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AP: Catholic Church lobbied for taxpayer funds, got $1.4B

Reese Dunklin and Michael Rezendes  |  Posted Jul 10th - 11:54am

The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy sexual abuse cover-ups.

Ethics panel clears Rep. Gaetz in lease for district office

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 11:33am

The Office of Congressional Ethics has recommended no further action against a Florida congressman who is paying a donor and former legal client $5,000 a month to rent space for his district office.

Russia's foreign minister mocks intel on bounties to Taliban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 11:23am

Russia’s top diplomat on Friday dismissed U.S. intelligence information alleging that Moscow offered bounties to the Taliban for killing American soldiers as a product of election year politics in Washington.

Russian court jails governor facing murder charges

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 8:19am

A court in Moscow ruled Friday to jail a provincial governor pending a probe on charges of his involvement in multiple murders.

Russia skeptical about nuclear pact extension prospects

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 7:46am

Russia's top diplomat said Friday he's not very optimistic about prospects for an extension of the last remaining U.S.-Russia arms control agreement because of Washington's focus on making China sign up to the pact.

Dutch government to take Russia to European court over MH17

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 7:19am

The Dutch government is taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for its alleged role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago, the foreign minister announced Friday.

Hundreds try to storm Serbian parliament as protests heat up

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 7:15am

Hundreds of demonstrators tried to storm Serbia's parliament on Friday, clashing with the police during for the fourth night of protests against the president's increasingly authoritarian rule.

Russia and China veto aid to Syria rebels via 2 crossings

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 12:38am

Russia and China vetoed a U.N. resolution backed by the 13 other Security Council members Friday that would have maintained humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria’s mainly rebel-held northwest through two crossing points from Turkey — just hours before the current mandate expires.

US envoy, after Seoul visit, reassures Japan of alliance

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 12:30am

A U.S. envoy reassured top Japanese officials Friday of the importance of their alliance in dealing with regional security threats, just as the North Korean leader's sister expressed low expectations of a summit between her brother and President Donald Trump this year.

Tapping into crime fears, GOP conflates mayhem with protests

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 11:45pm

Apocalyptic images of blazing buildings and window-smashing protesters pop on the TV screen as a caller to a 911 emergency line reaches voicemail. The computer offers to take reports of rapes, murders or home invasions, adding, “Our estimated wait time is five days.”

Homeland Security gets new role under Trump monument order

Ben Fox and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 11:41pm

Protesters who have clashed with authorities in the Pacific Northwest are not just confronting local police. Some are also facing off against federal officers whose presence reflects President Donald Trump's decision to make cracking down on “violent mayhem” a federal priority.

Storm clouds hang over Trump's attempted campaign reboot

Jonathan Lemire and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 11:30pm

Friday was supposed to be the day President Donald Trump's campaign reboot itself got a reboot. Instead, it hit another snag.

Biden's Iowa hires signal tightening in state Trump won big

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 10:09pm

Joe Biden's presidential campaign has lined up a senior team in Iowa, a sign Democrats see the state where Republican Donald Trump beat them handily in 2016 as within reach.

North Korean leader's sister says Kim-Trump summit unlikely

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 8:46pm

The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Friday she doesn’t expect her brother to meet President Donald Trump this year, saying there’s no reason for the North to gift Trump high-profile meetings when it’s not being substantially rewarded in return.

Watchdog details storm of political pressure in Sharpiegate

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 7:20pm

that is, for doing their jobs,” the report concluded.

Singapore's long-ruling party has won Friday's general elections but faces a setback after opposition made minor gains.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 1:59pm

Singapore's long-ruling party has won Friday's general elections but faces a setback after opposition made minor gains.

Turkish Cypriots urge probe over gunshots at migrant boat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 9:50am

Turkish Cypriot human rights groups on Friday called for an investigation after police reportedly fired their weapons at a boat that had ferried 30 Syrian refugees to ethnically split Cyprus’ breakaway north.

Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down three vetoes, upholds one in mixed ruling for Democratic governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 7:17am

Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down three vetoes, upholds one in mixed ruling for Democratic governor.

China rejects prospect of joining arms control talks with US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 5:04am

China on Friday rejected any prospect of joining in nuclear arms limitation talks with the U.S., calling reports from Washington that it would do so a distortion of its stated position.