More than 200 named in list of clergy accused of sexual abuse in Bay Area

San Francisco (CNN)In an effort to pressure Bay Area dioceses for more information about accused clerics, a California law firm representing survivors of sexual abuse on Tuesday released its own list of more than 200 clergy members accused of misconduct. “It is believed that the Bay Area dioceses do not…

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Abuse survivors angry over Pope’s praise for fallen cardinal

(CNN)Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the embattled archbishop of Washington and one of the church’s most powerful Americans. But the Pope’s high praise for Wuerl in the wake of two clergy sexual abuse scandals angered some abuse survivors. “However, your nobility has led you not to…

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These are the staggering numbers behind Florence’s wrath

(CNN)The destruction wreaked by Florence keeps growing as floodwaters keep rising. But the deadly storm has already shattered records and inflicted long-term chaos. Neighborhoods are swallowed by floodwater At least 1,000 swift water rescues have been made by emergency workers in North Carolina, the state’s Department of Public Safety said.…

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Dallas police officer charged with manslaughter in fatal shooting of unarmed man in his own apartment

(CNN)A Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday in connection with the shooting death of Botham Shem Jean, the Texas Rangers said. “We don’t need evidence beyond a reasonable doubt at this point,” the family’s attorney, S. Lee Merritt, told reporters Sunday. “At this point, we need probable cause of a…

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Embattled USA Gymnastics President Kerry Perry resigns after 9 months

(CNN)Just nine months after taking the helm of USA Gymnastics, president and CEO Kerry Perry has resigned — marking the latest high-profile departure from the beleaguered organization. Attorney John Manly, who represents 180 gymnasts, said Perry failed to overhaul USAG. “Despite promises to the contrary, Ms. Perry continued the same…

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‘You know I got a pistol?’ the man yelled. So the Uber driver shot him

(CNN)After a heated text message exchange with his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Jason Boek followed an Uber he thought was giving her a ride home. Then, Boek jumped out of his truck and quickly walked toward Westlake’s Hyundai Elantra. “You know I got a pistol?” Boek said, holding an object in…

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Massachusetts man indicted on 52 charges after 3 bodies found at his home

(CNN)A Massachusetts man has been indicted on 52 charges and is accused of raping, kidnapping and killing three women, whose bodies were found in his home in May. The indictment also lists at least seven additional victims by their initials, who were allegedly raped, kidnapped, strangled or assaulted. “With these…

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Hurricane Lane weakens to tropical storm, but flood threat continues in Hawaii

Honolulu (CNN)Lane was downgraded to a tropical storm Friday, but it’s still drenching Hawaii with heavy rains and dangerous flash flooding. Lane will continue to pose numerous hazards across parts of the islands into the weekend, including strong winds, storm surges up to 4 feet above normal tides, and 10…

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Golden State Killer suspect to be tried in one trial in Sacramento

(CNN)Suspected Golden State Killer Joseph James DeAngelo will be tried on multiple murder counts in a single trial in Sacramento, California, prosecutors said Tuesday. “We are unified, and we are committed to delivering justice to the victims of the Golden State Killer and their loved ones, who for far too…

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Entire police force resigns in small Massachusetts town

(CNN)The town of Blandford in western Massachusetts has a population of about 1,200 people, served by a four-person police force. Blandford residents are still able to call 911 in an emergency, and can contact Massachusetts State Police for other concerns. “We maintain our commitment to the town and will assume…

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NOAA forecasts below-normal Atlantic hurricane season thanks to El Nio

(CNN)The 2018 hurricane season is shaping up to be “below-normal,” the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, said Thursday. The forecast number includes the four named storms that already have formed this year. An average six-month Atlantic season typically produces 12 named storms, of which six become hurricanes. including…

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Mississippi police department fires cop who used stun gun on handcuffed man

(CNN)A police officer in Meridian, Mississippi, has been fired after using his stun gun against a handcuffed suspect during a recent arrest, according to an official with the Meridian police department. Starks drives up in another vehicle and grabs the driver roughly before stepping away, according to the video. He…

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A child’s anguish meets America’s indifference on new TIME cover

(CNN)The Trump administration’s policy that effectively separated families crossing the US border has held up a big, glaring mirror to America’s moral character. In TIME magazine’s latest cover, the reflection is met with indifference in the face of human suffering. The cover is for the July 2 edition of the…

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