Ex-UK lawmaker sentenced to 2 years in jail for sex assaults

LONDON (AP) — A former British lawmaker was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for sexually assaulting two women a decade apart. Judge Philippa Whipple told Charlie Elphicke he...

Priest named to be bishop by pope resigns after abuse probe

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A priest recently tapped by Pope Francis to be made a bishop for a Minnesota diocese has resigned after an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor surfaced before he could take up hi...

Pope: Gossiping is "plague worse than COVID"

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said Sunday that gossiping is a “plague worse than COVID” that is seeking to divide the Catholic Church. Francis strayed from his prepared text to do...

Albino kangaroo baby missing from German zoo; may be stolen

BERLIN (AP) — A tiny albino baby kangaroo has gone missing from a German zoo and authorities said Friday it's possible she may have been stolen. The kangaroo named Mila was born las...

Florida Keys to release modified mosquitoes to fight illness

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Sometime next year, genetically modified mosquitoes will be released in the Florida Keys in an effort to combat persistent insect-borne diseases such as Dengue fever and th...

Pope cleans house in Poland after abuse, cover-up scandal

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis continued cleaning house in Poland on Thursday following revelations of clergy sexual abuse and cover-up, replacing the powerful archbishop of Gdansk on his 75th birthday. ...

Dolphin stampede greets Southern California whale watchers

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Some 300 dolphins were caught on camera Sunday stampeding across the ocean near Dana Point, the Orange County Register reported. The minutes-long video ca...

Cosby sex assault appeal takes on non-prosecution deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was “fundamentally unfair” for the trial judge to allow Bill Cosby’s damaging deposition from a sex accuser’s lawsuit to be used against him at his criminal trial because he bel...

Taiwan's development of 'Teng Yun' drone on schedule

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan military said Friday (Aug. 7) the development of its domestically made "Teng Yun" (Cloud Rider, 騰雲) drone is right on schedule, following news the cou...

Not easy eating green: Herbivores most at extinction risk

Although scientists often worry most about the loss of the world’s predators, a comprehensive new study finds that plant-eating herbivores are the animals most at risk of extinction. ...

More seals means learning to live with sharks in New England

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Seals are thriving off the Northeast coast thanks to decades of protections, and that victory for wildlife has brought a consequence for humans — more encounters with sharks. ...

Vatican says bishops should report sex abuse to police

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican told bishops around the world on Thursday they should report case of clergy sex crimes to police even when not legally bound to do so, in its latest effort to compel ch...

AP: After lobbying, Catholic Church won $1.4B in virus aid

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going...

Suit over sex abuse at Kansas VA hospital goes to trial

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A lawsuit against a Veterans Affairs hospital in Kansas where a former physician assistant molested countless patients involves “the largest sexual abuse scandal in the histor...

Tanaka doing well; Yanks to air intrasquad game Monday

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees had their Sunday brightened by Masahiro Tanaka, who came to the ballpark and seemed well a day after being hit in the head by Giancarlo Stanton’s line drive. ...