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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 church leaders itself, which begins ... Read More »

Unicorns are real: Tech baffles Indonesian candidate

Joko Widodo

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 $1 billion — a look ... Read More »

Abe mum on reports he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Shinzo Abe

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 of not disclosing recommenders and ... Read More »

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 march past the barrier of ... Read More »

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins fiction about diversity visas

Donald Trump

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 declared a national emergency aimed ... Read More »

DC’s many prankster activists turn anger into street theater

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the nation’s capital, it can be hard for protesters to stand out. Fifty people — or even 500 — holding signs and shouting hardly merits a second glance in this city of protests. That’s why Washington activists have to get creative. There’s an ethos of performative prankster-style protest wired into the District of Columbia’s history, dating ... Read More »

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 former teammate 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 well. Team LeBron, ... Read More »

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 closed. She said the proposed ... Read More »

AP Top News at 1:16 a.m. EST

White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency Chicago police seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett UK lawmakers slam Facebook, recommend stiffer regulation Ex-FBI official: ‘Crime may have been committed’ by Trump Abe mum on reports he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize Aurora shooter’s permit was revoked but gun wasn’t seized Border wall could be tricky issue, especially ... Read More »

AP Top Business News at 12:38 a.m. EST

UK lawmakers slam Facebook, recommend stiffer regulation In Brexit limbo, UK veers between high anxiety, grim humor Asian stocks rally on hope of further China-US trade talks Gone in a New York minute: How the Amazon deal fell apart New Zealand plans new tax for giants like Google, Facebook Retailers, fashion brands struggle with racial insensitivity Hundreds stranded as British ... Read More »