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War Crimes Watch: Targeting schools, Russia bombs the future

May. 25, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As she lay buried under the rubble, her legs broken and eyes blinded by blood and thick clouds of dust, all Inna Levchenko could hear was screams. It was 12:15 p.m. on March 3, and moments earlier a blast had pulverized the school where she’d taught for 30 years. ...

US Rep. David Price recovering after COVID-19 positive test

May. 23, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. David Price, the longest-serving member of North Carolina’s current congressional delegation, is recovering following a coronavirus diagnosis over the weekend. Price, a Democrat who represents the Triangle-area 4th Congressional District, said...

Preservationists seek to acquire beloved Hollywood convent

May. 20, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Fearing the Monastery of the Angels could be sold for private use or redevelopment, Los Angeles preservationists and advocates are forming a nonprofit as they seek to acquire and take responsibility for the beloved Hollywood home to cloistered Dominican nuns. ...

Deadly Fresno police shooting under investigation

May. 20, 2022 01:55 AM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Fresno police killed an armed man they said charged at them Thursday and authorities opened fire in a second Fresno shooting involving a fleeing robbery suspect who rammed patrol cars, authorities said. A third officer-involved shooting was reported Thursday...

Century-old canal project sparks opposition in South Sudan

May. 19, 2022 02:17 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A petition to stop the revival of the 118-year-old Jonglei Canal project in South Sudan, started by one of the country’s top academics, is gaining traction in the country, with the waterway touted as a catastrophic environmental and social disaster for the country’s...

Activists seek to secure Japanese immigrants’ ‘sacred’ land

Apr. 05, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (RNS) — The words “Jesus Lives” are emblazoned across a dilapidated unoccupied structure on the busy intersection of Warner Avenue and Nichols Lane in this Orange County city south of Los Angeles. The building’s windows are boarded up. Varying shades...

Police: Gun handled by 2-year-old boy in car killed girl, 4

Apr. 05, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A 2-year-old boy was handling a gun in a parked vehicle at a gas station pump near Philadelphia when it discharged, killing a 4-year-old girl, police said. Chester police said the shooting happened shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Eagle Save Mart. ...

Pope prays for end to 'sacrilegious' war, refugee welcome

Apr. 03, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Pope Francis prayed Sunday for an end to the “sacrilegious” war in Ukraine and for the world to show compassion to refugees as he concluded a two-day visit to Malta that was dominated by his concern for the devastation unleashed by Russia’s invasion. ...

Richard Howard, acclaimed poet-translator, dies at 92

Apr. 01, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Howard, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet celebrated for his exuberant monologues of historical figures and a prolific translator who helped introduce readers to a wide range of French literature, has died at age 92. Howard, a professor emeritus at Columbia...

Oklahoma, Arizona governors sign transgender sports bans

Mar. 31, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican governors in Oklahoma and Arizona both signed bills into law on Wednesday that prevent transgender girls and women from competing on female sports teams, joining more than a dozen other states with similar laws. Flanked by more than two dozen young...