Social affairs

August 22, 2018 - 8:11 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The leader of the world's largest Roman Catholic fraternal group is condemning clergy sex abuse and calling for reforms in the church, including a renewed commitment to celibacy by priests. Carl Anderson, supreme knight of the New Haven, Connecticut-based Knights of Columbus...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, Jodi Nishida and Sam Delovio push along plyboard they purchased at a City Mill store before the arrival of a hurricane in Honolulu. Hurricane Lane has weakened as it approaches Hawaii but was still expected to pack a wallop, forecasters said Wednesday, as people hurried to buy water and other supplies and the Navy moved its ships to safety. (Craig T. Kojima/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 7:36 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Lane. (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Hawaii's public schools will be closed for the rest of the week in anticipation of a powerful hurricane. The state Department of Education says schools are expected to re-open on Monday. Many schools are used as emergency...
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Lilly Ledbetter, an activist for workplace equality, left, is joined by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, as they address demonstrators opposed to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, in front of the Supreme Court, in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 22, 2018 - 7:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Women's rights advocates rallied in the rain Wednesday in opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, saying he had a discouraging track record on issues that matter to women. Standing outside the Supreme Court for more than an hour in periods of rain,...
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August 22, 2018 - 7:14 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The students, their faces blurred, run silently from the building at a Florida high school where their classmates are being slaughtered. A staff member, his entire body pixilated, rushes up in a golf cart and heads inside. The deputy assigned to the school takes cover,...
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FILE - This Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, shows a Confederate monument honoring Henry Lawson Wyatt at the state Capitol in Raleigh, N.C. A North Carolina historical commission decided Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, that this Confederate monument and two others should remain on the state Capitol grounds with newly added context about slavery, weighing in less than two days after another rebel statue was torn down by protesters at the state’s flagship university. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
August 22, 2018 - 6:39 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Three Confederate monuments will remain on the North Carolina Capitol grounds, but with newly added context about slavery and civil rights. That's the decision from a state historical panel, two days after protesters tore down another rebel statue at the state's flagship...
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Cristhian Bahena Rivera is escorted into the Poweshiek County Courthouse for his initial court appearance, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Montezuma, Iowa. Rivera is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared July 18 from Brooklyn, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 22, 2018 - 6:38 pm
BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — A Mexican man charged with killing an Iowa college student worked on a dairy farm for years under a false name just a few miles from where the young woman was allegedly abducted while running last month, his employer said Wednesday. The employer's assertion came shortly after...
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Cristhian Bahena Rivera is escorted into the Poweshiek County Courthouse for his initial court appearance, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Montezuma, Iowa. Rivera is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared July 18 from Brooklyn, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 22, 2018 - 5:06 pm
MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on a man who is accused in the kidnapping and killing of an Iowa college student (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Immigration authorities say they have no record of granting admission into the United States to the man suspected of killing an Iowa college student. A...
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Bob Lamey watches the Indianapolis Colts NFL football team practice in Westfield, Ind., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. Longtime announcer Bob Lamey, who has announced his retirement as voice of the Indianapolis Colts, used a racial slur while retelling a story last week to a "friend." Lamey's attorney released a statement Wednesday morning, Aug. 22, 2018, acknowledging Lamey used "inappropriate" language during an off-the-air conversation last week and immediately apologized to those involved. (The Indianapolis Star via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 4:44 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An off-the-air racial slur prompted the immediate retirement of longtime Indianapolis Colts' radio voice Bob Lamey last weekend, team officials and Lamey's attorney confirmed Wednesday. Local attorney James Voyles issued a statement acknowledging Lamey used "inappropriate"...
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Paint covers the name of Cardinal Wuerl at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School, on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Cranberry Township, Pa. Wuerl, a Roman Catholic Cardinal, and the archbishop of Washington, D.C., has come under fire from revelations in the Pennsylvania grand jury report about his actions while bishop of Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 22, 2018 - 3:26 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic high school will shed the name of Washington's archbishop after he was cited in a sweeping grand jury report as having allowed priests accused of sexually abusing children to be reassigned or reinstated while he was Pittsburgh's bishop. The Diocese of...
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August 22, 2018 - 3:19 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A museum official who questioned "Star Wars" actor Adam Driver's recent comments about remembering frequent Ku Klux Klan rallies during his youth in northern Indiana now acknowledges he was wrong. Driver made the comments during a USA Today interview about his role in the...
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