Baltimore Church Leaders Handing Over Files Amid Abuse Probe

By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — The Catholic archdiocese in Baltimore has delivered over 50,000 internal files to Maryland's top law enforcement official amid an investigation into child sex abuse and are in the...

New Maryland Gun Law Used In 5 Cases Involving Schools

By BRIAN WITTE , Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A new Maryland law that allows courts to temporarily restrict firearms access for people at risk to themselves or others resulted in more than 300...

Pastor Shot To Death While Unlocking Mississippi Church

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A pastor in Mississippi's capital city was shot to death while unlocking his small church for worship services, and his truck was stolen, police said. Anthony Longino, 62, was killed Sunday...

South African School Accused of Racism over Classroom Photo

By Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press The photograph <https://www.enca.com/news/nw-probe-racism-allegations-after-black-learners-seated-separately> of a South African classroom appeared to show Black and White children separated by race, stirring allegations of racism against a school that says it has moved a...

Florida Pardons Groveland Four

By Brendan Farrington, The Associated Press After a dramatic, hourlong meeting that recalled events from nearly seven decades ago, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state's three-member Cabinet granted posthumous pardons Jan. 11 to four African-American...

Zimbabwe President Doubles Price of Gas As Fuel Crisis Bites

By FARAI MUTSAKA,  Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president has more than doubled the price of gasoline, hoping the increase will end severe shortages that are fueling public anger even as he departs...

MD School System Raises Funds For Student Meals During Shutdown

By The Associated Press UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Maryland school district is raising money to help provide meals for students affected by the partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump's promised U.S.-Mexico border...

Beef-Friendly Nebraska Eyes Regulations On The Word ‘Meat’

By GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term "meat" on product labels, Nebraska's powerful farm groups are pushing for...

Delta Flight Turns Around After Mechanical Issue

BALTIMORE (AP) — Delta Air Lines says a plane had to return to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport because of a mechanical issue shortly after takeoff. Delta said Flight 2033 bound for Atlanta with 145...

Freedom Trail Brings Back African-American Patriots Tours

By The Associated Press The Freedom Trail in Boston is bringing back its African-American Patriots Tours in time for Black History Month. The tours celebrate the African-American patriots who played a vital role in the start...

Bare-handed Surgeries as Zimbabwe’s Health System Collapses

By Farai Mutsaka, The Associated Press A doctors' strike in Zimbabwe has crippled a health system that was already in intensive care from neglect. It mirrors the state of affairs in a country that was full of...

Attorneys Prepare Uphill Battle to Win Freedom for Bill Cosby

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Bill Cosby’s lawyers have a date with the Pennsylvania Superior Court on Friday, Jan. 18. While nothing earth-shattering is expected, the briefing counts among the initial steps that the...

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