At Venice fest, ‘Spotlight’ exposes sex abuse by priests

AP Photo/Joel Ryan VENICE, Italy (AP) — Thomas McCarthy wants Pope Francis to go to the movies. Specifically, the American director would like the pontiff to see his new film “Spotlight,” a fact-based expose of sexual abuse by priests and its cover-up by the...

Gold fever hits Poland with possible discovery of Nazi train

AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski WALBRZYCH, Poland (AP) — The placid woodlands around this medieval castle town have suddenly become the hottest spot in Poland – as treasure hunters descend on the area in search of a mystery Nazi train said to be laden with gold. Government...

Young nurse asked to adopt newborn after mom dies of Ebola

AP Photo/Sunday Alamba FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The 19-year-old mother clutched her newborn son as she arrived at the Ebola holding center. The child’s father was gone, and she had no family to help her. She knew she was dying. Nurse Donnell Tholley, 25, had seen...

Young nurse asked to adopt newborn after mom dies of Ebola

AP Photo/Sunday Alamba FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The 19-year-old mother clutched her newborn son as she arrived at the Ebola holding center. The child’s father was gone, and she had no family to help her. She knew she was dying. Nurse Donnell Tholley, 25, had seen...

NATO opens military center in Lithuania amid Ukraine crisis

AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Fighter jets roaring overhead, NATO on Thursday inaugurated a military center in the Lithuanian capital amid growing concerns in the Baltic countries over Russia’s military presence. NATO Secretary-General Jens...

The Latest: Guatemalan president resigns in corruption probe

AP Photo/Moises Castillo GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The latest on the resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina (all times local): — 7:20 a.m. Guatemalan Judge Miguel Angel Galvez says the court will be waiting to hear Perez Molina’s defense when he...

Uganda: 12 soldiers killed in Somalia attack

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan military spokesman says 12 Ugandan soldiers were killed in an attack Tuesday by Islamic extremists on an African Union base in Somalia. Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda said Thursday that all soldiers were accounted for and that none was captured. He...

UN rights chief alleges French soldier sexually abused girl

GENEVA (AP) — United Nations staff turned up a case of sexual abuse of a girl by a French soldier in Central African Republic, the U.N. human rights chief said Thursday, in the latest claim of sexual abuse by foreign troops in the poor, unstable African country....

Canada woman had tried to sponsor boy who drowned off Turkey

AP Photo ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A lawmaker says a woman in Canada had tried to sponsor Syrian relatives who drowned off the coast of Turkey, including a 3-year-old boy whose lifeless body was shown in photographs that are galvanizing debate around the world. Canadian...

Q&A: What to look for with Guatemala’s embattled president

AP Photo/Moises Castillo GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemala judge has ordered President Otto Perez Molina to appear before a judge after Congress withdrew immunity of office this week, moving forward on his possible prosecution in a customs corruption scandal that has...