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September 25, 2017 - 1:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local): 7 p.m. Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump Sunday. The new...
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In this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 photo, New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English celebrates with his wife Mary English at a party function in Auckland, New Zealand. Prime Minister Bill English's National Party won the most votes in New Zealand's general election on Saturday but not enough to form a government without help from other political parties. (Greg Bowker/New Zealand Herald via AP)
September 25, 2017 - 1:12 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders will likely need to wait two or three weeks to find out who will next lead their country after a general election on Saturday ended with an inconclusive result. Prime Minister Bill English's National Party won the most votes but not enough to form a...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2011, file photo, Barbara Blaine, President of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), displays childhood photographs of adults who say they were sexually abused, during a news conference in Philadelphia. Barbara Blaine, the founder and former president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, has died. The organization known as SNAP announced on its Facebook page that Blaine died Sunday, Dept. 24, 2017, following a recent cardiac event. She was 61. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
September 25, 2017 - 1:07 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Barbara Blaine, the founder and former president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, has died. She was 61. The organization known as SNAP announced on its Facebook page that Blaine died Sunday following a recent cardiac event. In a statement, SNAP managing director...
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In this Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 file photo, Rohingya Muslim children, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stretch out their arms out to collect chocolates and milk distributed by Bangladeshi men at Taiy Khali refugee camp, Bangladesh. Children make up about 60 percent of the sea of humanity that has poured in to Bangladesh over the last four weeks fleeing terrible persecution in Myanmar. And the U.N.’s child rights agency UNICEF has so far counted about 1,400 children who have crossed the border without their parents. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
September 25, 2017 - 12:42 am
Rohingya Muslims who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, including many children, waited on line to collect food aid near the Kutupalong refugee camp. Over the last month, an estimated 430,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh as their homes and villages were set on fire by mobs of...
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In this Sept. 22, 2017 photo, Hector Rodarte, right, helps salvage personal items from a neighbor's home, destroyed in a 7.1 earthquake, in Jojutla, Morelos state, Mexico. Rodarte lost his right leg below the knee seven years ago when a car ran him over. That hasn’t stopped him from toiling in a brigade of civilian volunteers clearing the rubble of quake-collapsed buildings in his home town. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
September 25, 2017 - 12:16 am
JOJUTLA, Mexico (AP) — Hector Rodarte Cedillo, a 27-year-old window washer and candy salesman, lost his right leg below the knee seven years ago when a car ran him over. That hasn't stopped him from toiling long hours in a brigade of civilian volunteers searching for survivors, aiding the injured...
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Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
September 25, 2017 - 12:14 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' committee of advisers on protecting children from sexually abusive priests is expanding its workload to include the needs and rights of children fathered by Roman Catholic priests. Committee members told The Associated Press on Sunday that a working group is...
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Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
September 25, 2017 - 12:14 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' committee of advisers on protecting children from sexually abusive priests is expanding its workload to include the needs and rights of children fathered by Roman Catholic priests. Committee members told The Associated Press on Sunday that a working group is...
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Former Word of Faith Fellowship church member Rachael Bryant poses for a photo with her tax records at her home in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. She and 10 other members of the evangelical North Carolina-based church say their leader, Jane Whaley, coerced congregants into filing false unemployment claims after the faltering economy threatened weekly tithes from church-affiliated companies. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
September 25, 2017 - 12:04 am
SPINDALE, North Carolina (AP) — When Randy Fields' construction company faced potential ruin because of the cratering economy, he pleaded with his pastor at Word of Faith Fellowship church to reduce the amount of money he was required to tithe every week. To his shock, Fields said church founder...
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The damaged dome of Our Lady of Angels Church, which collapsed Sunday afternoon, is seen from an adjacent rooftop in the Guerrero neighborhood of Mexico City, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Violent cracks crisscrossed the dome, and stone from the roof continued to fall onto the church's wooden pews in the aftermath pf the 7.1-magnitude earthquake. On Sunday evening, the cupola split and half crashed to the floor. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
September 24, 2017 - 11:43 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Our Lady of Angels Church has survived several major earthquakes, but Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 shake proved to be the final death knell for the Mexico City building's historic cupola. Violent cracks crisscrossed the dome, and stone from the roof continued to fall onto the church's...
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A young Rohingya Muslim boy, Sheikh Ahmad, center, recites verses from the Quran in a crowded little tent that serves as a madrasa or religious school in the Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. As he lifted his hands in prayer, tears began to roll down his face and he prayed for those killed in the violence that his family escaped. Later, in his family's little shack, the Associated Press photographer asked him "why did you cry?" tears seeped through again and he said, "I'm crying for my motherland." (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
September 24, 2017 - 10:45 pm
KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — The young Rohingya Muslim boy recites verses from the Quran in a small, crowded tent that serves as a madrasa in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. Then Sheikh Ahmad lifts his hands in prayer and the tears begin to flow. He prays for those killed...
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