Allegations that disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick engaged in sex with adult seminarians have inflamed a long-running debate about the presence of gay men in the Roman Catholic priesthood
The New York Times reports that Italian actress Asia Argento _ one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement _ recently settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him
A former doctor in Houston found guilty of raping a sedated patient receiving treatment for a severe asthma attack doesn't have to serve a day in prison, a jury decided Friday. Shafeeq Sheikh was instead sentenced to 10 years' probation for the 2013 assault at Ben Taub hospital, the Houston...
North Carolina Republicans who've infuriated liberal activists on taxes, redistricting and social issues have surprised critics by approving a $15-per-hour minimum wage for thousands of state employees
Forecasters and regulators say poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region
Catholics once faithful with their financial support to their churches are searching for ways to respond to the constant sex-abuse scandals that have tarnished the institution in which they believe, with back-to-back scandals in the past two months
A 35-year-old man who sexually abused a woman sleeping next to him on a Spirit Airlines flight may spend the rest of his life in prison. A federal jury last week convicted Prabhu Ramamoorthy of the abuse, and he faces a life term at his sentencing in December, reports the...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Donald Trump has fooled many people in this country, but the Democrat says the Republican president hasn't fooled New Yorkers
For President Trump, federalism and climate policy just don't mix—a fact that has environmental experts in a state of high anxiety, the Washington Post reports. Trump plans to announce this week that each state can set its own own coal-emission standards (pending EPA approval) rather than follow the Obama...
Georgia authorities say suspect in custody as they investigate whether two women were hit by an Atlanta commuter train after one was reportedly pushed in front it
Authorities say a Chicago teenager killed himself after being chased by police, but his family thinks the officers shot him and they're calling for an independent investigation
Students in Santa Fe, Texas, will begin a new school year with additional security measures in place following a mass shooting in May that left 10 people dead
A Colorado judge denied a defense attorney's request to require a coroner to collect DNA from the necks of two young sisters killed and submerged in crude oil in the case of the girl's father, who is accused of killing them and his wife