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Editorials from around Ohio

Sep. 16, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Parental behavior threatens high school sports The Canton Repository Sept. 15 Which highly successful high school coach will be the next to say, "I'm done. I've had enough of parents."? Equally as possible: Which coach, no matter the level...

Gun violence against Denver teens, children is increasing

Sep. 15, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The number of children and teens killed by gun violence in Denver is rising, and so is the number of youth charged with gun-related crimes, The Denver Post reported Sunday. The newspaper said its analysis showed 15 teens and children have been shot and killed in the city since Jan. 1, 2018,...

NY schools first to have 'red flag' petition power on guns

Sep. 15, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Schools across New York began the academic year with a new tool intended to prevent student suicides and violence: the ability to ask a court to remove a troubled person's access to firearms. About a third of U.S. states have so-called "red flag" laws, which allow courts to temporarily...

Teen Egyptian girl's case puts legal system under spotlight

Sep. 14, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The prosecution of a 15-year-old girl who killed a bus driver after he allegedly tried to rape her has reignited debate over the treatment of women in Egypt's legal system, including the practice of virginity tests and blaming victims of sexual violence. In July, the teenager made headlines...

Dismissed NFL suit cited in sexual abuse suit against church

Sep. 13, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana court's recent dismissal of a lawsuit against the NFL over officiating at a January playoff game is now being cited by attorneys for the Catholic Church as they fight civil lawsuits over alleged sex abuse by clergy. A Tuesday filing by church attorneys quotes from the Supreme...

Missouri investigation: 12 ex-clergy could face prosecution

Sep. 13, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Friday referred 12 former priests for potential criminal prosecution but stopped short of recommending charges against any top church leaders, despite concluding the Roman Catholic Church was involved in "long, sustained and far-reaching cover-up."...

Lawyers: Hastert trying to take back sexual-abuse admissions

Sep. 12, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has sought to retract key admissions he made during his federal criminal case years ago that he sexually abused a then-high school student, a filing in an ongoing civil case alleges. The document filed by lawyers for the accuser cites a 2018...

Chicago schools to overhaul handling of sex abuse complaints

Sep. 12, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools will overhaul how it handles sexual abuse complaints after a federal investigation found "tragic and inexcusable" problems following student complaints, the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday. The agency's Office for Civil Rights called its review —...

Catholic diocese in upstate New York files for bankruptcy

Sep. 12, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester in upstate New York filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday amid a wave of lawsuits over alleged sexual abuse of children, becoming the first of the state's eight dioceses to do so and the 20th nationwide. New York passed a law this year giving victims of childhood sexual...

Police: Woman used cocaine before deadly drunken crash

Sep. 11, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say a woman had cocaine in her system the night she killed a 10-year-old girl in a drunken crash. News outlets report Lexington officer Stephen Dabkowski testified that 24-year-old Sequoyah Collins had cocaine metabolites in her system after the July crash that...