Pope Francis Offers Partial Apology To Clergy Sex Abuse Victims After Demand For 'Proof'

Jan 22 2018 - 8:39pm

Pope Francis Offers Partial Apology To Clergy Sex Abuse Victims After Demand For 'Proof'Pope Francis partially apologized for last week’s brusque attack on victims of clergy sex abuse ― but he continued supporting a controversial Chilean bishop accused of protecting a pedophile priest.



China's top paper says U.S. forcing China to accelerate South China Sea deployments

Jan 22 2018 - 8:39pm

China's top paper says U.S. forcing China to accelerate South China Sea deploymentsChina's top newspaper, decrying Washington as a trouble-maker, said on Monday U.S. moves in the South China Sea like last week's freedom of navigation operation will only cause China to strengthen its deployments in the disputed waterway. China's foreign ministry said the USS Hopper, a destroyer, came within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan island, which is better known as the Scarborough Shoal and is subject to a rival claim by the Philippines, a historic ally of the United States. It was the latest U.S. naval operation challenging extensive Chinese claims in the South China Sea and came even as President Donald Trump's administration seeks Chinese cooperation in dealing with North Korea's missile and nuclear programs.

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Serial Stowaway Charged Following Latest Arrest at O`Hare Airport

Jan 22 2018 - 8:39pm

Serial Stowaway Charged Following Latest Arrest at O`Hare AirportA 66-year-old woman, who has been arrested several times for sneaking onto planes without a ticket and even a passport, is back at it again. This time she made it from Chicago to London before she was caught.



3 USA Gymnastics Directors Resign In Larry Nassar Sex Abuse Scandal

Jan 22 2018 - 8:39pm

3 USA Gymnastics Directors Resign In Larry Nassar Sex Abuse ScandalThree USA Gymnastics directors have resigned amid fierce criticism that the organization failed to protect its athletes from team doctor Larry Nassar, a serial predator whose sentencing hearing continues this week.



Young Mother Becomes 4th Member of Montecito Family Found Dead in Mudslides

Jan 22 2018 - 8:39pm

Young Mother Becomes 4th Member of Montecito Family Found Dead in MudslidesThe discovery of 28-year-old Faviola Benitez Calderon puts the death toll at 21, with two still missing.



Fighting rages amid Turkish push in Kurdish enclave in Syria

Jan 22 2018 - 8:39pm

Fighting rages amid Turkish push in Kurdish enclave in SyriaHASSA, Turkey (AP) — Intense fighting flared Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria, the third day of Ankara's offensive to oust a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the area, according to the militia and a war monitoring group.



The White House Says This Photo Shows Trump Working. People Aren’t Buying It.

Jan 22 2018 - 8:39pm

The White House Says This Photo Shows Trump Working. People Aren’t Buying It.President Donald Trump wanted to show the nation that he was hard at work this weekend after the government shut down over failed budget negotiations.



Women's March Activists Rally In Las Vegas, Vow To Bring Their 'Power To The Polls'

Jan 22 2018 - 8:39pm

Women's March Activists Rally In Las Vegas, Vow To Bring Their 'Power To The Polls'Women’s March activists gathered in Las Vegas on Sunday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the largest single-day protest in U.S. history and to launch a nationwide political action tour.



Vermont Makes History By Legalizing Marijuana, But Its Law Comes With A Catch

Jan 22 2018 - 8:39pm

Vermont Makes History By Legalizing Marijuana, But Its Law Comes With A CatchFor the first time, a U.S. state has legalized marijuana with the stroke of a pen, not a vote at the ballot box.



Philippine volcano rains ash, violent eruption feared

Jan 22 2018 - 8:39pm

Philippine volcano rains ash, violent eruption fearedA giant mushroom-shaped cloud shot up from the Philippines' most active volcano on Monday, turning day into night as it rained ash on communities where tens of thousands have fled after warnings of an impending eruption. "Hazardous eruption imminent," the state volcanology agency concluded in its latest bulletin, saying Mayon volcano could blow up within days after two weeks of activity. Fine ash and sand fell on Legazpi, a city of about 200,000 people, and nearby areas after the midday explosion turned the area into virtual nighttime, forcing motorists to switch on their lights and use windscreen wipers...


Service Dog Atlas Meets Pluto During Trip to Disney World

Jan 22 2018 - 8:39pm

Service Dog Atlas Meets Pluto During Trip to Disney WorldAtlas, a golden retriever, even has a stuffed Pluto toy at home.



At Least 30 Children Have Died From This Season's Flu. Some of Them Were Perfectly Healthy

Jan 22 2018 - 8:39pm

At Least 30 Children Have Died From This Season's Flu. Some of Them Were Perfectly Healthy30 U.S. children have died from influenza-related causes so far this flu season, says the CDC, and some of them were perfectly healthy.



Senate Republicans Reject Trump's Call To End The Filibuster Rule

Jan 22 2018 - 8:39pm

Senate Republicans Reject Trump's Call To End The Filibuster RuleWASHINGTON ― Senate Republicans, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, rejected President Donald Trump’s call to get rid of the filibuster to let the GOP to pass legislation without any help from Democrats.



