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Feds: Priest blamed sex abuse on cancer he didn't have

Sep. 25, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico priest, who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse and once blamed his behavior on a cancer diagnosis which prosecutors say he didn't have, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. Arthur Perrault is expected to appear in U.S. District...

Judge appears likely to toss Stormy Daniels' defamation suit

Sep. 24, 2018 9:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge appeared poised Monday to toss out a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump by porn actress Stormy Daniels. Judge S. James Otero said in U.S. District Court that a tweet the president wrote in April appears to be "rhetorical hyperbole" and speech protected...

The Latest: Judge inclined to toss Trump defamation claim

Sep. 24, 2018 8:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits filed against President Donald Trump by porn actress Stormy Daniels (all times local): 5:45 p.m. A federal judge appears inclined to toss out a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump by porn actress Stormy Daniels. Judge S. James Otero said in a Los...

Jury finds Tennessee cemetery mostly to blame

Sep. 24, 2018 8:46 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A jury on Monday found a Tennessee cemetery mostly responsible for failing to meet obligations to families whose loved ones' bodies were mishandled, but hasn't yet determined how much it should pay relatives. With Monday's ruling, the jury found several funeral homes that also were...

Hawley defends duck boat lawsuit in latest court filing

Sep. 24, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is defending his lawsuit against the operators of a duck boat that sank in July, killing 17 people. Hawley's August lawsuit accuses Branson Duck Vehicles and Ripley Entertainment Inc. of violating Missouri's consumer protection law and...

3D gun advocate accused of sex with minor freed on bond

Sep. 24, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns is free on bond after being accused by authorities of having sex with an underage girl. Jail records show 30-year-old Cody Wilson was freed Sunday evening from the Harris County Jail in Houston after posting a...

Former priest sent to prison again for child sexual abuse

Sep. 24, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Roman Catholic priest who sexually abused a 9-year-old boy at a Maine church in the 1990s is going back to prison after pleading guilty on Monday. James Talbot, 80, pleaded guilty to gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact under a plea agreement. He will serve three...

Southeast Missouri deputy alleges discrimination in lawsuit

Sep. 24, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

BENTON, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri sheriff's deputy alleges in a lawsuit that she faced sexual discrimination when she was removed from her job as jail administrator and replaced by an inexperienced male deputy. The Southeast Missourian reports that Scott County Deputy Tina Kolwyck filed the lawsuit...

Lawsuit: Teacher used grades to coerce student into sex

Sep. 24, 2018 8:43 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina math teacher is accused of lowering a student's grade because he stopped having sex with her. The young man and his mother are suing the Charleston County School District for negligence. The Post and Courier reports that 27-year-old Jennifer Olajire-Aro allegedly...

3D gun advocate accused of sex with minor is jailed in US

Sep. 23, 2018 11:24 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns was back in the U.S. Sunday after being arrested in Taiwan, where police say he flew after learning he was being investigated for allegedly having sex with an underage girl. The U.S. Marshals Service...