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Pope on new year: Pandemic is hard, but focus on the good

Jan. 01, 2022 07:58 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In his New Year's wishes to the world, Pope Francis encouraged people Saturday to focus on the good which unites them and decried violence against women while acknowledging that the coronavirus pandemic has left many scared and struggling amid economic inequality. ...

Citing COVID, judge prods Maxwell jury to work overtime

Dec. 28, 2021 18:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The jury weighing the fate Ghislaine Maxwell's fate said Tuesday they were “making progress” at the end of the fourth full day of deliberations at the closely watched sex trafficking trial where a judge expressed concern New York City's coronavirus surge could derail...

Maxwell trial jury finishes first full day of deliberations

Dec. 21, 2021 18:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The jury deliberating at Ghislaine Maxwell's trial finished its first full day of deliberations Tuesday without reaching a verdict, having asked to review the testimony of three of four women who said they were teens when the British socialite aided financier Jeffrey Epstein in...

Homeless shelter only for single women opens in Fort Wayne

Dec. 19, 2021 09:53 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A homeless shelter intended only for single women has opened in Fort Wayne to address a shortage of such emergency space in the city. The St. Joseph Missions Women’s Shelter is the first emergency shelter open year-round in Fort Wayne expressly for single...

Nigerian lawmakers reject bill seeking gender equality

Dec. 16, 2021 12:24 PM EST

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian senators have for the third time in five years rejected a bill that sought to promote gender equality, citing “socio-cultural and Islamic concerns.” The proposed law was dropped after some lawmakers in the country’s upper legislative chamber,...

European court urges Russia to tackle domestic violence

Dec. 14, 2021 12:16 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A top European human rights court issued a ruling Tuesday urging Russia to introduce measures tackling domestic violence against women, which it said is happening on a “staggering scale” amid “systematic problems in securing prosecutions and convictions.” The...

Appeals court cites bias, overturns cold-case murder verdict

Dec. 06, 2021 19:09 PM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — An appeals court in Washington state on Monday overturned the cold-case murder convictions against a man accused of killing a young Canadian couple in 1987, citing juror bias. Detectives arrested William Earl Talbott II in 2018 using the then-novel method of...

Man sentenced to life in prison for abusing two children

Dec. 01, 2021 17:43 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa City man cursed at a judge and threatened the mother of his victims during a hearing where he was sentenced to life in prison without parole for sexually abusing two young girls. Jorge Maldonado, 30, was sentenced Monday for abusing two...

Maxwell, Epstein were 'partners in crime,' prosecutor says

Nov. 29, 2021 18:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein were “partners in crime” in the sexual abuse of teenage girls, a prosecutor said Monday, while Maxwell’s lawyers said she was being made a scapegoat for a man’s bad behavior as the British socialite’s sex trafficking trial got...

Drug gang behind attack that killed feminist in north Mexico

Nov. 28, 2021 19:04 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico said Sunday that a drug gang was behind the shooting attack on a city hall that killed a feminist activist and a bodyguard. One attacker also died in the Thursday shooting outside the city hall in Guaymas, in the...