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Pell mourned at Sydney cathedral day before funeral, protest

Feb. 01, 2023 02:29 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Mourners paid their respects to Cardinal George Pell in a Sydney cathedral Wednesday a day before the funeral and interment of a polarizing church leader who was once the most senior Catholic convicted of sex abuse. Pell, who died last month at age 81,...

Police ask court to ban protest at Cardinal's Sydney funeral

Jan. 31, 2023 05:44 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian police plan to ask a judge to ban gay rights protesters from demonstrating outside the funeral of Cardinal George Pell in Sydney on Thursday due to public safety concerns. Pell, who was once considered the third-highest ranking cleric in the...

North Dakota woman charged in baby's death at daycare

Jan. 30, 2023 18:59 PM EST

CARRINGTON, N.D. (AP) — A 48-year-old woman was charged Monday with murder in the death of a 5-month-old boy at her unlicensed daycare in western North Dakota. The Foster County State Attorney’s office said Patricia Wick, of Carrington, was also charged with child abuse involving...

Turkey begins child abuse trial that put spotlight on sects

Jan. 30, 2023 10:14 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — The parents and husband of a woman who was forced into marriage when she was just six years old went on trial in Turkey on Monday on charges of child and sexual abuse, in a case that has shone a spotlight on the country's religious sects. The woman — now aged 24...

Maryland man found guilty in stabbing deaths of 3 girls

Jan. 28, 2023 21:21 PM EST

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man could receive life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder in the deaths of his 6-year-old sister and two young extended family members in a home in 2017. Jurors deliberated for about...

N. Carolina woman charged with child abuse related to fire

Jan. 28, 2023 12:47 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The mother of three young children who died in a North Carolina house fire last month has been charged with child abuse related to the blaze, according to authorities. Brandi Sturdivant, 28, was in the Greensboro Detention Center on Saturday on a $150,000...

Mom, stepdad charged in boy's death were known to police

Jan. 27, 2023 18:48 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Police in a Detroit suburb said they investigated allegations of child abuse involving a boy who died this week but a request for charges in 2021 was turned down by prosecutors. Ethan Belcher's mother and stepfather were charged with murder and other crimes...

Mom, stepdad charged in boy's death were known to police

Jan. 27, 2023 18:31 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Police in a Detroit suburb said they investigated allegations of child abuse involving a boy who died this week but a request for charges in 2021 was turned down by prosecutors. Ethan Belcher's mother and stepfather were charged with murder and other crimes...

Constitutional amendments stalled with Pa. House stalemate

Jan. 27, 2023 17:39 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters almost certainly will not see a package of proposed constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot in May’s primary election after a deadline set by Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration came and went Friday for lawmakers to pass the...

Today in History: JAN 25, Jury convicts Charles Manson

Jan. 26, 2023 16:58 PM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2023. There are 340 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 25, 1945, the World War II Battle of the Bulge ended as German forces were pushed back to their original...