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8 people ill as Provo church evacuated for carbon monoxide

Oct. 13, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a Provo meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had to be evacuated after carbon monoxide was detected inside. Provo Fire Department officials say eight people were taken to hospitals for treatment. The Daily Herald reports that Station 22 in Provo...

Saints quiet Minshew Mania, handle Jaguars 13-6

Oct. 13, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Minshew Mania didn't have a prayer against New Orleans. Rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew was harassed, hurried and humbled in a 13-6 loss to the Saints on Sunday, his worst performance of the season coming just a few hours after Pope Francis accidentally tweeted support for the...

The Latest: Broncos kicker snaps string of 7 straight misses

Oct. 13, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

The Latest on the NFL's Week 6 (all times EDT): ___ 5:40 p.m. Broncos kicker Brandon McManus broke a streak of seven straight misses from 50 or more yards when he connected from 53 late in the first half against Tennessee. He also made a 31-yarder in this low-scoring affair. The Broncos were out of sorts on...

The Latest: Syrian Kurds ally with Damascus in major shift

Oct. 13, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's offensive in Syria (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Syrian Kurdish officials say they will work with the country's central government in Damascus to fend off Turkey's offensive against Kurdish fighters. In a major shift of alliance, Kurdish-led forces are to deploy side by...

Historic YMCA building in Vermont village facing demolition

Oct. 13, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. (AP) — The days may be numbered for a former YMCA building in the Vermont village of Bellows Falls, but the current owner is still looking for ways to save the historic structure. The Rutland Herald reports village trustees stopped short of ordering the demolition of the 1835-structure...

Pope, Amazon bishops alarmed by Ecuador violence

Oct. 13, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is appealing for peace in Ecuador following a day of attacks on government buildings and media offices that prompted a curfew. Francis issued the appeal Sunday also in the name of all the bishops of the Amazon, including from Ecuador. They are in Rome to discuss church...

Pope canonizes John Henry Newman, 19th-century theologian

Oct. 13, 2019 7:18 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — With Prince Charles looking on, Pope Francis on Sunday canonized Cardinal John Henry Newman, praising the 19th-century Anglican convert who became an influential, unifying figure in both the Anglican and Catholic churches. Francis quoted from one of Newman's most famous hymns, "Lead,...

4 New York priests placed on leave after abuse allegations

Oct. 12, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Four priests from the New York Roman Catholic Archdiocese have been placed on administrative leave following allegations of abuse of minors reaching back decades. The newspaper Catholic New York reported this week that the prelates' ministries are temporarily restricted. In a letter sent to...

Pastor, Trump ally Robert Jeffress to give Talladega prayer

Oct. 12, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress, who has warned of a "civil war-like fracture" if President Donald Trump is impeached, was selected by Talladega Superspeedway to give Sunday's pre-race invocation and wave the green flag. Trump last month tweeted a comment Jeffress made on "Fox...

AP Explains: Columbus, once immigrant hero, now heel to some

Oct. 11, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The image and story of Christopher Columbus, the 15th century navigator who began European incursions into the Americas, have changed in the U.S. over the decades. Columbus was an obscure figure until his adventures were revitalized in the 1800s. By the 1990s, a new generation of...