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FBI looking for players victimized by Connecticut AAU coach

Oct. 22, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

The FBI has identified “quite a few” sexual abuse victims of a former Connecticut girl's AAU basketball coach and authorities are seeking the public's help in finding others, an official said Friday. Danny Lawhorn, 30, of Hartford, faces both state sexual assault and...

UN investigator: Gender equality in free speech is far off

Oct. 18, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An independent U.N. investigator warned Monday that despite the Nobel Peace Prize to courageous Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, “gender equality in freedom of expression remains a distant goal.” Irene Khan, the special investigator on the...

Over $33M going to help sexual assault victims in Virginia

Oct. 09, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — More than $33 million in U.S. Department of Justice grants has been awarded to 26 Virginia-based public and non-profit organizations to fund programs that address violence against women, a federal prosecutors says. Acting U.S. Attorney Raj Parekh...

Montana man committed over allegations of child molestation

Oct. 06, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man whom prosecutors allege molested at least 13 girls at the home of his adoptive mother, including some of her foster children, has been sent to prison more than a decade after he was first charged. Oliver Lee White, who was born with...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Oct. 06, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

(Columbia) The State. Oct. 5, 2021. Editorial: McMaster’s pledge for I-73 funding is not best use of COVID relief funding as SC recovers Certainly, we welcome construction of I-73, a project decades in the making that would ultimately benefit the...

Decision to not prosecute agents in Nassar case under review

Oct. 05, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday that it is reviewing an earlier decision to decline prosecution against two former FBI agents embroiled in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse cases after new information has emerged. In testimony before the Senate...

London police battle loss of trust after officer kills woman

Oct. 01, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London police were desperately trying Friday to regain the trust of women after evidence presented in court showed that a serving officer used his position to abduct, rape and murder a marketing executive as she walked home from a friend’s house. The...

London police officer gets life for abducting, killing woman

Sep. 30, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A former London police officer was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Thursday for the kidnapping, rape and murder of a woman he tricked into his car using his police identification and COVID-19 laws. Wayne Couzens, 48, was...

4 share ‘Alternative Nobel’ for empowering communities

Sep. 29, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Right Livelihood Award — known as the “Alternative Nobel” — was awarded Wednesday to three activists and an organization working across the globe to empower communities in areas ranging from child protection to environmental defense. ...

A jury convicted R. Kelly; will his music face consequences?

Sep. 28, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Will a criminal conviction do to R. Kelly's music what years of ugly allegations couldn't? It's unlikely that Monday's moment of justice — when a federal jury in New York found the 54-year-old R&B superstar guilty of all nine counts in a sex...