PHILADELPHIA Pope Francis urged hundreds of thousands of the faithful gathered Sunday for the biggest event of his U.S. visit to be open to “miracles of love,” closing out his joyful six-day trip with a message of hope for families, consolation for victims of child sexual abuse and a warning to America’s bishops.
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CHICAGO An effort to identify remains of young men killed by John Wayne Gacy in the 1970s has led to a break in an unrelated case of a unidentified teenager found shot to death in San Francisco 36 years ago.
MANILA, Philippines Gunmen abducted two Canadians, including a former mining company executive, a Filipino woman and the Norwegian marina manager at an upscale resort complex on a southern Philippine island, sparking an air and sea search by authorities, officials said Tuesday.
SANTIAGO, Cuba Pope Francis marked the anniversary Monday of the day he decided as a teenager to become a priest by pressing a subtle message to Cubans at a delicate point in their own history: Overcome ideological preconceptions and be willing to change.
JOHANNESBURG A bronze bust of British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes has lost its nose to vandals who severed it with a power tool at a South African mountain slope overlooking Cape Town.
KENEMA, Sierra Leone Something didn’t smell right.
As a worker at Kenema Government Hospital mixed a batch of chlorine on a broiling August day, he noticed it didn’t have its typically strong, bleach-like odour. Concerned, he turned to a consultant with the World Health Organization, who tested the disinfectant and found barely any active ingredient.
WASHINGTON A leading Republican presidential candidate says he doesn’t believe that a Muslim should be elected to the nation’s top office, stirring up yet another controversy for a party that professes a commitment to broaden its appeal and promote tolerance.
A season of goal-setting begins this month as the United Nations launches a new 15-year plan to fight grinding world poverty, improve health and education and quell climate change.
EAST SELMA, Alabama A man has been charged with three counts of attempted murder after shooting his girlfriend, their baby and a clergyman at a church in Alabama, authorities said Sunday.
SALT LAKE CITY The secluded polygamous towns tucked between stunning red-rock cliffs have survived for more than 100 years, despite Utah and Arizona’s efforts to dismantle them and expose abuses.