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Australian Anglican set to be defrocked over abuse inaction

Feb. 19, 2019 2:17 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An assistant bishop is set to become the most senior Anglican in Australia to be defrocked after a church committee on Tuesday found he took no action when he was told a priest had sexually abused a child. Assistant Bishop Richard Appleby has 28 days to appeal a decision by the...

Southern Baptist president says database of abusers possible

Feb. 19, 2019 1:42 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than a decade after the Southern Baptist Convention rejected the idea of creating a database of ministers credibly accused of sexual abuse, leaders said on Monday night the possibility is on the table. The denomination already was looking at how it could better respond to abuse...

Jailed Citgo executives in limbo amid Venezuela turmoil

Feb. 19, 2019 1:16 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A faint voice comes through the crackled phone line. On the other end, Tomeu Vadell, speaking from a military counterintelligence prison in Venezuela's capital, asks his daughters in Louisiana whether they've gone to church and says he plans to spend his Sunday doing pushups to keep his body...

N. Carolina elections board weighs re-doing marred election

Feb. 19, 2019 1:14 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The country's last undecided congressional election was marred by falsified signatures, disappearing documents and blank ballots that were filled in by people hired by the Republican candidate, North Carolina elections officials said. The state elections board could decide as early as...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Feb. 19, 2019 12:19 AM EST

Where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation. Trump also plays a central role in a...

Police investigate after 3 shot, killed inside Calif. home

Feb. 18, 2019 10:40 PM EST

PORTER RANCH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say three people were shot and killed inside a large home in a Los Angeles suburb Monday. Police tell KTLA that detectives were investigating the case as a robbery and homicide. Officer Sal Ramirez says the victims were found around 4 p.m. inside a home in Porter...

Aurora warehouse where 5 killed won't reopen until next week

Feb. 18, 2019 10:23 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse where five people were fatally shot won't reopen until next week, but its doors will be open to support workers, company officials said Monday. The Henry Pratt Co. facility in Aurora, Illinois, will be open any employees who want to spend...

AP NewsBreak: Dunleavy eyes repeal of alcohol, pot boards

Feb. 18, 2019 9:51 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy wants to repeal the boards tasked with regulating alcohol and marijuana in Alaska, according to documents from state officials. The plan was outlined in a letter to commerce department employees by commissioner Julie Anderson and in a memo from Alcohol and Marijuana...

Honduran lawmaker loses seat for defamation conviction

Feb. 18, 2019 9:20 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A Honduran lawmaker was stripped of her seat in Congress on Monday after being convicted last month of defaming and slandering a local banker. The court sentenced Maria Luisa Borjas of the opposition Libre party to serve two years and eight months in prison, but she can avoid...

Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial delayed until June

Feb. 18, 2019 8:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial in New York City is being delayed until June 3. Court spokesman Lucian Chalfen confirmed the delay on Monday. The fallen film mogul is still expected to appear at a pretrial hearing March 8. Weinstein's trial had been slated for May 6, but that date...