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Lawsuit: McCarrick victim told pope of sex abuse in 1988

Dec. 5, 2019 3:47 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man claims in a lawsuit filed under a recently enacted New Jersey law that he told Pope John Paul II in 1988 about being sexually abused as a child by the priest who would become Cardinal Theodore McCarrick but that the Vatican did nothing — claims he also made in a lawsuit...

Aiming for debate, Booker appeals directly to Harris voters

Dec. 5, 2019 3:44 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker, facing the prospect of not qualifying for this month's debate, made a direct appeal on Thursday to supporters of former rival Kamala Harris. He tried to make the case that he is now the lone contender able to appeal to the diverse group...

Booker's critical test? Languishing campaign plots a rebound

Dec. 5, 2019 12:52 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The news of Kamala Harris' sudden departure from the presidential race came during an all-staff conference call led from Cory Booker's campaign headquarters in Newark, the New Jersey city that he led for seven years and that propelled him to national fame. Within hours, Booker dictated...

Lawsuit: Ex-Cardinal McCarrick abused boy in Newark in 1990s

Dec. 2, 2019 9:06 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Former Roman Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick abused a teenage boy in the 1990s when he was leader of the Archdiocese of Newark, according to a lawsuit filed under a newly enacted New Jersey law that gives accusers more time to make legal claims. Another lawsuit filed by two of six...

Booker extends 2020 campaign outreach to black men in South

Dec. 2, 2019 4:21 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker focused Monday on extending his campaign outreach to black men, holding a roundtable in South Carolina with roughly three dozen black male voters, some of whom said they have felt overlooked amid a focus on the electoral power of black...

The Latest: Flight cancellations pile up as storm heads east

Dec. 2, 2019 3:58 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a powerful holiday weekend storm (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Hundreds of flights are being canceled because of the winter storm sweeping across the U.S., leaving travelers scrambling to get home after Thanksgiving. Flight-tracking site FlightAware says there were 506 canceled...

Correction: Sex Abuse-Lawsuits story

Dec. 1, 2019 10:16 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In a story Nov. 30 about New Jersey sex abuse limits, The Associated Press reported erroneously the type of clients two attorneys represent. Attorneys Jay Mascolo and Jason Amala represent about 40 plaintiffs, not defendants. A corrected version of the story is below: Lawsuit wave...

Londoners a reminder of how ordinary people can fight back

Nov. 30, 2019 11:57 PM EST

The people who used a fire extinguisher and even a 5-foot (1.5 meter) narwhal tusk Friday to fight back against an attacker who stabbed two people to death and wounded three others by the London Bridge are a reminder of how ordinary people can take extraordinary actions to save themselves and others. Similar...

The Latest: Buttigieg takes hits on issue of his experience

Nov. 21, 2019 8:12 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:20 p.m. In Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, Pete Buttigieg became the focus of several of his Democratic opponents for what they characterized as a lack of experience. After the South Bend, Indiana, mayor...

Police call disappearance of bar owner ‘suspicious’

Nov. 19, 2019 9:33 AM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police are calling the disappearance of a Connecticut bar owner “suspicious,” and want to question her boyfriend after his car was found at a New Jersey airport. Waterbury police Chief Fernando Spagnolo on Monday said “things right now are grim” in the...