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Michigan governor signs more bills inspired by Nassar case

Dec. 17, 2018 6:08 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed more legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case. Laws enacted Monday will give judges more flexibility to admit evidence of a defendant's prior commission of a sex assault, stiffen prison terms related to child pornography and...

Michigan appeals court agrees to look at Nassar sentencing

Dec. 17, 2018 5:47 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Court of Appeals has agreed to decide whether imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar got an unfair hearing from an outspoken judge who sentenced him to at least 40 years in prison for sexually assaulting young gymnasts. Lansing-area Judge Rosemarie Aquilina made...

Senators ask FBI to investigate Blackmun for lying to panel

Dec. 14, 2018 8:02 PM EST

Two lawmakers are asking the Justice Department and FBI to look into whether former U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun lied to a Senate panel in testimony about the handling of sex-abuse allegations against Larry Nassar. At issue is Blackmun's debunked claim that he discussed the case with USOC staff after...

Nassar survivors ask Michigan State to open counseling fund

Dec. 14, 2018 2:59 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Some of the women abused by imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar are asking Michigan State University not to redirect $8.5 million from a victims' counseling fund to a larger money settlement in the case. Interim MSU President John Engler wants the money redirected to a...

Boy Scouts' money struggles: Is bankruptcy an option?

Dec. 13, 2018 5:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America deflected questions about a report suggesting it is considering seeking bankruptcy protection, though the head of the organization said it is exploring "all options" as it tries to stay afloat while facing sexual abuse lawsuits and dwindling membership. "I want to...

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...

'Truth isn't truth' tops list of notable quotes in 2018

Dec. 11, 2018 1:08 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The assertion that "truth isn't truth," made by a personal attorney for President Donald Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotes of 2018. Rudy Giuliani's statement came in an August interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" when he told host Chuck Todd...

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....