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The issue is at the center of an extraordinarily public debate among cardinals from around the world who will gather this October at the Vatican.
The wing fragment washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and was sent to France, where experts began examining it on Wednesday.
The families of 16 victims sued the estate of shooter Adam Lanza's mother and will receive nearly $94,000 apiece under the deal. The settlement still needs a judge's approval.
An autistic teenage Special Olympics athlete who vanished from Los Angeles International Airport has been found.
The Senate has blocked a Republican effort to shut off federal funds for Planned Parenthood. The vote followed the release of controversial videos of Planned Parenthood officials.
Every competitor received a performance ribbon and a chance to take to the victory stand following their competition. Many won the hearts of the estimated 500,000 people who turned out to watch at venues all over Los Angeles.
After facing threats, Rubén Espinosa fled to Mexico City seeking refuge. He was found dead along with four other people at an apartment in the capital, which had in the past been seen as a safe-haven.
Authorities said one of the parts found earlier belonged to a Boeing 777, the same kind of plane as the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
After the large piece of debris was discovered on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean this week, Malaysia Airlines said it "is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777."
With a total program cost estimated at $400 billion and a per-plane price tag of $135 million, the Joint Strike Fighter program is considered the most expensive in U.S. history.
With the selection, Beijing will become the first city to host both winter and summer games. Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Games.
A wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago.
An AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues.
Miguel Herrera, the fiery and colorful coach for Mexico's national soccer team has been fired after an alleged confrontation with a TV commentator at the Philadelphia airport Monday.
Abdul Hassib Seddiqi, the spokesman for Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security, said Wednesday that Mullah Omar died in a hospital in the Pakistani city of Karachi in April 2013.
Reports of Omar's death have swirled for years. The Afghan government is said to be investigating claims that the Taliban's spiritual leader died two or three years ago.