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  • Pope replaces Santiago bishop accused of sex abuse cover-up

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday replaced Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati as archbishop of Santiago, Chile, after he was placed under criminal investigation in the country’s spiraling church sex abuse and cover-up scandal. Francis accepted Ezzati’s resignation and named a temporary replacement to govern Chile’s most important archdiocese: the Spanish-born Capuchin friar and current […]
  • Pakistan celebrates National Day with military parade

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistanis are celebrating their National Day with a military parade that’s showcasing short- and long-range missiles, tanks, jets, drones and other hardware. Pakistani President Arif Alvi marked the occasion saying that the region needs peace, not war and Pakistan wants to live peacefully with its neighbors. He said Pakistan’s war is against […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Saturday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2019. There are 283 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 23, 1942, the first Japanese-Americans evacuated by the U.S. Army during World War II arrived at the internment camp in Manzanar, California. On this date: In 1775, Patrick […]
  • Thailand’s new government could be unstable, short-lived

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s election Sunday is likely to produce a weak, unstable government whether it’s a civilian or military-backed party that cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new phase of uncertainty in a country that’s a U.S. ally in Southeast Asia and one of the world’s top tourist destinations. The election is Thailand’s […]
  • Paddlers can access Potomac when Trump visits his golf club

    STERLING, Va. (AP) — Water sports enthusiasts will get more opportunities to paddle the Potomac River near the Trump National Golf Club in northern Virginia even when the president is visiting the property. Lawyers for the federal government and the Canoe Cruisers Association of Greater Washington, D.C., said in court documents filed Friday that the […]
  • Museum is glad to finally hear: Yes, it’s really a Van Gogh

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A painting at a Connecticut museum that has long been thought to be by Vincent Van Gogh has been authenticated as such by Dutch researchers. The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford announced Friday that the oil painting “Vase with Poppies” has been verified by researchers at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam […]
  • A rare albino penguin makes its debut at zoo in Poland

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An extremely rare albino penguin has made its debut at Gdansk Zoo in northern Poland. The albino penguin hatched in mid-December and has been under veterinary care. In the wild, such an unusual-looking penguin would be rejected by other penguins and would have little chance of survival. But in Gdansk, it […]
  • Ohio cuts funding for Planned Parenthood after court OK

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Health is ending grants and contracts that send money to Planned Parenthood after a divided federal appeals court upheld a state anti-abortion law that blocks public money for the group. The department notified recipients and contractors Thursday that it will end that funding within a month to […]
  • Michigan deal bars LGBT discrimination in state adoptions

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Faith-based adoption agencies that are paid by the state of Michigan will no longer be able to turn away LGBT couples or individuals because of religious objections under a legal settlement announced Friday. The agreement was reached between Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office and lawyers for the American Civil Liberties […]
  • Special evaluations can help seniors cope with cancer care

    Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight line, count backward from 20 and repeat a silly phrase. It was all part of a special kind of medical fitness test for older patients that’s starting to catch on among cancer doctors. Instead of assuming that elderly patients are […]