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More sexual abuse claims rock South Korean skating

Jan. 21, 2019 3:10 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed Monday following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her former coach had repeatedly raped her. The announcement came amid a growing...

Father's death inspires Flint native to tackle gun violence

Jan. 21, 2019 1:05 AM EST

BURTON, Mich. (AP) — Joseph Pettigrew knew something wasn't right once he looked at his phone. The 24-year-old Flint native finished a run at Bicentennial Park in Grand Blanc Township on May 1, 2018 and went home for a shower before heading to a panel for Democratic gubernatorial candidates at Baker...

2 internet cafe employees fatally shot in armed robbery

Jan. 21, 2019 12:26 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say two employees at an internet cafe in Ohio were shot and killed during an armed robbery. Police responded to the shooting at Players Paradise Internet Cafe in Columbus at 4:06 a.m. Sunday. Paramedics pronounced a 38-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman dead at the scene....

Parents: Wait for justice in death of jeweler's wife 'hell'

Jan. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — One by one, the prosecutor clicked through dozens of photos of the woman's body, showing the jury what EMTs and deputies saw on a warm evening in May 2015 after her husband called 911 and said she'd hanged herself with a garden hose. In the gallery of this Berkeley County courtroom,...

Today in History

Jan. 21, 2019 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2019. There are 344 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 21, 1977, on his first full day in office, President Jimmy Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders. On this date: In 1793, during the French Revolution, King...

Ex-deputy to Argentine bishop says Vatican knew of misdeeds

Jan. 20, 2019 8:27 PM EST

ORAN, Argentina (AP) — The Vatican received information in 2015 and 2017 that an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis had taken naked selfies, exhibited "obscene" behavior and had been accused of misconduct with seminarians, his former vicar general told The Associated Press, undermining Vatican claims...

Authorities: Police officer gunned down in Mobile, Alabama

Jan. 20, 2019 7:03 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A police officer has been shot to death in Mobile, Alabama. Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Batiste told reporters that Officer Sean Tuder was gunned down Sunday afternoon.Batiste said one suspect has been taken into custody. However, he said he could not immediately confirm if the...

Sheriff: Man arrested in connection to 4 Nevada killings

Jan. 20, 2019 6:44 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested in connection to four recent killings in northern Nevada. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports 20-year-old Wilbur Martinez-Guzman was arrested Saturday in Carson City on charges related to burglary and possession of stolen property, but authorities say...

Police: Toddler who died was sexual, physical abuse victim

Jan. 20, 2019 5:38 PM EST

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — Police in southwest Virginia say a toddler who died was the victim of both sexual and physical abuse, and accuse the boy's mother and the mother's boyfriend of crimes. Christiansburg Police announced McKenzie Kyle Hellman is now accused of felony murder in the death of 2-year-old...

Ruling a mixed bag for both sides in Bourbon St. shooting

Jan. 20, 2019 4:28 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Supreme Court turned down appeals from prosecutors and defense attorneys in the case of a man convicted in a deadly 2014 gunfight on New Orleans' Bourbon Street. Trung Le was originally convicted of manslaughter in the death of a bystander — nursing student Brittany...