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Democratic senators want meeting, answers from Trump administration over reports of immigrant children abuse in Virginia

Jun. 22, 2018 5:02 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators want meeting, answers from Trump administration over reports of immigrant children abuse in Virginia.

Michigan State board to consider payout to Nassar victims

Jun. 22, 2018 12:37 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State's board of trustees will address a plan Friday to pay a $500 million settlement to Larry Nassar's victims, a meeting that comes amid calls for the school's interim president to resign over recent comments about some of the women and girls the former sports doctor...

Prosecutor: Abused kids upbringing like 'Lord of the Flies'

Jun. 21, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The abuse started in Texas with the children being slapped, hit and thrown around the house, a prosecutor said Thursday. It escalated to beatings with a belt, then the buckle-end of the strap and then a wooden paddle or oar. When that failed, the children of David and Louise Turpin...

In scandal's wake, USA Gymnastics elects new directors

Jun. 21, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has elected a new Board of Directors in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former national team doctor Larry Nassar. The organization also has created a Programs Council with two representatives from each of the five competitive disciplines. Athlete directors...

Governor orders probe of abuse claims by immigrant children

Jun. 21, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia's governor ordered state officials Thursday to investigate abuse claims by children at an immigration detention facility who said they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. Gov. Ralph...

Governor orders probe of abuse claims by immigrant children

Jun. 21, 2018 3:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia's governor ordered state officials Thursday to investigate abuse claims by children at an immigration detention facility who said they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. Gov. Ralph...

The Latest: Parents accused of shackling kids to face trial

Jun. 21, 2018 2:43 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California parents accused of shackling their kids (all times local): 11:35 a.m. A California judge has ordered two parents accused of shackling and beating their children to face trial on torture and child abuse charges. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Bernard...

Guatemalan man recalls fear, agony of separation from child

Jun. 20, 2018 9:49 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Three-year-old Genesis Gonzalez Lopez giggled excitedly as she played with her father at a sunny Utah park, zipping down a slide again and again into his arms. The happy scene this week in Provo, south of Salt Lake City, was a far cry from what the pair experienced on Thanksgiving, when...

Sister led California police to shackled, starving siblings

Jun. 20, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — In a plea to a police dispatcher to "help my sisters," a 17-year-old girl in a childlike, quivering voice detailed years of abuse she and 12 siblings suffered in a squalid house where she said they were shackled to beds, choked and the stench was suffocating. The 911 call was...

AP Sources: Michigan State counsel gets $1.2M, even if fired

Jun. 20, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's new general counsel, appointed in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal, would make nearly $1.3 million over three years even if he were let go before his contract ended. Two people familiar with the situation disclosed the provision Wednesday...