Pope Francis’ top financial adviser, cardinal questioned over sex allegations

SYDNEY, Australia — Australian police flew to Rome to interview a top Vatican cardinal about allegations of sexual assault dating back decades, officials said Wednesday.
Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis’ top financial adviser and one of his most trusted aides, has long been dogged by allegations he mishandled cases of clergy abuse when he was archbishop of Melbourne and later Sydney.
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L.A. man with arsenal charged with making threats to Islamic centre

A Los Angeles man found with multiple weapons and hundreds of pounds of ammunition in his home was charged with making terrorist threats to the Islamic Center of Southern California, authorities announced Tuesday.
Mark Lucian Feigin was arrested last week on the charge, which has been designated as a hate crime, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
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Homeless sue Denver over sweeps of encampments

DENVER — When Jerry Burton’s sleeping bag and tent were removed by city workers from his campsite near a rapidly developing area close to downtown Denver, he was able to start over again with backup gear he keeps hidden for emergencies — whether his or someone else’s.
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Cold Lake private Christian school shut down over alleged $1 million mismanagement [Video]

A Christian school board in Cold Lake was shut down Tuesday after financial irregularities were discovered, including directing nearly $1 million to a third party that was allegedly spending public cash on liquor, parties and gift cards.
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Calgary top cop on the defensive, again, after damning 2013 workplace review surfaces

Calgary's police chief is on the defensive after a three-year-old workplace review has surfaced showing a culture of bullying, harassment, intimidation and retaliation.
The 29-page redacted document outlines a police service that some viewed as an "Old Boys Network," including interviews which revealed instances of workplace bullying and harassment involving men and women.
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Chestermere crime kingpin jailed and fined

Crime kingpin Dung Kien Luong was sentenced Tuesday to 5 1/2 years in prison and ordered to pay fines of $1.5 million for tax evasion and other charges.
Luong, 53, had earlier pleaded guilty to four charges as part of a plea deal which saw several others withdrawn by the Crown.
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Indians shut down Cubs in World Series opener

Corey Kluber got the Cleveland Indians off to a great start and Roberto Perez finished off the Chicago Cubs in their first World Series game since 1945.
Kluber dominated into the seventh inning, Perez hit two home runs and the Indians beat the Cubs 6-0 in the opener Tuesday night.
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Okla. police continue hunt for man accused of killing relatives, filming crime spree

GRAPHIC CONTENT warning: Some of the details in this story are disturbing.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Authorities have spent more than 24 hours seeking a man they say posted live videos to social media while running from police during a violent crime spree that included shooting two police officers, armed car thefts and killing his aunt and uncle, apparently attempting to sever their heads.
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Getting North Korea to give up nukes a 'lost cause,' U.S. intel chief says

WASHINGTON -- National Intelligence director James Clapper said Tuesday that the U.S. goal of persuading North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons is probably a "lost cause" and the best hope is to cap its capability.
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Advocacy group calls on B.C. to release provincewide stats on police-dog bites

VANCOUVER - A month after a bystander was mistakenly mauled by a Vancouver police dog, a legal advocacy group is calling on the provincial government to release newly gathered numbers outlining how many people are being bitten in British Columbia.
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Trump miracle - on ice?

Donald Trump needs a miracle to get back into the U.S. presidential race — and the Democrats have outlawed miracles.
Forgive me for borrowing from the classic flick Casablanca, but: “Well, Donald, we’ll always have Apprentice.” Only a Vegas drunk would bet on Trump beating Hillary Clinton and her Machiavellian machine on Nov.
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Justin Timberlake in hot water after posting ballot box selfie

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Justin Timberlake flew from California to Tennessee in order to vote early, and state officials say that's great - but he shouldn't have taken a selfie at the ballot box.
The singer posted a picture of himself at the voting booth on Instagram Monday , noting that if he could make that effort, then there are "No excuses, my good people!"
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