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FILE - In this May 30, 2018 file photo, Cleveland Catholic Diocese Bishop Nelson Perez talks during an interview in Cleveland. The Vatican announced Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, that Perez will become the new leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, making him the first Hispanic archbishop to lead the region’s 1.3 million-member flock. (Lisa DeJong/The Plain Dealer via AP, File)

Cleveland bishop named Philadelphia’s next archbishop

Jan. 23, 2020 10:04 AM EST

The bishop of Cleveland will become the new leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Vatican announced Thursday, making him the first Hispanic archbishop to lead the region’s 1.3 million-member flock. A news conference was scheduled Thursday morning to introduce Nelson Perez. He will succeed...

Former Kansas State students sues bar over 2018 rape

Jan. 23, 2020 10:04 AM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas State University student is suing a bar in the Aggiveille entertainment district where she was raped almost two years ago, alleging it lacked adequate security. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court said the woman was at O’Malley’s bar after...

Michelle Carter leaves the Bristol County jail, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Dartmouth, Mass., after serving most of a 15-month manslaughter sentence for urging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in 2014. The 23-year-old, released three months early for good behavior, will serve five years of probation. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Michelle Carter, of texting suicide case, freed from jail

Jan. 23, 2020 9:57 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A woman convicted of manslaughter for urging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in text messages that included, "Just do it, babe," was released from jail Thursday. Michelle Carter was released more than three months early from a county jail in Massachusetts, where she had been serving a...

A demonstrator supporting Julian Assange wears a mask and chains outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Assange is scheduled to be presented before the court by videolink, for a case management hearing ahead of his full extradition trial which begins on Feb. 24. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Julian Assange extradition case to be drawn out for months

Jan. 23, 2020 9:57 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The complex extradition case designed to determine whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be sent to the U.S. to face espionage charges will take longer than expected. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser agreed on Thursday to add a three-week session in May in addition to the five-day...

Home searched after cybercrime targets Florida school board

Jan. 23, 2020 9:56 AM EST

Cybercrime investigators searched a South Carolina home in a nationwide effort to track down suspects they say stole more than $206,000 from a Florida school board. Federal agents this week searched the Greenville home of a man who has been indicted in the scheme to defraud the Sumter County School Board in...

Officers attend to one of several shooting victims, outside of McDonald's on Third Avenue, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Seattle. The window of the restaurant behind them was shattered after a gunman opened fire in the heavily trafficked downtown area. (David Silver via AP)

Wild shootout in downtown Seattle leaves 1 dead, 7 injured

Jan. 23, 2020 9:51 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Three people including a 9-year-old boy remained hospitalized Thursday morning, after police say several people opened fire in the busiest part of downtown Seattle during the Wednesday evening commute. One person was killed and seven wounded. Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said...

In this March 5, 2015 photo, Isabel dos Santos, reputedly Africa's richest woman, attends the opening of an art exhibition featuring works from the collection of her husband and art collector Sindika Dokolo in Porto, Portugal. On Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, Angola's foreign minister Manuel Augusto said that there is no political motivation behind the government's demand for more than $1 billion from dos Santos, her husband and a Portuguese business partner. Isabel dos Santos is a daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil- and diamond-rich nation for 38 years until 2017. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)

Portugal police: Banker in Angola scandal hangs himself

Jan. 23, 2020 9:38 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese banker named in a major Angolan money-laundering and corruption scandal has died in an apparent suicide at his home, police said Thursday. Nuno Ribeiro da Cunha, named as a suspect by Angolan authorities in an investigation targeting the billionaire daughter of...

Second man charged in Kansas City Snapchat drug deal

Jan. 23, 2020 9:35 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A second man has been charged in a fatal Kansas City shooting during a marijuana deal that was arranged over Snapchat. Twenty-one-year-old Damarco Watkins, of Independence was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder, robbery, assault, unlawful use of a firearm and three counts...

Woman convicted of manslaughter for texting her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself has been released from jail

Jan. 23, 2020 9:31 AM EST
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Woman convicted of manslaughter for texting her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself has been released from jail.

Woman sworn in as sheriff in Vermont's Orleans County

Jan. 23, 2020 9:25 AM EST

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A former police sergeant in the Vermont city of Newport is the new Orleans County sheriff. The Caledonian Record reports that Jennifer Harlow, who was sworn in Wednesday, is the first woman to lead a law enforcement agency in the county. Orleans County Assistant Judge Ben Batchelder...