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Cardinal Theodore McCarrick punished over abuse finding

Jun. 20, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the retired Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, D.C., has been removed from public ministry and faces further punishment over "credible" allegations that he sexually abused a teenager while a priest in New York more than 40 years ago, the church announced...

Judge modifies rapper Juelz Santana's bail, OK's tour shows

Jun. 15, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper Juelz Santana can go on tour while he's facing weapons charges, providing he's monitored by an electronic ankle bracelet ... and mom. A federal judge on Friday modified the bail conditions for Santana, whose real name is LaRon James, to allow him to play the first five shows of...

Brothers who ran $100M health fraud scam sentenced to prison

Jun. 13, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two brothers who admitting bribing doctors in a $100 million health care scheme were sentenced to prison Wednesday, closing a case that featured accounts of cash bribes, prostitutes and $300,000 luxury cars. David Nicoll, 44, considered the orchestrator of the seven-year scheme,...

The Latest: 2nd brother gets 43 months in medical lab scam

Jun. 13, 2018 1:45 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of two brothers who ran a $100 million health fraud scheme between 2006 and 2013 (all times local): 1:40 p.m. The second of two brothers involved in a bribes-for-referrals health fraud scam that brought in more than $100 million has been sentenced to 43...

Town paints rainbow crosswalk to promote inclusion

Jun. 8, 2018 9:58 AM EDT

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town has a crosswalk painted in permanent rainbow striped colors to show LGBT pride doesn't just happen in June. Maplewood on Thursday unveiled the statement at the intersection of Valley Street and Oakview Road. Committeeman Dean Dafis tells The Star-Ledger of Newark...

Ex-head of prestigious Dalton School accused of abuse in 80s

Jun. 7, 2018 8:45 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The former head of New York's prestigious Dalton School was accused in a lawsuit Thursday of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl who lived with him and his wife while attending the school in the 1980s. The suit filed in federal court in Newark, New Jersey, accused Gardner Dunnan of...

The Latest: Former Dalton School head: Sex allegations false

Jun. 7, 2018 8:35 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit accusing a former headmaster at the Dalton School of sexual abuse (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The former headmaster of New York's prestigious Dalton School says sexual abuse allegations against him are false. Gardner Dunnan said in an email Thursday that he's...

Customs officer admits assault in airport 'rape table' case

Jun. 6, 2018 7:17 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer has admitted his role in using a "rape table" to haze two colleagues at Newark Liberty International Airport. Tito Catota pleaded guilty on Monday to forcibly assaulting, impeding, intimidating and interfering with the victims while they were...

Lawyer: Bloody blanket found with dead dog after flight

Jun. 4, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — A bloody blanket was among the items returned to a New York man whose dog died while traveling with Delta Air Lines, the man's attorney said Monday. Evan Oshan, a lawyer for the Pomeranian's owner, said he's still awaiting the results of a necropsy on Alejandro. The 8-year-old dog was...

Dog found dead in carrier during Delta layover near Detroit

Jun. 3, 2018 1:23 PM EDT

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Delta Air Lines is investigating the death of an 8-year-old pet dog during a layover at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, en route from Phoenix to Newark, New Jersey. The Pomeranian, called Alejandro, was found dead Wednesday morning in its carrier in a cargo facility at the airport,...