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'Shame on you!' Parishioner Yells As
Archbishop Apologizes Over Pa. Clergy Abuse

(PennLive) — Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington and former bishop of the Pittsburgh Diocese, was yelled at as he tried to apologize for the Pennsylvania clergy sex abuse scandal during mass at a D.C. church on Sunday.

Wuerl is accused of mishandling abuse allegations and trying to keep victims quiet while in Pittsburgh, details that came to light during a sweeping grand jury report that came out last month.

Addressing Washington's Annunciation Catholic Church Sunday, he asked the congregation of about 200 people to forgive his "errors in judgment" and "inadequacies."

One member of the congregation yelled "Shame on you!" and walked out, while another turned her back on Wuerl in protest.

Catholic teachers last week added their voices to the calls for Wuerl to resign, not just over the Pennsylvania clergy abuse scandal but over whether he knew his predecessor was involved in sexual misconduct.
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 Winter 2018-19 Will Be Warm And Wet Says The Old Farmer's Almanac

(PennLive) — Winter temperatures will be well above normal and precipitation will be a bit above normal across Pennsylvania, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac, which has been producing long-range forecasts since 1792.

But, the warmer temperatures will mean a lot of that precipitation will fall as rain and the state will see near-normal to below-normal amounts of snow.

"The coldest periods will be in mid- and late December, early and late January, and early and mid-February," reads the almanac's forecast for the Appalachians region, which includes most of Pennsylvania, except for the southeastern corner of the state and western Pennsylvania.

"The snowiest periods will be in mid-December, early January, and early February."

For the Atlantic Corridor, which includes Philadelphia and the rest of southeasternmost Pennsylvania, the coldest periods will be in early to mid-December, early and late January, and early February. "The snowiest periods will occur in early December, late January and mid-February."
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Hole Responsible For Space Station Leak
Caused By Drill, Not Meteorite, Russia Says

(UPI) — The hole that caused a slight air leak and a depressurization event on the International Space Station last week was caused by a drill hole.

According to Russian media reports, the hole was accidentally drilled in the Russian Soyuz spacecraft while it was still on the ground.

An unnamed source told RIA Novosti the person responsible for drilling the hole filled it with glue instead of reporting the mistake.

"The glue dried and was squeezed out, opening the hole," the source told the media outlet.

On Aug. 29, sensors alerted flight controllers to a small loss of cabin pressure while the Expedition 56 crew was asleep. Because neither the crew nor space station were in immediate danger, flight controllers decided not to wake the six space station crew members.
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 Crashed $123M RQ-4 Global Hawk Air Force Drone
 Fished Out Of The Atlantic

(USNI News) — After two months of silence, military officials have acknowledged the crash and recovery of an Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle from the Atlantic after the massive surveillance drone crashed off the coast of Spain in late June, U.S. European Command officials told USNI News on Thursday.

The Northrop Grumman-built aircraft was assigned to 348th Reconnaissance Squadron out of Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. The Global Hawk went down in the Gulf of Cadiz near the U.S. Navy's base in Rota, Spain. The crash occurred at about 11 a.m. EDT on June 26, EUCOM spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Joe Hontz told USNI News.

Navy and Air Force assets were quickly dispatched to help recover the downed Global Hawk, including fleet oiler USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) as well as a KC-135 refueler from the 100th Air Refueling Wing out of Zaragoza Air Base, Spain. The Global Hawk was taken to Naval Station Rota after the recovery.
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Brazil Far-Right Presidential Candidate Bolsonaro
In Stable Condition After Stabbing


BRASILIA (Reuters) — Brazil's front-running far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is in serious but stable condition in hospital following "successful" surgery after he was stabbed while campaigning on Thursday, his running mate said.

Flavio Bolsonaro, the candidate's son, wrote on Twitter that his father had been wounded in the liver, lung and intestine. "He lost a lot of blood, arrived at the hospital ... almost dead. He appears to have stabilized now," he said.

General Antonio Hamilton Mourao, Bolsonaro's running mate, told Reuters by telephone that the candidate's condition was stable but still worrying.

