PHILADELPHIA - A stubbornly divided Philadelphia jury will have a day off to dwell on clergy-abuse charges pending against two Roman Catholic priests.
The jury is deliberating anew after telling a judge yesterday they are hung on four of five charges.
Now, they're off until tomorrow because one juror has a family conflict today.
The panel is weighing criminal charges against a priest and a church official who supervised him at the Philadelphia archdiocese.
The Rev. James Brennan is charged with molesting a 14-year-old boy in 1996.
Monsignor William Lynn is charged with conspiracy and child endangerment for allegedly helping the church cover up abuse complaints from 1992 to 2004.
Lynn is the first U.S. church official charged over his handling of abuse complaints.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says the city's sweetened-beverage tax raised $5.7 million in January, more than double what city officials had projected.Read More »
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