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Ron Vasek, center, talks of the alleged sex abuse coverup he suffered while addressing a news conference along with his wife Patty, right, and attorney Jeff Anderson, left, Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in St. Paul, Minn. Anderson announced a lawsuit against Bishop Michael Hoeppner of Crookston, Minn., accusing the bishop and diocese of concealing a report of abuse and threatening retaliation against Vasek if he went public. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
May 09, 2017 - 6:03 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man alleged Tuesday that his Catholic bishop blackmailed him, threatening to block his path to becoming a deacon and harm his son's priesthood career if he told anyone about being abused by a beloved priest decades earlier. Ronald Vasek filed a lawsuit Monday against...
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FILE – In this May 13, 2015, file photo, emergency personnel work near the wreckage of a New York City-bound Amtrak passenger train following a derailment that killed eight people and injured about 200 others in Philadelphia. Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian won't be charged in the May 12, 2015, derailment, according to two lawyers for victims of the crash, Tom Kline and Robert Mongeluzzi. KYW-AM first reported Tuesday, May 9, 2017, that the lawyers say Bostian won't be charged. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 09, 2017 - 6:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The speeding Amtrak engineer involved in a derailment that killed eight people and injured about 200 others won't face criminal charges, the city district attorney's office said Tuesday. Prosecutors said they can't prove engineer Brandon Bostian acted with "conscious disregard"...
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South Korea's presidential candidate Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party raises his hands as his party leaders and members watch on television local media's results of exit polls for the presidential election in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Exit polls forecast that liberal candidate Moon will win the election Tuesday to succeed ousted President Park Geun-hye. Official results weren't expected for hours, but the exit poll of about 89,000 voters at 330 polling stations, jointly commissioned by three major television stations and released just after polls closed, showed Moon receiving 41.4 percent of the vote. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
May 09, 2017 - 5:58 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hours after celebrating his election win with thousands of supporters in wet Seoul streets, newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday will be thrown into the job of navigating a nation deeply split over its future and faced with growing threats from...
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FILE - Int his April 1, 2017, file photo, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, speaks before Vice President Mike Pence in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Republicans from energy-producing states are under pressure as the Senate considers whether to overturn an Obama-era regulation that would restrict harmful methane emissions escaping from oil and gas wells on public land. Portman said May 8, he will support the repeal effort after weeks of public silence, saying he got assurances from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that he will take steps to reduce methane waste. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
May 09, 2017 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans from energy-producing states are under pressure as the Senate weighs whether to overturn an Obama-era regulation to restrict harmful methane emissions escaping from oil and gas wells on public land. A coalition of groups with ties to the fossil-fuel industry and the...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2017 file photo, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner-designate Dr. Scott Gottlieb testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. The Senate is on track to confirm Gottlieb as the head of the Food and Drug Administration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 09, 2017 - 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Dr. Scott Gottlieb as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration despite Democratic questions about his financial ties to medical companies the agency regulates. Gottlieb is a physician-turned-health consultant who has criticized many FDA...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, Huma Abedin is seen in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A person familiar with the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server says Abedin did not forward "hundreds and thousands" of emails to her husband's laptop, as FBI Director James Comey testified to Congress. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 09, 2017 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on FBI Director James Comey's statements on Clinton email investigation (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The FBI has sent a letter to Congress correcting the record on Director James Comey's testimony on Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton. In a letter Tuesday, the...
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This photo and sketch combo shows an undated photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office of Aaron Saucedo, left, and a July 2016 composite sketch provided by the Phoenix Police Department showing a suspect in a series of fatal shootings in Phoenix. Saucedo, a 23-year-old Phoenix man arrested in a string of 2016 serial killings that terrorized several Phoenix neighborhoods, is proclaiming his innocence. The former city bus driver declared "I'm innocent" during a brief court hearing Monday, May 8, 2017. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Phoenix Police Department via AP)
May 09, 2017 - 5:06 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A former city bus driver suspected in a string of nine deadly shootings that spread fear in Phoenix declared "I'm innocent" as residents of the terrorized neighborhoods Tuesday expressed both relief over the arrest and frustration that it took so long. Aaron Saucedo, 23, spoke up...
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Campaigners observe a minute silent for the remaining Kidnapped schools during their daily sit outs in Abuja, Nigeria. Tuesday. May 9, 2017. One of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 and who had the opportunity to be released on Saturday chose to stay with her husband, Nigeria's president spokesman said Tuesday. Garba Shehu said that originally they had been negotiating the release of 83 girls, but one said she wanted to remain. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
May 09, 2017 - 5:04 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — One of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 and who had the opportunity to be released on Saturday chose to stay with her husband, the spokesman for Nigeria's president said Tuesday. Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said officials originally had been...
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This photo and sketch combo shows an undated photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office of Aaron Saucedo, left, and a July 2016 composite sketch provided by the Phoenix Police Department showing a suspect in a series of fatal shootings in Phoenix. Saucedo, a 23-year-old Phoenix man arrested in a string of 2016 serial killings that terrorized several Phoenix neighborhoods, is proclaiming his innocence. The former city bus driver declared "I'm innocent" during a brief court hearing Monday, May 8, 2017. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Phoenix Police Department via AP)
May 09, 2017 - 5:00 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A former city bus driver suspected in a string of nine deadly shootings that spread fear in Phoenix declared "I'm innocent" as residents of the terrorized neighborhoods expressed both relief Tuesday over the arrest and frustration that it took so long. Aaron Saucedo, 23, spoke up...
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May 09, 2017 - 4:12 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's presidential spokesman says one of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists in 2014 and who was among those who could have been released on Saturday has chosen to stay. Garba Shehu said Tuesday that the young woman said she was happy with her husband and didn't...
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