Cartoon museum acquires dozens of original Archie comics

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The world's largest cartoon museum has announced the acquisition of dozens of complete original Archie Comics stories. The work by the late artist Dan DeCarlo i...

The Latest: German cardinal urges changes to Vatican secrecy

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the sex abuse prevention summit at the Vatican (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A top German cardinal has called for changes to the V...

Nun to Vatican abuse summit: "This storm will not pass by"

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A prominent Nigerian nun has blasted the culture of silence in the Catholic Church that has long sought to hide clergy sexual abuse, telling a Vatican summit that transparency and ...

Timeline of R. Kelly's life and career

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly has been charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving multiple victims dating back to 1998, marking the latest charges against a man trailed for decades by lur...

The Latest: US cardinals say ex-colleague's downfall sad

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' sex abuse summit at the Vatican (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Two U.S. cardinals attending the Vatican's sex abuse pr...

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. LIGHTS, CAMERA, CLUES Chicago's vast network of surveilla...

Vatican summit on sex abuse focuses calls for accountability

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinals attending Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse have called for a new culture of accountability in the Catholic Church to punish bishops and religious super...

Labour lawmaker quits party in latest jolt to UK politics

LONDON (AP) — A 12th British lawmaker this week has quit one of the country's main political parties, as fallout from Brexit continues to splinter U.K. politics. Ian Austin said Frid...

If proven, Smollett allegations could be a 'career killer'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jussie Smollett is enmeshed in weekly drama on the set of "Empire," the Fox TV series that gave the actor a breakout role and the fame to advance his social activism. ...

Smollett reactions epitomize polarized state of US politics

Democratic politicians and celebrities called it a shocking instance of Trump-era racism and hate. Republicans now depict it as yet another example of liberals and mainstream media rushing to judgment...

Tennessee gov. says he regrets wearing Confederate uniform

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee was 17 when he joined the Kappa Alpha fraternity at Auburn University, which every spring held an "Old South" party where he and other members dressed i...

A global look at the Catholic Church's sex abuse problem

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit is meant to call attention to the crisis as a global problem that requires a global response. His decision w...

Deadly fire strikes oldest part of Bangladesh capital

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire in Bangladesh killed at least 81 people and gutted a section of Chawkbazar, a section of Dhaka that dates to the Mughal era 400 years ago, in a stark reminder of the la...

UN experts urge Indonesia to respect Papuans' human rights

GENEVA (AP) — Five independent experts linked to the U.N. human rights office are calling for quick and impartial investigations of mistreatment by Indonesian security forces of indigenous Papuans, in...

Indigo, ash and time mark Nigeria's centuries-old dye pits

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — A little indigo, a handful of ash and time. The dye pits in Nigeria's ancient northern city of Kano are said to be the last ones of their kind after five centuries of existence. ...