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10 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 21, 2019 5:40 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOW TRUMP VIEWS MARKET VOLATILITY, ECONOMY The U.S. president contends he does not fear a recession and is nonetheless considering new tax cuts to promote growth, but he acknowledges his aggressive China...

Florida man guilty of killing his mother sentenced to life

Aug. 21, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who was found guilty of killing his mother has been sentenced to life in prison. News outlets report 33-year-old Yuzo Nishi was sentenced Tuesday in the 2016 death of 51-year-old Maria Bertalmio. Nishi was found guilty in June of second-degree murder. A Collier County...

Australian court upholds sex abuse verdict of Cardinal Pell

Aug. 21, 2019 2:52 AM EDT

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, in a decision cheered by scores of abuse survivors and victims' advocates demonstrating outside the court. A unanimous...

The Latest: Vatican says Pell can still appeal to High Court

Aug. 21, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on an appeals court upholding the sex abuse convictions of Cardinal George Pell (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The Vatican has acknowledged a court's dismissal of Cardinal George Pell's appeal and reiterated its respect for the Australian judicial system. The statement...

Jury to weigh ex-school head's lawsuit against writer Sparks

Aug. 21, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A jury will decide whether the former head of a private Christian school that novelist Nicholas Sparks founded in his North Carolina hometown was unjustly fired, then defamed when the author said the educator suffered from mental illness. Attorneys are expected to summarize their...

Honduras' ex-first lady convicted of fraud, embezzlement

Aug. 20, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A Honduran court convicted former first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla on Tuesday of embezzling about $600,000 in government money between 2010 and 2014, when her husband Porfirio Lobo was president. Bonilla's sentence will be announced Aug. 28 and could run between 58 and 87 years in...

Judge acquits Mississippi lawmaker accused of punching wife

Aug. 20, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday acquitted a Mississippi lawmaker of a domestic violence charge in which he was accused of punching his wife in the face because she didn't undress quickly enough when he wanted to have sex. George County Justice Court Judge Mike Bullock found state Rep. Doug McLeod...

Timeline of Cardinal George Pell's career and accusations

Aug. 20, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

An Australian appeals court on Wednesday upheld convictions against Cardinal George Pell for molesting two choirboys in a cathedral more than two decades ago. Some events in Pell's career and the criminal case: July 16, 1996: Auxiliary Bishop George Pell is appointed Archbishop of Melbourne. He molests two choir...

Appeals court upholds convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse

Aug. 20, 2019 7:37 PM EDT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Appeals court upholds convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse.

Ex-Michigan State star Cleaves acquitted in sex assault case

Aug. 20, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A jury acquitted former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves on Tuesday of allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in a motel room four years ago. The verdict announced in a Genesee County courtroom in Cleaves' hometown of Flint came after a nearly-two week trial that...