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Boys school shuts down amid fallout over Washington videos

Jan. 22, 2019 2:25 PM EST

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky boys' school shut down its campus on Tuesday as a precaution and a small protest was held outside their diocese as fallout continued over an encounter involving white teenagers, Native American marchers and a black religious sect outside the Lincoln Memorial last week....

'The whole world will see it': Crafting the papal chair

Jan. 22, 2019 12:32 PM EST

LOS POZOS, Panama (AP) — A handful of carpenters were putting the finishing details on a towering cedar chair, detailed with carvings and crowned by a triangular pediment. Still missing were its white upholstery and two ornamental shields representing the Vatican and Pope Francis, who will use it when he...

3 groups, many videos, many interpretations of DC encounter

Jan. 22, 2019 9:52 AM EST

A group of five black men shouting vulgar insults while protesting centuries of oppression. Dozens of white Catholic high school students visiting Washington for a rally to end abortion. And Native Americans marching to end injustice for indigenous peoples across the globe who have seen their lands overrun by...

Review: 'Nowhere Child' is Christian White's stunning debut

Jan. 22, 2019 9:49 AM EST

"The Nowhere Child: a Novel" (Minotaur), by Christian White A young woman's fond memories of her happy childhood and loving parents are turned upside down when she learns she may have been kidnapped more than 28 years ago in "The Nowhere Child," a stunning debut by Christian White. The perceptive plot of "The...

Vatican insists no reports of sexual abuse against Argentine

Jan. 22, 2019 9:43 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is insisting that there were no accusations of sexual abuse against an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis when he resigned suddenly in 2017 and was promoted to a job at the Vatican. Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti repeated Tuesday that the Vatican only received the...

Inmates at Panama youth prison anticipate visit from pope

Jan. 22, 2019 9:03 AM EST

LAS GARZAS, Panama (AP) — More than 100,000 young people are expected to show up in Panama City when Pope Francis visits from Jan. 23-27 for World Youth Day. At a detention center about 25 miles (40 kilometers) away there are 144 more who can't make the trip, locked up for serious crimes including murder...

Shutdown and disunity themes of MLK celebration in Atlanta

Jan. 21, 2019 6:31 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A commemorative service for Martin Luther King Jr. that was nearly imperiled by the federal government shutdown was held Monday morning in Atlanta at a church called King's "spiritual home." King's daughter, the Rev. Bernice King, said in her remarks that the annual service at Ebenezer...

The Latest: Teen in video says he sought to calm tension

Jan. 21, 2019 2:26 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on videos showing Kentucky students in a confrontation at a Native American at a rally in Washington (all times local): 8:45 p.m. A teen at the center of a video confrontation with a Native American organizer of a march in Washington, D.C., says he did nothing to provoke...

Pope visit to CentAm highlights church ministry to migrants

Jan. 21, 2019 12:01 AM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — When Pope Francis visits Panama this week, he arrives not only as the first Latin American pontiff to visit Central America but as perhaps the world's most prominent advocate for migrants at a time when migration has become a pressing political issue in the region and elsewhere. The...

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn't provoke

Jan. 20, 2019 10:46 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The student who stared and smiled at an elderly Native American protester drumming in his face outside the Lincoln Memorial as his schoolmates chanted and laughed says he did nothing to provoke the man in the videotaped confrontation and was only trying to calm the situation. The student...