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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, June 22, 2018, protesters demonstrate while blocking the street outside the Justice Ministry in Madrid, Spain.  The first comprehensive internal inquiry on sex abuse allegations by a religious order in Spain has identified 81 children and 37 adult victims by 96 Jesuits since the late 1920s, in a report released Friday Jan. 22, 2021, but associations of victims say it falls short of identifying perpetrators or those who covered up the abuses. (AP Photo/Paul White, FILE)

In a first for Spain, Jesuits admit to decades of sex abuse

Jan. 22, 2021 1:52 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The first comprehensive internal inquiry on sex abuse allegations by a religious order in Spain has identified 81 children and 37 adult victims of 96 Jesuits since the late 1920s, a much higher number than the cases that had so far been publicly known. Associations of victims are welcoming...

Portland police shooting of man under international scrutiny

Jan. 21, 2021 11:31 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The 2010 police killing of a Black man shot in the back after officers arrived to check on his welfare drew intense scrutiny in Portland, a grand jury rebuke, a march on City Hall and national attention from the Rev. Jesse Jackson. On Wednesday, Aaron M. Campbell’s death...

Winthrop sets program record with 20th straight victory

Jan. 20, 2021 7:58 PM EST

CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — Chandler Vaudrin had a season-high 20 points and Winthrop set a program record with its 20th straight victory dating to last season after beating Presbyterian 78-66 on Wednesday. Winthrop (15-0, 12-0 Big South Conference) topped its previous record of 19 straight wins set by the...

Virginia Tech forward Justyn Mutts (25) blocks a shot from Wake Forest guard Carter Whitt (35) during an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Andrew Dye/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Radford helps No. 20 Virginia Tech beat Wake Forest 64-60

Jan. 17, 2021 9:23 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Virginia Tech kept turning the ball over, failing to secure loose rebounds and struggling to get offense from its two best scorers. Tyrece Radford and the rest of the 20th-ranked Hokies' supporting cast provided enough of a boost to offset that, including with some steady...

Nutall scores 33 in Sam Houston State's eighth straight win

Jan. 16, 2021 7:39 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Zach Nutall had 33 points and surpassed 1,000 for his career as Sam Houston extended its winning streak to eight games, defeating Houston Baptist 87-80 on Saturday. Nutall shot 6 for 9 on 3-pointers. He added nine rebounds. Demarkus Lampley had 20 points for Sam Houston (11-5, 5-0...

Man says Mormon church threatened expulsion for abuse report

Jan. 14, 2021 4:27 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man is claiming he was sexually abused as a Boy Scout and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints threatened ex-communication when he tried to report it 45 years ago. Attorneys for the man announced a lawsuit Thursday in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix...

Construction workers wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus exit an elevator in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. China is concentrating its pandemic prevention efforts in the rural areas as officials urge people to not travel home for the annual Lunar New Year festival, as the country combats its most serious latest outbreak of COVID-19 since the pandemic originally broke out in Wuhan a year ago. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Coronavirus cases surging in northeast China

Jan. 13, 2021 9:27 PM EST

BEIJING — China is seeing a new surge in coronavirus cases in its frozen northeast, and has reported its first death attributed to COVID-19 in months. Officials said Thursday that Heilongjiang province in the region traditionally known as Manchuria recorded 43 new virus cases, most of them centered on the...

American Korda to face Hurkacz in Delray Beach Open final

Jan. 12, 2021 10:36 PM EST

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Building on momentum from the French Open, American Sebastian Korda has reached his first ATP Tour final. Korda, the son of 1998 Australian Open champion Petr Korda, beat Cameron Norrie of Britain 6-3, 7-5 in the Delray Beach Open semifinals Tuesday night. Korda's opponent...

Priest who spoke at Sen. Kennedy's funeral denies sex abuse

Jan. 12, 2021 10:13 AM EST

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest who delivered the homily at U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy's funeral in 2009 has pleaded not guilty to child sexual abuse. The Rev. Mark Hession was released on $2,500 bail Monday after his arraignment in Barnstable Superior Court in Massachusetts on two counts of...

Isner says he'll skip Australian Open because of COVID-19

Jan. 11, 2021 10:38 PM EST

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — John Isner says he'll skip the Australian Open because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Isner disclosed his decision Monday night after losing to fellow American Sebastian Korda in the quarterfinals of the Delray Beach Open. Isner, 35, has two young children and said he wanted his family...