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Grambling ends 2-game skid dumping Champion Christian

Nov. 20, 2018 11:57 PM EST

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Dallas Polk-Hilliard scored 20 points with 10 rebounds and Grambling snapped a two-game losing streak, beating Champion Christian 99-58 on Tuesday night. Grambling (2-2) led 49-27 at the break and were never challenged the rest of the way. Axel Mpoyo came off the bench to score 17...

Coastal Carolina beats Methodist 88-57 behind Cuthbertson

Nov. 20, 2018 8:53 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Zac Cuthbertson had 19 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, Amidou Bamba added 14 points and 10 boards and Coastal Carolina never trailed in beating Division III Methodist 88-57 on Tuesday night. David Kralj scored 11 points with three 3-pointers and Trevion Brown made five assists for...

Philadelphia Archdiocese to set aside $25M for abuse victims

Nov. 20, 2018 5:58 PM EST

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia said Tuesday it is putting aside $25 million to start paying claims to people who say its clergy sexually abused them as children. The archdiocese said it expects to need more money than it has on hand, so it will have to borrow and liquidate assets. A spokesman...

Police search for religious supplies store attacker

Nov. 20, 2018 5:06 PM EST

BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) — Police on Tuesday were searching for a man who they say sexually assaulted someone in a suburban St. Louis religious supplies store and fatally shot a customer before fleeing. Authorities identified the woman who was killed Monday at the Catholic Supply of St. Louis store as Jamie...

Diocese removed Iowa priest after girl reported touching

Nov. 20, 2018 11:59 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A longtime Roman Catholic priest in Iowa has been removed from the ministry indefinitely after a girl complained a year ago that he improperly touched her, a diocese has confirmed. The fourth-grader alleged that the Rev. Brian Danner of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Humboldt rubbed...

Polish bishops seek forgiveness for pedophilia by priests

Nov. 20, 2018 7:11 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Roman Catholic bishops have asked for forgiveness from those who have been abused by priests in the mostly Catholic nation. The debate has intensified recently following the recent release of a blockbuster film, "Kler" (The Clergy) about abusive priests. Polish Bishops'...

6 arrested on sex charges at Toronto all-boys school

Nov. 20, 2018 12:02 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Police arrested six students from a prestigious private all-boys Catholic school in Toronto on Monday and charged them with sexual assault related to a video that was posted on the internet. Toronto Police Inspector Dominic Sinopoli said the teens, who are all 14 and 15, are from St....

Gunman fatally shoots woman at Catholic store in Missouri

Nov. 19, 2018 10:20 PM EST

BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) — Police in suburban St. Louis on Monday were searching Monday for a gunman who went into a religious supply store, sexually assaulted at least one woman and shot a woman in the head. Police said the shooting victim later died at a hospital. The shooting happened about 3:15 p.m. at a...

The Latest: Woman shot at religious store dies

Nov. 19, 2018 10:11 PM EST

BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a religious supply store in suburban St. Louis (all times local): 9 p.m. A woman shot by a gunman at a religious supply store in suburban St. Louis has died. St. Louis County police say the victim was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Police are...

Charleston Southern beats Trinity Baptist 98-49

Nov. 19, 2018 9:39 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Freshman Timmy Sellers scored all 15 of his points in the first half, Dontrell Shuler added 12 points and Charleston Southern never trailed in beating Trinity Baptist 98-49 on Monday night. Duncan LeXander scored 12 points and Travis McConico had 11 points and five assists for the...