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    Vatican auditor cries foul over ouster he calls forced

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is denouncing its ousted auditor general for revealing that he resigned under threat of arrest for what he says were trumped-up charges. In a statement Sunday, the Vatican said Libero Milone had been asked to resign in June because his office had “illegally hired an outside company to conduct […]
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    Ferragamo breaths fresh air into summer with outdoor show

    MILAN (AP) — Milan designers are breathing fresh air into Milan Fashion Week, quite literally. Many fashion houses are showing their collections outdoors this season, or at least throwing open the windows on their grand palazzi venues, betting on Mother Nature with open-air shows. The late summer-early fall weather has cooperated fully. Angela Missoni’s 20th […]
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    Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new restrictions expected

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to announce new restrictions on travel to the United States as his ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries expires Sunday, 90 days after it went into effect. The Department of Homeland Security has recommended the president sign off on new, more targeted restrictions on foreign nationals […]
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    Today in History

    Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2017. There are 98 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 24, 1717, English author Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, was born in London. On this date: In 1789, President George Washington signed a Judiciary Act establishing America’s […]
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    Conservative theologians accuse pope of spreading heresy

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. In a 25-page letter delivered to Francis last month and provided Saturday to The Associated Press, the 62 signatories issued a “filial correction” to […]
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    EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won’t say from where

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of “unidentified, potentially hazardous material” from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey. The agency has not provided details about which Superfund sites the material came from, why the contaminants at issue have not been […]
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    Smithsonian’s black history museum popular destination in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first year, the Smithsonian’s new black museum has become the nation’s top temple to blackness, an Afrocentric shrine on the National Mall where people of all races, colors and creed are flocking to experience — and leave behind for posterity — the highs and lows of African-American life in the […]
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    The Latest: Oklahoma-born Catholic priest beatified

    OKARCHE, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on a beatification mass starts for 1st US martyr (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The Roman Catholic Church’s first U.S.-born martyr has been beatified, bringing the Oklahoma native a step closer to possible sainthood. A letter from Pope Francis declaring the Rev. Stanley Rother (ROW-THUR) as blessed was read […]
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    Safety regulators fine Ohio factory making footballs for NFL

    ADA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio factory that makes footballs for the National Football League has been fined by federal regulators over workplace safety violations. Wilson Sporting Goods is facing more than $65,000 in fines after two inspections at its factory in Ada, which makes about 700,000 footballs each year. The factory churns out footballs […]
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    Move over, Bud: Czech firm makes DIY backyard breweries

    PRAGUE (AP) — It has never been so easy to start your own beer company. A Czech firm is selling professional beer-making sets that fit in a backyard but can produce commercial quantities of brew. The mobile breweries sold by Well Service are a far cry from the kits typically made for home use. They […]