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2 Minnesota wrestlers released without charges

Jun. 18, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two University of Minnesota wrestlers who were arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct have been released from jail without charges. The Hennepin County attorney's office said in a statement Tuesday that an investigation of Gable Steveson and Dylan Martinez continues, but "no...

Republicans renew call for hearing on Fairfax allegations

Jun. 18, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans are renewing their push to hold a legislative hearing into sexual assault allegations two women have made against the state's Democratic lieutenant governor. Democrats quickly opposed the request and called it a political stunt. GOP Del. Rob Bell sent a letter to...

Investigators crack cold case murder of South Dakota woman

Jun. 18, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The murder of a pharmacist who was raped and strangled in her home in a South Dakota city more than half a century ago has been solved with the use of DNA technology and genealogy databases, police said. Investigators believe Eugene Carroll Field killed 60-year-old Gwen Miller in...

Mariska Hargitay: Haven't been in touch with Linda Fairstein

Jun. 18, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Law & Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay says she hasn't been in touch with friend Linda Fairstein since the former "Central Park Five" prosecutor was dropped by her publisher, though the actress acknowledged Fairstein resigned from the board of a charity she founded. In an interview...

Ex-teacher charged with inappropriately touching young girls

Jun. 17, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A former physical education teacher accused of inappropriately touching dozens of first-grade girls in incidents captured on school surveillance video has been indicted on charges of gross sexual imposition in Ohio. Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell says 25-year-old John...

Sudan protesters urge night rallies amid standoff with army

Jun. 17, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's protest leaders on Monday called for nighttime demonstrations and marches in the capital, Khartoum, and elsewhere in the country, amid a tense standoff with the ruling military over who should lead the transition after the ouster of the autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The protest...

Minnesota wrestlers accused of criminal sexual conduct

Jun. 17, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A star wrestler for the University of Minnesota is shocked by his arrest on sexual misconduct charges, as he has nothing to hide and has been cooperating with investigators, his lawyer said Monday. Gable Steveson, 19, and teammate Dylan Martinez, 21, were arrested Saturday night on...

Correction: Minnesota-Wrestlers Arrested story

Jun. 17, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a story June 16 about the arrest of two University of Minnesota wrestlers on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the school's athletics department identified the men when it released a statement saying it had suspended two athletes. It...

Pakistani police target traffickers selling brides to China

Jun. 17, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

FAISALABAD, Pakistan (AP) — At first, in her desperate calls home to her mother in Pakistan, Natasha Masih couldn't bring herself to say what they were doing to her. All the 19-year-old would say was that her new husband — a Chinese man her family sold her off to in marriage — was torturing...

Pakistan police seek to unravel networks trafficking women

Jun. 17, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

FAISALABAD, Pakistan (AP) — With waves of arrests, Pakistani investigators are trying to unravel trafficking networks that convince impoverished Pakistanis to marry off their daughters to Chinese men for cash, and they say evidence is growing that many of the women and girls are sold into prostitution once...