August 16th, 2018

World News

Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House

By Matt Volz, The Associated Press on August 15th, 2018

HELENA, Mont. – Republicans on Wednesday condemned a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump. The National Republican Senate Committee compared it to the now-infamous photo of comedian Kathy Griffin holding a fake decapitated ... Read More »

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Diversity-focused academy program boosts Hollywood dreamers

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on August 15th, 2018

LOS ANGELES – The diversity crisis in Hollywood may rage on, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues to try to open up access to the entertainment business for people from underrepresented communities and give some a foot in the door at the most critical moment – when college graduation is in ... Read More »

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Oral sex, rape: Report says church brushed off complaints

By Marc Levy And Mark Scolforo, The Associated Press on August 15th, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she’d had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the boy’s mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who sexually abused ... Read More »

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Stormy Daniels’ lawyer says Guatemalan family reunited

By The Associated Press on August 15th, 2018

HOUSTON – The attorney taking on President Donald Trump over his alleged affair with an adult film actress says he’s successfully reunited a 9-year-old boy with his mother in Guatemala. Michael Avenatti posted a photo on Twitter late Tuesday of 9-year-old Antony hugging his mother, months after the two were separated at the southern U.S. ... Read More »

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Suicide bomber targets Shiite students in Kabul, killing 48

By Rahim Faiez And Amir Shah, The Associated Press on August 15th, 2018

KABUL – A suicide bomber targeted students preparing for university exams in a Shiite neighbourhood of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 48 people and wounding 67 in an attack blamed on the Islamic State group, officials said. The bombing was the latest large-scale assault on Afghanistan’s Shiite community, which has increasingly been targeted by ... Read More »

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UK police seek motive of Sudan-born Parliament car crasher

By Danica Kirka And Jill Lawless, The Associated Press on August 15th, 2018

LONDON – Detectives searched several properties as they built up a profile Wednesday of a Sudan-born man who crashed a car outside Britain’s Parliament in what police are treating as an act of terrorism. Police are trying to determine what was in the mind of 29-year-old Salih Khater when he plowed a car into cyclists ... Read More »

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‘Manafort and his lies’ at heart of case, prosecution argues

By Chad Day, Matthew Barakat And Stephen Braun, The Associated Press on August 15th, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash and to maintain his luxurious lifestyle when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments in the former Trump campaign chairman’s financial fraud trial. The government’s case boils down to “Mr. Manafort and his lies,” prosecutor Greg Andres said. “When ... Read More »

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Police: Toddler found safe after search for missing car

By The Associated Press on August 15th, 2018

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Police in Buffalo say they’ve found a 2-year-old child safe inside a stolen car. Police say the girl was in a car on Chester Street that was stolen around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, prompting a three-hour search. Officials say Keiliana Overton was found safe inside the car early Wednesday. Police have not released ... Read More »

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Report: Boat sinks on Nile River in Sudan, killing 22 people

By The Associated Press on August 15th, 2018

CAIRO – A boat sank on Wednesday while crossing the Nile River in Sudan and at least 22 people drowned, including 21 students and a woman, the country’s state news agency reported. The boat was carrying more than 40 students on their way to school in the northern River Nile state, SUNA said. The report ... Read More »

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Oral sex, then holy water: Report documents abuse by priests

By Marc Levy And Mark Scolforo, The Associated Press on August 15th, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she’d had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the boy’s mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who sexually abused ... Read More »

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