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  • Young Venetians volunteer after flood of their lifetimes

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — As soon as waters receded from this week’s devastating flood, about 50 young Venetians wearing rubber boots and gripped by a sense of determination showed up at the city’s Music Conservatory to help save precious manuscripts. Thanks to their work, some 50 linear meters of archival manuscripts, dating from as far […]
  • Utah school from ‘High School Musical’ may get tourist boost

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah high school where the Disney movie “High School Musical” was filmed over a decade ago has become a tourist destination, and the trend could grow with the premiere of Disney’s new streaming service series based on the film. Much of the popular 2006 movie was filmed at East […]
  • Myanmar rejects court probe into crimes against Rohingyas

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s government rejected the International Criminal Court’s decision to allow prosecutors to open an investigation into crimes committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority. Government spokesman Zaw Htay said at a Friday night press conference that Myanmar stood by its position that the Netherlands-based court has no jurisdiction over its actions. His […]
  • Pope urges ‘prudent’ choices as hospital weathers new storm

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has urged the Vatican’s pediatric hospital to make “prudent” choices as it expands to welcome more patients. In the wake of a new investment scandal that led to the ouster of a top manager, Francis held a special audience for Bambino Gesu staff and patients Saturday to mark the […]
  • Boeing says it has to ‘re-earn’ public’s trust after crashes

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A senior Boeing executive said Saturday the company knows it has to re-earn the public’s trust as it works to win approval from U.S. regulators to get its grounded 737 Max jets flying again after crashes that killed 346 people. Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, […]
  • Prague museum displays totalitarian-era surveillance tech

    PRAGUE (AP) — The Iron Curtain was more than just a figure of speech: Communist regimes set up thousands of miles of heavily-guarded, electrified barbed wire fencing to completely isolate Eastern Europe from the West. That still didn’t stop many from desperately attempting to flee the totalitarian East. Some succeeded but many lost their lives. […]
  • Vatican youth seminary scandal grows with new abuse claims

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — A scandal over alleged sexual molestation and abuse at the Vatican’s youth seminary is growing, with more former papal altar boys alleging inappropriate behavior by priests inside the Vatican walls. Le Iene, an Italian investigative television program, plans to air the new allegations Sunday; the show provided the broadcast to The […]
  • Email shows Trump’s property not among original G-7 sites

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A newly released email shows President Donald Trump’s private golf resort near Miami was not among the original sites to be considered to host a major international summit next year. Trump had claimed in August that his Trump National Doral had emerged as a top contender for the Group of Seven summit […]
  • Sheriff calls deadly shooting at Airbnb rental a ‘bloodbath’

    ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area are calling a shooting that left five dead during a Halloween party at an Airbnb rental a “bloodbath,” where several partygoers were armed and some showed up looking for trouble. Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston said Friday that he knows residents in the plush […]
  • WV library cancels drag queen event after violent threats

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia library says violent threats prompted it to cancel an event where drag queens were going to read to children. The Morgantown Public Library System announced it was canceling its Drag Queen Story Time event in a Facebook post Friday. The statement cited “multiple threats of violence against the […]