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Law gives child sex assault victims more time to file suits

Oct. 13, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is giving childhood victims of sexual abuse more time to decide whether to file lawsuits, joining several states in expanding the statute of limitations for victims over warnings from school districts that the new rules could bankrupt them. The law signed Sunday by Gov....

Serial stowaway remains jailed after latest airport arrest

Oct. 13, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 67-year-old woman with a history of sneaking onto flights without a ticket will remain jailed after the latest incident in which police say she tried to get past security at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. Marilyn Hartman was arrested Friday night and later charged with felony...

California governor signs law giving child sex assault victims more time to file lawsuits

Oct. 13, 2019 8:21 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor signs law giving child sex assault victims more time to file lawsuits.

Former Colorado soldier sentenced to life for fatal shooting

Oct. 13, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A former soldier who was stationed at Colorado's Fort Carson has been sentenced to life in prison for a fatal shooting in a nearby community. The Gazette reported a jury convicted 21-year-old Wayne Sellers IV of first-degree murder in the October 2018 slaying of 20-year-old...

The Latest: Church shooting suspect faces additional charges

Oct. 13, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

PELHAM, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of a shooting at a New Hampshire church (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Authorities have announced four additional charges, including attempted murder, against a man who's accused of shooting a clergyman and a bride during a wedding in New Hampshire. Authorities...

Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun denies sex bias claims

Oct. 13, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun is denying allegations of sexual discrimination made by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where he now works. Calhoun says in a statement released Saturday by the school that he...

What's next in the impeachment inquiry as Congress returns

Oct. 13, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is returning from a two-week recess on Tuesday, but some lawmakers barely left Washington. Three House committees investigating impeachment worked through the break, issuing multiple subpoenas and holding depositions with State Department officials relevant to the inquiry ....

Bangladesh indicts 8 for 2015 killing of publisher

Oct. 13, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A court in Bangladesh's capital on Sunday indicted eight suspected Islamist militants tied to a banned group over the 2015 killing of a man who published books on secularism and atheism. Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal Judge Majibur Rahman read out the charges to six of the...

California Democrats pay $800,000 in sex-misconduct cases

Oct. 12, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Democratic Party has spent more than $800,000 in legal costs tied to three lawsuits alleging discrimination and sexual misconduct by its former chair, Eric Bauman. The Los Angeles Times reports Saturday that the party has paid $430,000 in attorney fees and $378,348 in...

UK climate activist denies causing London airport nuisance

Oct. 12, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A medal-winning Paralympian who allegedly glued himself to a British Airways plane at a London airport has denied causing a public nuisance as he sought to draw attention to global warming. James Brown appeared Saturday at Westminster Magistrates Court, where his lawyer pleaded not guilty to...