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AP News - Jun 16, 2015 1:44 AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Archbishop John Nienstedt's leadership of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis unraveled over a painful two years.A church archivist accused him of leaving abusive clergy in parishes and church jobs without warning ...more

AP News - Jun 14, 2015 9:45 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S military launched weekend airstrikes targeting and likely killing an al-Qaida-linked militant leader in eastern Libya who has been charged with leading the attack on a gas plant in Algeria in 2013 that killed at least 35 hosta ...more

AP News - May 11, 2015 5:27 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Catholic bishops called Monday for the federal government's immigrant detention system to be dismantled, and predicted Pope Francis would address the issue when he visits the U.S. this fall.The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bisho ...more

AP News - May 10, 2015 8:14 PM

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — One was a decorated "Officer of the Year." The other was a proud recent graduate of the academy who had wanted to be a policeman since he was a boy.A routine traffic stop led to their shooting deaths Saturday night — th ...more

AP News - May 08, 2015 1:48 PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing two Amish girls in northern New York pleaded guilty Friday to 21 federal charges for making child pornography with them and four other young children and possessing other illicit im ...more

AP News - Apr 29, 2015 5:40 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Iranian opposition leader told a House subcommittee Wednesday that Iranians have dubbed their government the "godfather" of the Islamic State militant group.Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the Paris-based National Counc ...more

AP News - Apr 21, 2015 10:58 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. bishop who was convicted of failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests. ...more

AP News - Apr 21, 2015 5:12 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bishop Robert Finn, who led the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph in Missouri for nearly 10 years, resigned Tuesday, almost three years after he was convicted of shielding an abusive priest.Back in 2012, Finn admitted tha ...more

AP News - Apr 14, 2015 3:34 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday it will be "virtually impossible" for Congress to approve President Barack Obama's proposed authority for military force against Islamic State militants.In a meeting with a handful of rep ...more

AP News - Apr 05, 2015 1:45 PM

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama and his family attended Easter service at the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, whose history dates back almost 200 years to when Thomas Jefferson was in the White House.Obama alo ...more