Sunday, August 19, 2018

Nation & World

Amid scandals, Catholics consider cutting donations

Amid scandals, Catholics consider cutting donations

For decades, Michael Drweiga has opened his wallet whenever the donation basket comes around at church, but the latest revelations of priests sexually abusing children brought him to the conclusion that he can no longer justify giving. Brice Sokolows...
Updated: 5 hours ago
ICE arrested a wanted man driving his pregnant wife to give birth. She drove herself to the hospital.

ICE arrested a wanted man driving his pregnant wife to give birth. She drove herself to the hospital.

Maria del Carmen Venegas was on her way to deliver a baby boy, her fifth child, by Caesarean section in a planned operation Wednesday afternoon. Her husband, Joel Arrona-Lara, was driving her car to the hospital.Two SUVs swooped in to block the vehic...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Trump cancels military parade, blaming Washington officials for inflating costs

Trump cancels military parade, blaming Washington officials for inflating costs

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday canceled plans for a military parade this fall in Washington, blaming local officials for inflating the estimated costs, saying they "know a windfall when they see it."Trump said he would instead attend a...
Published: 08/17/18
Arbitrary arrests, abuse the new norm in Nicaragua

Arbitrary arrests, abuse the new norm in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — The 21-year-old university student, nearly two months pregnant, had hoped to escape Nicaragua with her boyfriend, but a police officer on a motorcycle blocked their path as they were getting into taxis with other students to go t...
Published: 08/10/18
Updated: 08/16/18
At this camp for burned kids, hanging out with firefighters helps emotional scars fade

At this camp for burned kids, hanging out with firefighters helps emotional scars fade

When Dana Csonka was 8 years old, a house fire left burn scars over 18 percent of her body, including her face, neck and arms. She recovered and returned to school, but her classmates were merciless. "They would call me ‘blackie’ and ‘burnt crisp,’?"...
Published: 08/10/18
Updated: 08/16/18
Fentanyl use drove drug overdose deaths to a record high in 2017, CDC estimates

Fentanyl use drove drug overdose deaths to a record high in 2017, CDC estimates

Drug overdose deaths surpassed 72,000 in 2017, according to provisional estimates recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That represents an increase of more than 6,000 deaths, or 9.5 percent, over the estimate for the pr...
Published: 08/16/18
The questions the jurors in the Manafort trial will be asking

The questions the jurors in the Manafort trial will be asking

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Jury deliberations began Wednesday in the trial of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, who is charged with 18 counts of bank and tax fraud. The prosecution called more than 20 witnesses and presented a ...
Published: 08/16/18
FCC shuts down Alex Jones’ pirate flagship radio station

FCC shuts down Alex Jones’ pirate flagship radio station

AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Communications Commission has shut down a pirate radio station that served as the flagship outlet for conservative conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The Austin American-Statesman reports the FCC also has fined the station’s ...
Published: 08/15/18
Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A grand jury report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania says church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they’d fielded at least one complaint about ...
Published: 08/15/18
Puerto Rican storm victim gets her power back, nearly a year after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rican storm victim gets her power back, nearly a year after Hurricane Maria

PONCE, Puerto Rico — Jazmín Méndez has lived much of the last year in the dark. No light to read by. No food cooled in the fridge. No television for her three children.Work crews have repaired storm-damaged Puerto Rico’s electricity grid in fits and ...
Published: 08/14/18