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USC agrees to pay $215M to settle doctor sex abuse claims

Oct. 19, 2018 8:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California said Friday that it would pay $215 million to settle claims of sexual abuse and harassment by a school gynecologist, but lawyers for hundreds of the accusers say it's not enough money and the university has yet to fully disclose what it knew about...

Man arrested for threats that closed Kentucky school system

Oct. 19, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky authorities say they believe they saved lives by arresting a heavily armed man who allegedly threatened multiple schools, had a "detailed plan of attack" and was stopped while pulling out of his driveway shortly before the school day ended Thursday. The suspect, Dylan...

The Latest: Officials say lives saved with arrest of suspect

Oct. 19, 2018 2:54 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Kentucky authorities arresting a suspect accused of threatening schools (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders says he's certain that lives were saved when authorities arrested a heavily armed man accused of threatening schools in...

93 women accuse former USC doctor of sex abuse

Oct. 18, 2018 11:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 100 women who contend that they were sexually harassed or abused by a former University of Southern California gynecologist are suing the school, contending it ignored decades of complaints. "I am part of an accidental sisterhood of hundreds of women because the university we love...

Utah school sued after alleged football team sex assault

Oct. 18, 2018 7:02 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah mother said in a lawsuit Thursday that school officials brushed aside an alleged sexual assault of her son by his football teammates as "boys being boys" and hazing that went too far. The woman said her 14-year-old son was pinned down by two teammates while a third rubbed his...

Crimean city turns to mourning 20 victims of school attack

Oct. 18, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — While Crimean authorities searched for clues that might help explain why a teenager gunned down 20 people at his vocational school before killing himself, the stunned city of Kerch prepared to say farewell to the victims. Thousands of residents were expected to attend the funerals of most of...

Ex-Newtown officials defend handling of shooter's education

Oct. 18, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former educators in the town where 20 children and six adults were shot to death in an elementary school submitted a sharply worded rebuttal Thursday to a state report that was critical of how the shooter's educational and mental health problems were handled. The two former Newtown...

The Latest: Data wiped from Crimea suspect's computer

Oct. 18, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Crimea school attack (all times local): 6:25 p.m. An official in Crimea says all information had been deleted from the computer of the teenager who killed 19 people at his vocational school. Russian state news agency Tass quoted Crimea's human rights ombudswoman as saying a...

Student gunman kills 19, wounds 50 at school in Crimea

Oct. 17, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An 18-year-old student strode into his vocational school in Crimea, a hoodie covering his blond hair, then pulled out a shotgun and opened fire on Wednesday, killing 19 students and wounding more than 50 others before killing himself. It wasn't clear what prompted Vladislav Roslyakov,...

The Latest: Toll in Crimean school shooting rises to 19 dead

Oct. 17, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the deadly explosion at a college in Crimea (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Officials in Crimea say the casualty toll at a vocational school shooting in Kerch now stands at 19 dead and more than 50 wounded, many of them severely. Sergei Astrankin, the director of emergency medicine...