Australia High Court overturns sex abuse convictions against Cardinal George Pell, clearing the way for his release from prison

Rod McGuirk Associated PressPublished 9:18 PM EDT Apr 6, 2020CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s highest court has dismissed the convictions of the most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse.High Court Chief Justice Susan Kiefel announced the decision of the seven judges on Tuesday in the appeal of Cardinal George Pell. The decision means he…

A Navy captain tries to save his sailors, and gets fired in the process

opinionThe Editorial Board USA TODAYPublished 9:02 PM EDT Apr 6, 2020The United States uses warships like the USS Theodore Roosevelt, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, to project power across the globe. And it was on such a mission when it left San Diego on Jan. 17 for the western Pacific.The Navy had planned for months that the carrier…

Future cars Coronavirus: South African bride and groom arrested over ‘lockdown wedding’

Image copyright uMhlathuze Municipality Image caption This is not how the couple had hoped their day would end Married life got off to an unexpected start for a pair of newlyweds in South Africa when police showed up to the party.They had received a tip-off that the wedding in KwaZulu-Natal was happening on Sunday despite…

How did coronavirus break out? Theories abound as researchers race to solve genetic detective story

(CNN)A vacuum of knowledge about the origins of the new coronavirus ravaging the World has provided fertile ground for all manner of theories — from the fantastic, to the dubious to the believable. It was a bioweapon manufactured by the Chinese. The US Army…

James Drury, star of NBC’s long-running Western series ‘The Virginian,’ dies at 85

Patrick Ryan USA TODAYPublished 4:56 PM EDT Apr 6, 2020James Drury, who played the gruff title character of NBC’s “The Virginian,” has died. He was 85. Drury’s assistant, Karen Lindsey, confirmed the news to USA TODAY, writing that he died early Monday morning at his home in Houston, Texas, of natural causes. “The Cowboy took his last…