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Detainees held without charges decry Emiratis' sexual abuses

Jun. 20, 2018 8:50 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The 15 officers who arrived at the prison in southern Yemen hid their faces behind head dresses, but their accents were clearly foreign — from the United Arab Emirates. They lined up the detainees and ordered them to undress and lie down. The officers then searched the anal cavity of...

Prosecutor: Suspect in kidnap attempt a convicted rapist

Jun. 20, 2018 8:20 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a man charged with trying to abduct a woman jogging along a Massachusetts street last weekend has previously been convicted of rape. Not guilty pleas to charges including kidnapping were entered on behalf of 57-year-old Gordon Lyons Jr. at his arraignment Tuesday. Police say...

Ohio State to shut down 3-year-old sexual assault center

Jun. 20, 2018 7:28 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University says it's shutting down its three-year-old Sexual Civility and Empowerment unit after finding it didn't properly document and report students' sexual assault complaints. The Columbus Dispatch reports some victims were told they were lying or fabricating their...

'I can't live without him': Florida man slain in home attack

Jun. 20, 2018 6:02 AM EDT

COCOA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man has died after three people burst into his home and began shooting. Florida Today reports 19-year-old Jaleen Malik Howard was killed Tuesday at his Cocoa apartment. His girlfriend and child where present, and it's unclear if they were injured. Howard fatally...

Fans grieve as detectives search for XXXTentacion's killers

Jun. 20, 2018 4:00 AM EDT

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For hours, the fans came in a steady stream to mourn and pay their respects at the spot where rapper XXXTentacion was gunned down, some leaving behind expressions of sympathy along a fence and on the sidewalk. No arrests have been announced in the shooting of the 20-year-old...

Florida man gets 10 years for killing friend during fight

Jun. 20, 2018 2:57 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting and killing his friend during a fight. The Sun Sentinel reports that 43-year-old Rodney Chavers was sentenced Tuesday. He was convicted of manslaughter in April. Chavers testified that he and 42-year-old Tarrie...

Florida couple charged in death of man's 6-year-old daughter

Jun. 20, 2018 2:39 AM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man and his girlfriend have been charged in the death of the man's 6-year-old daughter. A Lakeland police news release says 26-year-old Larry Golden Jr. and 21-year-old Breonna Wren were charged last week with first-degree murder and other counts. Police...

Sexual abuses rampant in UAE-controlled prisons in Yemen

Jun. 20, 2018 2:16 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The torturers followed a schedule. Beatings on Saturdays, torture on Sundays, and Monday was a break. The next three days were the same routine. On Fridays, it was time for solitary confinement. From inside a Yemeni prison controlled by the United Arab Emirates — a top U.S. ally...

Chicago teen to be sentenced in 2014 Facebook feud slaying

Jun. 20, 2018 12:51 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teenager will be sentenced Wednesday for using a gun given to her by an uncle to kill another girl in what started as a Facebook feud over a boy, ending a chapter in a case that came to symbolize how the gun violence that plagues parts of the city passes from one generation to the...

Jurors to resume deliberations in Mafia boss murder trial

Jun. 20, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jurors are set to resume deliberations in the case of a New England Mafia boss accused of killing a nightclub owner in 1993. Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme is charged with murder in the slaying of Steven DiSarro. Jurors failed to reach a verdict on their first day of deliberations Tuesday...