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Michigan township examining what went wrong with Nassar case

Dec. 12, 2018 1:33 PM EST

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in a Michigan community have hired someone to examine a 2004 investigation that failed to spur charges against now-imprisoned gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar. The Lansing State Journal reports Wednesday that retired East Lansing police officer Ken Ouellette...

Analysis: Report lays blame, but what's needed are solutions

Dec. 11, 2018 2:03 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The report was every bit as thorough as it was cringe-worthy. And yet, when it was all picked apart and combed through, there wasn't much new there. The 233 pages of details about how Olympic leaders and the FBI responded — or didn't — to sex-abuse allegations against Larry...

Report: USOC and others delayed in response to Nassar

Dec. 10, 2018 7:54 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An independent report details a toxic pattern of bureaucratic paralysis among Olympic leaders who reacted slowly, if at all, after they knew Larry Nassar was suspected of molesting young gymnasts. From the top office at the U.S. Olympic Committee to FBI bureaus in three cities to what was...

USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy after sex-abuse scandal

Dec. 5, 2018 5:48 PM EST

USA Gymnastics is turning to bankruptcy in an attempt to ensure its survival. The embattled organization filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Wednesday in an effort to reach settlements in the dozens of sex-abuse lawsuits it faces and to avoid its potential demise at the hands of the U.S. Olympic Committee....

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Dec. 5, 2018 4:25 PM EST

USA Gymnastics' bankruptcy filing on Wednesday in Indianapolis is the latest fallout from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Numerous people have been criminally charged, fired or forced out of their jobs during the investigations into the once-renowned gymnastics...

More Nassar-inspired bills headed to Michigan governor

Dec. 4, 2018 10:56 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers on Tuesday advanced more bills inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case — voting to ease the prosecution of alleged abusers, stiffen child pornography penalties and let more people speak at sentencings under certain circumstances. The legislation, which...

Kathryn Carson elected board chair at USA Gymnastics

Nov. 29, 2018 2:23 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kathryn Carson is the new board chair at USA Gymnastics. The organization announced Carson's election on Thursday. Carson replaces Karen Golz, who stepped down after taking over as chair of a newly appointed board in June. Carson joined the USA Gymnastics board of directors in June. She...

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected his associates

Nov. 28, 2018 10:29 AM EST

Michigan State University doctor who resigned last year after learning the school was considering firing her because she didn't disclose that USA Gymnastics was investigating disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar has been cleared in a state licensing inquiry. The state Department of Licensing and Regulatory...

Inquiry closed for doctor who resigned amid Nassar probe

Nov. 28, 2018 9:15 AM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University doctor who resigned last year after learning the school was considering firing her because she didn't disclose that USA Gymnastics was investigating disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar has been cleared in a state licensing inquiry. The state...

Ex-Michigan State leader in court on Nassar-related charges

Nov. 26, 2018 4:13 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — The former president of Michigan State University on Monday made her first court appearance since being charged with lying to investigators about what she knew during the investigation into sexual assault allegations against disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Lou Anna...