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Pope replaces Santiago bishop accused of sex abuse cover-up

Mar. 23, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday replaced Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, the embattled archbishop of Santiago, Chile, after he became embroiled in the country's spiraling sex abuse and cover-up scandal. Francis accepted Ezzati's resignation and named a temporary replacement to govern Chile's most...

AP-NORC Poll: Majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws

Mar. 23, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws, and most believe places of worship and schools have become less safe over the last two decades, according to a new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey was conducted both before and...

Twin bombing at Afghan ceremony kills 4, including official

Mar. 23, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A twin bombing at a public ceremony in southern Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least four people, including a provincial official, and wounded more than 30, officials said. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the governor of Helmand province, said the bombings targeted a celebration of...

Teen's mom on cop's acquittal: 'Hope that man never sleeps'

Mar. 23, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The family of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by a white police officer is expressing anger and sadness over a jury's decision to acquit, and Pittsburgh braced for protests a day after the verdict. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld was charged with homicide for...

Family of slain boy visits Christchurch mosque as it reopens

Mar. 23, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A Jordanian prince and the family of a slain 3-year-old boy and were among those who visited a New Zealand mosque Saturday when it reopened for the first time since a terrorist killed dozens of people there. Hundreds of people stopped at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch...

Can brutal Bethlehem slaying ever be solved after 40 years?

Mar. 23, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — The package arrived in the mail several months ago and landed on Bethlehem Detective Tom Galloway's desk with a thud. There was no return address. It held a plastic three-ring binder, containing several pages of meticulously organized notes. A young woman's smiling face on the cover,...

White cop cleared in fatal shooting of black teenager

Mar. 23, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury acquitted a white former police officer Friday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager as he was fleeing a high-stakes traffic stop outside Pittsburgh, a confrontation that was captured on video and led to weeks of unrest. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael...

Officials: Body armor saved Texas deputy shot multiple times

Mar. 22, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A West Texas sheriff's deputy was critically wounded Friday after being shot multiple times during a traffic stop, but authorities credited the body armor with saving his life. El Paso County Sheriff's Office spokesman Robert Flores identified the wounded deputy as Peter Herrera. He...

'My heart fell' says New Zealand surgeon who treated girl, 4

Mar. 22, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — As soon as vascular surgeon Adib Khanafer received the call March 15, he started running toward the operating theater at Christchurch Hospital. At that point, he had no idea a white supremacist had slaughtered 50 people. But he could hear an urgency in the request for help....

The Latest: Suspect charged in Texas deputy's shooting

Mar. 22, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

SAN ELIZARIO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a West Texas sheriff's deputy (all times local): 10 p.m. Authorities in West Texas say a 27-year-old man has been charged in the shooting of a sheriff's deputy who was critically wounded. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said Friday that Facundo...