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Eyewear website operator gets 2 more years in prison

Apr. 24, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An eyewear website operator who has already served over five years in prison for threatening customers across the country with rape and murder was sentenced to an additional two years in prison Wednesday for resuming the same fraudulent online scam, minus the violent threats. A disappointed...

Federal officials to review Wisconsin Guard assault protocol

Apr. 24, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal military officials have agreed to review how the Wisconsin National Guard handles sexual assault in the wake of multiple alleged incidents dating back to 2002, Gov. Tony Evers and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said Wednesday. Evers and Baldwin, both Democrats, asked the National...

The Latest: Wisconsin governor stands by Guard commander

Apr. 24, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on federal military investigators reviewing the Wisconsin National Guard's sexual misconduct policies (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Gov. Tony Evers is standing by the Wisconsin National Guard's top commander despite calling for a review of Guard sexual misconduct policies....

Cosby renews attacks on trial judge as he seeks bail

Apr. 24, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Imprisoned actor Bill Cosby is renewing attacks on a Pennsylvania trial judge as he seeks bail while he appeals his sex-assault conviction. Lawyers for the 81-year-old Cosby filed a bail motion Wednesday with the state Superior Court. They complained that in the seven months since...

5 accused in abuse, rape, starvation of Louisiana girl

Apr. 24, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A little girl in Louisiana allegedly endured years of beatings and rapes before she ended up in a mental health facility in Mississippi and was able to report being abused. Now five people have been arrested on charges related to rape. The girl is now 12 years old. Authorities testified...

Kings coach Luke Walton accused of sex assault in lawsuit

Apr. 23, 2019 11:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit by a former sports reporter. "I thought he was going to rape me," Kelli Tennant said at a news conference Tuesday, one day after TMZ reported that she was suing Walton. Tennant alleges that Walton...

The Latest: Accuser details claim against Luke Walton

Apr. 23, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit that accuses Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A former sports reporter who is suing Luke Walton for sexual assault says the new Sacramento Kings coach held her down, kissed and groped her in a hotel room,...

Amal Clooney seeking Islamic State woman for Yazidi crimes

Apr. 23, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney said Tuesday she is requesting the transfer of a female member of the Islamic State extremist group to face justice for crimes against women from Iraq's Yazidi minority and American hostage Kayla Mueller, who was killed in 2015. Clooney represents...

Seattle-area rideshare driver charged with sexual assaults

Apr. 23, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle-area rideshare driver is facing criminal charges following the sexual assault of passengers, authorities said. The case is the latest in a series of assault allegations against ride share drivers or men posing as drivers. Detectives in Bellevue, Washington, arrested Ghassan Shakir...

Amal Clooney: Prosecute Islamic State extremists for rape

Apr. 23, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney on Tuesday demanded justice for victims of an "epidemic of sexual violence" in conflicts, especially rapes and other abuses perpetrated by Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria. The rights activist told the Security Council that if the U.N.'s most...