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January 10, 2019 8:40 PM Maryland attorney general: Hotline for clergy abuse victims

BALTIMORE - Maryland’s attorney general has set up a hotline for victims to report child sex abuse associated with a school or place of worship. Attorney General Brian Frosh announced the creation of the new hotline in a statement Thursday. Unlike other U.S. states that have announced probes into clergy sex abuse, Frosh’s office has only publicly called 119

January 9, 2019 9:59 PM New program for Canadian thalidomide survivors aims to help with costs of aging

Petitpas Taylor says the government is aware some thalidomide survivors might have been excluded by the previous program’s eligibility criteria. That compensation plan included one-time payments of $125,000 while applicants eligible for the new program are to receive $250,000 and ongoing tax-free payments. A group of survivors, the Thalidomide Survivors 125

January 7, 2019 2:57 PM New York City firefighter plunges to death from overpass

Pollard is the 1,151st member of the FDNY to die in the line of duty, the statement said. He comes from a family of firefighters including his father, Ray Pollard, of Ladder 102 in Brooklyn, and his brother Ray Pollard Jr., who is a member of Ladder Company 114. Survivors also include his mother. Police Commissioner James O’Neill tweeted early Monday 115

January 2, 2019 7:43 PM Pete Davidson accuses Louis C.K. of trying to get him fired from ‘Saturday Night Live’

Pete Davidson kicked 2018 to the curb on Monday night with a standup set about breakups, tattoos and Louis C.K. The Saturday Night Live star performed in Boston on New Year’s Eve and had some choice words for the fellow comedian, who recently made headlines for a standup set mocking Parkland, Fla., shooting survivors. (C.K. has recently returned to standup 125

December 19, 2018 1:06 PM Pope accepts resignation of L.A. bishop accused of misconduct

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, Monsignor Alexander Salazar, following allegations of misconduct with a minor in the 1990s, officials said Wednesday. The Vatican announced the resignation in a one-line statement. It was the latest in a string of cases of alleged misconduct against bishops to come to light 127

December 17, 2018 11:54 AM Germany to compensate hundreds who fled Nazis as children

BERLIN—Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again, the organization that negotiates compensation with the German government said Monday. The New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany said the government had agreed 140

December 6, 2018 5:55 PM Trudeau says government will limit access to handguns, assault weapons on anniversary of Ecole Polytechnique shooting

MONTREAL—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government plans to limit access to handguns and assault weapons to confront gun violence in the country. Speaking to Montreal radio station 98.5 FM Thursday on the anniversary of the 1989 Ecole Polytechnique massacre, Trudeau did not rule out a full ban when asked by the host. “We are currently reflecting 122

November 22, 2018 10:01 PM Committee recommends how Humboldt Broncos donations should be divided

In its analysis, the committee said it agrees that the fundraiser was intended to benefit all 29 people on the bus, but noted that dividing it equally among the families wouldn’t necessarily be fair and reasonable. “The first, most obvious difference is that 16 of the 29 passengers on the bus died, leaving their loved ones with profound grief, anguish 115

November 13, 2018 6:04 PM Christopher Plummer to star in new TV series for Global

The series is being produced by Toronto’s Shaftesbury, the company behind Frankie Drake Mysteries and Murdoch Mysteries, and the U.K.’s Greenpoint Productions Ltd. Vincent Shiao, who executive-produces Global’s Ransom, is the creator of Departure, in which Panjabi’s character, Kendra Malley, investigates the disappearance of Flight 716, with Plummer 121

November 6, 2018 12:54 PM Spain finds 17 dead migrants, 100 survivors in Mediterranean

MADRID—Spanish rescue workers combed the seas and shores of southern Spain on Tuesday, searching for 17 missing migrants a day after finding the bodies of 17 other migrants who died trying to cross the Mediterranean in boats departing from North Africa. The Spanish Civil Guard said it had found four bodies of migrants and 22 survivors Monday, all men from northern 99