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Pope: No effort spared to fight abuse, but offers no details

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis vowed Monday that "no effort must be spared" to root out priestly sex abuse and cover-up from the Catholic Church, but gave no indication that he would take action to sanction complicit bishops or end the Vatican culture of secrecy that has allowed the crisis to …

Catholicism

NASA supports SpaceX plan to fuel rockets with astronauts on board

As SpaceX gears up to launch NASA astronauts to space with its Falcon 9 rockets, the agency has been debating whether to allow the company to fuel its spacecraft after astronauts have boarded. SpaceX typically fuels its rockets shortly before launch in order to prevent its cooled propellant from …

Space Exploration

Over 2 million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — More than 2 million Muslims began the annual hajj pilgrimage at first light on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, circling the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca that Islam's faithful face five times each day during their prayers.<p>The five-day hajj pilgrimage represents one of the world's …

Islam

Trump insists he has "nothing to hide" in Russia probe

President Trump is defending himself and the White House from the ongoing Russia probe, saying he has "nothing to hide" amid reports that White House …

Donald Trump

Turkish lira weakens a further 4 per cent as U.S. pastor’s detention draws Trump reproach

Turkey’s battered lira weakened 4 per cent on Friday after a Turkish court rejected an American pastor’s appeal for release, drawing a stiff rebuke from President Donald Trump, who said the United States would not take the detention “sitting down”.<p>The case of Andrew Brunson, an evangelical …

Donald Trump

Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges; reality TV rerun?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings and plenty of insults — reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain.<p>Trump accused Manigault Newman, the former …

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Demi Lovato cancels fall tour

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Demi Lovato continues treatment after an apparent overdose, Live Nation has announced the cancellation of her fall tour dates.<p>"Unfortunately, Demi Lovato has canceled her upcoming Tell Me You Love Me Tour dates in South America, as she is focusing on her recovery," the company said in a …

Pop Music

Trump takes aim at Turkey, announcing doubling of steel and aluminum tariffs in effort to punish country

President Trump said Friday that he told his administration to double steel and aluminum tariffs against Turkey, reflecting the rapidly deteriorating state of relations between the two countries.<p>The announcement would mark a major policy shift, but it was made in a Twitter post with little context. …

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Vice president to unveil detailed plan Thursday to establish Trump’s Space Force

The Pentagon is moving toward fulfilling President Trump’s request to establish a Space Force, in what would be the first new branch of the military in more than 70 years.<p>In a speech at the Pentagon on Thursday at 11:15 a.m., Vice President Pence is scheduled to lay out the administration’s plan. …

Military

North Korea urges U.S. to drop sanctions as Seoul probes illicit coal shipments

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean state media on Monday urged the United States to drop sanctions, as South Korea said it was investigating nine cases of coal shipments that potentially violated U.N. resolutions.<p>Pyongyang had demonstrated good faith by ending nuclear weapons testing and returning the …

North Korea

A hailstorm left two animals dead at a Colorado zoo and 14 people injured

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chunks of hail the size of golf balls rained havoc on a Colorado zoo on Monday, shattering windows, damaging cars and sending animals and humans running for cover.<p>The massive hailstorm damaged buildings and animals habitats at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. The zoo will be …

Weather

Biggest blaze in California history challenges firefighters

Firefighters struggled against rugged terrain, high winds and an August heat wave Tuesday to slow the spread of the biggest wildfire ever recorded in California, an inferno that exploded to be nearly the size of Los Angeles in just 11 days.<p>The 450-square-mile (1,165-square-kilometer) blaze, …

Fire Fighting

Special report: America’s greatest threat is a hurricane-force cyberattack

<b>For the past month,</b> Axios has been interviewing people trusted with the nation’s most sensitive secrets. We wanted to know, in this time of acute …

Cybersecurity

US, North Korean top diplomats exchange pleasantries, barbs

SINGAPORE (AP) — Roller-coaster nuclear diplomacy between the United States and North Korea hit highs and lows on Saturday as the countries' top diplomats traded polite words and barbs, leaving efforts to rid the North of its atomic weapons at an uncertain juncture.<p>At a security conference in …

North Korea

Trump Pushes for Interview With Mueller Against Lawyers’ Advice

WASHINGTON — President Trump pushed his lawyers in recent days to try once again to reach an agreement with the special counsel’s office about his sitting for an interview, flouting their advice that he should not answer investigators’ questions, three people briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.<p>…

