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4th conviction in Los Angeles murder of Chinese student

Dec. 12, 2018 7:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 21-year-old man was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the beating death of a University of Southern California graduate student from China. Albert Ochoa is the fourth person convicted in the 2014 attack on 24-year-old engineering student Xinran Ji. Ochoa and three others...

California lawmaker arrested on child cruelty suspicion

Dec. 11, 2018 8:56 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state lawmaker Joaquin Arambula was arrested Monday on suspicion of misdemeanor child cruelty, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer said. The arrest came after officials at Dailey Elementary Charter School discovered an injury on a child who came into an office Monday...

The Latest: Man speaks about 5 young cousins killed in fire

Dec. 10, 2018 6:04 PM EST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an Ohio house fire that killed five children (all times local): 6 p.m. An Ohio man says the house fire that killed his five young cousins occurred while his aunt was spending rare time with all of her children under one roof. Firefighters say the woman jumped from a...

The Latest: France: 135 hurt in protests; 1,000 detained

Dec. 8, 2018 9:57 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in France and neighboring countries (all times local): 7:45 p.m. France's interior minister says the protest violence in Paris is "under control" despite scattered tensions but is calling it "totally unacceptable." Interior Minister Christophe Castaner...

Caregivers for 3600 migrant teens lack complete abuse checks

Dec. 7, 2018 7:57 PM EST

Nearly every adult working with children in the U.S. — from nannies to teachers to coaches — has undergone state screenings to ensure they have no proven history of abusing or neglecting kids. One exception: thousands of workers at two federal detention facilities holding 3,600 migrant teens in the...

Dozens more California priests accused of child sex abuse

Dec. 6, 2018 8:25 PM EST

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Dozens more Catholic priests who served in Southern California have been accused of sexually abusing children, according to two reports issued Thursday. Advocates for survivors of child sex abuse compiled a list of 72 priests they say served in the Diocese of Orange and have been...

Dartmouth faculty seek changes after sex abuse allegations

Dec. 5, 2018 10:10 AM EST

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — About 80 Dartmouth College faculty members have signed a letter pledging to make "structural and cultural changes" to protect against violence and discrimination following student allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment in one department. Professors Brad Duchaine and Peter...

More Nassar-inspired bills headed to Michigan governor

Dec. 4, 2018 10:56 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers on Tuesday advanced more bills inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case — voting to ease the prosecution of alleged abusers, stiffen child pornography penalties and let more people speak at sentencings under certain circumstances. The legislation, which...

New Kansas governor wants to roll back cash assistance rules

Dec. 4, 2018 7:02 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor wants state lawmakers to roll back a work requirement and other cash assistance rules championed by a Republican predecessor as she prepares to grapple with problems in the state's child welfare system. Gov.-elect Laura Kelly, a veteran state senator from...

Egypt rejects naming of suspects in researcher's killing

Dec. 3, 2018 2:53 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors have rejected an Italian request to treat several policemen as suspects in the 2016 killing of an Italian graduate student in Cairo, saying there is not enough evidence to warrant such a move, according to Egypt's state-run news agency. The report, published Monday in...