Pope washes inmates’ feet, says bishops must be servants

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 prisoners Thursday and urged them to serve one another as brothers, as he ushered in the solemn pre-Easter rituals made more poignant this year following the devastation of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Florida teenager obsessed with Columbine takes her own life

LITTLETON, Colo. — A Florida teenager who authorities say was obsessed with the Columbine school shooting and might have been planning an attack in Colorado just ahead of the 20th anniversary was found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide after a nearly 24-hour manhunt.

North Korea says it test-fired new tactical guided weapon

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Thursday that it test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half a year, and a possible sign of its displeasure with deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States.

Trump cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The Trump administration on Wednesday intensified its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, rolling back Obama administration policy and announcing new restrictions and sanctions against the three countries whose leaders national security adviser John Bolton dubbed the “three stooges of socialism.”

Macron: France to rebuild Notre Dame ‘even more beautifully’

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Tuesday to rebuild Paris’ beloved Notre Dame Cathedral “even more beautifully” after a raging fire destroyed its spire and its roof but spared most of the structure, including the church’s twin medieval bell towers.