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Governor orders probe of medical board in Ohio State abuse

May. 20, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine declared the late Ohio State University team doctor Richard Strauss a monster Monday as he ordered a review of the state medical board's handling of his case decades ago and called for lawmakers to lift the statute of limitations on rape charges. The Republican...

Battle breaks out for WikiLeaks founder Assange's computers

May. 20, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — With Julian Assange locked away in a London jail, a new battle has broken out over what may contain some of the WikiLeaks founder's biggest secrets: his computers. On Monday, judicial authorities from Ecuador carried out an inventory of all the belongings and digital devices left...

Sweden requests detention order for WikiLeaks' Assange

May. 20, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish authorities on Monday issued a request for a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, a Swedish prosecutor said. Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson says if the Swedish court decided to detain Assange "on probable cause suspected...

US sanctions ex-governor of Mexico's Nayarit state, judge

May. 17, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department slapped sanctions Friday on a Mexican former governor already under suspicion in his home state of Nayarit, along with a Mexican judge, under corruption and narcotics statutes for purported drug cartel ties. The department alleged that ex-Gov. Roberto...

Dems push bill on health care, drug prices through House

May. 16, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pushed legislation buttressing the 2010 health care law and curbing prescription drug prices through the House Thursday, advancing a bill that has no chance of surviving in the Senate or getting President Donald Trump's signature and seemed engineered with next year's elections...

House, Senate hope to roll out Arizona budget deal soon

May. 16, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican leaders in the Arizona Legislature said Thursday they hope to finalize a budget deal with GOP Gov. Doug Ducey over the weekend and roll out the plan early next week. Senate President Karen Fann said she's hoping to brief small groups of majority Republicans starting Monday before...

The Latest: House Democrats OK bill boosting health care law

May. 16, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House health care legislation (all times local): 6 p.m. Democrats have pushed legislation through the House that would buttress the 2010 health care law and curb prescription drug prices. But the bill has no chance of surviving in the Senate or getting President Donald...

The Latest: House leader sidesteps budget-blocking issue

May. 16, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on negotiations on an Arizona budget package (all times local): 1:35 p.m. House Speaker Rusty Bowers is introducing legislation extending the period of time people who were sexually assaulted as minors can sue to get around a roadblock from some Republican senators to a budget...

Retrial planned for man who broke $4.5M statue's thumb

May. 16, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors plan to retry a Delaware man who admitted he broke a thumb off a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum. Philly.com reports prosecutors told a judge Thursday they're refiling charges against Michael Rohana for theft and concealment of an object of cultural...

Nebraska bill to crack down on human trafficker advances

May. 16, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Traffickers who sell women and children for sex in Nebraska could have their phones tapped by law enforcement and face prosecution years or even decades after their crimes under a bill advanced by lawmakers. Lawmakers gave the measure first-round approval Thursday on a 45-0 vote. The...