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Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love, right, and Matthew Dellavedova celebrate after Love made a three-point shot in overtime in an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 132-129 in overtime. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Without games, NBA players using their platforms in new way

Mar. 20, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

Cleveland's Kevin Love did his best to reassure a skittish and scared public. Denver's Jamal Murray sat at his piano and played theme songs. Atlanta's Trae Young shot balled-up socks into a trash can. Miami's Goran Dragic, in his native Slovenian, told people to stay inside. This is the new NBA normal in a...

FILE - This Jan. 28, 2020, photo shows the Sununu Youth Services Center in Manchester, N.H. On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said his office is both expanding its investigation of sex abuse at the center, while dropping charges against two former workers accused of raping a teenage boy dozens of times in the 1990s. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Charges dropped as youth center abuse investigation widens

Mar. 11, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire attorney general's office said Wednesday it is dropping 82 rape charges against two former youth counselors in order to strengthen its expanded investigation into sex abuse at the state's youth detention center. Jeffrey Buskey, 53, of Boston, and Stephen Murphy, 50,...

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Review: Author Anne Kim writes about America's `lost youth'

Feb. 27, 2020 1:07 PM EST

"Abandoned: America’s Lost Youth and the Crisis of Disconnection,” The New Press, by Anne Kim In 2017, the Social Science Research Council said 4.5 million Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 were neither in school nor working. Perhaps the most compelling group in Kim’s book are the teens...

In this Feb. 13, 2020 photo, a fence surrounds the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Kearney, Neb. Two state-run homes for Nebraska's high-risk juvenile offenders are facing new scrutiny after a string of high-profile escapes and violence. The incidents at the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Centers in central Nebraska have escalated to the point that state officials are moving the most violent youths to separate facilities and lawmakers are proposing millions of dollars in facility upgrades to try to keep them and the adults who treat them safe. (Kayla Wolf/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Juvenile facilities in Nebraska rocked by violence, escapes

Feb. 16, 2020 11:05 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A sudden and puzzling increase in violence and escapes at Nebraska's two state-run homes for high-risk juvenile offenders has prompted officials to move some of the teenagers to other facilities and to consider spending millions of dollars on upgrades intended to enhance safety. The...

Actor Michael K. Williams, right, speaks at news conference on prisoner re-entry sponsored by New Jersey Re-entry Corporation in Newark, N.J., Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. At left is NJRC chairman and former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey. At lower left is New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. (AP Photo/David Porter)

'Wire' star touts New Jersey prisoner reentry efforts

Feb. 14, 2020 5:01 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An actor celebrated for playing a murderous criminal on TV lent his voice Friday to a New Jersey nonprofit's efforts to smooth the journey for former prison inmates seeking to reenter society. Michael K. Williams spoke passionately about his own efforts to use his celebrity to bring...

FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped in Chicago. A special prosecutor decided to prosecute Smollett again, 11 months after county prosecutors dropped charges that the “Empire” actor hired two men to fake the attack to further his career. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

Smollett case revives questions on Laquan McDonald, justice

Feb. 13, 2020 1:34 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — When a grand jury revived the criminal case against Jussie Smollett, the indictment for many people called to mind two nights on two different streets in the same big city. On one Chicago street was a wealthy, famous black man who claimed he was a victim of a racist, anti-gay attack. On the...

This Jan. 28, 2020, photo shows the Youth Services Center in Manchester, N.H. An attorney for a man charged with repeatedly raping a teenage boy at New Hampshire's state-run youth detention center in the 1990s said Friday, Jan. 31, the allegations are motivated by

Youth parole officer kept job amid child abuse investigation

Feb. 5, 2020 9:17 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former employee of a New Hampshire youth detention center continued working with children in a state job for nine months after police began investigating allegations that he held a boy down while colleagues raped him in 1998. James Woodlock went on leave from his position as a...