Thursday Round-up

Emily Ulber

World: Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday criticized “the Roman Catholic Church’s handling of the sex abuse crisis, saying it had not been ‘sufficiently vigilant’ or ‘sufficiently swift and decisive’ in cracking down on abusers.” (The New York Times)

Nation: One in seven Americans live in poverty, the Census Bureau said Thursday in its annual report on the economic well-being of U.S. households. (Washington Post)

State: A former UofL football player was killed after an altercation in downtown Louisville this morning. Officials say Daniel Covington, 23, was shot in the left arm and the torso. (The Lexington Herald-Leader)

Other: People younger than 30 who use tanning machines increase their risk of skin cancer by 75 percent, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. (USA Today)