Germany: Catholic officials ask reporters for 'silence' on child abuse report. Church representatives asked reporters to sign a pledge to keep the contents "secret," including information on crimes, alleged perpetrators and implicated church officials.

by— Reporters walked out of a press event in Cologne after church officials asked them to sign a confidentiality agreement. The officials were due to discuss issues around a key report on child abuse.

The Independent—Report: Mets GM admits explicit texts to female reporter. New York Mets general manager Jared Porter sent graphic, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 while working for the Chicago Cubs in their front office, according to an ESPN report

The Independent—Mississippi governor signing law for flag without rebel sign. Mississippi Gov_ Tate Reeves is set to sign a bill that gives the state a new flag with a magnolia and the phrase, “In God We Trust."

The Independent—Intelligence official 'disappointed' after ouster by Trump. The ousted inspector general of the intelligence community says he is “disappointed and saddened” that President Donald Trump has fired him