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Ex-Cardinal McCarrick charged with sexually assaulting teen

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick charged with sexually assaulting teenBy ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press BOSTON -- Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked after a Vatican investigation confirmed he had sexually molested adults as well as children, has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a wedding reception in 1974, court records show. McCarrick is charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, according to documents filed in the Dedham District Court on Wednesday. He's the first cardinal in the U.S. to ever be criminally charged with a sexual crime against a minor, according to Mitchell Garabedian, a well-known lawyer for church sexual abuse victims who is representing the man alleging the abuse by McCarrick. "It takes an enormous amount   ... Read More

Police seek clues after woman and dog killed in Atlanta park

Police seek clues after woman and dog killed in Atlanta parkBy The Associated Press ATLANTA -- Investigators sought video from homes and businesses near a popular Atlanta park as divers searched a pond in their quest to solve the stabbing death of a parkgoer who was walking her dog. Katherine Janness, 40, was found dead in Piedmont Park around 1 a.m. Wednesday. Police say her dog was also killed. No arrests have been made. Investigators have gone door-to-door asking neighbors for surveillance footage, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The aim is to help them retrace Janness’ steps and glean any clues they can from the video. Divers also spent much of Wednesday searching a pond in the park, news outlets reported. Janness was found stabbed multiple times and Atlanta police Deputy   ... Read More

Alaska quake produces prolonged shaking, prompts tsunami warning

Alaska quake produces prolonged shaking, prompts tsunami warningBy The Associated Press PERRYVILLE, Alaska -- A powerful earthquake which struck just off Alaska’s southern coast caused prolonged shaking and prompted tsunami warnings that sent people scrambling for shelters. Residents reported only minor damage, but officials said that could change after sunrise and people get a better look. The National Tsunami Warning Center canceled the warnings early Thursday when the biggest wave, of just over a half foot, was recorded in Old Harbor. A tsunami warning that had also been issued for Hawaii was also canceled, and officials said there was no threat to Guam, American Samoa or the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands. The warning for Alaska covered nearly a 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) stretch from Prince William Sound to   ... Read More

Severe weather in Wisconsin causes widespread damage

Severe weather in Wisconsin causes widespread damageBy The Associated Press MILWAUKEE -- Strong thunderstorms caused widespread damage across Wisconsin, left tens of thousands without power and triggered tornado warnings. The severe weather stretched from the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan and began Wednesday evening in northwestern Wisconsin. By 2 a.m. Thursday, the numerous tornado warnings around the state had expired. The National Weather Service surveyed hard-hit areas in southeastern Wisconsin and confirmed it was a tornado, probably rated EF1, that caused damage around the Jefferson County community of Concord where the storm toppled farm buildings and left a path of destruction. Cows could be seen grazing among debris that landed in farm fields. Gov. Tony Evers signed a declaration imposing a state of emergency in Wisconsin.   ... Read More

Gunfight, crash after man calls police to say he killed his parents

Gunfight, crash after man calls police to say he killed his parentsBy Bill Hutchinson A horrific eruption of violence unfolded early Thursday in a Pennsylvania town when a 25-year-old man called police saying he killed his parents and wanted to surrender but then started a gunfight when officers arrived at his family's home, authorities said. The deadly episode occurred in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mt. Lebanon. When it was over, the suspect was found dead and with a gunshot wound following a high-speed police chase that ended in a crash, police said. Two officers were injured in the encounter, including one who was shot, officials said. Just after midnight, a 911 dispatcher received a call from a man claiming to have killed his parents during a fight. When officers got on   ... Read More

Earth Overshoot Day marks date planet has used up resources for the year

richcarey/iStock(NEW YORK) — With 155 days left in 2021, humans have already surpassed what global resources can sustain in a single year, according to international sustainability organization Global Footprint Network. Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when demand for Earth’s ecological resources exceeds what the planet can regenerate. This year, the date is July 29. The Global Footprint Network, which calculates the date each year, said humans currently use 74% more than what the planet can remake. Mathis Wackernagel, CEO and founder of Global Footprint Network, told ABC News Radio to think of the resource deficit like a bank account. “How long can you use 70% more than Earth can renew?” Wackernagel asked. ”You can use more than your interest   ... Read More

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