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APNewsBreak: Texas says Rapid DNA supplier jeopardizes cases

Jun. 20, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With a name that sounds like futuristic fiction, Rapid DNA machines roughly the size of an office printer have helped solve rape cases in Kentucky, identified California wildfire victims and verified family connections of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Now a state board in Texas...

Alaska teens charged in 'murder for millions' slaying

Jun. 19, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska teens hoping to cash in on a $9 million offer from a Midwest millionaire brutally killed a developmentally disabled woman on a popular trail outside Anchorage, shooting her in the back of the head and dumping her body in a river, authorities allege. The millionaire's only...

Michigan bills add mandatory reporters after Nassar scandal

Jun. 19, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to add athletic trainers and physical therapists to the state's list of mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect, trying again to push through legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal after efforts last term stalled due...

Cancer patient accuses UCLA gynecologist of sex abuse

Jun. 19, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cancer patient is the latest woman to accuse a retired University of California, Los Angeles gynecologist of sexually abusing her during treatment. The Los Angeles Times reports the 44-year-old unnamed woman has sued UCLA and Dr. James Heaps, alleging he touched her inappropriately...

Brazil model accusing Neymar of rape speaks to police again

Jun. 18, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian model who has accused soccer star Neymar of raping her in a Paris hotel testified a second time to police in Sao Paulo on Tuesday, and her lawyer said he may request a face-to-face encounter between the two. Najila Trindade testified earlier this month to Sao Paulo police...

Witness: Suspect in slaying tried to get her into his car

Jun. 18, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A University of Illinois graduate student told jurors Tuesday that the man on trial for killing a 26-year-old visiting scholar from China tried to get her into his car by posing as an undercover police officer, saying she felt physically ill when she recognized him days later in a...

Trump sidesteps question of apology to Central Park 5

Jun. 18, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is refusing to apologize to the five men wrongly convicted of rape in the 1989 Central Park Five case, saying "they admitted their guilt." Responding to a reporter's statement that the men were exonerated, Trump said Tuesday, "You have people on both sides of that."...

2 Minnesota wrestlers released without charges

Jun. 18, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two University of Minnesota wrestlers who were arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct were released from jail without charges Tuesday but prosecutors said the investigation remained active. The Hennepin County attorney's office said in a statement that it had reviewed the...

The Latest: Minnesota wrestlers remain suspended from team

Jun. 18, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the release from jail of two Minnesota wrestlers who had been arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct (all times local): 5 p.m. Two University of Minnesota wrestlers who were arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct will remain suspended from team activity...

Investigators crack cold case murder of South Dakota woman

Jun. 18, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The murder of a pharmacist who was raped and strangled in her home in a South Dakota city more than half a century ago has been solved with the use of DNA technology and genealogy databases, police said. Investigators believe Eugene Carroll Field killed 60-year-old Gwen Miller in...