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Applications Open: John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships Class of 2020


Ideally, candidates will have at least five years of experience. However, less experienced applicants who have outstanding achievements ...

Journalists who want to collaborate with others to pursue ideas for addressing the biggest challenges facing journalism can apply for a 10-month fellowship.

Tapestries of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador (left) and Pope Paul. Image credit - Irish Times


Both were naturally timid men who were thrust to the forefront of history by the convulsive political and social changes of the 20th century and both had a lasting influence on the current pontiff, Francis, Latin America’s first pope.

Pope Francis on Sunday made saints of two of the most contentious Roman Catholic figures of the 20th century — murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI, who reigned over one of the Church’s most turbulent eras and enshrined its opposition to contraception.

Billy McFarland, the promoter of the failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, leaves federal court after pleading guilty to wire fraud charges on March 6, 2018, in New York.Mark Lennihan / AP file


McFarland pleaded guilty in July to wire fraud charges related to his failed April 2017 music festival in the Bahamas.

The organizer of a failed Caribbean music festival was sentenced Thursday to a combined prison term of six years in prison for fraud.

Rescue teams comb debris after Hurricane Michael devastates Florida


Home after home was razed from its foundations in the town of around 1,000 people, leaving just bare concrete slabs. Others were missing roofs or walls.

Search and rescue teams combed through shattered US communities on Thursday looking for victims of Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 monster storm which carved out a swathe of destruction in the Florida Panhandle, killing at least five.

Pope blames devil for Church divisions, scandals, seeks angel's help


“We should not think of the devil as a myth, a representation, a symbol, a figure of speech or an idea. This mistake would lead us to let down our guard, to grow careless and end up more vulnerable,” he wrote in the document.

The devil is alive and well and working overtime to undermine the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis says.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court by Chief Justice John Roberts as Kavanaugh's wife Ashley holds the family bible and his daughters Liza and Margaret look on in a handout photo provided by the U.S. Supreme Court taken at the Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S., October 6, 2018. Reuters photo


Democrats said Kavanaugh’s partisan defense of himself, in which he said he was victim of a “political hit,” was enough itself to disqualify him from the court.

A deeply divided U.S. Senate on Saturday confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, as Republicans dismissed accusations of sexual misconduct against the conservative judge and delivered a major victory to President Donald Trump.

Interpol President Meng Hongwei poses during a visit to the headquarters of International Police Organisation in Lyon, France, May 8, 2018.


"An investigation has been opened by French police about the disappearance of the Chinese president of Interpol,” a French official told ABC News.

French police are investigating the disappearance of the president of Interpol during a trip to China, authorities said.

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke listens at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Oct. 5, 2018, in Chicago.


McDonald, who was 17 years old at the time, was shot 16 times by the officer.

A Chicago police officer was found guilty of second-degree murder and of 16 counts of aggravated battery in connection to the shooting death of African-American teen Laquan McDonald four years ago.

A member of the sheriff's department exits the crime scene on Ashton Drive in the Vintage Place neighborhood where several members of law enforcement were shot, one fatally, Oct. 3, 2018, in Florence, S.C.


"It's my understanding right now that they didn't know the fire power that was about to go under," Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler told reporters at a press conference Thursday.

The man who allegedly opened fire on law enforcement officers in a residential neighborhood in South Carolina on Wednesday, killing one and injuring several others, is a disbarred lawyer, records from the Supreme Court of South Carolina show.

Bill Cosby is pictured in a booking photo released by the Montgomery County Correctional Facility on Sept. 25, 2018.


O'Neill ordered Cosby to serve the sentence in "total confinement" for "no less than 3 years and no more than 10 years."

Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years in state prison by a Pennsylvania judge who had designated the comedian a "sexually violent predator."

Ex-UBS trader gets last-minute reprieve from deportation


Adoboli was expected to be put on a charter flight late on Tuesday, but a judge has awarded a last-minute judicial review of his case.

Kweku Adoboli, the former UBS trader convicted of fraud, has been given a temporary reprieve from deportation to Ghana, where he was born.

North Carolina devastated as floodwaters rise from deadly storm Florence


Many of those rescues took place on swift boats in Wilmington, a historic coastal city of about 117,000 people on a peninsula between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean.

Deadly storm Florence drenched North Carolina with more downpours on Sunday, cutting off the coastal city of Wilmington, damaging tens of thousands of homes and threatening worse flooding as rivers fill to the bursting point.

Michael Cohen agrees to tear up nondisclosure agreement with Stormy Daniels


Trump has always denied he had an affair in 2006 with Daniels -- whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford -- though the president recently acknowledged reimbursing Cohen for the costs of the deal.

An attorney for Michael Cohen, the ex-lawyer and fixer of President Donald Trump, filed a notice late Friday in U.S. District Court via his company Essential Consultants, LLC, agreeing to tear up the nondisclosure agreement barring porn star Stormy Daniels from discussing her alleged affair with Trump.

Botham Jean is seen leading worship at a university presidential reception in Dallas, Sept. 21, 2017.


The officer, who is white, "encountered" Jean, who was black, inside the apartment. It's unclear what the interaction was between them, but at some point she "fired her weapon, striking the victim," according to Hall.

An arrest warrant will soon be issued for a Dallas police officer who shot and killed a man upon returning home from her shift and entering an apartment she apparently thought was her own, police said Friday.

Mug shot for Lana Sue Clayton, 52, charged with killing husband with eye drops. Image credit - Fox news


She later confessed to poisoning him, authorities said, telling investigators that she placed eye drops in his drinking water for several days.

A South Carolina woman was charged with murder after she allegedly poisoned her husband by putting eye drops in his drinking water, police said.

Trump says Canada not needed in NAFTA deal, warns Congress not to interfere. File image


“Congress should not interfere w/ these negotiations or I will simply terminate NAFTA entirely & we will be far better off,” he added.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday there was no need to keep Canada in the North American Free Trade Agreement and warned Congress not to meddle with the trade negotiations or he would terminate the trilateral trade pact altogether.

Woman smashes bus window, runs over bus driver in viral road rage video in NE D.C. Image credit - News wires


Suddenly, the woman drives toward the bus driver, rolling him onto the hood. People on the bus can be heard shouting.

A woman got into a car crash with a Greyhound bus in D.C. Thursday and then flew into rage, smashing the bus's windows with a car jack and hitting the bus driver with her car, police say and an alarming video shows.

U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Court House in lower Manhattan, New York City, U.S. August 21, 2018. Reuters/Brendan McDermid


“If those payments were a crime for Michael Cohen, then why wouldn’t they be a crime for Donald Trump?” Davis said.

U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen testified on Tuesday that Trump had directed him to commit a crime by arranging payments ahead of the 2016 presidential election to silence two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump.

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