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ALIAGA, Turkey | The Latest: American pastor leaves Turkey after court ruling

ALIAGA, Turkey — The Latest on trial of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who is accused of espionage and terror related charges(all times local): 11:10 p.m. Turkish media say American pastor Andrew Brunson has left Turkey, following a court ruling that convicted him on terror charges but also set him free. The evangelical pastor from North … Continue reading ALIAGA, Turkey | The Latest: American pastor leaves Turkey after court ruling

ALIAGA, Turkey | The Latest: Trump hopes US pastor will be back in US soon

ALIAGA, Turkey — The Latest on trial of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who is accused of espionage and terror related charges(all times local): 5:20 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says he hopes to have U.S. evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson back in the United States soon. Brunson is a 50-year-old American pastor who was convicted Friday … Continue reading ALIAGA, Turkey | The Latest: Trump hopes US pastor will be back in US soon

NEW YORK | More than 20 million people watched Kavanaugh hearing

NEW YORK— More than 20 million people watched the gripping testimony of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of sexual assault in the 1980s, Christine Blasey Ford, on six television networks. The drama over Kavanaugh’s nomination continued Friday with yet another twist, when Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake successfully called for … Continue reading NEW YORK | More than 20 million people watched Kavanaugh hearing

AHVAZ, Iran | Iran holds funerals for victims of terror attack in Ahvaz

AHVAZ, Iran  — Funerals are underway in Iran for the victims of the weekend terror attack on a military parade in southwestern city of Ahvaz. Thousands gathered on Monday at the Sarallah Mosque at the city’s Taleghani junction, carrying caskets in the sweltering heat. Of the 25 people killed at Saturday’s parade, 12 were from … Continue reading AHVAZ, Iran | Iran holds funerals for victims of terror attack in Ahvaz

BRIDGEPORT, Conn | Connecticut priest accused of ‘boundary violations’ resigns

BRIDGEPORT, Conn — The pastor of a Roman Catholic church in Connecticut has resigned amid allegations that he violated church policies on contact with children, although diocesan officials stress he is not accused of sexual misconduct. The Diocese of Bridgepoint announced Friday that the Rev. Frank Gomez of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Bridgeport opted … Continue reading BRIDGEPORT, Conn | Connecticut priest accused of ‘boundary violations’ resigns

DALLAS | Texas gymnastics coach arrested, accused of child sex abuse

DALLAS— A Texas gymnastics coach accused of sexually assaulting three girls has been arrested in Indiana. Fort Worth police say Skipper Glenn Crawley was arrested Wednesday after authorities executed a warrant at an Indianapolis residence. He is being held at an Indiana jail, pending extradition. The department reports Crawley, a former assistant coach at the … Continue reading DALLAS | Texas gymnastics coach arrested, accused of child sex abuse

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan vice president escapes blast on return to Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan— Afghanistan’s first vice president, a former Uzbek warlord, escaped unharmed from an explosion near the airport as he returned home on Sunday after living in Turkey for over a year, according to security officials. Najib Danish, a spokesman for the interior ministry, said a suicide bomber carried out the attack near Kabul International … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan vice president escapes blast on return to Kabul