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February 17, 2018 - 12:10 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Records obtained by a newspaper show that the teen accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school cut his arms while posting on a social media site and said he wanted to buy a gun in September 2016, more than a year before the massacre. The Sun-Sentinel reports the...
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February 17, 2018 - 11:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A Vatican sex-crimes investigator is meeting in New York with one of the key victims in the Chilean abuse scandal that involves a bishop Pope Francis has vigorously defended. The meeting on Saturday between Archbishop Charles Scicluna and whistleblower Juan Carlos Cruz will take...
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February 17, 2018 - 10:28 am
BEIJING (AP) — A large fire has broken out in one of the most important temples of Tibetan Buddhism. The state-run Tibetan Daily newspaper reported that the Jokhang monastery in the regional capital of Lhasa caught fire at 6:40 p.m. Saturday before it was put out. No injuries were reported. The...
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February 17, 2018 - 8:20 am
MOUNT WASHINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Voters in a Louisville, Kentucky, suburb will soon choose a successor for a Republican state lawmaker who killed himself last year after a woman publicly accused him of sexually assaulting her in his basement when she was a teenager and he was her pastor. Dan Johnson...
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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Santa Marta chapel at the Vatican, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
February 17, 2018 - 8:17 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members Saturday, after coming under fire for his overall handling of the scandal and his support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse. The announcement of the...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (Ronen Zvulun, Pool via AP)
February 17, 2018 - 8:00 am
A serial survivor of scandals, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be in trouble once more after police recommended a range of bribery and other charges against him in two separate investigations. Yet the law doesn't require him to step down until convicted, the process could drag...
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Jewish people pray in a synagogue in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Many members of Poland's small Jewish community have been left feeling stunned and scared by an eruption of anti-Semitic rhetoric in mainstream Polish public debate. The hostile rhetoric, unheard in public life in decades, comes amid a diplomatic crisis with Israel over a new Polish law that criminalizes some forms of Holocaust speech. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
February 17, 2018 - 7:57 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An eruption of anti-Semitic rhetoric amid a diplomatic dispute with Israel has left Polish Jews feeling stunned and scared. While many older Poles have long braced themselves for a new wave of hatred against them, remembering the violence and persecution of past eras, young...
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Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades unveils the FIFA World Cup trophy during its world tour at a stop at the international airport in the southern city of Larnaca, Cyprus, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. The trophy will visit some 50 countries as it make its journey round the world to Moscow for the start of the World Cup 2018 in Russia. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
February 17, 2018 - 7:03 am
Russian soccer players were protected from being caught doping under direct government orders that laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov said he followed to ensure cheating was covered up. Outlining his involvement in soccer for the first time to The Associated Press, Rodchenkov claimed an...
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A reporter raises her hands to ask a question of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, after he announced that the office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and several Russian entities, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Washington. The defendants are accused of violating U.S. criminal laws to interfere with American elections and the political process. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 17, 2018 - 7:01 am
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. ----------------------- NEW/DEVELOPING ----------------------- Adds NBA ALL-STAR GAME-KENDRICK LAMAR; NIGERIA-SUICIDE BOMBING; PAUL NEWBERRY-SEXUAL ABUSE; AMERICANS-TOP 10; MEXICO EARTHQUAKE; THAILAND-US-...
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A reporter raises her hands to ask a question of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, after he announced that the office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and several Russian entities, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Washington. The defendants are accused of violating U.S. criminal laws to interfere with American elections and the political process. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 17, 2018 - 3:01 am
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. ---------------- TOP STORIES ---------------- TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE — In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential...
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