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The Aug. 28, 2018 photo shows the Catholic Chancery in Lincoln, Neb. The Diocese of Lincoln, housed in this building, that refused for years to participate in annual sex abuse audits is facing a potential criminal investigation and criticism that it mishandled priests who were accused of sexual assault and morally questionable behavior. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
September 02, 2018 - 11:10 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A conservative Catholic diocese in Nebraska is facing a wave of sex-abuse allegations even though church leaders insisted for years they were doing nothing wrong and refused to participate in annual audits that were enacted in the wake of the 2002 Boston clergy abuse scandal...
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A performer sings during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
September 02, 2018 - 9:32 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia billed itself the "Energy of Asia" during the Asian Games, which closed Sunday in a ceremony emphasizing the country's diversity and the ties linking the 11,000 athletes who competed for 45 nations. The opening ceremony two weeks ago was highly choreographed, but...
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September 02, 2018 - 8:20 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Turkey has named an al-Qaida affiliate in Syria a terror organization to include the group's rebranded name. The change comes amid discussions with Russia over how to treat the Levant Liberation Committee (Hay'at Tahrir al...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 file photo, singer/songwriter Paul McCartney performs on stage at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Former Beatle McCartney has told a British newspaper he believes he once saw God during a psychedelic trip. The 76-year-old music legend told The Sunday Times he was “humbled” by the experience. The music legend is promoting a new album and a fall tour, it was reported on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
September 02, 2018 - 8:17 am
LONDON (AP) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney has told a British newspaper he believes he once saw God during a psychedelic trip. The 76-year-old star told The Sunday Times he was "humbled" by the experience. He said that "it was huge. A massive wall that I couldn't see the top of, and I was at the...
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September 02, 2018 - 8:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's former chief rabbi has warned that Jewish people are thinking about leaving the country because of anti-Semitism. Jonathan Sacks told the BBC on Sunday that for the first time in the 362 years Jews have been in Britain many question whether it is safe to raise children here...
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This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs in Tell el-Samara, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt. Chief archaeologist Frederic Gio says his team found silos containing animal bones and food, indicating human habitation as early as 5,000 B.C. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)
September 02, 2018 - 7:55 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Sunday that archeologists have unearthed one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs. The Antiquities Ministry said the Neolithic site was discovered in Tell el-Samara, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) north of...
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People attend the Communist Party rally protesting retirement age hikes in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. Several thousand people gathered in central Moscow on Sunday for a protest organized by the Communist Party and other demonstrations were reported in Vladivostok in the Far East and Barnaul and Novosibirsk in Siberia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
September 02, 2018 - 7:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russians held rallies throughout the country Sunday to protest a government plan to raise the age for receiving state pensions. Several thousand people gathered in central Moscow for a protest organized by the Communist Party. Another Moscow protest organized by the A Just Russia...
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September 02, 2018 - 6:56 am
BEIRUT (AP) — At least two military personnel were killed and 11 wounded in overnight explosions caused by suspected Israeli strikes on a military airport on the edge of the Syrian capital, a war monitoring group said Sunday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the blasts...
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September 02, 2018 - 6:46 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of Poland's conservative political party, whose policies have led to clashes with European Union leaders, says he wants the country to be like western EU nations "in every respect" over the next two decades. Jaroslaw Kaczynski's declaration Sunday opened the...
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Police cars stand across the road as police separate leftist and nationalist demonstrators in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, after several nationalist groups called for marches protesting the killing of a German man last week, allegedly by migrants from Syria and Iraq. (dpa via AP)
September 02, 2018 - 6:32 am
CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — Germany's foreign minister told his fellow countrymen Sunday they're too lazy when it comes to battling racism and fighting for democracy. "We have to get off the couch and open the mouth," Heiko Maas said in an interview with weekly Bild am Sonntag. "Our generation was...
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