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Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

Aug. 15, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their ranks. But in dozens of other dioceses, there has been no reckoning, leading victims to wonder if the church will ever truly take...

Rape case dropped against Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis

Aug. 15, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in Atlanta are dismissing a rape case against Denver Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis over an alleged assault more than five years ago while he was at Georgia Tech. Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr. said in a statement Wednesday that "after a careful...

Charges dismissed in 2003 slaying; man released from prison

Aug. 15, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man who spent about 15 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit was released Wednesday— on his birthday. A review determined that Aaron Salter's case was primarily based on mistaken identification and the charges against him have been dismissed, Wayne County Prosecutor...

Attorney weighs insanity defense in newspaper shooting

Aug. 15, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An attorney for a man charged with killing five people at The Capital newsroom has asked a Maryland court for more time to consider an insanity defense for his client. William Davis, a public defender, asked the court to find "good cause" to grant an extension of time limitations for...

A look at the handling of Pennsylvania clergy abuse claims

Aug. 15, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A grand jury report documenting seven decades of child sexual abuse by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania found that most of the bishops who served in the state during that period mishandled at least some of the allegations. In some cases, they failed to pass accusations...

Ex-Dallas bishop whose tenure marred by scandal dies at 87

Aug. 15, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Most Rev. Charles Grahmann, whose 17-year tenure as bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas was marred by one of the first church sex abuse scandals to explode into public view, died Tuesday. He was 87. Grahmann, who had endured a long illness, died during cardiac surgery in San Antonio,...

The Latest: Former DA named by grand jury fired from job

Aug. 15, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury report on clergy abuse in six Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses (all times local): 5 p.m. A former Pennsylvania prosecutor has been fired from his job as an attorney for a county youth services office after a report showed that as prosecutor, he stopped...

Cuban dissident says he's been released, still faces charges

Aug. 15, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Cuban dissident who was jailed after a car crash involving a security official says he has been released from custody but could still face charges. Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia said in a call from Cuba to supporters in Miami that he has been accused of assaulting the official. Journalists...

Michigan State alumni magazine changed amid Nassar scandal

Aug. 15, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's alumni magazine opted for a positive message after the original issue addressing the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal was scrapped by Interim President John Engler. The issue is the first since the former sports doctor was sentenced to decades in...

Body camera video shows police responses to Vegas shooting

Aug. 15, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police have released 15 more officer body-camera videos from the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 800 on the Las Vegas Strip. The public records released Wednesday come after Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Aug. 3 that the police investigation has ended with no motive...