VATICAN CITY—The largest association of Roman Catholic nuns in the United States urged its members yesterday to report any sexual abuse of religious sisters by clergy and demanded that church authorities “take action to end a culture of silence, hold abusers accountable and provide support to those abused.”
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NEW ORLEANS—Huge sculptures of sea life are dotted about New Orleans' aquarium and zoo , all of them made from plastic trash that washed ashore.
There's a great white shark made partly of bottle caps and beach toys and a jellyfish made mostly of cut-up water bottles.
PAINESVILLE, Ohio — A judge known for unique sentences has ordered a man who knocked over a port-a-potty to clean manure out of animal pens at a county fairgrounds in Ohio.
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said the 46-year-old son of WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jerry “The King” Lawler was found hanging in his cell on Saturday.
CHICAGO—An injury to star rookie Lourdes Gurriel Jr. dampened the excitement after a late Blue Jays comeback.
Brandon Drury hit a go-ahead, two-run double in a five-run ninth inning and Toronto beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 yesterday.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—Chipper Jones didn't bow to the pressure of the moment, and it was considerable.
Jones was inducted yesterday into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and he stood there delivering his speech with wife Taylor staring up at him, hours away from giving birth to a son to be named Cooper in honour of the special day.
WASHINGTON—Young people are looking for a change this election season—a generational change.
NEW YORK—McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers as the Big Mac turns 50, but it's not messing with the makings of its most famous burger.
CAIRO—People who took to the streets in Egypt for an online dance challenge face penalties over allegations they endangered lives and violated public decency, the state media reported on Tuesday.
The dance craze flared up social media networks with video postings of people dancing in response to the so-called “Kiki challenge" to the song "In My Feelings” by Canadian singer Drake.
OKLAHOMA CITY—An 11-year-old girl has quite the fish tale: A rare pacu with human-like teeth chomped down on the worm at the end of her line while she was fishing with her grandparents and brother in an Oklahoma lake.