"He underwent surgery, which was successful and he is doing OK," Mourao said. "But his state remains delicate."

A hospital spokeswoman in the city of Juiz de Fora in Minas Gerais state, where the attack took place, confirmed to Reuters that Bolsonaro had been undergoing surgery but provided no details on his state nor his wounds.
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'Gilligan's Island' Star Dawn Wells 'Having A Rough Time,' 'Surprised' By GoFundMe To Help Pay Medical Bills

(Fox News) — "Gilligan's Island" star Dawn Wells, known for her iconic role as Mary Ann Summers on the popular series, told Fox News she is going through financial dire straits but was surprised to learn of a GoFundMe page set up to help her pay her bills.

"Although Dawn won't deny that she is indeed having a rough time," her rep told Fox News, "she has been keeping her wits about herself and like so many others is doing her best to overcome difficult times."

He added that the Wells, 79, has not decided yet whether she will use the funds or return them.

"She was caught completely unaware of her well-intended friend's creation of a GoFundMe page. At this time, it has not yet been decided whether she will return the funds so generously donated by her fans and friends or if it will go into a trust/fund that would help alleviate the previously mentioned issues.

"Either way, this experience has been both embarrassing and humbling for Dawn," the rep added.
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India Throws Out Ban On Gay Sex, Sparking Celebrations

NEW DELHI (Reuters) — India's top court scrapped a colonial-era ban on gay sex on Thursday in a landmark judgement that sparked celebrations across the country where gay sex had been punishable by prison for up to 10 years.

Gay sex is considered taboo by many in socially conservative India, and it was reinstated as a criminal offence in 2013 after four years of decriminalisation.

A five-judge bench in India's Supreme Court was unanimous in overturning the ban.

"Any consensual sexual relationship between two consenting adults – homosexuals, heterosexuals or lesbians – cannot be said to be unconstitutional," said the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, as he read out the judgement.
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Waitress Suing Former Boss Who Demanded
She Wear A Bra To Work

(Metro [UK]) — A waitress is suing her former boss for a breach of human rights after he said she must wear a bra at work.

Christine Schell, 25, hasn't worn a bra for three years for comfort and health reasons.

When she started working at Greenside Grill in the Osoyoos Golf Club in British Columbia, Canada, in June this year, customers complained about her being braless – prompting management to introduce a new dress code.

The code stated that 'women must wear either a tank top or bra under their uniform shirt'. Ms Schell refused to sign and was subsequently fired, she claims.
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Two Priests Caught Performing Sex Act In Car

MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) — Two Chicago-area priests were charged Monday with Lewd and Lascivious behavior and Indecent Exposure after being caught performing a sexual act inside a car parked on a Miami Beach street.

According to Miami Beach Police, 39-year-old Diego Berrio and 30-year-old Edwin GiraldoCortez were in the front seat of a car performing oral sex.

Police got a 911 call about a lewd and lascivious incident taking place in the 1300 block of Ocean Drive.

When officers arrived, the police report states, the two were performing sex acts on each other "in full view of the public passing by on Ocean Drive and the sidewalk." It was 3:20 in the afternoon.

“Yesterday, we received a call indicating that two men were performing a sex act inside of a car. This is in broad daylight, 13th Street and Ocean Drive.”
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Not So Gay – Doctors Have To Invent New Tool
To Remove 23 Inch Sex Toy From Man

(Sun) — Doctors were forced to improvise when it came to removing a sex toy from one unlucky patient. The unnamed man turned up at A&E with a 23 inch dildo lodged inside him, having struggled to remove the toy at home.

Deciding he needed expert help, the red-faced 31-year-old went to hospital 24 hours after the dildo became stuck.

He told doctors he was suffering from mild abdominal pain, but other than that had no symptoms that were causing concern.

X-rays showed a "long and large-sized" foreign body in his colon.

Doctors at ASST Great Metropolitan Hospital in Niguarda, Italy, tried to remove the dildo using standard techniques, where a tube and grabbing device is inserted.
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