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AP: Catholic Church boards reviewing sex abuse fail victims

Facing thousands of cases of clergy sex abuse, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards. These independ...

AP Investigation: Insulin Pumps have high number of injuries

DESTIN, Florida (AP) — When Polly Varnado's 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it didn't take long for the family to hear about insulin pumps. In September 2012,...

Brazilian prosecutors sue to shut church over forced labor

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian labor prosecutors have filed suit to shut down a church and school with ties to the U.S.-based Word of Faith Fellowship, saying the church and its leaders "reduced people to...

US church denies former members' allegations of forced labor

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — An evangelical North Carolina sect that is the focus of an ongoing Associated Press investigation has issued a statement denying former members' allegations that they were brough...

Ex-sect members tell AP: Prosecutors obstructed abuse cases

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — At least a half-dozen times over two decades, authorities investigated reports that members of a secretive evangelical church were being beaten. And every time, according to form...

Ex-sect members tell AP: Prosecutors obstructed abuse cases

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — At least a half-dozen times over two decades, authorities investigated reports that members of a secretive evangelical church were being beaten. And every time, according to form...

Sect rules include no TV, movies or reading newspapers

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — Newcomers to the Word of Faith Fellowship live by a list of strict rules for daily life, which sect leader Jane Whaley says God revealed to her, former members say. They include:...

Fiery NC church leader could be mistaken for successful CEO

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — She looks like a successful businesswoman, with her neatly coifed blonde hair, St. John business suit, flashy diamond rings and jewelry dangling from her wrist. And she has devot...

AP Exclusive: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuse

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: ...

AP Exclusive: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuse

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: ...

AP: Gorsuch case review shows he's no crusader on abortion

NEW YORK (AP) — On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump promised to appoint a crusading anti-abortion Supreme Court justice who'd work to overturn the Roe v. Wade opinion that legalized it. ...

AP: Gorsuch case review shows he's no crusader on abortion

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump promised to appoint a crusading anti-abortion Supreme Court justice, but little Neil Gorsuch has written shows he'd embrace such a label. An As...