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Former French priest Bernard Preynat, center, arrives at the Lyon court house, central France, Monday Jan.13, 2020. Bernard Preynat, is accused of sexually abusing some 75 Boy Scouts went on trial Monday _ but the proceedings were delayed until Tuesday because of a strike by lawyers. Preynat admitted in the 1990s to abusing boys, but was only removed from the priesthood last year. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

French trial exposes how church covered for predator priest

Jan. 19, 2020 10:28 AM EST

LYON, France (AP) — One of the first people to notice Bernard Preynat's unhealthy obsession for young boys was the supervisor at the seminary where, still a teen, the future priest started training for his career in the church. "At 14, 15 years old, I became interested in the youngest boys and the...

FILE - In this March 24, 2011 file French Chef Paul Bocuse poses outside his famed Michelin three-star restaurant L'Auberge du Pont de Collonges in Collonges-au-Mont-d'or, central France. The restaurant of famous French chef Paul Bocuse, who died two years ago, has lost its third star. It was holding it without interruption since 1965, a world record. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)

French chef Bocuse restaurant loses 3rd star after 55 years

Jan. 17, 2020 5:04 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The restaurant of French chef Paul Bocuse, who died two years ago, has lost one of its Michelin stars after holding three since 1965, a world record. The Michelin guide announced Friday that the restaurant in Collonges-au-Mont-d'or, near the French city of Lyon, has been downgraded to two...

Former French priest Bernard Preynat, center, arrives at the Lyon court house, central France, Monday Jan.13, 2020. Bernard Preynat, is accused of sexually abusing some 75 Boy Scouts went on trial Monday _ but the proceedings were delayed until Tuesday because of a strike by lawyers. Preynat admitted in the 1990s to abusing boys, but was only removed from the priesthood last year. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

French priest recounts how he abused boy scouts over decades

Jan. 14, 2020 12:45 PM EST

LYON, France (AP) — A former priest detailed Tuesday how he systematically abused boys over two decades as a French scout chaplain, and said his superiors knew about his “abnormal” behavior as far back as the 1970s. The shocking testimony of Bernard Preynat is likely to further shake up the...

Former French priest Bernard Preynat, center, arrives at the Lyon court house, central France, Monday Jan.13, 2020. Bernard Preynat, is accused of sexually abusing some 75 Boy Scouts went on trial Monday _ but the proceedings were delayed until Tuesday because of a strike by lawyers. Preynat admitted in the 1990s to abusing boys, but was only removed from the priesthood last year. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Trial delayed for French priest accused of abusing 75 boys

Jan. 13, 2020 7:49 AM EST

LYON, France (AP) — A former French priest accused of sexually abusing around 75 Boy Scouts went on trial Monday, but the proceedings were delayed for at least a day because of a strike by lawyers. The case is France’s worst clergy abuse drama to reach court so far, and its repercussions reached all...

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Lawyers on strike too, as French pension resistance rages on

Jan. 13, 2020 7:03 AM EST

LYON, France (AP) — In France, even lawyers go on strike. Magistrates draped their black robes on the staircase leading to Lyon's main courthouse Monday to protest the government's plans to end the special retirement system for lawyers and others who work in the legal sector. Others arranged weighty legal...

Jean-Michel Aulas, center, owner and president of the French soccer team Olympique Lyonnais, speaks as Bill Predmore, right, former owner of the National Women's Soccer League Reign FC team, and OL Groupe's Gerard Houllier, left, look on, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, at a news conference in Tacoma, Wash. OL Groupe, the parent company of Olympique Lyonnais, is buying Reign FC, of the in a transaction expected to close in January 2020. Reign FC will continue to play its home games at Cheney Stadium, the venue it shares with the Triple-A minor league baseball team the Tacoma Rainiers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

NWSL's Reign FC acquired by French powerhouse OL Groupe

Dec. 19, 2019 7:01 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Reign FC of the National Women's Soccer League has been acquired by the OL Groupe, the parent company of French powerhouse Olympique Lyonnais. The French group will hold an 89.5% operating stake in the club when the sale closes, which is expected in January. Current Reign FC majority...