Social issues

January 17, 2018 - 6:22 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit church is providing sanctuary for a man in the country illegally who was ordered deported to Albania even though he says that he is the sole caretaker of his wheelchair-bound wife. Central United Methodist Church officials announced at a news conference Tuesday that the...
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January 17, 2018 - 4:22 pm
MADRID (AP) — An Atletico Madrid fan was hospitalized in a serious but stable condition after being stabbed before Wednesday's match against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey, authorities said. Police said the 22-year-old man was attacked near a subway station where fans arrive for matches at the Wanda...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, backdropped by the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, a police officer secures the area after an explosion, that killed several people. Turkey is set to extend Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt, worrying government opponents and allies who fear the emergency powers are thrusting Turkey toward an increasingly authoritarian direction. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
January 17, 2018 - 3:03 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is set to extend a state of emergency for the sixth time since the failed 2016 coup attempt, worrying both government opponents and allies who fear the special powers are driving Turkey in an increasingly authoritarian direction. The state of emergency, declared five...
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FILE- In this Dec. 12, 2017, file photo, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal looks on as Governor-elect Phil Murphy nominates him for attorney general in Trenton, N.J. The New Jersey Senate has confirmed Grewal, the nation's first Sikh state attorney general, on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (Jeffrey Granit/NJ Advance Media via AP, File)
January 17, 2018 - 11:32 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate has confirmed the nation's first Sikh state attorney general. Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal was confirmed Tuesday. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy says he believes he's the first Sikh to serve in such a position. Former Republican Gov. Chris Christie...
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Chilean Investigative Police, PDI, inspect a helicopter burned at the Arauco Forestry company in Caranilahue, Temuco, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Three helicopters were attacked by unidentified people who left behind pamphlets from the organization Coordinator Arauco Malleco, CAM, demanding autonomy for the indigenous Mapuche people, hours before Pope Francis celebrated a Mass in this city. (Manuel Araneda, Aton Chile via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 11:23 am
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Latin America (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Authorities in Chile are investigating yet another burning of a Roman Catholic Church while Pope Francis is visiting the South American nation. The burning in Panguipulli, 515 miles (830...
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A banner welcoming Pope Francis is reflected in a woman's sunglasses as she waits for the pope's arrival at the Maquehue Air Base, in Temuco, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Francis heads to the heart of Chile's centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples to celebrate Mass at the air base which is on contested land that was also used as a detention and torture facility during the country's bloody military dictatorship. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
January 17, 2018 - 8:51 am
TEMUCO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis traveled to the heart of Chile's centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples on Wednesday, celebrating Mass on contested land that was also used as a detention and torture facility during the country's bloody military dictatorship. Mapuche people wearing silver...
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This photo released on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 by the YPG press office of the Kurdish People's Protection Units shows French national Emilie Konig in a video. Konig is one of two notorious French Islamic State members with roots in Europe’s networks of violent extremists are appearing on video with nearly identical messages, insisting they insisting they are being treated well by the Kurdish forces jailing them. (YPG press office via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 8:43 am
PARIS (AP) — Six families of French jihadis captured during Islamic State's retreat filed a complaint Wednesday demanding that the government bring them home, a week after a video of two notorious European extremists renewed the debate over how hundreds of foreign Islamic State fighters should be...
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CORRECTS LAST NAME TO STEPHENS INSTEAD OF STEVENS - Former family friend to the Nassar family, and babysitter to Nassar's children Kyle Stephens, right, addresses Larry Nassar Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, during the first day of the victim impact statements addressing the former sports medicine doctor in Circuit Court Rosemarie Aquilina's courtroom in Lansing, Mich. Behind Stephens is her mother, and Asst. Prosecutor Angela Povilaitis, center. Nassar pleaded guilty to molesting females with his hands at his Michigan State University office, his home and a Lansing-area gymnastics club. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 8:22 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — One after one, gymnasts and other victims of a disgraced former sports doctor stepped forward in a Michigan courtroom Tuesday to recount the sexual abuse and emotional trauma he inflicted on them as children, including one who warned that girls eventually "grow into strong...
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Pope Francis meets with Bishops at the Sacristy of the Cathedral of Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (Luca Zennaro/Pool via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 7:29 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis met on Tuesday with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologized for the "irreparable damage" they suffered, his spokesman said. The pontiff also acknowledged the "pain" of priests who have been held collectively responsible for...
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Pope Francis delivers a speech as he meets with Bishops at the Sacristy of the Cathedral of Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (Luca Zennaro/Pool via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 7:11 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The latest on the pope's visit to Chile (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Pope Francis has met with a small group of Chilean victims of sex abuse by priests. That is according to Vatican spokesman Greg Burke. Burke told reporters that the meeting happened Tuesday at lunch. It was...
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