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Florida lawmaker: Look into Epstein work release from jail

Jul. 23, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida lawmaker known as a champion for child sexual abuse victims asked Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday to authorize a state investigation into the circumstances of wealthy convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's freedom to leave jail on work release a decade ago. Democratic...

Review urged after 3 parolees charged in separate homicides

Jul. 22, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — At least three men recently paroled from Pennsylvania prisons have been arrested in unrelated homicides over the past two months, leading to calls from prosecutors and corrections officers for a review of the state's parole practices. The men were arrested within a couple days of one...

Jailed judge alleging pedophile ring on verge of extradition

Jul. 22, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer for a former Lithuanian judge and parliament member jailed in Chicago said Monday that a new court ruling could be a fatal blow to his client's long fight against extradition to Lithuania, saying she could be sent back any day now to the Baltic Sea nation where she says she exposed...

House fire devours Baptist church in Savannah, Georgia

Jul. 22, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A house fire spread to a house of worship next door, all but destroying the First Metropolitan Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia. Savannah Fire Rescue firefighters responding to a two-story house fire late Sunday found the flames had already spread to the First Metropolitan Baptist...

Florida sheriff to investigate Epstein's work release

Jul. 19, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida sheriff launched an investigation Friday into whether his department properly monitored the wealthy financer Jeffrey Epstein while he was serving a sentence for soliciting prostitution from underage girls. The inquiry will focus on whether deputies assigned to monitor Epstein in a...

Mother convicted of deaths of 2 girls found on Colorado farm

Jul. 19, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A jury in southwest Colorado has convicted a mother of two girls who died after they were banished to a car without food or water by members of a doomsday religious group because the girls were thought to have been impure. Nashika Bramble was found guilty Wednesday of two counts of...

Former West Virginia bishop disciplined by pope

Jul. 19, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Pope Francis has issued disciplinary action against a former West Virginia bishop, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston said Friday. The diocese posted the pope's decision on its website, saying former bishop Michael Bransfield can't live within the diocese, can't...

Oklahoma man accused of raping child in McDonald's bathroom

Jul. 19, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — A 37-year-old Oklahoma man has been jailed on rape complaints after authorities said he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl in a bathroom at a McDonald's play area, which the child was visiting during a day care field trip. Midwest City police say a day care worker knocked on...

Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

Jul. 18, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge who denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday said he poses a danger to the public and seems to still have an uncontrollable urge for sexual conduct with or in the presence of underage girls. Epstein, 66, also might use his "great wealth...

The Latest: Politicians praise Jeffrey Epstein's bail ruling

Jul. 18, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sex trafficking charges against Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 2 p.m. A U.S. senator and a Florida congresswoman are praising a federal judge's decision to keep financier Jeffrey Epstein behind bars. Republican Sen. Ben Sasse, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary...