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Catholic church urges Angola to declare a drought emergency

Oct. 14, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Catholic church in Angola is urging the government to declare a state of emergency over the drought that has affected at least 1 million people in the country's south. The comments on Monday, reported by the Portuguese news agency Lusa, follow a similar call last month by Angola's...

Parishioners find other sanctuaries after church shooting

Oct. 14, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

PELHAM, N.H. (AP) — Members of New England Pentecostal Ministries are finding comfort and fellowship at other churches while theirs remains closed following a shooting during a weekend wedding. Dale Holloway, 37, is accused of wounding a clergyman and a bride Saturday in Pelham, New Hampshire. Stanley...

Polish conservatives win lower house but lose Senate

Oct. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's conservative ruling Law and Justice party capitalized on its popular social spending policies to win a majority of seats in the lower house of parliament but lost control of the Senate, according to results reported Monday. When exit polls were released after voting ended...

Pope's bodyguard resigns over new financial leaks scandal

Oct. 14, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's latest leaks 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, 57-year-old...

The Latest: Cincinnati, Miami now NFL's only winless teams

Oct. 14, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

The Latest on the NFL's Week 6 (all times EDT): ___ 7:25 p.m. The NFL is down to just a pair of winless teams with the New York Jets and Washington Redskins finally getting their first victories of the season. Washington won the battle of winless teams by edging Miami 17-16 with the Redskins smothering a 2-point...

The Latest: Australia says Turkey to blame for IS escapes

Oct. 14, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Turkey's offensive in Syria (all times local): 08:15 a.m. Australia's foreign minister says Turkey is solely responsible for the escape of Islamic State group fighters from custody in Syria. Foreign Minister Marise Payne was commenting in the Australian Senate after hundreds of...

Law gives child sex assault victims more time to file suits

Oct. 13, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is giving childhood victims of sexual abuse more time to decide whether to file lawsuits, joining several states in expanding the statute of limitations for victims over warnings from school districts that the new rules could bankrupt them. The law signed Sunday by Gov....

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...

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,...