Survivors denounce Vatican handling of Peru abuse case

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Victims of Latin America’s latest charismatic Catholic leader-turned-sexual predator are denouncing the Vatican’s handling of the case, saying the six-year delay and final resolution are anything but satisfactory for survivors of his sexual,...
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Lake created by landslide floods in Bosnia, closes highway

AP Photo/Amel Emric SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Flooding from a new lake created by a landslide in central Bosnia has shut down one of the country’s main highways. Earlier this week, a major landslide from huge piles of mine waste from an open pit coal mine...

Cleveland OK’d $13M In Police Misconduct Suit Settlements

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland has agreed to pay more than $13.2 million in a little over two years to settle lawsuits over police misconduct. The list of 26 cases compiled by Cleveland.com ( ) includes a $6 million settlement of a lawsuit against the city filed by the family of...

Kurdish journalist killed covering Iraq's battle for Mosul

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A local Kurdish news organization says one of their presenters was killed covering the Mosul operation and another of their journalists was wounded. The Rudaw news organization says Shifa Gerdi, a presenter and head of output for Rudaw, was killed in a...

Notable workers' rights cases heard by Neil Gorsuch

President Donald Trump’s pick to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has heard dozens of workers’ rights cases on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Many conservatives hail Neil Gorsuch for sticking to the letter of the law and not letting personal views influence his...

Sheriff: Body Found In Trash Bin In Creek Near Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities near Columbus are trying to identify the body of a woman found in a trash bin that was partially submerged in a creek. The Franklin County Sheriff’s office says the body was discovered Friday in a curbside-style trash bin with wheels. The...
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Gorsuch sympathizes with workers, often sides with bosses

AP Photo/Susan Walsh The case tugs at the heartstrings: A popular Kansas State University professor battles breast cancer, then leukemia. The school won’t extend her six-month sick leave, she loses her job and she cannot get rehired. She sues for discrimination based on...

Ohio Theme Park Sets Seasonal Job Fair For March 4

MASON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio theme park plans a March 4 job fair as it seeks to fill some 4,200 seasonal positions for the 2017 season. opens April 15. Job opportunities are in a range of areas including rides, lifeguards, entertainment and security. Those interested...

In poor Black Belt region, both fears and prayers over Trump

AP Photo/Jay Reeves MARION, Ala. (AP) — Here, in what’s left of the Old South’s plantation region, the descendants of slaves who picked cotton and worked the dark soil are praying differently since Donald Trump moved into the White House. During Barack...

Pope quietly trims sanctions for sex abusers seeking mercy

AP Photo/Andrew Medichini VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a handful of pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to its worst offenders in ways that survivors of abuse and the pope’s own advisers question....