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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Pope Francis on Tuesday named Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop Mark Brennan to lead the Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia diocese following a scandal over the former bishop's sexual harassment of adults and lavish spending of church money.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray's appearance before a Senate committee could be something of a preview of the intense questioning special counsel Robert Mueller is likely to face in Congress the next day.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders have announced a critical debt and budget agreement that's an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid political and economic tumult over the possibility of a government shutdown or first federal default.

Mixed-martial-arts fighter Conor McGregor is an Irish citizen. When he was in New York last year for a fight, he got in a scuffle at the Barclays Center; Brooklyn prosecutors properly charged him with three counts of assault. He eventually pleaded down to disorderly conduct. Rapper A$AP Rocky is an American citizen. When he was in Sweden three weeks ago on tour, he was arrested on a ...

Some of the best horror on television today is in the disclaimers in pharmaceutical commercials. The images are of healthy, happy people doing healthy, happy things as the voice-over reads a long list of possible terrifying side effects of the medication. I'm usually shaking uncontrollably somewhere between "vomiting, diarrhea, shortness of breath" and "peeling skin, tuberculosis and sometimes ...

The United States is a democracy. So let's stipulate at the outset that anyone who wants to run for president and meets the constitutional requirements should be allowed to take a stab at it. If you can get on the ballot, you have a right to be heard. Let's also stipulate that nearly 250 years after the founding of the country, Americans still don't know exactly how to identify the unusual and ...

TOKYO - Looking to give the 2020 Summer Olympics something a little different - something a little humanoid - organizers on Monday unveiled several robots expected to be part of the experience in Tokyo next year. Technology has been an emphasis during the build-up to the Games - scheduled to begin a year from Wednesday - with Panasonic and Toyota joining the effort to develop automated ...

The Weaver family will stow the last of their luggage under the 42-foot-long Winnebago parked in front of their Cornelius home, fire up the engine, and pull away for a month-long trek across the United States. Their most precious piece of cargo will go right up front, propped against the windshield: an 8-by-10 canvas photograph of Natalie and Mark Weaver's oldest child, Sophia. It's the best ...

Compare and contrast. In 2014, three months after a banned police chokehold led to the death of Eric Garner in Staten Island, 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was shot and killed by cops in Chicago. No one has yet been disciplined or fired for Garner's death. On Thursday, Chicago's Police Board concluded that four officers lied to exaggerate the threat McDonald posed and terminated their ...

Dear Mr. Dad: I'm in the process of getting a divorce and everyone's telling me about how horrible divorce is for kids. Apparently, they have all sorts of behavioral problems, do worse in school, abuse drugs, are depressed and anxious, and on and on. I'm petrified and worried that no matter what I do, my kids are doomed. I want to be an amazing dad and give my kids the best possible life. Is ...

The wreck of the Clotilda, the last ship to transport enslaved Africans to the United States, sits entombed in mud at the bottom of the Mobile River in Alabama. It is the only ship from the American slave trade ever found. In fact, out of more than 20,000 vessels that participated in the global slave trade, only 13, counting the Clotilda, have been found. I found the Clotilda in April 2018 ...

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Lying on the table, surrounded by two nurses, a woman shrieks in pain, "There's something horribly wrong!" She's in labor, and nurse Shanti Fernandez is helping to deliver her baby. While another nurse assures her that everything will be fine, Fernandez pulled out a healthy baby boy - made of silicone. Behind a glass window, Miami Dade College nurses control the movement of the mannequin lying ...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected a newly built submarine and ordered officials to further bolster the country's military capabilities, state media reported Tuesday, as the North increases pressure on the United States ahead of the possible resumption of…

LONDON (AP) — Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson won the contest to lead Britain's governing Conservative Party on Tuesday and will become the country's next prime minister, tasked with fulfilling his promise to lead the U.K. out of the European Union "come what may."