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Facility where comatose woman had baby faces new abuse claim

Jan. 18, 2019 3:33 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A long-term care facility where an Arizona woman in a vegetative state was raped and gave birth last month is looking into another abuse allegation. Hacienda HealthCare officials said Friday that a female patient accused a registered nurse and a certified caregiver, both women, of abuse. She...

Today in History

Jan. 18, 2019 12:06 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2019. There are 347 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Jan. 18, 1957, a trio of B-52's completed the first non-stop, round-the-world flight by jet planes, landing at March Air Force Base in California after more than 45 hours aloft....

Recordings: Mother reported concerns before daughter slain

Jan. 17, 2019 7:41 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The mother of a University of Utah track athlete who was killed in October by an ex-boyfriend can be heard telling campus police that she was worried for her daughter's safety in audio recordings released Thursday. Jill McCluskey called on Oct. 10 to request a police escort for her...

Canada examining case of Saudi who fled Canada after charge

Jan. 17, 2019 6:50 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's foreign minister said Thursday her government is looking into the case of a Saudi Arabian man charged with sexual assault who might have fled Canada despite having his passport seized. Nova Scotia's prosecution service said this month that Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi had bail posted by...

Low-profile administrator replaces Engler at Michigan State

Jan. 17, 2019 6:40 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University ousted its interim president on Thursday, a week ahead of his scheduled departure, as the school stepped up efforts to finally move beyond the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. Its new temporary leader, Satish Udpa, is a high-ranking but low-profile...

Harvey Weinstein breaks with his criminal defense lawyer

Jan. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is recasting his legal team a month after losing a hard-fought bid to get his sexual assault case thrown out. Weinstein and high-profile defense attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a statement Thursday that they "have agreed to part ways" and that new lawyers would be...

2 deputies out amid probe of evidence in missing girl case

Jan. 17, 2019 2:40 PM EST

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — One investigator has been fired and another resigned from a North Carolina sheriff's office following an internal investigation into evidence linking the suspect in a teen girl's slaying to another attack. Former Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt has said evidence linked...

The Latest: Faculty supports new Michigan State president

Jan. 17, 2019 1:19 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of interim Michigan State University President John Engler (all times local): 1 p.m. Michigan State University faculty members are supporting the appointment of a former dean to lead the university following the resignation of John Engler. Engler was...

Indian guru gets life sentence in murder of journalist

Jan. 17, 2019 10:26 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court sentenced a popular and flamboyant spiritual guru and three followers to life in prison on Thursday in the murder 16 years ago of a journalist who published a letter about the guru's alleged sexual exploitation of women. The guru, who calls himself Dr. Saint Gurmeet Singh...

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Jan. 17, 2019 9:06 AM EST

Michigan State University's governing body on Thursday accepted interim president John Engler's resignation , but said it would be effective immediately rather than next week. It's the latest development stemming from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Engler took...