North Korean girl band leader heads delegation to South

Jan 22 2018 - 8:39pm

North Korean girl band leader heads delegation to SouthSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Sunday as part of an official delegation, triggering a media frenzy as she checked potential venues for performances during next month's Winter Olympics.



Teen Says MSU Is Still Billing Her Family For Appointments Where Nassar Assaulted Her

Jan 22 2018 - 8:39pm

Teen Says MSU Is Still Billing Her Family For Appointments Where Nassar Assaulted HerThe 95th witness to deliver an impact statement at the sentencing hearing for disgraced former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar said the school is still billing her family for appointments where she was allegedly sexually abused.



The #SchumerShutdown Hashtag Is Getting A Big Boost From Russian Bots

Jan 22 2018 - 8:39pm

The #SchumerShutdown Hashtag Is Getting A Big Boost From Russian BotsWASHINGTON ― As lawmakers wage a messaging war over who caused the government shutdown, Republicans and the White House are getting a big boost in their efforts to blame Democrats for the mess ― from the Russians.



China's waste import ban upends global recycling industry

Jan 21 2018 - 8:37pm

China's waste import ban upends global recycling industryFor years China was the world's top destination for recyclable trash, but a ban on certain imports has left nations scrambling to find new dumping grounds for growing piles of garbage. The decision was announced in July and came into force on January 1, giving companies from Europe to the United States barely six months to look for other options, and forcing some to store rubbish in parking lots. In China, some recycling companies have had to lay off staff or shut down due to the lost business.



Turkish army shells Kurdish positions in Syria's Afrin: military

Jan 21 2018 - 8:37pm

Turkish army shells Kurdish positions in Syria's Afrin: militaryISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's army said it shelled Kurdish positions in Syria's Afrin region on Friday and Saturday, hitting shelters and hideouts used by militants from three groups, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), PYD and YPG. The militants had earlier fired on Turkish positions, the army said in a statement. President Tayyip Erdogan said this week he would crush the Syrian Kurdish militia in Afrin, which he viewed as a security threat to Turkey. ...



Turkish troops enter Kurdish enclave in northern Syria

Jan 21 2018 - 8:37pm

Turkish troops enter Kurdish enclave in northern SyriaHASSA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to oust from the area a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia, which responded with a hail of rockets on Turkish towns killing at least one refugee.



Football Fans Lose Faith In Humanity As Patriots Head To Another Super Bowl

Jan 21 2018 - 8:37pm

Football Fans Lose Faith In Humanity As Patriots Head To Another Super BowlFootball fans were utterly distressed Sunday night as the New England Patriots secured a spot in yet another Super Bowl.



Jeanette Epps is not the only astronaut NASA has removed from their planned flights

Jan 21 2018 - 8:37pm

Jeanette Epps is not the only astronaut NASA has removed from their planned flightsOn Jan. 18, NASA announced that astronaut Jeanette Epps would not fly, as expected, to the International Space Station in June. The mission would have been historic, since she would have become the first African-American crewmember on the orbiting outpost.  The space agency hasn't released any information about why Epps was benched from her planned mission, saying only that "these decisions are personnel matters for which NASA doesn’t provide information," according to NASA spokesperson Brandi Dean. Epps will now work in the Astronaut Office at Johnson Space Center and await...


12-Year-Old Boy With Flu-Like Symptoms Dies After Virus Test Comes Back Negative

Jan 21 2018 - 8:37pm

12-Year-Old Boy With Flu-Like Symptoms Dies After Virus Test Comes Back NegativeHis family is waiting for the autopsy results.



Government shutdown begins

Jan 21 2018 - 8:37pm

Government shutdown beginsOn the anniversary of Trump's inauguration, Americans awoke Saturday to learn that bickering politicians in Washington had failed to keep their government in business, halting all but the most essential operations.



Records: Las Vegas gunman was germophobe, possibly bipolar

Jan 21 2018 - 8:37pm

Records: Las Vegas gunman was germophobe, possibly bipolarLAS VEGAS (AP) — After three months of investigation, police have learned more about Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock: He was a high-stakes gambler on a losing streak, obsessed with cleanliness, possibly bipolar and was having difficulties with his live-in girlfriend.



Bentley Bentayga plug-in hybrid SUV to debut in March at Geneva auto show

Jan 21 2018 - 8:37pm

Bentley Bentayga plug-in hybrid SUV to debut in March at Geneva auto showUnlike rival Rolls-Royce, which may go directly to an all-electric model in future, Bentley has set its sights on plug-in hybrids first—and the Bentayga luxury SUV will be the first one from the brand. The plug-in versions of the Bentley Bentayga is expected to debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show, and will be capable of running solely on battery power and producing zero emissions for short periods of time. A dedicated electric mode will keep the internal combustion engine at bay, though the big, heavy luxury SUV is likely to cover only a mile or so at lower speeds on...