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A church lawyer is making her most detailed allegations yet about a cover-up of clergy sex abuse in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Jennifer Haselberger says in an affidavit released today that archbishops and staff ignored the 2002 pledge by Roman Catholic bishops...
YORK, S.C. (AP) — A suicidal South Carolina man was sentenced to life in prison for killing his bedridden wife and their 9-year-old granddaughter, saying he wanted to spare them the pain of living without him, prosecutors said. Ronald Gregory shot his wife, 71-year-old Barbara...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A prominent immigration activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has lived and worked in the U.S. without legal documentation for years has been detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents at a South Texas airport. Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora...
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey City police officer shot a man who authorities say attacked the officer and his partner with a sharpened fence post early Tuesday. The attack and shooting came just days after a rookie police officer was gunned down in an ambush, leaving police...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick were interviewed by police investigating a homicide in which former player Aaron Hernandez has been charged. According to court documents, Kraft and Belichick were interviewed last August...
HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The mother of singer-songwriter Billy Joel, who inspired him to write "Rosalinda's Eyes," has died in New York at the age of 92. Rosalind Nyman Joel died Sunday on Long Island, said Claire Mercuri, a spokeswoman for the award-winning singer. "Rosalinda's...
DARLINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man and woman were killed in an early morning house explosion in a rural area of western Pennsylvania. Emergency dispatchers in Beaver County say the blast was reported at about 4 a.m. Tuesday at the residence in South Beaver Township,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made "tremendous progress" in reducing a disability claims backlog that reached above 600,000 early last year. Members of Congress and the department's assistant inspector general don't believe it. Allison Hickey,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Peace Corps will begin allowing applicants to choose the countries and programs where they want to serve as part of an update to the international service organization's application process. Previously, applicants could only identify preferred countries,...