate with federal investigators will lessen his punishment for crimes including making...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 9:40 AM

LONDON (AP) — British Conservative lawmakers forced a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May for Wednesday, throwing U.K. politics deeper into crisis and Brexit further into doubt. May vowed to fight for the leadership of her party...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 11:47 AM

TUALATIN, Oregon. (AP) — Rosa Villarreal’s three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as they raced from evergreen to evergreen. The boys, ages 2, 4 and 6, were...

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