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Michigan House approves Nassar-inspired legislation

May. 24, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than two dozen proposed laws sparked by the sexual abuse scandal involving Larry Nassar sailed through the Michigan House on Thursday, including bills that would grant childhood sex assault victims more time to sue and require athletic trainers to report suspected abuse. Gov....

Emails show deception by Nassar, USA Gymnastics

May. 24, 2018 12:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics agreed to use false excuses in 2015 to account for the absence of sports doctor Larry Nassar, who had been accused of sexually abusing female athletes, according to emails obtained by a newspaper. Nassar suggested that USA Gymnastics tell people that he couldn't attend...

Michigan lawmakers advance legislation on mandated reporters

May. 23, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sports coaches, the types of paid employees who allegedly learned Larry Nassar was molesting gymnasts and other athletes before the sexual abuse scandal broke, would still not be required to report such suspected abuse to the authorities under a watered-down proposal to expand...

The Latest: Michigan House panel passes Nassar legislation

May. 23, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Michigan Legislature's consideration of legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal continues to advance in Michigan. A state House committee approved the...

Michigan House changes Nassar bills after legal settlement

May. 22, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House on Tuesday scaled back legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal, dropping certain measures addressed by last week's $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and hundreds of Nassar's victims and revising the time limits that...

Letter: USA Taekwondo wasn't shy about punishing Lopezes

May. 22, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Steven Lopez complained to the U.S. Olympic Committee that he was subject to an "institutionalized witch hunt" designed to undermine his success — a piece of Congressional testimony offered by USA Taekwondo to undercut the notion that the organization was...

Michigan State names former justice its general counsel

May. 22, 2018 10:04 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has named a former state Supreme Court justice, Robert Young, to be its general counsel as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. The school's interim president, John Engler, announced Monday that Young will...

USA Gymnastics VP Faehn out amid fallout from Nassar scandal

May. 18, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has parted ways with senior vice president Rhonda Faehn, who has come under fire recently from victims of a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison for abusing athletes. The organization announced in a statement Friday that Faehn "is no longer with USA...

$500M settlement in Nassar case won't be shared equally

May. 17, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and hundreds of Larry Nassar's victims will be divided up after weighing many factors, including the date and victim's age when the sexual assaults occurred and the impact it had on their lives, lawyers say.  The school,...

The Latest: MSU president says settlement helps healing

May. 17, 2018 1:06 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Michigan State University's $500 million settlement with victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 1 p.m. Michigan State University's interim president says the $500 million settlement with victims of former campus sports doctor Larry Nassar is...