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Harvey Weinstein arrives at court for his rape trial, in New York, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Why didn’t accusers shun Weinstein? Expert: It's not unusual

Jan. 24, 2020 12:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It's the defense's go-to question at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial: If he's such a monster, why did some of his accusers stay in friendly contact with him for years after the alleged assaults? Prosecutors sought to give jurors some answers Friday by calling to the stand a forensic...

Ex-firefighter sentenced for sexually assaulting colleague

Jan. 24, 2020 12:23 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston firefighter was sentenced Friday to two years of supervised probation for sexually assaulting a female colleague at a firehouse. A Boston judge also ordered David Sanchez to undergo counseling and, if deemed necessary by state officials, to register as a sex offender. Sanchez...

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined from left by Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., talks to reporters about the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, in Washington, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Democrats argue Trump's blocking of probe rates removal, too

Jan. 24, 2020 12:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House prosecutors are launching their final arguments Friday at Donald Trump's impeachment trial after an impassioned plea to senators to convict him because in the U.S. “right matters.” As Democrats press their case before skeptical Republican senators for the...

Idaho man sentenced in truck driver assault case

Jan. 24, 2020 12:14 PM EST

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for assault after prosecutors said he severely beat a long-haul truck driver from Missouri at an eastern Idaho truck stop. Stormy Ray Adakai, 24, of Fort Hall, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison by U.S....

FILE - This May 3, 2017, file photo, shows the grave of John B. McLemore in Green Pond, Ala., who is featured in the serialized podcast

Lawsuit over popular 'S-Town' podcast headed to mediation

Jan. 24, 2020 12:12 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A lawsuit over the hit podcast “S-Town,” which tells the story of a man's troubled life and death in rural Alabama, is headed to mediation. WIAT-TV reported that lawyers for the estate of the key character in “S-Town,” John B. McLemore, and attorneys for...

Manhattan Bomber Ahmad Khan Rahimi talks with his attorney during sentencing at the Union County Courthouse, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Elizabeth, N.J. Rahimi, an Afghan-born U.S. citizen already serving life in prison for a bombing Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood,  was sentenced Friday to an additional life term for a shootout with police in New Jersey as he attempted to avoid arrest in 2016. (Steve Hockstein/NJ Advance Media via AP, Pool)

Convicted NYC bomber gets life term for New Jersey shootout

Jan. 24, 2020 12:05 PM EST

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — An Afghan-born U.S. citizen already serving life in prison for a bombing in New York City was sentenced Friday to an additional life term for a shootout with police in New Jersey as he attempted to avoid arrest in 2016. State Superior Court Judge John Deitch sentenced Ahmad Khan...

This photo provided by the Broward Sheriff's Office shows Antonio Brown. NFL free agent Antonio Brown turned himself in at a Florida jail on Thursday night, Jan. 23, 2020, following accusations that he and his trainer attacked the driver of a moving truck that carried some of his possessions from California.  (Broward Sheriff's Office via AP)

NFL player Antonio Brown granted bail by Florida judge

Jan. 24, 2020 11:24 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL free agent Antonio Brown was granted bail on Friday after turning himself in at a Florida jail on charges that he and his trainer attacked the driver of a moving truck that carried some of his possessions from California. Broward County Judge Corey Amanda Cawthon set a...

Psychiatrist pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct

Jan. 24, 2020 11:17 AM EST

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A Twin Cities psychiatrist has pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with a woman who sought help for past sexual assaults. Gavin Meany, 38, of Apple Valley, entered the plea Thursday to four counts of felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Dakota County District...

Former diver settles University of Idaho sex assault lawsuit

Jan. 24, 2020 10:59 AM EST

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — A former University of Idaho athlete is expected to receive a settlement payment in exchange for dropping a lawsuit claiming the school mishandled her sexual assault complaint, the university said. The state of Idaho will pay $160,000 to Mairin Jameson, who says she plans to work with...

Missing Rwandan opposition politician sentenced to 10 years

Jan. 24, 2020 10:17 AM EST

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — An opposition politician in Rwanda who reportedly escaped prison in 2018 has been sentenced to 10 years for offenses related to forming an armed group and threatening state security. Family and allies of Boniface Twagirimana, however, have disputed the official police version of his...