Latest Larry Nassar News

Sex-assault case dropped against Michigan State trainer

Oct. 12, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a felony sexual-assault case against a Michigan State University athletic trainer who separately was among several people at the school implicated in the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal. David Jager was charged with assault with intent to commit sexual...

Southern Baptists ready to put spotlight on sex-abuse crisis

Sep. 30, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

Entangled in a multifaceted sex-abuse crisis, the Southern Baptist Convention is preparing to host a high-profile conference on the topic that has kindled skepticism even among some of the scheduled speakers. The three-day Caring Well conference opens Thursday at a resort hotel near Dallas, drawing hundreds of...

Minnesota coach sentenced to 24 years for abusing skater

Sep. 27, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota figure skating coach was sentenced Friday to 24 years in prison for sexually abusing one of his skaters. Thomas Incantalupo, 48, of St. Louis Park, was arrested last year when he worked with the Eden Prairie Figure Skating Club. He pleaded guilty in June, admitting to...

Sex-abuse reports on rise; SafeSport Center seeks more money

Sep. 17, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Center for SafeSport is fielding 55% more reports of sex abuse and other misconduct in 2019 than it did last year, leading to an increasingly urgent debate over who should provide the lion's share of money to an organization struggling to manage its caseload. This week, the...

Silver lining in Epstein saga: New focus on victims' rights

Sep. 17, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Jeffrey Epstein case has brought national attention to victims' rights, from prosecutors shunning Epstein's accusers more than a decade ago to the same women speaking about their suffering at an extraordinary court hearing last month. If there was a silver lining to the saga, attorneys...

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of settlement

Sep. 16, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

Purdue Pharma, the company that made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy in White Plains, New York, days after reaching a tentative settlement with many of the state and local governments suing it over the toll of opioids. The filing was anticipated before and after the...

AP sources: Feds probe sex abuse in Olympic organizations

Sep. 13, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into the way the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and national governing bodies of Olympic sports handled sex-abuse allegations, people with knowledge of the investigations told The Associated Press on Friday. The probes, first reported...

USOPC working on plan to improve life for Olympic athletes

Sep. 12, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The leaders of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee will introduce a five-year strategic plan to a world measured in four-year increments — as telling a sign as any about the challenges still facing America's Olympic leaders in the post-Larry Nassar landscape. At...

Dantonio win away from all-time wins mark at Michigan State

Sep. 10, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mark Dantonio's name will soon stand alone atop the list of all-time winningest football coaches at Michigan State. On the cusp of breaking Duffy Daugherty's record, Dantonio said he is thankful for all the people on the field, sideline and behind the scenes that have played a...

Nassar victims upset Michigan State's trustees drop probe

Sep. 9, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Victims of sports doctor Larry Nassar are urging Michigan State University's new president to revive an investigation of how the school handled sexual assault complaints against the imprisoned sports doctor, after trustees decided to drop the plan. The chairwoman of Michigan...