VATICAN CITY | Sex abuse survivors to meet with Vatican summit organizers

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Organizers of Pope Francis‘ summit on preventing clergy sex abuse will meet this week with a dozen survivor-activists who have come to Rome to protest the Catholic Church’s response to date and demand an end to decades of cover-up by church leaders. These survivors will not be addressing the summit of … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Sex abuse survivors to meet with Vatican summit organizers

EL PASO, Texas | Border wall could be tricky issue, especially for O’Rourke

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — When Donald Trump visited Beto O’Rourke’s hometown to argue that walling off the southern border makes the U.S. safer, the former Democratic congressman and possible 2020 presidential hopeful was ready. As the president filled an El Paso arena with supporters, O’Rourke helped lead thousands of his own on a protest … Continue reading EL PASO, Texas | Border wall could be tricky issue, especially for O’Rourke

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins fiction about diversity visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going after the “horror show” known as the diversity visa lottery program. His description of it is pure fiction. The president offered a multitude of fabrications and partial truths over the past week on the subject of immigration — both the legal and illegal varieties — as he … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins fiction about diversity visas

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Unicorns are real: Tech baffles Indonesian candidate

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s presidential candidates debated some of the most pressing issues facing the world’s third-largest democracy: dilapidated infrastructure, struggling farmers, forest fires — and unicorns. When President Joko Widodo, who is seeking a second term, asked challenger Prabowo Subianto about his policies for supporting unicorns — tech start-up companies worth at least … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Unicorns are real: Tech baffles Indonesian candidate

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | New Zealand plans new tax for giants like Google, Facebook

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s government has announced plans for a new tax targeting online giants like Google and Facebook that earn plenty of money in the country but pay little tax. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday the current tax system isn’t fair and there is a gap that needs to be … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | New Zealand plans new tax for giants like Google, Facebook

TOKYO | Abe mum on reports he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his chief spokesman declined Monday to say if Abe had nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, though they praised Trump for dealings with North Korea. Questioned in parliament about reports he had done so, Abe said: “In light of the Nobel Committee’s policy … Continue reading TOKYO | Abe mum on reports he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

CHARLOTTE, N.C | Team LeBron rallies to beat Team Giannis, 178-164

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LeBron James was trading lob passes with Dwyane Wade again, one last time. Catching lobs from Kyrie Irving once again, too. And after making a stepback 3-pointer late, he stared down Joel Embiid to send a message without saying a word. Oh, this mattered to James — and Team LeBron as … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C | Team LeBron rallies to beat Team Giannis, 178-164

AURORA, Ill | More than 1,500 attend vigil for Aurora shooting victims

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — More than 1,500 people braved snow and freezing drizzle to attend a prayer vigil for five slain co-workers Sunday, two days after they were fatally shot at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant by a longtime employee who was fired moments earlier. The Rev. Dan Haas told those who gathered near five … Continue reading AURORA, Ill | More than 1,500 attend vigil for Aurora shooting victims