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Angelo Sodano, once-powerful Vatican prelate, dies at 94

May. 28, 2022 09:41 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Cardinal Angelo Sodano, a once-powerful Italian prelate who long served as the Vatican’s No. 2 official but whose legacy was tarnished by his support for the pedophile founder of an influential religious order, has died. He was 94. The Vatican in its Saturday...

Joe Biden nominates 3 men to be U.S. marshals in Georgia

May. 28, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday nominated police chiefs in Savannah and Perry and a former DeKalb County sheriff to serve as U.S. marshals in Georgia's three federal court districts. Each must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate before taking their post. The men would...

Former Albanian President Bujar Nishani dies at 55

May. 28, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Former Albanian President Bujar Nishani, who was often criticized for his center-right political affiliation from the leftist coalition, died following a serious health problem, the country’s presidential office said Saturday. He was 55. President Ilir Meta...

Author shares untold story of heroism, faith during WWII

May. 28, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — Christine Egbert was astounded when she learned the story of the total strangers who helped more than 7,000 Danish Jews escape to neutral Sweden during World II. Shortly after, she realized it was time she told the story through her historical fiction novel,...

Gov signs into law $100M fund for youth center abuse victims

May. 28, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has signed into law a $100 million fund to settle sexual and physical abuse claims at a state-run youth detention center. The Legislature had approved creating a fund to compensate those who were abused as children at the Sununu...

UN human rights chief asks China to rethink Uyghur policies

May. 28, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The U.N. top human rights official said Saturday that she raised concerns with Chinese officials about the impact of the broad application of counterterrorism and deradicalization measures on the rights of Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim groups in China's Xinjiang region. ...

Russia takes small cities, aims to widen east Ukraine battle

May. 28, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia asserted Saturday that its troops and separatist fighters had captured a key railway junction in eastern Ukraine, the second small city to fall to Moscow's forces this week as they fought to seize all of the country's contested Donbas region. ...

Some Georgia state legislative races head to June runoffs

May. 28, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One Georgia state Senate seats and as many as 10 state House seats are headed to runoffs on June 21 after a majority of voters couldn't choose a party nominee on Tuesday. Banker Mike Hodges and former state House member Jeff Jones will contend for the Republican...

Deaths of 3 women in early heat wave raise questions, fears

May. 28, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Temperatures barely climbed into the 90s and only for a couple of days. But the discovery of the bodies of three women inside a Chicago senior housing facility this month left the city looking for answers to questions that were supposed to be addressed after a longer and hotter...

Police inaction moves to center of Uvalde shooting probe

May. 28, 2022 09:50 AM EDT

The actions — or more notably, the inaction — of a school district police chief and other law enforcement officers moved swiftly to the center of the investigation into this week's shocking school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, The delay in confronting the shooter — who was inside...