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Australian court upholds sex abuse verdict of Cardinal Pell
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:03:37 -0500

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian appeals court Wednesday upheld convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children. Th...  Full Story

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower before US Fed release
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:18:09 -0500

BEIJING (AP) — Asia stock markets followed Wall Street lower Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a speech by the Federal Reserve chairman for signs of possible plans for more U.S. interest...  Full Story

Rookies push Rangers to 3-1 win for split of DH with Angels
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:10:05 -0500

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Delino DeShields raced home from second base with the winning run in the 11th inning, giving the Texas Rangers a 3-2 win and a doubleheader split with the Los Angeles ...  Full Story

LA Opera names lawyer to lead Placido Domingo investigation
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:40:44 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it will immediately open a "thorough and independent investigation" into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Do...  Full Story

Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 18:19:12 -0500

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man discovered a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from the Russian Navy on the shores of western Alaska.

Tyler Ivanoff found the handwritten Russian letter ear...  Full Story

Trump cancels Denmark visit because Greenland isn't for sale
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:06:04 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after he said buying Greenland wasn't a top priority, President Donald Trump canceled an upcoming trip to Denmark, which owns the mostly frozen island, after its pr...  Full Story

Trump attacks on Google recycle baseless claims
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:37:00 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump has been on a tear about Google that traces back to a series of unfounded claims about the technology giant circulating among conservatives. Among ...  Full Story

Philly police head resigns as bias suit roils department
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 21:07:40 -0500

Philadelphia's police commissioner resigned Tuesday amid allegations that members of his department engaged in sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against two women serving...  Full Story

Venezuela crisis pushes women into 'forced motherhood'
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:16:16 -0500

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Dr. Saturnina Clemente pulls up to the small clinic in the impoverished Caucaguita neighborhood armed with one of Venezuela's most sought-after commodities: Hormonal...  Full Story

Big questions linger as Russia shares radiation data
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:44:12 -0500

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has resumed sharing data from radiation monitoring stations in Siberia after some were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range, a nuclear weapons wa...  Full Story