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Australian court upholds sex abuse verdict of Cardinal Pell

Australian court upholds sex abuse verdict of Cardinal Pell

MELBOURNE, Australia — An Australian appeals court Wednesday upheld convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children, in a decision cheered by scores of abuse survivors and victims' ad

Germany: 8-year-old goes on highway joyride with mom's car

BERLIN — Police say an 8-year-old boy took his mom's car and went for a nighttime joyride on a highway in western Germany.
Ex-baseball players Dotel, Castillo linked to DR drug ring

Ex-baseball players Dotel, Castillo linked to DR drug ring

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested former MLB pitcher Octavio Dotel and cited ex-infielder Luis Castillo for their alleged links to a drug-trafficking and money-laundering ring, officials said Tues
Philly police head resigns as bias suit roils department

Philly police head resigns as bias suit roils department

Philadelphia's police commissioner resigned Tuesday amid allegations that members of his department engaged in sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against two women serving in the ranks.
Earth's future is being written in fast-melting Greenland

Earth's future is being written in fast-melting Greenland

HELHEIM GLACIER, Greenland — This is where Earth's refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise.
LA Opera names lawyer to lead Placido Domingo investigation

LA Opera names lawyer to lead Placido Domingo investigation

SAN FRANCISCO — Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it will immediately open a "thorough and independent investigation" into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company's general director.
Cowboys' Elliott won't face criminal charge in Vegas scuffle

Cowboys' Elliott won't face criminal charge in Vegas scuffle

LAS VEGAS — Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott won't face criminal charges after scuffling with a music festival security guard in Las Vegas.

Coroner: Leader of large organic food scheme dies by suicide

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A Missouri farmer blamed for running the largest organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history has died by suicide, weeks before he was to report to federal prison to begin serving a 10-year term, a coroner said Tuesday.
Ex-Michigan State star Cleaves acquitted in sex assault case

Ex-Michigan State star Cleaves acquitted in sex assault case

FLINT, Mich. — A jury acquitted former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves on Tuesday of allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in a motel room four years ago.
Larry King seeks divorce from seventh wife after 22 years

Larry King seeks divorce from seventh wife after 22 years

LOS ANGELES — Larry King has filed for divorce from his seventh wife, Shawn King, after 22 years. The 85-year-old talk show host filed a petition to end the marriage Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
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