Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 18 The Orlando Sentinel on why it won't endorse Donald Trump for preside...

Poland bestows honor on controversial British philosopher

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president has bestowed a prestigious state honor on a conservative English philosopher who has stirred controversy at home with comments about homosexuality, Islamophobi...

Fascist symbols and rhetoric on rise in Italian EU vote

MILAN (AP) — "Honor to Mussolini" read the banner unfurled steps away from the Milan piazza where the Fascist dictator's body was hung upside down in 1945 by partisans after his summary execution. Tha...

Pope tells Roma and Sinti people that he suffers with them

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has received and prayed with hundreds of Roma and Sinti people and told them that he suffers when he reads about abuse and prejudice against them. An...

Chemical tossed from above on teens at NY party; 10 treated

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say 10 teenagers who went to a party in a New York City public housing complex ended up at hospitals after someone tossed a caustic substance on them from above. ...

Authorities: Former member set fires at Pennsylvania church

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A former member of a Pennsylvania church is accused of setting two fires there in recent days. Bethlehem police say 43-year-old Wilmer Ortiz Torres was arraigne...

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand "a roof too"

PARIS (AP) — Dozens of public housing advocates are protesting outside the gutted Notre Dame in Paris to demand that France's poorest be remembered after donors pledged $1 billion to rebuild the cathe...

Inspections show deterioration of US-funded housing for poor

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Living conditions are deteriorating in taxpayer-funded apartments for the poor, but landlords can still count on payments from the federal government. An Associ...

Rome moves Roma families from housing project after protests

ROME (AP) — Rome city authorities have begun moving several Roma families out of a public housing project in a Rome suburb after violent protests by neo-fascist groups threatened their safety. ...

Trump appointee completes month of public housing stays

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal official who appeared at Michael Cohen's congressional testimony to counter Cohen's assertion that President Donald Trump is a racist has spent the past month bunking with ...

Trump to nominate DC's US attorney for high spot at Justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will nominate Jessie Liu, currently a U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, to be associate attorney general at the Justice Department. ...

75 face federal drug trafficking charges in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal grand jury in Puerto Rico has indicted 75 people accused of running a multimillion-dollar drug trafficking ring and of throwing bodies of victims to caimans. ...

R. Kelly's life mirrors that of prosecutor who charged him

In R. Kelly's fight for his freedom, he faces a straight-talking prosecutor whose life in some ways parallels his own. Though the singer was dogged for decades by allegations he vict...

Anger in Ethiopia as officials demolish hundreds of houses

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian government has begun demolishing thousands of houses they say are illegal in the Oromia region in the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa. ...

Deranged assailant slashes open woman's stomach in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- When taking her mother out for dinner last night (Feb. 22), a woman was suddenly attacked by another woman with a knife, severing her finger and slashing her stomach open. L...