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Former Secretariat trainer faces child porn charges

Aug. 16, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A racehorse expert who helped train Triple Crown winner Secretariat and had ties to Saudi royals is accused of abusing a teenager while producing child pornography. Daniel Mullan, 80, entered federal court in Central Islip in a wheelchair Friday and pleaded not guilty to charges...

Women in Mexico City protest against alleged police rapes

Aug. 16, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of women wielding pink spray paint and smoke demonstrated Friday night in downtown Mexico City to protest against a string of alleged sexual attacks by police officers. They chanted "Rapist police!" and "My friends protect me, you don't!" and some trashed a bus station, breaking...

DNA leads to arrest in another Florida rape case from 1980s

Aug. 16, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — For the second time in a year, authorities in a south Florida community have used DNA evidence to identify and arrest a suspect in a decades-old rape case. Timothy Norris, 60, is charged in the knifepoint rape of a Florida woman at her home in 1983, Coral Springs police...

Records: Hazing at football camp included sexual assault

Aug. 16, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Eleven Cleveland-area high school football players were victims of hazing at a camp in June, including four who were sexually assaulted by teammates, court records show. Authorities say the assaults and hazing occurred during a Berea-Midpark High School football camp held at Case Western...

Uber driver convicted of raping intoxicated passenger

Aug. 16, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — An Uber driver has been found guilty of raping an intoxicated woman he picked up at a casino near Philadelphia. Ahmed Elgaafary was found guilty Thursday of rape of an unconscious person, sexual assault and indecent assault. Elgaafary, 27, of Lansdale, will be sentenced at a later date...

The real Brian Banks speaks out on prison injustice, reform

Aug. 16, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Brian Banks' home was a prison cell due to a crime he didn't commit, he never imagined his life would be the subject of a film. He was only concerned with clearing his name and regaining his freedom. Now, seven years after he was exonerated on a rape allegation, Banks hopes the film...

Tennessee inmate executed in electric chair for killings

Aug. 15, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee executed its third inmate in the electric chair since November, killing a man Thursday who maintained that he didn't stab a mother and her 15-year-old daughter to death in 1986. State officials pronounced 56-year-old Stephen West dead at 7:27 p.m. at Riverbend Maximum...

Even as some cringe, Rep. Steve King's support may endure

Aug. 15, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rep. Steve King's most recent insensitive remarks about rape are the kind that have doomed political candidates elsewhere, but some fellow Iowa Republicans say it's possible they actually could do more good than harm for the embattled congressman's re-election chances by reinforcing...

The Latest: Tennessee inmate executed in electric chair

Aug. 15, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Tennessee inmate (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Tennessee has executed its third inmate in the electric chair since November, killing a man who maintained that he didn't fatally stab a mother and her 15-year-old daughter in 1986. State...

Salvadoran woman accused of abortion faces retrial

Aug. 15, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

CIUDAD DELGADO, El Salvador (AP) — A young woman charged with homicide in El Salvador after delivering a baby into a toilet faced trial a second time Thursday. The retrial of Evelyn Beatriz Hernández, whose pregnancy resulted from a rape, began in this town 2½ miles (4 kilometers) northeast of...