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Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco enters hospice care

Apr. 17, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana officials are calling for prayers for former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who has entered hospice care for incurable cancer. The 76-year-old Democrat served from 2004 to 2008 as Louisiana's first and only female governor. Blanco's time in office included the devastating...

The Latest: University of Notre Dame to donate $100,000

Apr. 16, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that swept through Paris' Notre Dame cathedral (all times local): 8 p.m. The president of the University of Notre Dame said the school will donate $100,000 toward the renovation of Notre Dame cathedral following a devastating fire. The Rev. John Jenkins announced the...

Chicago's Cardinal Cupich offers prayers for French people

Apr. 16, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The cardinal of the Archdiocese of Chicago is offering prayers for the people of France after fire engulfed parts of Paris' iconic Notre Dame cathedral. Cardinal Blase Cupich (blayz SOO'-pich) asked others to join him in offering prayers for first responders, renovation workers and cathedral...

Prayers, hymns, community shared in firelight of Notre Dame

Apr. 16, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Some kneeled, some folded their hands to make silent entreaties. Others sang with their eyes focused on the sky that had gone from blue to yellow and orange, and filled with acrid smoke. In an impromptu act of togetherness and hope, Parisians and visitors to France's charismatic capital came...

Fire ravages soaring Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris left aghast

Apr. 16, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A fire swept across the top of the Notre Dame Cathedral while the soaring Paris landmark was under renovations Monday, collapsing its spire and threatening one of the world's greatest architectural treasures as locals and tourists watched aghast from the streets. The French president pledged...

The Latest: World mourns Paris fire, offers rebuilding help

Apr. 15, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 5:30 a.m. World leaders are mourning the devastating fire damage at the Notre Dame Cathedral. South Korean President Moon Jae-in says the damage was "a loss for all of us" and called for the world to come together to...

Around world, 'our hearts ache' at Notre Dame Cathedral fire

Apr. 15, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

The world reacted with shock and prayers to the massive fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, united in grief and in solidarity with the people of France. As the flames tore through the 12th-century cathedral, Spain's prime minister offered France the help of his country in the recovery. The fire is a...

The Latest: French leader vows to rebuild damaged Notre Dame

Apr. 15, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 11:35 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has promised to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral and says he is seeking international help to restore the Paris landmark. Macron said after the French capital's fire chief announced...

Massive fire engulfs beloved Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Apr. 15, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris' soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below. The blaze collapsed the...

Pennsylvania lawmakers honor victims of synagogue massacre

Apr. 10, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers solemnly remembered the 11 worshippers killed in an anti-Semitic attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue last fall, hearing Wednesday from an affected congregation's rabbi that "all is not well in our republic." The rare joint session in the chambers of the state's...