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Vatican knew of Pennsylvania sex abuse cover-up, prosecutor says

Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 17:47

(Reuters) - The Vatican knew of a cover-up of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania through secret archives that bishops in the state shared with church leaders in Rome, the state's attorney general Josh Shapiro said on Tuesday. Shapiro first made the allegations against the Vatican during an Aug. 14 news conference to unveil a report on a two-year investigation into how Catholic clergymen in the state allegedly groomed and sexually abused children.


A 9-Year-Old Colorado Boy's Death by Suicide Highlights the Challenges Facing LGBTQ Kids

Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 17:02

They're far more likely to attempt suicide


South Sudan rebels to sign latest draft peace deal: Sudan

Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 16:50

President Salva Kiir and the leader of the main rebel group, Riek Machar, signed up to the ceasefire and power-sharing agreement earlier this month after an initial deal in June aimed to end fighting that first broke out in 2013. Kiir's government and some small opposition groups had initialled the draft at a ceremony hosted by Khartoum outside the Sudanese capital earlier on Tuesday, but Machar's SPLM-IO and another rebel group refused to sign, saying that disputes over power sharing and a new constitution had been left out. "Intensive negotiations with Dr. Riek Machar ... has led to Dr. Riek Machar agreeing to initial the final peace agreement the day after tomorrow, on Thursday, August 30," Sudanese Foreign Minister Al-Dirdiri Mohamed said in a statement.


Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. Pacific

Macworld - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 16:30

What should we expect from Apple’s upcoming A12 processor? We also respond to your hot takes and feature your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Dan Masaoka in the Macworld Podcast, episode 619.

Give us a hot take

For the show on Wednesday, we want to hear your hot takes on anything Apple related. Post your hot take on Twitter and we may respond to it on the show.

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Jacob Caldwell, Ohio Boy Reported Missing 1 Year Ago, Found Safe by Police

Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 16:23

The teen had run away days after the murder of his father, police said.


Marriott International seals deal on mega-merger of rewards programs -- And the perks are seemingly endless

Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 15:54

Rewards programs are one of the best-kept secrets when it comes to hospitality


Russia to hold biggest military drills since Cold War

Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 15:40

Russia will flex its military muscles and hold the biggest war games since the Cold War era next month, including almost 300,000 troops and 1,000 aircraft, the defence ministry said Tuesday, leading NATO to warn of a "more assertive Russia". Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the exercises would be similar in size to those held in September 1981 by the Soviet authorities, called Zapad-81, or West 81. "This will be something of a repeat of Zapad-81, but in some senses even bigger," Shoigu said in comments reported by Russian news agencies.


US midterms: North Carolina’s gerrymandered congressional map unconstitutional and must be redrawn, judges rule

Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 15:38

Federal judges have struck down North Carolina’s Republican-gerrymandered congressional map as illegal for a second time, in a decision that could leave officials in the state scrambling just months before the midterm elections in November. The ruling is the latest development in a case that fair elections advocates say features such drastically gerrymandered districts that it could represent one of the clearest chances for the Supreme Court to clarify the constitutionality of extreme partisan gerrymandering in America in general, and impact congressional maps across the country. North Carolina’s congressional map — created in 2011 following the US census the year before — received its first major blow in 2016, when a federal court deemed it unconstitutional, saying that the map — which essentially locks in 10 Republican districts and three Democratic ones — was racially gerrymandered.


Effort To Rename Russell Senate Building For McCain Is Running Into GOP Resistance

Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 15:34

WASHINGTON ― A bipartisan effort to rename a Senate office building to honor


Jacksonville Shooting Survivors Retain Morgan & Morgan For Expected Lawsuit

Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 15:11

Orlando-based law firm Morgan & Morgan announced that it is filing a


U.S. envoy Haley questions Palestinian refugee numbers

Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 14:57

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday appeared to question the world body's count of Palestinian refugees, the latest in a series of steps by the Trump administration challenging how relief aid is delivered to the Palestinians. In remarks at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington think tank often sympathetic to Israel, Haley agreed with a questioner who suggested that the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA), which helps Palestinian refugees, overcounts their number.


Journalist who helped pen pope bombshell says author wept

Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 14:51

ROME (AP) — An Italian journalist who says he helped a former Vatican diplomat pen his bombshell allegation of sex abuse cover-up against Pope Francis says he persuaded the archbishop to go public after the U.S. church was thrown into turmoil by revelations in the Pennsylvania grand jury report.


Puerto Rican Governor Raises Official Hurricane Maria Death Toll From 64 To Nearly 3,000

Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 14:46

The governor of Puerto Rico on Tuesday raised the government's official death


Defenders rally around pope, fear conservatives escalating war

Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 14:27

Francis' supporters say the accusations in Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano's 11-page public statement aim to pave the way for a conservative pope to succeed him who would reverse his openings to divorced and homosexual Catholics. In the statement published at the weekend, Vigano, the former Vatican ambassador to Washington, called on Francis to resign on the grounds the pope knew for years about the sexual misconduct of an American cardinal and did nothing.


Another High Sierra update is now available for the 2018 MacBook Pro

Macworld - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 14:18

Apple on Tuesday released a supplemental update for users of the 2018 MacBook Pro. This is the second macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra supplemental update for this particular laptop. The first supplemental update was released in July to address throttling issues that affected performance.

Apple’s release notes only state that the update “improves the stability and reliability of MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.”

Before installing the update, users should perform a back of the laptop. Once that is complete, you can get the update through the App Store. You can also download the update by visiting Apple’s macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update 2 support page and then click on the Download button.

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Missouri Enacts Law Protecting Citizens From Unwittingly Buying Fake Meat

Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 14:15

The Show Me State may need to tweak its nickname. America, meet the Show Meat


Jacksonville Gunman David Katz Treated for Severe Mental Issues at Least Twice Before Shooting

Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 14:12

Katz had been treated for schizophrenia, according to his parents' divorce papers.


Prosecutors Charge 13th Suspect In 15-Year-Old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz's Death

Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 13:31

A 13th suspect has been indicted in the June stabbing death of a 15-year-old


Get an external monitor for your MacBook Pro for just $100 today

Macworld - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 13:10

As much as I love working with Apple's gorgeous all-in-one displays, I'd be lying if I said I didn't find that working with multiple monitors boosts my productivity significantly. Fortunately, there's no need to drop several hundred (or thousand) dollars on another Apple display if you want to go that route. Today, in fact, you get pick up Acer's G247HYL display as one of Amazon's Deals of the Day for just $100 (down from $149.99).

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