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Records: Suspect in Utah university killing was sex offender

Oct. 23, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah student and track athlete who was shot and killed on campus by a former boyfriend had filed a police complaint against him after she learned he was a sex offender and broke off the relationship, authorities said Tuesday. Investigators had been working to build a...

Report tags clergy accused of sex abuse in San Francisco bay

Oct. 23, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A law firm suing California bishops for the records of priests accused of sexual abuse released its own report Tuesday listing more than 200 clergy in the San Francisco Bay Area it says are accused of misconduct. Minnesota-based Jeff Anderson & Associates compiled the list from...

Jurors shown video of chained-up boy in Kansas abuse case

Oct. 23, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Jurors deciding the fate of a man accused of killing a 3-year-old boy found encased in concrete were shown photos and video of the child chained up in the basement of his rental home in Kansas. The judge sent the jury home Tuesday evening without a verdict after deliberations began...

Former Catholic priest gets 20 years in child rape case

Oct. 23, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

A 76-year-old former Catholic priest who already has served jail time for molesting boys in Maryland was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison in South Carolina for raping boys from a middle school four decades ago. Wayland Yoder Brown wore his priest collar while attacking the boys, then prayed the rosary with...

Washington DC to investigate Catholic sexual abuse

Oct. 23, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine announced Tuesday that his office will open an investigation into sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the local archdiocese. Racine announced the move Tuesday during a regular breakfast meeting among Washington officials. The Washington...

Police: Couple kept girl in small basement room with alarm

Oct. 23, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

NEW BOSTON, N.H. (AP) — A couple confined a girl for over two months to a small basement room that had mesh-covered windows and was rigged with an alarm, police said Tuesday. Thomas Atkocaitis, 57, and Denise Atkocaitis, 55, of New Boston, both face charges of criminal restraint, kidnapping and endangering...

2nd police officer dies after South Carolina ambush attack

Oct. 23, 2018 3:33 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A wounded police officer died Monday following 19 days in the hospital and multiple surgeries, after she was ambushed while approaching an upscale South Carolina home to question a man in a child sex assault case. Florence County Sheriff's Investigator Farrah Turner was one of seven...

The Latest: Officer death weeks later leads to murder count

Oct. 23, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a South Carolina police officer 19 days after she was shot (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Authorities say a 74-year-old Vietnam veteran now faces two counts of murder in the shooting of seven police officers — two of them fatally — in South...

UK attorney general to consider case of far-right activist

Oct. 23, 2018 7:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A judge on Tuesday referred a contempt-of-court case involving far-right activist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon to Britain's attorney general for consideration. Yaxley-Lennon, who uses the pseudonym Tommy Robinson, was arrested in May for potentially prejudicing a trial by broadcasting live on...

Former teacher admits to sexually abusing middle schoolers

Oct. 22, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who admitted to sexually abusing seventh- and eighth-grade girls while working as a charter-school math teacher in the nation's capital has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison. News outlets report 33-year-old Robert Leach, of Maryland, told the court Friday that God has...