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Ex-USC gynecologist charged in sex assaults of 16 patients

Jun. 26, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting 16 women at the student health center, the first criminal counts in a case that already has seen USC offer to pay $215 million to settle potentially thousands of...

The Latest: Ex-USC gynecologist hospitalized after arrest

Jun. 26, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a former University of Southern California gynecologist charged with sexual assault (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Police say a former longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California is in a hospital after he was arrested and charged with sexual assaults...

O.J. Simpson case helped bring spousal abuse out of shadows

Jun. 12, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

In a letter that surfaced after her 1994 murder, Nicole Brown Simpson detailed the fear and violence that framed her marriage to O.J. Simpson, the charismatic football star who became a TV pitchman. Simpson gave her "disgusted" looks with each pound she gained in her first pregnancy in 1988 and "beat the holy...

US opens new mass facility in Texas for migrant children

Jun. 7, 2019 5:14 AM EDT

The federal government is opening a new mass facility to hold migrant children in Texas and considering detaining hundreds more youths on three military bases around the country, adding up to 3,000 new beds to the already overtaxed system. The new emergency facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, will hold as many as...

The Latest: Runaway barges cause 'minimal' damage to dam

May. 23, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the central United States (all times local): 8 p.m. Army engineers say two runaway barges did "minimal" damage when they struck an Arkansas River dam. The barges, filled with 1,500 tons of fertilizer, swept down the flood-swollen river...