A primer on where pope stands on gays, divorce, climate

AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is expected to raise issues ranging from climate change to income inequality when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27. Francis has launched an agenda of reform in the Vatican and in the global...

A primer on where pope stands on gays, divorce, climate

AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is expected to raise issues ranging from climate change to income inequality when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27. Francis has launched an agenda of reform in the Vatican and in the global...

The Latest: Women, children fleeing through Macedonia triple

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The latest developments in the tens of thousands of migrants flooding into countries across Europe. All times local (CET): — 10:55 a.m. UNICEF says the number of women and children fleeing through Macedonia has tripled in the past three...

China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders

AP Photo/Ng Han Guan BEIJING (AP) — Russian leader Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shine at the top of China’s guest list at this week’s grand commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Japan’s...

Singapore’s ruling party in unprecedented electoral contest

AP Photo/Wong Maye-E SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore’s political parties officially started campaigning Tuesday for general elections in which, for the first time in the island-nation’s history, the ruling People’s Action Party faces contests in all available...

Los Angeles poised to vote on 2024 Olympic plan

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A month after Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games collapsed, Los Angeles appears on the verge of stepping in as the replacement U.S. candidate. The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a proposal to authorize Mayor Eric Garcetti to...

Official: Turkish court orders British journalists arrested

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court has charged two Vice News journalists and their assistant with “aiding a terrorist organization” and ordered them arrested pending trial. Their employer has called the charges “baseless and alarmingly false.”...

Silence at Vatican funeral for ex-envoy in sexual abuse case

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Eight minutes of silence instead of a homily marked the Vatican funeral Monday of a former papal diplomat, whose trial on charges of possession of child pornography and sexual abuse of minors had begun this summer in a Holy See courtroom. A Vatican...

Report: Colombia collecting bulk data without warrants

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Intelligence agencies in Colombia have been building robust tools to automatically collect vast amounts of data without judicial warrants and in defiance of pledge to better protect privacy following a series of domestic spying scandals, according to...

Flood at Russian zoo kills 1 bear, traps 14 others in cages

AP Photo MOSCOW (AP) — A flood has swept through a private zoo in Russia’s Far East, trapping 14 brown bears and a lion in their half-submerged cages. Video broadcast on Russian state television showed the bears standing on their hind legs and clinging to the bars...