Jan 10, 2019

Former archbishop faces sentencing from Vatican over sexual abuse

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Vatican is preparing to sentence ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who became the first U.S. cardinal removed from office based on sexual misconduct allegations last summer, the Washington Post reports.

Details: The timetable for the sentencing isn't clear, but McCarrick could potentially be "defrocked," meaning he would no longer be a priest, and "lose his church housing and financial support," the Post reports. Three men have testified about abuse they suffered from McCarrick as minors. Pope Francis refused to comment on the unfolding case in August following McCarrick's resignation.

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Why Apple may move to open iOS

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Apple may finally allow iPhone owners to set email or browsing apps other than Apple's own as their preferred defaults, according to a Bloomberg report from last week.

The big picture: Customers have long clamored for the ability to choose their preferred apps, and now Apple, like other big tech companies, finds itself under increased scrutiny over anything perceived as anticompetitive.

The NFL warms up to betting

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Starting this season, NFL teams in states with legal sports betting will be allowed to have in-stadium betting lounges and accept sponsorships from sportsbooks and betting operators, per multiple reports.

One caveat: There will not be any physical betting windows in the lounges, so they're more "hangout spots for bettors" than an actual "places to make bets."

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