Searing Testimony Heard At Vatican Sex Abuse Summit

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit Thursday by warning senior Catholic figures that the faithful are demanding concrete action against predator priests and not just words of condemnation.…

Oakland Teachers Go On Strike To Demand Higher…

OAKLAND, Calif. ― Thousands of teachers in Oakland, California, went on strike Thursday, demanding higher wages for teachers and more resources for students in their district. The Oakland Education Association, who organized the strike on…

U.S. May Enforce Stricter Vaccine Laws If States…

The federal government may step in to enforce drug vaccinations if states don’t do a better job, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief said. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, speaking to CNN on Tuesday, knocked…

On the rocks: Can the Scottish whisky industry…

Glasgow, Scotland - Robert Burns, Scotland's beloved 18th-century national poet and songwriter, penned words in praise of it. Winston Churchill, Britain's war-time prime minister, breakfasted on it. And Robert Mitchum, screen legend and Hollywood hell-raiser,…

Can Nigeria deliver credible elections?

Abuja, Nigeria - Will Nigerians finally get to elect a new president in a free-and-fair election after a week delay? That is the question on the lips of many as Nigeria's Independent Electoral Commission (INEC)…