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New sex abuse lawsuits filed against Boy Scouts in New York

Aug. 20, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former Boy Scouts who say they were molested as children by adult scout leaders filed nine lawsuits Tuesday in New York accusing the organization of failing to protect them. The cases, filed Tuesday in New York City and on Long Island, are among the latest of more than nearly 500...

Sheriff: Review begun of Texas officers who led man by rope

Aug. 19, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff says his office is reviewing whether any procedures were violated in the arrest of a black man who was led by a rope through city streets by two white officers on horseback. Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset (TRAHS'-uh-set) said Monday that his office is...

Official says no prosecutions for women seeking abortions

Aug. 16, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A top Missouri prosecutor on Friday said he doesn't think any counterpart "in their right mind" would prosecute pregnant women under a new law that bans abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy. Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys President Tim Lohmar, the St....

The Latest: US unveils seizure warrant for Iranian tanker

Aug. 16, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The latest on Iranian supertanker at center of Persian Gulf tensions (all times local): 12:35 a.m. The U.S. government says it has a warrant to seize an oil tanker at the center of a diplomatic standoff because of violations of U.S. sanctions, money laundering and terrorism statutes. The U.S....

Over 400 sex abuse suits filed as litigation window opens

Aug. 14, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York as the state began accepting cases once blocked by the statute of limitations. Hundreds of...

New York sex abuse cases: A look at lawsuits filed Wednesday

Aug. 14, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A look at some of the organizations named as defendants in child sexual abuse lawsuits filed in New York on Wednesday, as that state opens a one-year window allowing for the filing of civil molestation cases once blocked by the statute of limitations: ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH: Each of the...

The Latest: More than 400 sex abuse lawsuits filed across NY

Aug. 14, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the filing of child sex abuse lawsuits in New York (all times local): 6 p.m. More than 400 sex abuse lawsuits have been filed across New York on the first day of a new one-year window for older molestation cases. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people had been expected to...

Justice late, not denied: New York to allow old abuse suits

Aug. 11, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds, if not thousands of people who say they were molested as children in New York state are expected to go to court this week to sue their alleged abusers and the institutions they say failed them, including the Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, public schools and hospitals. It's...

Judge rules for Oregon in sanctuary state case with Trump

Aug. 9, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A U.S. judge ruled that the Trump administration cannot withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants from Oregon to force the nation's first sanctuary state to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement. U.S. District Judge Michael J. McShane, in Eugene said in his ruling late...

Guam's ex-archbishop shielded culture of clergy sex abuse

Aug. 9, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

AGAT, Guam (AP) — Walter Denton wanted to grow up to be just like Father Tony Apuron, until the night he says the parish priest raped him in a church rectory. The pastor sent the sobbing 13-year-old altar boy away with a warning: "If you say anything to anybody, no one will believe you." Denton told his...