Bishop: Albany diocese covered up priest abuse for decades

The longtime former head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany says the diocese covered up sexual abuse by priests for decades and protected clergy by sending them to private treatment instead of calling police. Bishop Howard Hubbard, who ran the diocese

Cuba Cracks Down on Protests Amid Worst Economic Crisis in Decades

Cuba’s Communist government intensified its crackdown against demonstrators and activists on Monday, deploying security forces across the country and arresting at least 80 people, many of whose whereabouts are unknown, activists said. Well-known dissidents and civil-rights activists are among those arrested by

China, India Move Troops to Border in Largest Buildup in Decades

NEW DELHI—China and India have sent tens of thousands of soldiers and advanced military equipment to their disputed border, as troop deployments in the region reach the highest level in decades. The People’s Liberation Army has gradually increased its troop presence, mostly

California faces worst drought in decades: 'Economic disaster'

After two consecutive dry years, the California drought is back. How bad is it? “This is the worst drought since 1977,” said Ernest Conant, the federal Bureau of Reclamation’s California regional director. California melon farmer Joe Del Bosque called it “an economic