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Pope voices hope church in China can operate in freedom

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday expressed his spiritual closeness to Catholics in China, voicing hope that the church there operates in “freedom and tranquility,’’ but making no mention of ...

Kardashians take Portofino for Kourtney-Travis wedding

NEW YORK (AP) — The Kravis wedding train has rolled into Italy. After a Las Vegas practice wedding (no marriage license) with an Elvis impersonator officiating, followed by a small c...

New maps create challenge for women seeking reelection

CHICAGO (AP) — Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018 thanks to a record showing by Democratic female candidates. Two years later, a record number of GOP women won seats, ...

Yellen's global tax plan meets resistance abroad and at home

KOENIGSWINTER, Germany (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen celebrated a “historic day” last summer when more than 100 nations agreed to a global minimum tax deal, aimed at putting the world's count...

Guild 22, Hong Kong’s first blockchain game guild, begins operation

Gamified finance is gaining traction and the blockchain game industry is experiencing strong growth, with its value reaching HK$78 billion Offers free workshops and seminars to promote and d...

Something old, something new — the costumes of Downton Abbey

LONDON (AP) — Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue — all these elements went into the costuming of “Downton Abbey: A New Era.” While that phrase is usu...

FRENCH OPEN 2022: The AP's quiz about the clay-court Slam

How well do you know the French Open, the Grand Slam tennis tournament that begins Sunday at Roland Garros in Paris? Give this AP quiz a try: ___ 1st Round: Neither...

New 'disinformation' board paused amid free speech questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday paused a new and controversial board's work on disinformation and accepted the resignation of its leader, capping weeks of concerns a...

Sex abuse suit filed against Oklahoma City Catholic school

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Ten current and former students of Mount St. Mary Catholic High School in Oklahoma City and six parents or guardians are suing the private school, alleging it fostered “a rape cul...

Review: Hollywood comes to Downton Abbey! Also: the clothes.

One wedding and a funeral — and a birth. That gorgeous house, never mind the leaky roof. Some sunshine, too! More bone-dry quips from Maggie Smith. And oh, the clothes — silks and satins, tulles and t...

Congress bestows its highest honor on WWII merchant marines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has bestowed its highest honor on merchant mariners who fought in World War II, almost eight decades after the conflict in which more than 8,000 of them were killed. ...

House 1/6 panel rejects Justice Dept.'s transcript request

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is rejecting a request from the Justice Department for access to the committee’s interviews, for now. ...

House Jan. 6 panel unlikely to call Trump, chairman says

WASHINGTON (AP) — House investigators are unlikely to call former President Donald Trump to testify about his role in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection, relying instead on interviews with aides, family an...

Lawsuit seeks $2.4M damages from Wisconsin fake GOP electors

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin Democratic electors and a voter on Tuesday sued Republicans who attempted to cast electoral ballots for Donald Trump in 2020 despite Joe Biden's victory in the battl...

Catholic school in Mississippi Delta closing after 70 years

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Catholic elementary school that primarily serves Black and Hispanic families in the Mississippi Delta is closing after more than 70 years, following a sex abuse scandal, decl...