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Amended sex abuse suit filed against W.Va. Catholic diocese

May. 21, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Roman Catholic diocese failed to publicly disclose decade-old allegations of sexual abuse of a student involving a Catholic school teacher, the state's attorney general said Tuesday. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced an amended lawsuit against the Diocese...

Wilton Gregory installed as new archbishop of Washington

May. 21, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Rev. Wilton D. Gregory was installed Tuesday as the seventh archbishop of Washington following a pair of high-profile sexual abuse cases that ensnared his two predecessors. The 71-year-old Gregory, previously the archbishop of Atlanta, becomes the first African American to lead the...

DC priest accused of abusing girls, woman faces single trial

May. 21, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing two children and a woman involved in his Washington, D.C., parish wants the cases to be tried separately. WTOP-FM reports that Urbano Vazquez's lawyer says a single trial would be unfair. Attorney Robert Bonsib says that if jurors hear about...

Austrian government collapses over Ibiza video scandal

May. 20, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called time Monday on his coalition government with the far-right Freedom Party after its leader was shown on video appearing to offer favors to a purported Russian investor. Kurz said he was seeking the removal of the country's interior minister, Freedom...

The Latest: Austrian leader expects far right to quit gov't

May. 20, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on the video scandal that's rocked the Austrian government (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he expects the far-right Freedom Party to leave his government as it has threatened to do. Kurz, who has asked Austria's president to remove Interior...

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he wants to fire interior minister over video scandal that's rocked government

May. 20, 2019 12:42 PM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he wants to fire interior minister over video scandal that's rocked government .

The Latest: Austria to see early election after scandal

May. 18, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Austrian politics (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election after his vice chancellor resigned over a covertly shot video that showed him apparently promising government contracts to a prospective Russian investor. Kurz...

Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache says he is resigning amid video scandal

May. 18, 2019 6:31 AM EDT
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache says he is resigning amid video scandal.

Catholic bishop challenges Dallas police affidavit accuracy

May. 17, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Roman Catholic bishop of the Dallas diocese has challenged the accuracy of a Dallas police affidavit's allegations that the diocese had "thwarted" its investigation of past sexual misconduct by priests. Police used the affidavit to authorize Monday raids on diocesan headquarters, a...

Archdiocese: Abuse claim against dead priest deemed credible

May. 17, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Archdiocese of Detroit says an allegation that a priest who died in 1984 sexually abused a child has been found to be credible. The archdiocese said in a news release Friday that the complaint against the Rev. Jan Tyminski was brought forward to the Archdiocesan Review Board, considered...