AP Exclusive: Despite denial, Pope got abuse victim’s letter
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis received a victim's letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually abused him and how other Chilean clergy ignored it, contradicting the pope's recent insistence that no victims had come forward to denounce the cover-up, the letter's author and members of Francis' own sex- abuse commission have told The Associated Press….
Foles outduels Brady to give Eagles their first Super Bowl
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nick Foles did his best Tom Brady impersonation, leading a late-game comeback to cap a season that began as a backup and ended as Super Bowl MVP….
Philadelphians take to the streets to celebrate Super Bowl
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The rain and hail that pelted Philadelphia for much of the day dissipated just as people across the city spilled out of sports bars, apartments and houses….
US starts Iraq drawdown after declaration of victory over IS
AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq (AP) — American troops have started to draw down from Iraq following Baghdad's declaration of victory over the Islamic State group last year, according to Western contractors at a U.S.-led coalition base in Iraq….
Paris attacks suspect refuses to stand at shootout trial
BRUSSELS (AP) — The only surviving member of the Islamic State cell that attacked Paris in November 2015 refused to rise for a Belgian court on Monday, or answer questions about his actions, during his first appearance in public since his arrest nearly two years ago….
Cities and states take the lead on banning bump stocks
In the immediate aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, there was a fevered pitch to ban bump stocks, the device that allowed the shooter's semi-automatic rifles to mimic the rapid fire of machine guns….
US investigators say deadly Amtrak train crash preventable
CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — Federal investigators are trying to figure out why a switch was in the wrong position, sending an Amtrak train into a freight train and killing a conductor and an engineer in South Carolina….
Ram truck ad using MLK speech draws backlash
NEW YORK (AP) — A Ram truck ad
that used a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., is drawing a backlash….
N. Korean official unlikely to oversee Olympic breakthrough
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's head of state is coming to archrival South Korea, but it's the wrong one – at least if the goal is peace on the volatile Korean Peninsula….
Nassar to receive final sentence in sexual assault scandal
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — Days of emotional testimony in two Michigan courtrooms are wrapping up with a final sentence for former sports doctor Larry Nassar, whose serial sexual abuse of girls and young women has shaken Michigan State University and elite sports associations….