Victims, reports say boards to review church abuse flawed

The Associated Press investigation shows review boards have failed to uphold commitments to root out abusive priests, even rejecting complaints from survivors that were later validated by secular authorities. The AP checked all the roughly 180 dioceses in the U.S. for information, reviewed thousands of pages of church and court records and interviewed more than 75 abuse survivors, board members and others to uncover a tainted process where the church hierarchy holds the reins of power at every stage.

White House releases rough transcript of first Trump-Zelenskiy call

President Donald Trump on Friday released the summary transcript of an April congratulatory call with Ukraine President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the latest salvo in the White House struggle to blunt Democrats’ contention that Trump abused his power in calling on a foreign leader to involve himself in the U.S. presidential election.