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Pope avoids question of married priests in Amazon document

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis refused Wednesday to approve the ordination of married men to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon,...

Pope avoids question of married priests in Amazon document

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis declined Wednesday to approve the ordination of married men to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon,...

Pope avoids question of married priests in Amazon document

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis declined Wednesday to approve the ordination of married men to address the priest shortage in the Amazon, sidestepping...

Oil from federal lands tops 1B barrels as Trump eases rules

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Oil production from federally-managed lands and waters topped a record 1 billion barrels last year, federal officials said Tuesday, as...

Oil from US government leases tops 1 billion barrels in 2019

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Oil production from federally-managed lands and waters topped a record 1 billion barrels last year, U.S. officials told The Associated...

BP oil spill cash rebuilds eroded Louisiana pelican island

QUEEN BESS ISLAND, La. (AP) - A Louisiana island that provides a crucial nesting ground for pelicans and other seabirds is being restored to...

China temporarily bans wildlife trade in wake of outbreak

BEIJING (AP) - Chinese authorities temporarily banned the trade of wild animals Sunday following a viral outbreak in Wuhan, saying they will “severely investigate...

Fire kills 11 youths hunting animals in field in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Eleven young people, mostly teenagers, who were hunting small animals died in a fire that swept through a sugarcane field...

Erosion, floods make some final resting places not so final

WEYBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) - When Revolutionary War soldier Josiah Clark was buried in a small Vermont cemetery near a river bank in...

Australia turns from defense to offense in wildfire battle

BODALLA, Australia (AP) - Crews battling Australia's wildfires said Sunday that they have been able to turn from defense to offense for the first...