Dismissive words on abuse scandal cast pall over pope’s trip

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis ventured into the Amazon to demand rights for indigenous groups, decried the scourge of corruption afflicting the region’s politics and denounced a culture of “machismo” in which violence against women is too often tolerated. Yet his latest visit to South America is likely to be remembered most for 27 […]

10 Things to Know for Today

Planet Earth, August 8 – Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. PENCE LOYAL, BUT WITH AN EYE TOWARD FUTURE Between traveling overseas, fundraising and being Trump’s chief lobbyist on Capitol Hill, the vice president has been carving out his own political identity. 2. […]