Social affairs

Pope Francis gestures as he answers to a journalist's question during a press conference aboard of the flight to Rome at the end of his two-day visit to Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)
August 28, 2018 - 1:51 pm
ROME (AP) — An Italian journalist who says he helped a former Vatican diplomat pen his bombshell allegation of sex abuse cover-up against Pope Francis says he persuaded the archbishop to go public after the U.S. church was thrown into turmoil by revelations in the Pennsylvania grand jury report...
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August 28, 2018 - 11:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Taiwanese exchange student accused of threating to carry out a shooting at his suburban Philadelphia high school pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge Tuesday. An-Tso Sun was arraigned in federal court, where he entered the guilty plea. A judge scheduled sentencing for...
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August 28, 2018 - 10:44 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has scrubbed from the official transcript of Pope Francis' in-flight press conference a comment that young gay children might seek psychiatric help. Francis was asked Sunday what he would tell a father whose child comes out as gay. Francis said he would counsel...
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Memorial items hang on New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 28, 2018 - 8:36 am
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the first day of a public viewing of Aretha Franklin at a storied Detroit museum (all times local): ___ 9:30 a.m. A public viewing for Aretha Franklin is underway in Detroit and is prompting people from as far away as Miami and Las Vegas to pay their final respects...
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Protesters light fireworks during a far-right demonstration in Chemnitz, Germany, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 after a man has died and two others were injured in an altercation between several people of "various nationalities" in the eastern German city of Chemnitz on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
August 28, 2018 - 8:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official offered to send federal assistance to the eastern state of Saxony on Tuesday following violence during a far-right protest in the city of Chemnitz that left at least 18 people injured. The protest late Monday, sparked by the killing of a 35-year-old...
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Bosco Ntaganda, a Congo militia leader, smiles toward his lawyer, left, in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court (ICC) during the closing statements of his trial in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday Aug. 28, 2018. Ntaganda is facing charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in the eastern Ituri region of Congo from 2002-2003. (Bas Czerwinski/Pool via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 8:08 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court say that evidence presented at the trial of a rebel leader known as "The Terminator" proves his guilt on all 18 charges he faces for his alleged role in deadly attacks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Prosecutors...
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August 28, 2018 - 6:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Louis C.K. has returned to the stage for apparently the first time after he admitted to engaging in sexual misconduct. He made an unannounced appearance Sunday night at the Comedy Cellar in New York City's Greenwich Village. The club's owner, Noam Dworman, told the New York...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington. SKavanaugh has frequently supported giving the government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 28, 2018 - 5:34 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has frequently supported giving the U.S. government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans. It's a subject Democrats plan to grill Kavanaugh about during his confirmation...
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FILE- In this Sept. 28, 2017, file photo low lying morning fog covers part of San Francisco. Despite a strong economy, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet one of their basic needs last year, according to a new study by the Urban Institute, a nonprofit research organization. That includes paying for food, health care, housing or utilities. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 28, 2018 - 2:10 am
Despite a strong economy, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet at least one of their basic needs last year, including paying for food, health care, housing or utilities. That's according to an Urban Institute survey of nearly 7,600 adults that found that the difficulties were...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2018, file photo, Robert Johnson, 35, left, leaves after his statement at New Beginnings Christian Church in Mesa, Ariz. Suburban Phoenix police officers shown on video beating an unarmed Johnson as he stood against a wall three months ago should not face criminal charges, outside police investigators said Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, about one of a series of recent incidents that drew questions about the agency's use of force. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
August 28, 2018 - 1:03 am
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Suburban Phoenix police officers shown on video beating an unarmed black man as he stood against a wall three months ago should not face criminal charges, outside police investigators said Monday about one of a series of recent incidents that drew criticism about the agency...
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