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Judge tells jail to improve conditions for Epstein cellmate

Aug. 21, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A judge ordered a federal jail on Wednesday to improve housing conditions for one of Jeffrey Epstein's former cellmates. Nicholas Tartaglione, a former police officer awaiting trial in a quadruple murder case, was sharing a cell with Epstein at the Metropolitan Correctional Center...

Newark man faces child sex charges; mummified remains found

Aug. 21, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Police responding to a call about child sexual abuse said they found mummified remains and an altar to an unknown deity in the home of a man who is now facing multiple charges. Robert Williams is scheduled for an initial court appearance Friday. He is charged with crimes including...

Kansas fights claim of man wrongly imprisoned for 23 years

Aug. 21, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is fighting the compensation claim of a man who spent 23 years in prison for a double homicide before a judge vacated his convictions, which were secured despite a complete lack of physical evidence and motive tying him to the crimes. Lamonte McIntyre's case was one of three...

Ex-Texans star Mario Williams accused of trespassing at home

Aug. 21, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

KATY, Texas (AP) — Former Texans star Mario Williams has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge accusing him of trespassing at a woman's Houston-area home. Harris County court records show Williams was arrested Tuesday and freed on $100 bond. Online records don't list an attorney to speak on behalf of...

California mother suspected of killing 2 daughters

Aug. 21, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — An infant and her teenage sister found dead at their California home are believed to have been killed by their mother, who left two suicide notes and was unresponsive in a hospital Wednesday, police said. The victims, 4 months and 14 years old, were found Tuesday in Ontario, east of...

Man charged with threatening shooting at Planned Parenthood

Aug. 21, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal authorities say a Tennessee man has been arrested on charges that he made online threats of a shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Washington. The FBI and U.S. attorneys in Washington and Nashville said in a news release that 20-year-old Jacob Cooper made a court...

First sexual misconduct report issued for prep school

Aug. 21, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire prep school under state oversight for sexual misconduct allegations going back decades received 33 new incident reports in the first half of 2019, according to a reviewer who recommended several measures to improve record-keeping and encourage victims to come forward....

Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus returns to practice

Aug. 21, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus returned to practice Wednesday, though he is not eligible to play in games yet at least in part because he lacks credits after he was expelled this spring amid sexual assault allegations. Coach Paul Chryst told reporters at practice that Cephus didn't...

Lawsuit accusing ex-bishop of drunken sexual assault settled

Aug. 21, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit accusing the former bishop of West Virginia's Roman Catholic diocese of molesting adolescent and adult males has been settled. Wheeling-Charleston Diocese spokesman Tim Bishop said in a statement the terms of the settlement are confidential. A former personal altar server...

Former New Mexico AD indicted on embezzlement charges

Aug. 21, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs, who left in 2017 amid questions over spending, has been indicted in connection with a lavish 2015 golf trip to Scotland that was partly paid for with state funds, according to court documents filed Wednesday. The...