Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Pope names 22 new cardinals

Pope names 22 new cardinals

Pope Benedict XVI named 22 new cardinals Friday, including two from the United States: Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, who is also president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Archbishop Edwin O'Brien, grand master of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre and the former archbishop of Baltimore. The group is heavy on Europeans and has only three prelates from outside the West: a Brazilian, an Indian and a Chinese. Cardinals are the pope's top advisers, the elite group of churchmen who will eventually elect Benedict's successor.

Lottery winners get bad checks

The Illinois Lottery is apologizing to dozens of winners who last week picked up checks for their winnings, mostly for scratch-off tickets worth $1,000, only to find the lottery's bank wouldn't cover the checks. Of 311 checks written on Dec. 28, the lottery's bank failed to authorize payment to about 85, when a computer file that is supposed to be sent to the bank at 2 p.m. every day wasn't sent in time, said lottery spokesman Mike Lang. The lottery was short-staffed because of the holidays, causing the file to be sent late, he said. The lottery will cover any bank fees.

Associated Press

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State softball: Land O’Lakes advances to second straight title game

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