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Helping Pocono homeless and needy, one meal at a time

Dec. 7, 2019 3:06 AM EST

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — On a recent fall day, a homeless man wandered near Ann Street in Stroudsburg. He stopped briefly to dig through a green Dumpster. “We see him every week; he’s one of our customers,” Jeffrey Weber said. By customers, Weber means patrons of the soup kitchen at...

Real-life Golden Girls? Co-living aims to ease aging crisis

Dec. 7, 2019 3:06 AM EST

NEW HOLLAND, Pa. (AP) — This is the true story of three strangers who chose to live in a house together and have their lives studied. Find out what happens when retired people stop living alone, and start saving money. ___ On a chilly fall morning, Esther Courtney sat at her kitchen table, fiddling with...

AP Exclusive: 629 Pakistani girls sold as brides to China

Dec. 7, 2019 12:45 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Page after page, the names stack up: 629 girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China. The list, obtained by The Associated Press, was compiled by Pakistani investigators determined to break up trafficking networks exploiting the...

Hobby Lobby to donate St. Gregory campus to Oklahoma Baptist

Dec. 6, 2019 6:50 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Hobby Lobby says it plans to donate the campus of the now-defunct St. Gregory's University to nearby Oklahoma Baptist University. The Oklahoma City-based craft retailer and its founding Green family announced Friday that they've scheduled a Wednesday news conference to formally...

Queens church leader charged with sexually assaulting boy

Dec. 6, 2019 4:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The spiritual leader of a church in Queens has been charged with sexually assaulting a congregant over a three-year period, starting when the victim was 12, prosecutors said Friday. Bishop Jesé Milagrosa of Our Lady of La Salette Church was arraigned Thursday on charges including...

Push to ratify ERA launched in Utah, eyed in other states

Dec. 6, 2019 4:20 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A renewed national push to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment has come to conservative Utah, where supporters have launched a long-shot bid to become the tipping point state, despite opposition from the influential Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Utah is one of several...

Rochester diocese request led to beatification delay

Dec. 6, 2019 4:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Catholic diocese of Rochester, N.Y., confirms it made the request for further investigations that prompted the Vatican to take the rare step of delaying Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s journey to sainthood. Sheen, who died in 1979, was best known for his radio and TV preaching. The new...

Albany bishop to address Buffalo diocese after leader quits

Dec. 6, 2019 2:46 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The new interim leader of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, New York, will speak publicly following the resignation of the former bishop over his handling of clergy sexual misconduct allegations. WIVB reports Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Buffalo plans to address the public and...

Italian priest, and 2 Kenyan men who say he’s their father

Dec. 6, 2019 10:18 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Steven Lacchin grew up a fatherless boy, but he knew some very basic facts about the man who was his father. He knew Lacchin, the name on his Kenyan birth certificate, was his dad’s name. He knew that Mario Lacchin abandoned him and his mother. When he was older, he learned...

House Speaker Pelosi rebukes reporter: 'Don't mess with me'

Dec. 5, 2019 7:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Finger pointing and voice hoarse, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday delivered a broadside to a reporter that might well apply to all of impeachment-era Washington: “Don't mess with me." It was a warning scarcely needed among the official set, least of all by President Donald...