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U2's Bono says pope's "aghast" about church sex abuse

U2's Bono says pope's "aghast" about church sex abuse

VATICAN CITY — U2 frontman Bono has described Pope Francis as being "aghast" about sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
Milan Fashion: Arbesser embraces sustainability

Milan Fashion: Arbesser embraces sustainability

Milan Fashion Week launched Wednesday on a note of optimism with news that sales have reached pre-crisis levels.
Thousands of fans request grand jury probe of Prince's death

Thousands of fans request grand jury probe of Prince's death

MINNEAPOLIS — Thousands of Prince fans are asking federal authorities to open a grand jury investigation into his death. The petition to the U.S. Attorney's Office has been signed by more than 6,000 people.
French court upholds Kate Middleton topless photos fine

French court upholds Kate Middleton topless photos fine

PARIS — A French court of appeals has upheld a ruling Wednesday that two directors of French celebrity magazine Closer should be fined a maximum 45,000 euros ($52,500) for breaching the privacy of Kate Middleton, when publishing topless photos of the
August housing construction up 9.2 pct., but permits slide

August housing construction up 9.2 pct., but permits slide

WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction rebounded in August at the fastest pace in seven months but applications for new building permits plunged, sending mixed signals for an industry that has been struggling with rising lumber costs.
Newcomers bring decaying Kentucky distillery back to life

Newcomers bring decaying Kentucky distillery back to life

MILLVILLE, Ky. — The whiskey quit flowing decades ago from a landmark Kentucky distillery housed in a picturesque castle. Nearly a half-century of neglect reduced the one-time tourist draw to a decaying relic.
Trump rips Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'

Trump rips Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying, "I don't have an attorney general." Trump, in a Hill.
Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

WILMINGTON, N.C.
India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

NEW DELHI — India's government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce.

Fervent Thai fans of Korean actor overstep airport security

BANGKOK — Extreme efforts by two Thai female fans to meet their South Korean idol have raised concerns about security procedures at Thailand's main airport.