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Pope's bodyguard resigns over new financial leaks scandal

Oct. 14, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's latest scandal claimed its first victim Monday as Pope Francis' chief bodyguard resigned over the leak of a Vatican police flyer identifying five employees who were suspended as part of a financial investigation. The Vatican said its police chief, Domenico Giani, bore no...

UN urges action against food losses, says 14% lost globally

Oct. 14, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The United Nations' food agency says around 14% of the food produced globally is lost and is urging action to address the causes of food loss as part of efforts to protect the environment. In a report Monday, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) stressed the need to reduce food loss...

Wiesberger wins Italian Open, tops Race to Dubai rankings

Oct. 13, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Bernd Wiesberger moved atop the Race to Dubai rankings by winning the Italian Open on Sunday for his second Rolex Series victory of the year. Wiesberger carded a bogey-free 6-under 65 at Olgiata Golf Club for a one-stroke victory over Matthew Fitzpatrick after beginning the day three strokes...

Kent State project creates dialogue about liberty

Oct. 13, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State's latest cross-discipline project will soon connect the university and city with art and history lovers in New York City and Florence, Italy. On Oct. 17, the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration in New York will celebrate the opening of its latest exhibit "Sisters in...

176 migrants rescued off Libya, 110 others turned back

Oct. 13, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Humanitarian groups on Sunday said they rescued 176 migrants on two rubber boats in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya while Tunisian authorities reported blocking a smuggling boat carrying 110 migrants from setting off for Italy. Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee said...

Artwork new to Annapolis but not a family's personal history

Oct. 13, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — In the home of a Severna Park couple, two portraits painted by Constantino Brumidi hang on the wall. The portrait set was a thank you for letting Brumidi stay with the family in Washington, D.C. when he first arrived to the United States. Alice Schumacher, whose family on her father's...

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,...

Norway ends Spain's perfect record; Italy at Euro 2020

Oct. 12, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

Sergio Ramos was seconds away from celebrating his record for most appearances for Spain with a victory that would have ensured his country a spot at next year's European Championship. But Norway's last-gasp push for an equalizer paid off in their evenly fought qualifier on Saturday which finished 1-1. That ended...

Eritrean soccer players who defected say they live in fear

Oct. 12, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

PALERMO, Italy (AP) — Soccer gave Mewal Tesfai Yosief hope in an authoritarian nation, a job in a country of forced military conscription and, possibly, freedom at last. After scoring two goals for Eritrea's national under-20 soccer team during a tournament in Uganda late last month, Mewal defected with...

Fitzpatrick finish sees him keep Italian Open lead

Oct. 12, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A blistering finish from five-time European Tour winner Matthew Fitzpatrick saw him maintain his one-stroke lead heading into the final round of the Italian Open. English golfer Fitzpatrick birdied four of the last six holes on Saturday to move to 13 under overall with a 3-under 68 in the third...