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Kentucky lawmakers convene for session on pensions

Jul. 19, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — For the second time in seven months, Kentucky's Republican governor called lawmakers back into a special session Friday to deal with the state's pension problems. The GOP-dominated legislature convened to consider Gov. Matt Bevin's pension-relief plan for regional universities and...

Former USC gynecologist pleads not guilty to sex assaults

Jul. 1, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The attorney for the former University of Southern California campus gynecologist charged with sexual assault argued Monday his client is suffering from heart problems and diabetes and should be allowed to post bail. Dr. George Tyndall, 72, appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court on 29...

School officials deny strip search accusations in lawsuit

Jun. 28, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Court documents in a federal civil rights case say an upstate New York school district and its employees categorically deny allegations that four 12-year-old girls were illegally strip searched by a school nurse. Lawyers for the Binghamton City School District say the four students...

Ex-USC gynecologist charged in sex assaults of 16 patients

Jun. 26, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting 16 women at the student health center, the first criminal counts in a case that already has seen USC offer to pay $215 million to settle potentially thousands of...

The Latest: Ex-USC gynecologist hospitalized after arrest

Jun. 26, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a former University of Southern California gynecologist charged with sexual assault (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Police say a former longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California is in a hospital after he was arrested and charged with sexual assaults...

5th woman accuses ex-UCLA gynecologist of sexual battery

Jun. 14, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fifth woman has accused a retired University of California, Los Angeles gynecologist of sexually abusing her. The lawsuit, filed Friday, accuses Dr. James Heaps of sexual battery, negligence and civil rights violations. "We're reviewing the lawsuit and we find the allegations against...

USC gynecologist class-action lawsuit gets initial approval

Jun. 13, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has given preliminary approval to a $215 million settlement of a federal lawsuit against the University of Southern California stemming from sexual abuse allegations against a gynecologist who worked there for decades. The judge Wednesday also set a January hearing on final...

Woman's lawsuit alleges sex assault by UCLA gynecologist

Jun. 12, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a gynecologist who worked for the University of California, Los Angeles, has sued the university's regents, the doctor and 20 other parties. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court says Dr. James Heaps inappropriately touched...

Woman alleges 2008 sexual assault by UCLA gynecologist

Jun. 11, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman says she was sexually assaulted by a gynecologist who worked for the University of California, Los Angeles and is upset the school apparently knew about it from her social media post but never contacted her as it investigated other incidents that led to charges against the...

District pays $600K to settle counselor sex abuse lawsuits

Jun. 11, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Public Schools paid almost $600,000 to settle three lawsuits in a case involving a former school counselor who was accused of having sex with students. The Indianapolis Star obtained the financial details of the settlements through public records requests. The school board...