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  • French bishops agree to compensation for sex abuse victims

    PARIS (AP) — Still struggling to come to terms with their share of responsibility in the clerical sex abuse scandal rocking the Catholic Church, France’s bishops have agreed to award financial compensation to victims whose cases fall outside of France’s statute of limitations. “We have agreed in principle to make a financial gesture,” Vincent Neymon, […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2019. There are 312 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 22, 1997, scientists in Scotland announced they had succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named “Dolly.” (Dolly, however, was later put down after a short […]
  • Judge grants citizenship to twin son of gay couple

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother. The State Department was wrong to deny citizenship to 2-year-old Ethan Dvash-Banks […]
  • Plans for new city pavilion harks back to Epcot’s roots

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Epcot is returning to its city roots. Officials at Walt Disney World said Thursday that new additions to Epcot include a pavilion featuring an interactive city with hands-on activities. Epcot was originally conceived by Walt Disney in the 1960s as an experimental city. In fact, the Epcot name stands for Experimental […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Resumption of high-level US-China trade talks raises hopes WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration resumed high-level talks with Chinese officials on Thursday, aiming to ease a trade standoff that’s unnerved global investors and clouded the outlook for the world economy. A Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He opened two days of talks […]
  • Oklahoma GOP leaders to push ‘triggered’ abortion ban

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican leaders in Oklahoma said Thursday they want to join at least five other states in automatically banning abortions if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. GOP Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat said a bill will be drafted and considered next week that […]
  • Sasha Sagan, daughter of Carl Sagan, has book out in October

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sasha Sagan, daughter of the late Carl Sagan, is working on a book her publisher is calling “part memoir, part guidebook and part social history.” G.P. Putnam’s Sons announced Thursday that Sagan’s “For Small Creatures Such As We: Finding Wonder and Meaning in Our Unlikely World,” is coming out in October. […]
  • Kentucky teen at center of viral encounter sues over stories

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Kentucky teen at the heart of an encounter last month with a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington is suing The Washington Post for $250 million, alleging the newspaper falsely labeled him a racist. His attorneys are threatening numerous other news organizations, including The Associated Press. President Donald […]
  • Pacific typhoon expected to lash Guam with gusty wind, rain

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A growing typhoon in the Pacific is heading toward the Mariana Islands and could lash Guam with strong winds, rain and surf this weekend. The U.S. National Weather Service in Guam reports Typhoon Wutip was packing 100 mph (161 kph) winds and will continue to intensify through Saturday. The storm was […]
  • Parade horses to be up for adoption after Mardi Gras marches

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sixteen horses that will march in this year’s Mardi Gras parades will be up for adoption as part of an effort by three Louisiana organizations to save them from being resold at auctions or for slaughter. The Humane Society of Louisiana, Cascade Stables in New Orleans and Barney’s Farm Sanctuary in […]