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The Latest: Man charged in killings of 4 women in Detroit

Sep. 18, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the case against a man accused in the killings of four women in Detroit (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A 34-year-old man has been charged with murder in the slayings of four women whose bodies were found stashed in vacant houses in Detroit. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy...

Prosecutor: Man charged in killings of 4 women in Detroit

Sep. 18, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A prosecutor announced murder charges Wednesday against a 34-year-old man in the slayings of four women whose deaths Detroit police have characterized as the work of a serial killer. Deangelo Martin is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of felony murder in the...

Olesen stays suspended from European Tour amid assault case

Sep. 18, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen will remain suspended from the European Tour until at least December after being charged with sexual assault and being drunk on an aircraft. The 29-year-old Olesen appeared in court in London on Wednesday in relation to the charges. No pleas were entered at a...

Mariners blank Pittsburgh after Pirates' Vázquez arrested

Sep. 17, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates' season has been going downhill since the All-Star break and it got even worse Tuesday night. Marco Gonzales allowed six hits in seven innings, Austin Nola and Omar Narvaez hit back-to-back home runs and the Seattle Mariners beat Pittsburgh 6-0 after Pirates...

Pirates closer Vázquez arrested on child sex charges

Sep. 17, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault, soliciting a child and pornography, and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Vázquez was taken into custody by Pennsylvania State...

Accuser testifies at trial of man charged in multiple rapes

Sep. 17, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a former University of Delaware baseball player accused of multiple rapes told a jury Tuesday that she was surprised when he agreed to connect with her on an online dating site. "He was a UD baseball player, and I was surprised that...

Judge won't return R. Kelly bond money to woman who paid it

Sep. 17, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge in R. Kelly's Illinois sexual assault case has refused to give $100,000 in bail money back to a Kelly friend who paid it in February to secure the singer's release from county jail. The judge says papers that restauranteur Valencia Love signed clearly indicated she could lose the...

Old-fashioned reporting most compelling aspect of 'She Said'

Sep. 17, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

"She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement" (Penguin Press), by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement" by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the behind-the-scenes book about how these reporters investigated Harvey...

Brown's status in question after strong debut with Pats

Sep. 16, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown had a stellar debut with the New England Patriots. Whether he will have an opportunity for a repeat performance this week will be up to the NFL. Brown led the Patriots with four catches for 56 yards and a touchdown during New England's 43-0 win over of the Miami...

Baseball player accused of serial rapes faces first trial

Sep. 16, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a former University of Delaware athlete accused of multiple rapes was enthralled after connecting with him on an online dating site and drove to his house intending to have sex with him, defense attorneys told jurors Monday. But...