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NIreland leader orders inquiry into homes for unwed mothers

LONDON (AP) — The leader of Northern Ireland on Tuesday ordered a new independent investigation that would give voice to the survivors of church-run homes for unmarried mothers and their babies, sayin...

AP PHOTOS: Kobe Bryant's NBA life, in photo form

It’s been a year since Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Southern California. They were on their way to a basketball tournament on a Sun...

Judge: Destroy massage parlor video of Patriots owner

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge in Florida has ordered the destruction of video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for massage parlor sex, according to co...

Russian police officer apologizes to protester

On Sunday, Russian broadcaster Ren-TV shared highly unusual footage, shot on a smartphone: the video shows a St Petersburg police officer apologizing to 54-year-old Margarita J., whom he kicked in the...

Brothers accuse prominent Chicago priest of sexual abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers in their 60s on Monday described years of sexual abuse by a firebrand activist priest who has gained fame speaking out on national politics from the pulpit and for taking o...

Thomas keeps Citi sponsorship with money donated to LGBTQ

Investment bank Citi decided Monday to keep its sponsorship of Justin Thomas, condemning the anti-gay slur he muttered and requiring him to donate a “meaningful portion” of his deal as part of an acti...

South African cops investigate official for not wearing mask

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police are investigating the premier of Mpumalanga province for failing to wear a mask at a public funeral. Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsip...

Legislator mocks trans Biden nominee on Facebook, apologizes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania legislator shared on Facebook an image mocking the appearance of the state’s recently departed health secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender woman who has be...

Va senator who defended Capitol rioters faces censure effort

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate appears likely to censure a GOP state senator whose public apology fell flat after she had defended those who stormed the U.S. Capitol. Sen. ...

'Deepfakes' rattle South Korea's tech culture

South Korea is one of the most technologically advanced and adept societies in the world, consistently ranking in the top positions in terms of mobile phone penetration, internet speeds and the consum...

Settlement in racial bias case includes sheriff's apology

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Latina immigrant who said her detention during a traffic stop fit a pattern of racially discriminatory policing in a Maryland county has reached a $125,000 settlement that i...

Union Berlin player gets 2-game ban, cleared of racism

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Union Berlin defender Florian Hübner was banned for two games Thursday after a confrontation with Bayer Leverkusen's Nadiem Amiri but cleared of racially abusing him. ...

France to reckon with Algeria colonial past, won't apologize

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron wants to take further steps to reckon with France’s colonial-era wrongs in Algeria but is not considering an official apology, his office said. ...

Trump pardons Israeli officer who enlisted spy Pollard

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted a full pardon to Aviem Sella, the handler of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, as part of the outgoing president's spree of clemency ...

Japan urges South Korea to drop wartime compensation demands

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's foreign minister accused South Korea on Monday of worsening already strained ties by making “illegal” demands for compensation for the sexual abuse of Korean women and use of forc...