The Daily Populous

Wednesday December 12nd, 2018 evening edition

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The Vatican’s third most powerful official has been convicted in Australia on all charges he sexually abused two choir boys there in the late '90s, according to two sources with knowledge of the case.

That trial, known as “the cathedral trial,” was declared a mistrial earlier this year after a hung jury, the sources say.

The boys sang in the choir at St. Patrick's cathedral and were allegedly abused by Pell in a room in the confines of the church.

That trial is expected to hear evidence that Pell “sexually offended” two men when they were boys playing games in a swimming pool in Ballarat, Victoria.

Spaner told The Daily Beast, “The only person who would know for sure is George Pell, who is the treasurer.”.

“The Holy See has taken note of the decision issued by judicial authorities in Australia regarding His Eminence Cardinal George Pell.

Last year, the Holy Father granted Cardinal Pell a leave of absence so he could defend himself from the accusations. »

Comcast rejected by small town—residents vote for municipal fiber instead

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A small Massachusetts town has rejected an offer from Comcast and instead plans to build a municipal fiber broadband network.

But Charlemont residents rejected the Comcast offer in a vote at a special town meeting Thursday.

"The fiber network project has been on hold for the last several months, awaiting a town vote on the Comcast proposal," Handsaker said. »

Sting uses fake Amazon boxes, GPS to catch would-be thieves

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The cops in one New Jersey city are trying to catch the thieves with some trickery of their own.

Police in Jersey City, across the Hudson River from New York, are teaming up with Amazon to install doorbell cameras and plant dummy boxes with GPS tracking devices at homes around the city. »

Reporter says Trump 'stormed out' of Oval Office after Pelosi, Schumer meeting

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“He stormed out of the Oval, walked into an anteroom just off the Oval Office and had in his hand a folder of briefing papers.

Here's @EliStokols's new reporting on how Trump "stormed out of the Oval" after his meeting with Pelosi & Schumer today #Hardball — Hardball (@hardball) December 12, 2018.

Stokols, the Los Angeles Times reporter, also said Tuesday on "Hardball" that Trump was frustrated with Schumer following the meeting. »

Google CEO responds to Steve King's iPhone concerns: 'Congressman, iPhone is made by a different company'

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After @SteveKingIA raises inscrutable concerns about iPhones, Google CEO Sunday Pichai patiently informs him, "Congressman, iPhone is made by a different company."

Pichai was on Capitol Hill Tuesday testifying in front of the House Judiciary Committee for more than three hours.

King questioned Pichai why his granddaughter sees news about King when she is playing a game on the iPhone. »