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A jury on Wednesday convicted a priest and teacher in a pivotal church-abuse case that rocked the Philadelphia archdiocese and sent a church official to prison for child endangerment.
A troubled policeman's son who accuses two Roman Catholic priests and a teacher of raping him during boyhood is set to testify at a Philadelphia trial this week — and have his startling claims challenged for the first time.
A Roman Catholic monsignor who became the first U.S. church official branded a felon for covering up sex abuse claims against priests was sentenced Tuesday to three to six years in prison.
The first U.S. church official convicted of endangering children in the priest-abuse scandal asked Thursday for a probationary sentence, saying he already had experienced months of scrutiny, vilification and shame.
A father and son were charged Thursday with shooting a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent in South Texas, prosecutors said Thursday.
Monsignor William Lynn helped the Archdiocese of Philadelphia keep predator-priests in ministry, and the public in the dark, by telling parishes their priests were being removed for health reasons and then sending the men to unsuspecting churches, prosecutors argued in a landmark clergy-abuse trial.
Two Coast Guard members were fatally shot at a communications station on an island off Alaska, officials said Thursday.
A landmark sex-abuse trial opening Monday in Philadelphia may unveil the operations of a Roman Catholic archdiocese and detail how children's complaints were buried for decades in secret archives next to a soaring cathedral as the priests they named went unpunished.
A Roman Catholic monsignor charged with protecting two priests accused of rape lost a last-minute bid Monday to be absolved in court as jury selection proceeded in a landmark case in Philadelphia.
A plan that would legalize marijuana for recreational use will be on Colorado ballots this fall.
Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, who led the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for more than 15 years, died Tuesday night at age 88.
The following is an excerpt from "Bowing to Beijing" (Regnery Publishing, Nov. 14, 2011):
Fast-forward more than a decade, to 2011. President Obama's choice for secretary of defense, Leon Panetta, tells the Senate Armed Services Committee at his confirmation hearing that the United States faces a possible "electronic Pearl Harbor." Mr. Panetta had been the CIA director for the previous two years - so he would have known.
The first U.S. bishop criminally charged with sheltering an abusive clergyman has been accused of failing to protect children after he and his diocese waited five months to tell police about hundreds of images of child pornography discovered on a priest's computer, authorities said.
The Pentagon's No. 2 official says that spending on cyberdefense programs and counterterrorism operations is likely to remain stable or possibly rise, even as the Defense Department looks for more than $450 billion in cuts over the next 10 years.
He said Engelhardt told a fellow priest, the Rev.
He told jurors he had kept the assaults secret for years, until they spilled out at a drug therapy session.