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US officials say they'll carry out Lithuanian's extradition

Oct. 15, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say they are proceeding with the extradition of a former Lithuanian judge and parliamentarian jailed in Chicago after the Supreme Court refused to hear her appeal. A Tuesday court filing by Chicago federal prosecutors says there are no longer any hurdles to extraditing Neringa...

Pope urges compassion in elevating 13 likeminded cardinals

Oct. 6, 2019 3:27 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has added 13 new cardinals to the top of the Catholic hierarchy, telling them they must show God's compassion to those who suffer to be faithful to their ministry. Francis presided over the ceremony Saturday in St. Peter's Basilica, elevating churchmen who share his...

Pope urges compassion in elevating 13 likeminded cardinals

Oct. 5, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis added 13 new cardinals to the top of the Catholic hierarchy on Saturday, telling them they must show God's compassion to those who suffer to be faithful to their ministry. Francis presided over the ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica, elevating churchmen who share his pastoral...

High court refuses to stay jailed Lithuanian's extradition

Sep. 27, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't stop the extradition of an ex-Lithuanian judge jailed in Chicago and wanted in Lithuania on charges linked to her allegations a pedophile network victimized her 4-year-old niece. A notice on the high court's website this week says Justice Brett Kavanaugh denied a...

US troops from 1st Cavalry Division to be sent to Lithuania

Sep. 25, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania's defense minister says more than 500 U.S. soldiers are set to arrive in the Baltic nation next month to help strengthen NATO's position against Russia's military presence in the region. Raimundas Karoblis said the battalion-sized unit equipped with tanks and other...

Lithuanian asks US Supreme Court to clarify extradition law

Sep. 9, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An ex-Lithuanian judge jailed in Chicago is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on her pending extradition to Lithuania, where she faces charges linked to her allegations a pedophile network victimized her 4-year-old niece. A 46-page high-court filing by Neringa Venckiene's...

France, Australia into World Cup quarters; US must wait

Sep. 7, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

France and Australia reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Saturday. They join Serbia, Spain, Poland and Argentina in the final eight. The last two quarterfinal spots will be decided Monday when the United States (4-0) faces Brazil (3-1) and Greece (2-2) plays the Czech Republic (3-1). The U.S. is in the...

Governor to take Tree of Life mezuzah to Holocaust memorials

Sep. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf visits Holocaust memorials in Lithuania and Poland, he will carry the mezuzah that was on the office door of Rabbi Jeffrey Myers when a gunman burst into Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue last year and killed 11 people. Wolf said Friday that he...

Greece beats New Zealand for final spot in 2nd round of WCup

Sep. 5, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

Greece is headed to the second round of the World Cup after beating New Zealand 103-97 on Thursday in a showdown between teams that both had a shot at advancing. Greece (2-1) was the last team to make the 16-team field for the second round. New Zealand (1-2) has to settle for the consolation bracket and will be...

Ingles 1 assist short of triple-double as Australia advances

Sep. 3, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

Australia showed it can do damage by ending the Americans' 78-game winning streak in a warm-up game just over a week ago. On Tuesday in Group H, the Boomers defeated Senegal 81-68 in Dongguan in the far south of China to improve to 2-0 and qualify for the second round. Senegal is 0-2. Patty Mills of the San...