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Pennsylvania Church Abuse Trial
One of the priests on trial in the landmark child sexual abuse and conspiracy case against two Philadelphia priests admitted that he allowed a 14-year-old to view pornography and sleep in the same bed with him during an overnight visit in 1996, according to testimony given to church investigators.
The owner of Nasvhille's Opryland Hotel is suing federal agencies over the flooding that struck the city's downtown in 2010, arguing the damage was worsened by the agencies' actions during the flood.
China-US-Activist (will update)
As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton prepared to depart Monday night for China, President Barack Obama was tight-lipped about the whereabouts of escaped Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng and his potential impact on the discussions to be held this week in Beijing.
Syria-Unrest (will update)
The growing presence of U.N. monitors already has helped the situation in Syria, opposition activists said, though it hasn't completely stopped the bloodshed that has been a fact of life in the Middle Eastern nation for more than 13 months.
New-York-Terror-Trial (will update)
The jury is expected to begin deliberations Monday in the case of a man accused of trying to detonate a bomb in the New York subway system.
Venezuela-Chavez (will update)
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Monday he will return to Havana to undergo more cancer treatment.
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China-Forced-Abortions - By Ashley Hayes
When Ji Yeqing awakened, she was already in the recovery room. Chinese authorities had dragged her out of her home and down four flights of stairs, she said, restraining and beating her husband as he tried to come to her aid. They whisked her into a clinic, held her down on a bed and forced her to undergo an abortion. Her offense? Becoming pregnant with a second child, in violation of China's one-child policy. With a population of 1.34 billion, China's population is the largest on Earth. Some 13 million abortions a year are performed. While it's unknown how many are coerced, women and activists tell of suffering emotional and physical consequences from the procedures.
Al-Qaeda-Documents -- By Nic Robertson, Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister
An internal al Qaeda document reveals new details in the 2006 plot to bring down planes using liquid explosives, including the level of al Qaeda's technical expertise. U.S. authorities believe the document was written by Rashid Rauf, a British al Qaeda operative at the heart of the group's campaign to strike the UK. It sheds significant new light on the plot to blow up trans-Atlantic airliners departing from Heathrow airport in 2006.
(Also see Al-Qaeda-Documents-London-Bombings and Al-Qaeda-Documents-Future)
If international efforts to halt Iran's nuclear program fail, any military action against Tehran should be led not by Israel, but by the United States, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said this week.