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Colombia midfielder gets second-fastest World Cup red card

Jun. 19, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez will be relieved about one thing. His third-minute dismissal in the team's opener with Japan on Tuesday at the World Cup isn't the fastest in the tournament's history. That honor remains in the hands of Uruguay defender Jose Batista, who was shown...

Vatican promises to hear more abuse complaints in Chile

Jun. 19, 2018 2:25 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A papal envoy looking into clerical sexual abuse is leaving Chile, but he says the Vatican will continue collecting testimony from people who allege they were sexually abused. Maltese Archbishop Charles Scicluna says investigating such cases "is a duty of justice." He spoke at a news...

Papal envoy asks forgiveness in divided Chilean diocese

Jun. 17, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

OSORNO, Chile (AP) — A papal emissary asked forgiveness Sunday from Roman Catholics in a region of Chile where people bitterly protested a now-resigned bishop who had once been a lieutenant of the country's most notorious predator priest. Archbishop Charles Scicluna said a Mass and told worshippers that...

Chilean church offices raided as part of sex abuse probe

Jun. 14, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Prosecutors seized documents in raids on Roman Catholic Church offices in two cities as part of an investigation into growing clergy sex abuse scandals, while Vatican investigators met with Chile's attorney general to discuss cooperation in the civil and canonical probes. The...

Chilean police raid Catholic Church offices amid abuse probe

Jun. 13, 2018 7:50 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Police and prosecutors raided Roman Catholic Church offices in two Chilean cities Wednesday looking for files, investigative reports and documents related to a sex abuse scandal that has damaged the clergy's reputation in the South American country. The surprise raids targeted the...

St. Paul raccoon set free after scaling 25-story tower

Jun. 13, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A raccoon that became an internet sensation by scaling a 25-story office tower in downtown St. Paul was safely trapped Wednesday and released back into the wild. The raccoon looked a bit bedraggled but healthy after it was caught before dawn atop the UBS Plaza. Technicians took the caged...

Chilean police raid Roman Catholic Church offices amid a growing sexual abuse scandal involving clergy

Jun. 13, 2018 6:05 PM EDT
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean police raid Roman Catholic Church offices amid a growing sexual abuse scandal involving clergy.

The Latest: Argentina looking up at towering foe Iceland

Jun. 13, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup , including the FIFA Congress vote for the 2026 hosting rights (all times local): 9:23 p.m. In theory, two-time World Cup winner Argentina really shouldn't be fearful of facing tournament rookies Iceland. But there is a bit of worry in the Argentina camp: the...

WORLD CUP: Argentina reliant on Messi, burdened by setbacks

Jun. 11, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Without Lionel Messi, would Argentina even be going to the World Cup? The team's destiny is more closely tied to the Barcelona forward than ever before. There are plenty of doubts for coach Jorge Sampaoli ahead of the tournament in Russia. Defender Javier Mascherano is...

Pope begins purge in Chilean church over sex abuse scandal

Jun. 11, 2018 11:50 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis began purging Chile's Catholic hierarchy on Monday over an avalanche of sex abuse and cover-up cases, starting with accepting the resignations of the bishop at the center of the scandal and two others. More heads were expected to roll, given that the scandal has only grown...