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Families, from Ukraine, elsewhere, tell pope of woes, joys

Jun. 22, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Families from many places, including war-ravaged Ukraine, told Pope Francis their stories of joys, sorrows and hopes at an event on a stage at the Vatican Wednesday evening. The occasion at the Vatican’s auditorium was part of events this week for the World...

Today in History: June 2, Timothy McVeigh convicted

Jun. 02, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 2, the 153rd day of 2022. There are 212 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 2, 1997, Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...

Angelo Sodano, once-powerful Vatican prelate, dies at 94

May. 28, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Cardinal Angelo Sodano, a once-powerful Italian prelate who long served as the Vatican’s No. 2 official but whose legacy was tarnished by his support for the pedophile founder of an influential religious order, has died. He was 94. The Vatican in its Saturday...

Literary 'superagent' Mort Janklow dies at 91

May. 25, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mort Janklow, a colorful former corporate attorney who raised high the power of the literary agent as he brokered big advances for publishing, political and entertainment leaders, from Ronald Reagan and Al Gore to David McCullough and Barbara Walters, has died. ...

Today in History: May 13, Pope John Paul II shot and wounded

May. 13, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2022. There are 232 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter’s Square by Turkish assailant Mehmet...

Today in History: May 12, Soviets lift Berlin Blockade

May. 12, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2022. There are 233 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 12, 1949, the Soviet Union lifted the Berlin Blockade, which the Western powers had succeeded in...

Today in History: May 1, Americans hear of bin Laden's death

May. 01, 2022 00:22 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 1, the 121st day of 2022. There are 244 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 1, 2011, President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden during a U.S. commando operation. (Because...

Vatican clears aide to John Paul II of negligence claims

Apr. 22, 2022 09:20 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Vatican investigation into allegations that the former top aide to St. John Paul II was negligent in handling sex abuse claims in his native Poland has cleared him of wrongdoing, the Vatican’s embassy in Poland said Friday. A statement from the embassy, or...

Today in History

Apr. 02, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 2, the 92nd day of 2022. There are 273 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 2, 2005, Pope John Paul II died in his Vatican apartment at age 84. On this date: ...

Smith slap another stunning live moment in TV entertainment

Mar. 28, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith's Oscars slap wasn't the first time an unexpected moment on a live televised entertainment event left mouths agape. Here other notables: JANET JACKSON'S SUPER BOWL SHOW Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake were reaching the end of their...