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BEIJING (AP) — A diocese in central China has ordained the country's first Catholic bishop in three years amid tensions between Beijing and the Vatican and a strained relationship between the Chinese leadership and the Christian religion in general.</p ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — British-born historian Robert Conquest, whose influential works on Soviet history shed light on the terror during the Stalin era, has died. He was 98.Conquest's wife, Elizabeth Neece, said he died Monday of pneumonia in Palo ...more

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ROOSEVELT, Wash. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire has forced the evacuation of an entire small town in southern Washington state, authorities said.The Klickitat County sheriff's office issued the mandatory order for Roosevelt Tuesday afternoon. ...more

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BOSTON (AP) — It's just a few cryptic notations on a badly yellowed sheet of paper, but it changed the course of world history.An original copy of the operations order for dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945 is on display at the ...more

AP News - 26 mins ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear his appeal. A three-judge panel of the court in July threw out five of 18 corruption counts and ordered that the Chicago Democ ...more

Reuters News - 30 mins ago

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is planning to set up "network security offices" in major Internet companies and for websites so authorities can move more quickly against illegal online behavior, the Ministry of Public Security said in a statement. < ...more

Reuters News - 33 mins ago

By Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) - Armed clashes were the leading cause of almost 5,000 civilian casualties recorded in Afghanistan in the first half of 2015, the United Nations said on Wednesday, as fighting intensified following the withdr ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — In one of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods, police officers have created a league of their own.The Englewood Police/Youth Baseball League aims to keep kids busy and away from summer violence.Another goal? To change pe ...more

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee's $21 million settlement plan for clergy abuse victims is being decried by advocates of abuse survivors as paltry.But Archbishop Jerome Listecki calls the deal announced Tuesday a ...more

Reuters News - 57 mins ago

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday for an investigation into possible spying on high-level Japanese government and corporate officials following WikiLeaks' release last week of a list o ...more