Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation of two U.S. bishops 10 days after a local prosecutor filed criminal charges against their diocese for failing to protect children from a sexually abusive priest. Wehmeyer, who has been dismissed from the priesthood, is serving a five-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in 2012 to criminal sexual conduct with two minors and possessing child pornography. The pontiff accepted the resignations the week after approving an unprecedented Vatican tribunal intended to judge bishops for covering up or failing to report sexual abuse, which has caused worldwide scandal for more than a decade.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered an investigation into the escape of two convicted killers from a maximum-security prison, saying it was "critically important" to determine how they planned and carried out their brazen getaway. Richard Matt and David Sweat remained at large for a 10th day as more than 800 law enforcement officers combed dense woodlands near the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora in upstate New York. The governor announced that state Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott would conduct a thorough investigation to determine all factors involved in the escape.
The head of FIFA's audit and compliance unit said on Sunday that changes at the top of world football's governing body were "indispensable" following reports Sepp Blatter might go back on his decision to resign. "For me, the reforms are the central topic," wrote Domenico Scala in a statement. Scala's statement came after Swiss newspaper Schweiz am Sonntag cited an anonymous source close to Blatter as saying he had not ruled out the prospect of going back on his decision to resign after receiving messages of support from Asian and African federations.
As the hunt for a pair of inmates who escaped from an upstate New York prison entered its ninth day on Sunday, new details emerged about how a female prison worker now under arrest promised to help them in a daring breakout. Sunday also marked the 35th birthday of David Sweat, the younger of the two convicted killers who broke out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora by cutting through a steel wall and slithering through a steam pipe to a manhole on the street outside the prison's walls. Sweat and Richard Matt, 48, were discovered missing from their adjoining cells in the maximum security prison, located about 20 miles (32 km) south of the Canadian border, at 5:30 a.m. on June 6.
By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Justice Anthony Kennedy was furious when a majority on the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s healthcare law. As he read the dissenting opinion from the bench three years ago, his anger was palpable. It amounts instead to a vast judicial over-reaching.” That was Kennedy on June 28, 2012.