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Vatican suspends German 'Bishop of Bling'

Among the reported $42 million in expenditures by the bishop of Limburg: a $20,000 bathtub, $34,000 conference table and $4 million chapel.<p>BERLIN — Pope Francis has suspended a German bishop caught in a furor over a $42 million renovation to his residence that features lavish fixtures and artwork …

Ex-Navy Carrier USS Forrestal Sold For 1 Cent

The U.S. Navy's first "supercarrier" is being sold for just 1 cent to a ship breaker.<p>The USS Forrestal, launched in 1954 and decommissioned in 1993, is the first of three conventional (non-nuclear) carriers due to be scrapped in the coming years. The Forrestal is best known for a devastating fire …

Kennedy cousin Skakel wins new trial in 1975 killing

Prosecutors to appeal ruling tossing 2002 conviction for golf-club slaying of Martha Moxley.<p>A Connecticut judge Wednesday ordered a new trial for Michael Skakel, a Kennedy family member imprisoned since 2002 for killing a neighbor when they were teenagers in the 1970s.<p>In setting aside the …

Irish police return blonde girl to Roma family

Ireland's police force and health service have been forced into an embarrassing U-turn over the seizure of a young Roma girl from her family because she had blue eyes and blonde hair.<p>The Irish justice minister, Alan Shatter, has asked the head of the Irish police force, the Garda Síochána, to …

Lawyers for Boston suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to pin blame on brother

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers may try to save him from the death penalty in the Boston Marathon bombing by arguing he fell under the murderous influence of his older brother Tamerlan, legal experts say.<p>The outlines of a possible defense came into focus this week when it was learned that Tsarnaev's …

Baby 'cured' of HIV: New details offer hope for other patients

New details about the first person to be cured of HIV through drug therapy alone offer hope that others who are born with the virus may be able to beat it back and avoid a lifetime of treatment, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>The formerly HIV-positive Mississippi girl drew widespread interest in …

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Prosecutors seek to maintain restrictions on Boston bombing defendant

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's notoriety and his desire to inspire others in pursuing violent jihad justify restrictions on his confinement as he awaits trial in the Boston Marathon bombing case, federal prosecutors argue in a series of recent court filings.<p>The documents add new details to the charges already …