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Vatican condemns 'predator priests' in Pennsylvania grand jury report

Vatican condemns 'predator priests' in Pennsylvania grand jury report

World
Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The Vatican on Thursday said the systematic coverup of sexual abuse at several Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania is "criminally and morally reprehensible." The director of the Vatican's Press Office, Greg Burke, issued a statement saying the Catholic Church takes the grand jury's investigation seriously and "condemns unequivocally" the sexual abuse of minors. "Regarding the report made public in Pennsylvania this week, there are two words that can express the feelings faced with these horrible crimes: shame and sorrow," Burke wrote. The 900-page report, released Tuesday, detailed sexual abuse by "predator priests" in six dioceses -- Allenton, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Scranton. Attorney General Josh Shapiro said the dioceses followed a pattern of "abus...
Report: New York Jets open to dealing Teddy Bridgewater

Report: New York Jets open to dealing Teddy Bridgewater

Sports
Teddy Bridgewater signed with the New York Jets in March looking to resurrect his NFL career. However, there is no guarantee that Bridgewater will be with New York when the regular season starts. Sources told the New York Daily News that the Jets are open to trading away Bridgewater, who has played in one game over the past two seasons since suffering a devastating knee injury with the Minnesota Vikings. New York has three quarterbacks on the roster. Veteran Josh McCown, who was having one of the best seasons of his career in 2017 before suffering a broken hand, is currently atop the depth chart. Bridgewater, who signed a one-year contract with New York, is listed as the backup, but the Jets also have rookie Sam Darnold, the No. 3 overall pick in this year's NFL Draft. At age 25, Br...
England fightback leaves thrilling Test in balance – videos & report

England fightback leaves thrilling Test in balance – videos & report

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device First Specsavers Test, Edgbaston (day three of five)England 287 (Root 80, Ashwin 4-62) & 180 (Curran 63, Ishant 5-51)India 274 (Kohli 149, Curran 4-74) & 110-5 (Kohli 43*)India need 194 to winScorecardEngland's first Test against India is set for a thrilling finish after Sam Curran's counter-attack dragged the hosts back into the game on the third day at Edgbaston.Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed England's top order and Ishant Sharma took three wickets in an over to leave England in disarray on 87-7.However, Curran hit an enterprising 6...
Fake news 'a crisis in our democracy', report warns

Fake news 'a crisis in our democracy', report warns

Technology
Voters are being manipulated by "fake news" on social media, according to a new report from MPs. The inquiry into fake news by the digital, culture, media and sport select committee says electoral law needs to be updated and tech companies need to do more to stop malicious propaganda on their networks. Image: Damian Collins said fake news was a threat to democracy Damian Collins, who chairs the committee, called the issue "a crisis in our democracy - based on the systematic manipulation of data to support the relentless targeting of citizens, without their consent, by campaigns of disinformation and messages of hate".The report suggests introducing a new tax on social networks to pay for digital literacy programmes in schools.It also s...
'Miles to go' in fight against HIV, UN report warns

'Miles to go' in fight against HIV, UN report warns

Health
Rates of HIV infection are on the rise in 50 countries with more than 1.8 million people becoming infected in 2017, a far cry from goals established for the near future, according to a new United Nations report. The report, entitled “Miles to Go,” published earlier this week by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS, says the pace of progress in saving lives and preventing new infections is “not matching the global ambition” of cutting the infection rate to 500,000 a year by 2020. While the death rate from AIDS-related illnesses -- 940,000 in 2017 -- is the lowest this century, it is still nearly double the goal of reducing AIDS-related deaths to 500,000 or fewer by 2020, according to the report. ”New HIV infections are not falling fast enough,&rdquo...