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  • 3rd man accuses a Chicago activist priest of sexual abuse

    CHICAGO (AP) — A third man has come forward with sexual abuse allegations against a Chicago priest who has gained widespread acclaim for his activism, saying he felt he owes it to two brothers who have faced criticism for accusing the priest of abusing them decades ago when they were teens. The 59-year-old man alleges […]
  • Dolly Parton on her 50th Grammy nod: ‘It’s always special’

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been 51 years since Dolly Parton earned her first Grammy nomination, and this year the national treasure who has won nine Grammys throughout her career is competing for her 50th honor. Parton’s first Grammy nomination was at the 1970 show for “Just Someone I Used to Know,” a duet with […]
  • Collins to back Haaland for Interior, sealing her approval

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday she will support New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland to be Interior secretary, the first Republican senator to publicly back a nominee set to become the first Native American to lead a Cabinet agency. The announcement makes Haaland’s confirmation by the Senate nearly certain and follows Haaland’s […]
  • Collins to back Haaland for Interior, sealing her approval

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday she will support New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland to be Interior secretary, the first Republican senator to publicly back a nominee set to become the first Native American to lead a Cabinet agency. The announcement makes Haaland’s confirmation by the Senate nearly certain and follows Haaland’s […]
  • Spanish king’s sisters vaccinated on trip to see dad in UAE

    MADRID (AP) — The sisters of Spanish King Felipe VI acknowledged Wednesday that they got COVID-19 vaccine shots during a visit to the United Arab Emirates to see their father, the former monarch who has faced financial investigations at home. In a statement published by leading newspaper La Vanguardia, the Infantas Elena, 57, and Cristina, […]
  • Solid sign-ups for Biden’s new ‘Obamacare’ coverage offer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 200,000 people signed up for coverage in the first two weeks after President Joe Biden re-opened HealthCare.gov as part of his coronavirus response, the government said Wednesday. The solid start to the three-month special enrollment period indicates a pent-up demand for health insurance as the COVID-19 pandemic approaches the one-year […]
  • DeWine faces choppy political waters 1 year into pandemic

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At the beginning of 2020, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was working on plans to battle algae blooms in Lake Erie, crack down on distracted driving, and figure out a way to save an Ohio minor league baseball team. The largely popular first-term Republican governor accepted an invitation to give the commencement […]
  • Weeks after storms, water crisis continues in Mississippi

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Frustrations are mounting in Mississippi’s largest city, more than two weeks since winter storms and freezing weather ravaged the city’s water system — knocking out water for drinking and making it impossible for many to even flush their toilets. For more than two weeks now, residents in the city of 160,000 […]
  • Camilla says hospitalized Prince Philip is ‘slightly’ better

    LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip is “slightly improving” and the royal family is keeping its fingers crossed for the hospitalized duke’s recovery, his daughter-in-law Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, said Wednesday. Philip, 99, has been hospitalized since being admitted Feb. 16 to King Edward VII’s Hospital in London, where he was treated for an infection. On […]
  • Head of Poland’s Shakespeare theater, Jerzy Limon, dies

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jerzy Limon, a Polish academic who was honored by Queen Elizabeth II for creating and directing a Shakespeare theater and festival in Poland, has died of COVID-19. He was 70. Magdalena Hajdysz, a spokeswoman for the Gdansk Shakespeare Theater, said Limon died at a hospital in Gdansk in northern Poland. Limon […]