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Victims, accountability on agenda at pope’s sex abuse summit

The Vatican on Tuesday released the first details of Pope Francis’ upcoming high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit, making clear that bishops attending the gathering must reach out to victims before …

Vancouver companies team up to brew ‘Resilience IPA’ to help wildfire victims

Three Vancouver businesses have joined a fundraising campaign to aid victims of the Camp Fire in Northern California. Trap Door Brewing, Brothers Cascadia Brewing and Great Western Malting will help …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

Sheriff: California wildfire’s death toll rises to 48

Ernest Foss was a musician who gave lessons out of his home when he lived in San Francisco, where an amplifier that ran the length of a wall served as …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 7:52 p.m.

‘Changed Forever’: Florida Panhandle devastated by Hurricane Michael

The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus Thursday with rows upon rows of homes found smashed to pieces, and rescue crews struggling to enter stricken areas in hopes …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 9 p.m.

Supreme Court transparency group buys eponymous Kavanaugh site to aid victims

A black-and-white photo of the facade of the United States Supreme Court Building strips the top of the website. The vantage point, looking up at columns, makes the building feel …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 12:02 p.m.

Flood victims get food and water; rain spreads to Northeast

Stranded by Florence’s epic floods days after the hurricane hit North Carolina, Wilmington residents lined up by the hundreds Tuesday for free food, water and tarps, while officials managed to …

U.S. marks 9/11 with somber tributes; Trump speaks at PA site

Americans looked back on 9/11 Tuesday with tears and somber tributes as President Donald Trump hailed “the moment when America fought back” on one of the hijacked planes used as …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 4:53 p.m.

Report identifies more than 1,000 victims of priest abuse

Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children – and possibly many more – since the 1940s, and senior church officials, including a man who is …

Money was raised. Then stolen. And now, even more is flowing in for stabbing victims.

Three days after theft of a fundraiser for Boise stabbing victims, the generous and the outraged who came in off the street (literally) to make up the loss have helped …

School shooting victims remembered as artistic, history buff

A history buff who wanted to join the Army leaned against a closet door to keep the gunman from entering and an artistic student who liked red hair dye were …

UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Nassar victims urge Texas to investigate Karolyis

Victims of disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar are imploring Texas authorities to investigate whether Bela and Martha Karolyi could have done more to prevent Nassar’s sexual abuse at the couple’s …

Girl Scouts victims of crimes during cookie sale season

Several Washington Girl Scouts troops have been targets of crime during this cookie sale season including an attempted armed robbery.

$275K going to family of each person slain in Vegas shooting

A $31.5 million victims’ fund that started as a GoFundMe effort announced plans Friday to pay $275,000 to the families of each of the 58 people killed in the deadliest …

Ex-gymnast to doctor: ‘You didn’t heal me. You only hurt me’

A former elite gymnast said Tuesday that a sports doctor who treated Olympic athletes overlooked what turned out to be a broken leg while he molested her in the basement …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 10:58 p.m.

Pope says Chile’s sex abuse victims slandering bishop

Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

In unusual step, victims told of destroyed rape kits

She was surprised, earlier this year, when she got a call from the initial investigating officer, John Somerindyke, who apologized for how she was treated and for something that Veronica …

Police identify 7 more victims of NYC’s deadliest in decades

Police on Saturday released the identities of an additional seven victims of New York City’s deadliest fire in decades, including a 7-month-old baby girl who was among the dozen people …

Crime victims’ rights campaign faces fresh local backlash

After his sister was slain and his mother ran into the accused killer, out on bail, in a grocery store a week later, California billionaire Henry Nicholas became a fierce …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 9:07 a.m.

Poll: Most say sexual misconduct victims are underprotected

Most Americans say sexual misconduct is a major problem and that too little is being done to protect victims, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for …

Two sailors from Florida, 1 from Louisiana die in crash

The U.S. Navy says two sailors from Florida and another from Louisiana died in an aircraft crash in the Philippine Sea.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 4:13 p.m.

Pall of church shooting shrouds town’s Veterans Day ceremony

First responders and law enforcement personnel stood with heads bowed Saturday in Sutherland Springs for a Veterans Day ceremony that also was meant to honor the more than two dozen …

Official list of names of victims from Texas church shooting

The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday released the names of those killed in the Texas church shooting.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m.

Nearly 3 decades later, Anita Hill sees the needle moving

Will the sordid Harvey Weinstein scandal be recalled as another one of those watershed moments, its reverberations spilling out of Hollywood into the everyday workplace? Hill is one of those …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 9:51 a.m.

Montana homeowners offer summer houses to wildfire victims

Homeowners in a northwestern Montana town are offering their summer residences to displaced victims of California wildfires.

‘He was raised right’: Vegas victims remembered

It’s been nearly a week since hundreds of people lost their mothers, their fathers, their brothers, sisters, husbands, wives and friends. But it’s only the beginning of grief for the …

‘Too good for this world’: Las Vegas victims mourned

Some died with loved ones, some with friends. Others were with “framily” – friends they considered family – when they were shot and killed. All shared the terror caused by …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 6:55 p.m.

Solemn Trump in Vegas: ‘America truly a nation in mourning’

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump met privately with victims of the Las Vegas shooting at a hospital Wednesday, praising them and the doctors who treated them as …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, noon

Coroner confirms victim in Idaho police shooting, house fire

The Ada County Coroner’s Office has officially confirmed the identity of the 84-year-old woman who died in an Idaho house fire that erupted shortly after a home invasion.

Complicated recovery awaits victims injured in Vegas attack

Their concert turned into a siege, and now their lives may become a battle. The staggering count of people injured in the shooting at a Las Vegas music festival means …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:42 p.m.

‘You were always there’: Las Vegas shooting victims mourned

Through tears and in heart-wrenching tributes, relatives and friends are remembering the dozens of people killed in the shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip.