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NEW YORK | APNewsBreak: Obama’s book sells 1.4 million copies in a week

NEW YORK— Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” has become a massive hit. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former first lady’s memoir has sold more than 1.4 million copies in all formats in the U.S. and Canada in the seven days since it was released Nov. 13. Based on demand from retailers across … Continue reading NEW YORK | APNewsBreak: Obama’s book sells 1.4 million copies in a week

VATICAN CITY | Italy’s bishops respond to long-ignored clergy sex abuse

VATICAN CITY — Italy’s Catholic bishops are declaring a new era of transparency and truth about clergy sex abuse, as awareness of the scandal that has convulsed much of the world begins to take hold in a country where it was long ignored. Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, president of the Italian bishops’ conference, said on Thursday … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Italy’s bishops respond to long-ignored clergy sex abuse

NEW YORK | NPR’s Guy Raz is working on ‘How I Built This’ book

NEW YORK — NPR host Guy Raz is bringing his show to the world of books. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Audible announced Wednesday that “How I Built This: Lessons in Life and Business from the World’s Greatest Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Idealists” will be published in the fall of 2020. The book is named for Raz’s … Continue reading NEW YORK | NPR’s Guy Raz is working on ‘How I Built This’ book

BOSTON | Warren DNA analysis points to Native American heritage

BOSTON— A DNA analysis done on Sen. Elizabeth Warren provides strong evidence she has Native American heritage. That’s according to The Boston Globe , which published the Massachusetts Democrat’s test results on Monday. Republican President Donald Trump has repeatedly mocked her claim of Native American blood. The analysis was done by Stanford University professor Carlos … Continue reading BOSTON | Warren DNA analysis points to Native American heritage

BERLIN | German magazine stands by its reporting on Ronaldo

BERLIN — The German weekly magazine that first published the rape allegation against Cristiano Ronaldo says it has “hundreds of documents” that substantiate its report and there is no reason to believe they are not authentic. Ronaldo’s lawyers issued a statement on Wednesday calling the documents cited in the report “complete fabrications.” Der Spiegel magazine … Continue reading BERLIN | German magazine stands by its reporting on Ronaldo

BEIRUT | Syrian president grants general amnesty to army deserters

BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad granted general amnesty on Tuesday to army deserters both within Syria and those outside the country, a move that could boost the return of refugees who fled violence in their war-torn country. The decree, published by state media, said the amnesty did not include “criminals” and those on the … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syrian president grants general amnesty to army deserters

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | US opens criminal probe of Denmark’s top bank amid scandal

COPENHAGEN, Denmark— The United States government has opened a criminal investigation into the flow of dirty money through the Estonian branch of Denmark’s biggest bank, the lender said Thursday. Danske Bank says it is “in dialogue” with the U.S. Department of Justice, which had asked for information after an internal report at the bank detailed … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | US opens criminal probe of Denmark’s top bank amid scandal

VATICAN CITY | Letter confirms Vatican received McCarrick complaint in 2000

VATICAN CITY — A 2006 letter from a top Vatican official confirms that the Holy See received information in 2000 about the sexual misconduct of now-resigned U.S. cardinal, lending credibility to bombshell accusations of a cover-up at the highest echelons of the Roman Catholic Church. Catholic News Service, the news agency of the U.S. bishops’ … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Letter confirms Vatican received McCarrick complaint in 2000