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Florida pastor facing sexual abuse charges released on bond

Oct. 17, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — A pastor and popular Christian radio show host in Florida has been released on bond as he faces charges he raped a child from his church numerous times over five years. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Rev. Bryan Fulwider was released Wednesday night after posting a $700,000 bond....

Mississippi minister accused of abusing girl 45 years ago

Oct. 16, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

IUKA, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi youth minister is accused of sexually abusing a 10 year old girl nearly 45 years ago. The Clarion Ledger reports 71-year-old Dural Reece Ragsdale surrendered Monday. He was indicted last month on a felony charge of fondling a child under 14. District Attorney John...

Missoula priest removed for inappropriate contact with woman

Oct. 15, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Missoula priest has been removed from his parish after acknowledging he had inappropriate contact with a woman. The Missoulian reported Tuesday the Rev. Rich Perry was relocated to the Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California, a retirement community for church leaders accused of...

California sex abuse law likely to spur thousands of claims

Oct. 14, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of lawsuits will be filed against alleged child molesters as well as the institutions that employed them under a new California law taking effect next year, attorneys predicted Monday. The California School Boards Association called the new law an "existential threat" to...

Seppi beats Garin at Kremlin Cup, Mannarino wins

Oct. 14, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Italian veteran Andreas Seppi saved two match points before beating Christian Garin 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) Monday to reach the second round of the Kremlin Cup. The 35-year-old Seppi faced the match points when trailing 6-5 in the second set against the fifth-seeded Chilean. In the decider,...

Editorials from around New England

Oct. 11, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT We need to stop calling the pattern of sex abuse in the Catholic Church a travesty. It was a criminal conspiracy and the state hasn't done enough to hold the guilty accountable. Hartford Courant Oct. 6 The latest revelations about sexual abuse aren't new but they...

Religious right sticks by Trump as political heat rises

Oct. 11, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

As the threat of impeachment looms, President Donald Trump is digging in and taking solace in the base that helped him get elected: conservative evangelical Christians who laud his commitment to enacting their agenda. Trump told reporters last week that "the biggest pastors" have assured him that Christians are...

Alabama preacher convicted of sexually abusing underage girl

Oct. 11, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama preacher has been convicted of sexually abusing an underage girl in 2016. Al.com reports 63-year-old Gregory Lucy pleaded guilty in Marengo County court this week to one count of first-degree sex abuse. Three other counts of sexual abuse and one count of attempted rape...

Gaudreau scores winner in shootout, Flames beat Stars 3-2

Oct. 11, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau didn't watch the beginning of a shootout, though he had the best view in the house for the end. Gaudreau put a backhand past Dallas goalie Ben Bishop to give the Calgary Flames a 3-2 victory over the Stars on Thursday night. Tyler Seguin was the only one of three Stars who...

The Latest: Group want Handke award revoked

Oct. 10, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prizes (all times local): 10:48 p.m. The Mothers of Srebrenica group that gathers relatives of the victims of the 1995 massacre in the Bosnian enclave is demanding that the Nobel committee revoke Peter Handke's prize for literature. The...