Pope Francis vows to end sexual abuse after McCarrick report

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is vowing to rid the Catholic Church of sexual abuse and offering prayers to victims of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Wednesday’s pledge came a day after the Vatican released its detailed report into the decadeslong church cover-up of McCarrick’s sexual misconduct. Francis concluded his weekly general audience by recalling that…

The Latest: Pelosi says election about ‘the soul of America’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 12:20 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she’s “absolutely certain” that Democrats will “solidly hold” onto their House majority. On an Election Day conference call with reporters, the California Democrat said “this election is about nothing less than taking back the soul of America, whether…