Associated Press State News
  • Pope OKs resignation of US bishop for not reporting abuse
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests....
  • 3 universities team up on gun violence initiative
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Researchers from Washington University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Saint Louis University are teaming up in an effort to reduce gun violence....
  • Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products
    BRENHAM, Texas (AP) -- Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria....
  • Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese Bishop Finn Resigns
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Bishop Robert Finn has resigned as leader of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Roman Catholic Diocese....
  • Missouri town, new mayor grapple with mass resignations
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Several residents of a tiny southeast Missouri town said Monday they don't believe the abrupt resignations of five of six members of the police force after the longtime mayor, a white man, lost to a black woman have anything to do with racism....