Donald Trump

How Silicon Valley Became a Den of Spies

The West Coast is a growing target of foreign espionage. And it’s not ready to fight back.<p>SAN FRANCISCO—In the fall of 1989, during the Cold War’s wan and washed-out final months, the Berlin Wall was crumbling—and so was San Francisco. The powerful Loma Prieta earthquake, the most destructive to …

Silicon Valley

Donald Trump threatens billions more in China trade tariffs; Beijing says it won't respond to U.S. 'blackmail'

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s administration threatened Wednesday to more than double tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, escalating a trade war hours after a Chinese official warned Beijing would not respond to U.S. “blackmail."<p>Even as many Republicans on Capitol Hill have grown …

Donald Trump

Demi Lovato is still hospitalized and reportedly suffering 'complications' from overdose

Demi Lovato is still hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles six days after a suspected drug overdose, a source confirmed to Variety.<p>The "Tell Me You Love Me" singer is reportedly suffering complications from the overdose, including extreme nausea and a high fever, TMZ …

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Facial recognition gives police a powerful new tracking tool. It's also raising alarms.

U.S. news<p>RESTON, Va. — Picture a crowded street. Police are searching for a man believed to have committed a violent crime. To find him, they feed a photograph into a video surveillance network powered by artificial intelligence.<p>A camera, one of thousands, scans the street, instantly analyzing the …

Surveillance

Iranian general answers Trump’s all-caps tweet: ‘We are ready’

An Iranian general issued a stern threat to President Donald Trump, warning that if the U.S. dares to attack Iran, it will “destroy all that you …

Donald Trump

Officials say fast growth to continue, Trump respects Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's top economic policymakers insisted Sunday that the robust growth marked in the April-June quarter will maintain its pace and that he respects the Federal Reserve's independence despite his condemnation of the central bank for raising interest rates.<p>"We as …

Donald Trump

Greeks describe harrowing escapes from deadly fires

<b>ATHENS</b> -- The Greek government hasn't given an official number of missing people on Wednesday as rescuers continue combing through the charred …

Europe

Scientists Discover Evidence of the First Large Body of Liquid Water on Mars

For decades Mars has teased scientists with whispers of water's presence. Valleys and basins and rivers long dry point to the planet's hydrous past. …

European Space Agency

Deadly Wildfires in Greece: Pictures

Wildfires

Ivanka Trump is shutting down her fashion brand

Following streams of criticisms about potential conflicts of interest and a handful of protests, Ivanka Trump is shuttering her fashion brand.<p>Roughly …

Donald Trump

'Boy or girl?' Parents raising 'theybies' let kids decide

OUT Life and Style<p>CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Three-year-old twins Zyler and Kadyn Sharpe scurried around the boys and girls clothing racks of a narrow consignment store filled with toys. Zyler, wearing rainbow leggings, scrutinized a pair of hot-pink-and-purple sneakers. Kadyn, in a T-Rex shirt, fixated on …

Parenting

He is accused of killing someone in a parking spot dispute. Authorities say he was standing his ground.

Britany Jacobs sat parked in the handicap spot, right in the middle of Michael Drejka’s pet peeve.<p>She had just finished up a nursing shift Thursday, and she and her boyfriend, Markeis McGlockton, had a car full of children, all under age 6. So she sent McGlockton and their 5-year-old into a Circle …

Crime

Newly released video shows man believed to be last of tribe

SAO PAULO (AP) — No one knows his name. No one knows the name of the people he came from. And he appears to have lived alone in Brazil's Amazon for 22 years.<p>Video released for this first time this week by Brazil's Indian Foundation shows rare images of a so-called uncontacted indigenous man who is …

Indigenous Peoples

AP sources: Pence, Bolton, Kelly confronted Trump in Oval Office about Russia comments

Facing condemnation from allies and foes alike on Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump was outnumbered even in the Oval Office. Top aides gathered to convince the president to issue a rare walk-back of the comments he'd made raising doubts about U.S. intelligence conclusions of Russian election …

Mariia Butina, Who Sought ‘Back Channel’ Meeting for Trump and Putin, Is Charged as Russian Agent

WASHINGTON — A Russian woman who tried to broker a secret meeting between Donald J. Trump and the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, during the 2016 presidential campaign was charged Monday and accused of working with Americans to carry out a secret Russian effort to influence American …

Donald Trump