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Low-profile administrator replaces Engler at Michigan State

Jan. 17, 2019 6:40 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University ousted its interim president on Thursday, a week ahead of his scheduled departure, as the school stepped up efforts to finally move beyond the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. Its new temporary leader, Satish Udpa, is a high-ranking but low-profile...

Michigan State President Engler says he'll resign next week

Jan. 16, 2019 9:33 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The former governor brought in to help Michigan State University recover from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal resigned Wednesday as the school's interim president amid backlash over his comments about some of the ex-sports doctor's victims. John Engler, who had resisted pressure to...

Requests to bring in child brides OK'd; legal under US laws

Jan. 11, 2019 9:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl. The approvals...

Murkowski to revive bill meant to help Native American women

Dec. 28, 2018 6:50 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she plans to reintroduce a bill intended to help solve crimes against Native Americans. The bill received unanimous Senate approval after being introduced by North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp but was blocked by the outgoing chairman of the House Judiciary...

Despite #MeToo, rape cases still confound police

Dec. 28, 2018 2:21 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The #MeToo movement is empowering victims of sexual assault to speak up like never before, but what should be a watershed moment for holding assailants accountable has coincided with a troubling trend: Police departments in the U.S. are becoming less and less likely to successfully close...

Wave of sexual abuse allegations shakes Argentina

Dec. 26, 2018 12:57 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — For months, Claudia Guebel could only tell family and friends about a traumatizing encounter with a colleague in Argentina's Senate. At the beginning of this year, she said, Pedro Fiorda, a senator's chief of staff, grabbed her violently by the arms like a "hunter who catches...

Report: US fails in funding obligation to Native Americans

Dec. 20, 2018 5:03 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A new report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights finds that funding levels for Native American tribes are woefully inadequate despite the federal government's responsibility to provide for education, public safety, health care and other services under treaties, laws and other...

Human rights group report gains traction, Twitter hammered

Dec. 20, 2018 12:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A report on Twitter by the human rights group Amnesty International is gaining traction and the company's shares were punished Thursday, suffering one of their worst declines this year. The report, released earlier this week, said the social media platform has permitted a toxic online...

Senate panel hears of Native women's deaths, disappearances

Dec. 12, 2018 8:06 PM EST

The sister of a missing Blackfeet woman in Montana expressed frustration Wednesday over law enforcement's initial response to her loved one's disappearance, telling U.S. senators that numerous Native American families are troubled by inadequate investigations into their missing persons cases. The prepared...

Argentine actor in anti-sex abuse video accused of rape

Dec. 12, 2018 5:38 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine television actor who participated in a video asking women to denounce sexual assaults is himself being accused of rape. Actress Thelma Fardin accused Juan Darthes on Tuesday night of raping her in 2009 when she was 16 and he was 45. She spoke during a news...