Religious scandals

Ron Vasek, center, talks of the alleged sex abuse coverup he suffered while addressing a news conference along with his wife Patty, right, and attorney Jeff Anderson, left, Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in St. Paul, Minn. Anderson announced a lawsuit against Bishop Michael Hoeppner of Crookston, Minn., accusing the bishop and diocese of concealing a report of abuse and threatening retaliation against Vasek if he went public. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
May 09, 2017 - 5:03 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man alleged Tuesday that his Catholic bishop blackmailed him, threatening to block his path to becoming a deacon and harm his son's priesthood career if he told anyone about being abused by a beloved priest decades earlier. Ronald Vasek filed a lawsuit Monday against...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez is led into his court appearance at the Fall River Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Massachusetts prison officials said Hernandez hanged himself in his cell and was pronounced dead at a hospital early Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (Matt Stone/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool, File)
April 19, 2017 - 12:55 pm
MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the death of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A lawyer for the families of two men Aaron Hernandez was acquitted of killing says the relatives "don't take any joy" in Hernandez's apparent suicide, even though they believe he was...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez is led into his court appearance at the Fall River Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Massachusetts prison officials said Hernandez hanged himself in his cell and was pronounced dead at a hospital early Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (Matt Stone/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool, File)
April 19, 2017 - 10:56 am
MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the death of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says he intends to conduct his own investigation into the NFL star's hanging death. Jose Baez says he was "shocked and surprised" when he was told that the former...
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April 15, 2017 - 7:03 am
CAIRO (AP) — A court has sentenced Habib al-Adly, Hosni Mubarak's last minister of interior, to seven years in prison for embezzlement of public funds. The ruling against Adly and 12 other former ministry officials on Saturday for embezzlement of over LE2 billion ($110.3 million) of the ministry's...
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April 07, 2017 - 2:23 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A homeless ex-convict was sentenced Friday to life in prison for fatally shooting a Catholic priest nearly three years ago at a Phoenix church and beating another clergyman with a metal rod. Gary Michael Moran, 57, received the sentence that was called for in a plea agreement in the...
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March 30, 2017 - 5:34 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Irish church officials are hoping that a meeting of Catholic families that is expected to bring Pope Francis to Ireland next year will help families regain trust in the church following the devastation of the clerical sex abuse scandal. Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said...
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte jokes with journalists after casting his vote for the Dutch general election in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)
March 15, 2017 - 3:04 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on election day in the Netherlands (all times local): 9:00 p.m. The Netherlands' main exit poll suggests that Prime Minister Mark Rutte has won the Dutch elections, easily beating anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders. For the two-time prime minister Rutte, the...
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March 05, 2017 - 3:52 pm
TRUMP-WIRETAP-INVESTIGATION Congress to add wiretapping claim to probes of Russia's election actions WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Congress should expand its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election to include President Donald Trump's claim of wiretapping at Trump Tower by...
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