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Cardinal George Pell answers' a journalists question during an interview with the Associated Press inside his residence near the Vatican in Rome, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The pope’s former treasurer, who was convicted and then acquitted of sexual abuse in his native Australia, said Monday he feels a dismayed sense of vindication as the financial mismanagement he tried to uncover in the Holy See is now being exposed in a spiraling Vatican corruption investigation. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

AP Exclusive: Cardinal Pell on the Vatican and vindication

Nov. 30, 2020 3:56 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The pope’s former treasurer, Cardinal George Pell, said Monday he feels a dismayed sense of vindication as the financial mismanagement he tried to uncover in the Holy See is now being exposed in a spiraling Vatican corruption investigation. Pell made the comments to The Associated Press...

Man ruled insane in college killing sues state hospital

Nov. 30, 2020 3:41 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Massachusetts man acquitted by reason of insanity of killing a Wesleyan University student in 2009 has filed a lawsuit against Connecticut’s state psychiatric hospital complex, saying an employee improperly told a TV station that he and other patients were allowed to play...

UK not to hold inquiry into Belfast lawyer's murder in 1989

Nov. 30, 2020 2:13 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government said Monday that it has decided against holding a public inquiry into the murder more than three decades ago of a Belfast attorney who specialized in defending Irish Republican Army suspects. Patrick Finucane, a 39-year-old attorney, was shot 14 times at his...

Mexico's president pledges justice for murdered Frenchman

Nov. 30, 2020 12:14 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised Monday that justice will be done in the case of a French restaurant owner who was found murdered over the the weekend. López Obrador compared the case to last year’s killings of nine U.S. dual-nationals in...

FILE - In this March 30, 2019, file photo, Alexanda Amon Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh, who were allegedly among four British jihadis who made up a brutal Islamic State cell dubbed

Charging the 'Beatles': Inside the case against IS militants

Nov. 30, 2020 11:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As two Islamic State militants faced a judge in Virginia last month, Diane Foley listened from home through a muffled phone connection and strained to make out the voices of the men prosecutors say kidnapped her son before he was murdered. Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh stand...

This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows James Dixon, who has been charged with murder after a fatal fight Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, that began when he put his hands in Thanksgiving leftovers, authorities said. Dixon is charged with killing Vincell Jackson, 52, who was the boyfriend of the Thanksgiving party host. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

Man slain in Chicago dispute over hands in Thanksgiving food

Nov. 30, 2020 10:45 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man has been charged with murder after a fatal fight that began when he put his hands in Thanksgiving leftovers, authorities said. James Dixon, 28, is charged with killing Vincell Jackson, 52, who was the boyfriend of the Thanksgiving party host. Jackson was trying to escort Dixon...

2 dead, 2 hospitalized after shooting in Tennessee

Nov. 30, 2020 8:57 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two people have died and two other victims have been hospitalized for wounds they suffered during a shooting in Tennessee. Responding officers found the four victims at the scene of the shooting in Memphis around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, the Memphis Police Department said Monday in a Twitter...

In this image from video released by Malaysian Judiciary, Nathaniel Cary, a forensic pathologist, bottom right, raises his hand to take his oath ahead of his testimony being provided online from the United Kingdom during a Malaysian virtual inquest on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The British pathologist said there was no positive evidence of sexual assault on French-Irish teenager Nora Anne Quorin, who was found dead last year after vanishing from a Malaysian jungle resort, but that he couldn't fully rule it out due to severe body decomposition. (Malaysian Judiciary via AP)

UK doctor can't exclude sex assault of dead teen in Malaysia

Nov. 30, 2020 5:35 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A British pathologist said Monday there was no positive evidence that a French-Irish teenager found dead last year near a Malaysian jungle resort was sexually assaulted, but he couldn't fully rule it out due to severe body decomposition. Nathaniel Cary, a forensic pathologist...

Murder trial with racist overtones opens in Denmark

Nov. 30, 2020 5:21 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The trial opened Monday of two brothers suspected in the killing of a biracial man on a Danish island in June. The case had led to concern about racism, and provoked debate in Denmark, especially as it came shortly after the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis and...

Spectators run from the scene after a shot was fired during the burial service of Sincere Pierce at Riverview Memorial Gardens in Cocoa, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. Pierce was one of two teens shot and killed by a Brevard County Sheriff's deputy on Nov. 13. (Craig Bailey/Florida Today via AP)

Mother of slain Florida teen shot during burial service

Nov. 29, 2020 2:46 PM EST

COCOA, Fla. (AP) — An unknown gunman fired into a crowd gathered at a Saturday afternoon burial service of a teenager who was fatally shot by a Florida sheriff's deputy earlier this month, officials said. The deceased teen's mother was wounded by the bullet, Florida Today reported. The shooting happened as...