July 26th, 2017

World News

Statue kept decades in Philly closet sent to Italian church

By The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A nearly life-sized statue missing from an Italian church is returning home after spending decades in a Philadelphia home as a woman’s personal shrine. Ed Nader told WHYY-TV (http://bit.ly/2tDlxC4 ) he was visiting Montauro, Italy, the birthplace of his great-grandmother, when he mentioned the statue depicting St. Pantaleon, considered the patron saint of ... Read More »

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Judge: Baby Charlie Gard will end life in hospice, not home

By Caroline Spiezio, The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

LONDON – Critically ill baby Charlie Gard will be transferred to a hospice to die Thursday unless his parents and a hospital agree on an end-of-life plan that could potentially keep the child alive for a bit longer, a British judge has ruled. High Court judge Nicholas Francis gave 11-month-old Charlie’s parents and the hospital ... Read More »

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Statue kept in Philadelphia closet returns to Italian church

By The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A life-sized statue missing from an Italian church is returning home after spending decades in a Philadelphia home as a woman’s personal shrine. Ed Nader tells NewsWorks (http://bit.ly/2tDlxC4 ) he was visiting Montauro, Italy, the birthplace of his great-grandmother, when he mentioned the 6-foot statue depicting St. Pantaleon tied to a tree that ... Read More »

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Trump keeps up public pelting of attorney general

By Jonathan Lemire And Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump kept up his public pelting of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday as the fate of his once-close ally remained very much in doubt. Trump’s criticisms of Sessions resumed with a morning tweet wondering why Sessions didn’t “replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe,” whom the president characterized as a friend ... Read More »

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Empowerment centre opens in Ferguson at burned store site

By Jim Salter, The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

FERGUSON, Mo. – The National Urban League’s chief helped christen a new community empowerment centre in Ferguson on Wednesday, calling the site a “powerful first step” in helping the St. Louis suburb still mending from unrest over the police shooting death of Michael Brown three years ago. On the same day the Urban League kicked ... Read More »

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Grand jury to get case of man accused of killing 8

By Emily Wagster Pettus, The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. – A grand jury can decide whether to indict a Mississippi man charged with killing a deputy, his mother-in-law and six others who were his relatives or acquaintances, a judge said Wednesday. Willie Cory Godbolt has been jailed without bond since his arrest May 28, shortly after the fatal shootings that started after ... Read More »

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Police detain dozens of migrants in Milan train station

By Colleen Barry, The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

MILAN – Italian police detained several dozen people Wednesday outside Milan’s main train station as the city deals with a new wave of migrants. Police said Wednesday they detained 36 people in a move aimed at combating increasing criminality around the heavily used station. The blitz comes a week after a Guinean immigrant stabbed a ... Read More »

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Police: One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested

By The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

HOLLIS, Maine – A man accused of drunkenly strolling down a road in Maine wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to his amputated arm has been arrested. Maine State Police told WCSH-TV (http://on.wcsh6.com/2uZu4Db ) that 31-year-old Corey Berry, of Hollis, was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal threatening. ... Read More »

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Trump says transgender people should be barred from military

By Catherine Lucey And Robert Burns, The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants transgender people barred from serving in the U.S. military “in any capacity,” citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption.” Trump’s announcement on Twitter would reverse the effort under President Barack Obama to open the armed services to transgender people. He did not say what would happen to ... Read More »

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Scalise discharged from hospital, beginning rehabilitation

By The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

WASHINGTON – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise – who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month – has been discharged from a Washington hospital. MedStar Washington Hospital Center says the six-term Louisiana Republican was released from the hospital on Tuesday and is beginning “intensive inpatient rehabilitation.” It isn’t identifying the ... Read More »

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Items from Auschwitz death camp to tour Europe, America

By Monika Scislowska, The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

WARSAW, Poland – An exhibit of some items from the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz are going on a tour of Europe and North America to bring its tragic truth about the Holocaust to a wider audience. The exhibit – called “Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away” – will be the first-ever ... Read More »

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