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Several accusers seek roles at Ghislaine Maxwell sentencing

Jun. 24, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of four women who testified at Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial that she had a role in their sexual abuse at the hands of financier Jeffrey Epstein may be speaking at her sentencing or have their statements read aloud, court filings Friday show. Prosecutors told a...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jun. 23, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

Brunswick News. June 21, 2022. Editorial: Solutions needed to help teachers from burning out Community leaders and elected federal, state and local officials receive a raft of studies and reports during the course of a year. They are so numerous, in fact, that one...

Birx describes a White House divided on COVID response

Jun. 23, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lack of clear, concise and consistent messaging about the seriousness of the novel coronavirus in the earliest months of its spread created a false sense of security among Americans that the pandemic would not be serious and resulted in inaction early on across the federal...

Nursing home owner whose residents suffered in Ida arrested

Jun. 22, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of seven Louisiana nursing homes who sent more than 800 of his elderly residents to a crowded, ill-equipped warehouse to ride out Hurricane Ida last year was arrested Wednesday on fraud and cruelty charges arising from the squalid conditions. Bob Glynn...

May heat wave deaths prompt new cooling rules in Chicago

Jun. 22, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A month after three women were found dead inside their stifling hot apartments at a Chicago senior housing facility, the City Council on Wednesday passed new cooling requirements for residential buildings. Under the rules approved by the Council's Zoning Committee...

Gunman kills 3 seniors over potluck dinner at Alabama church

Jun. 17, 2022 22:04 PM EDT

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — The 70-year-old visitor had previously attended some services at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church before police say he showed up for a potluck dinner, pulled out a handgun and fatally shot three of the elderly participants, one of whom died in his wife's arms as she...

San Francisco man to stand trial in death of Thai man, 84

Jun. 17, 2022 20:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco man accused of killing an 84-year-old Thai grandfather in an attack that galvanized Asian Americans and helped spur a successful recall of the city's liberal prosecutor was ordered to stand trial, a judge ruled Friday. The assault on Vicha...

LGBTQ-friendly housing project breaks ground in Boston

Jun. 17, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston development that’s billed as New England’s first LGBTQ-friendly senior affordable housing project broke ground Friday. The Pryde will convert the former William Barton Rogers Middle School in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood into 74 units of mixed-income...

Rapper Roddy Ricch no longer facing gun charges in NYC

Jun. 13, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities have dropped criminal charges against rapper Roddy Ricch following a gun arrest Saturday in New York City that forced him to miss a scheduled concert performance. Ricch, 23, and two other men were taken into police custody after police said a security...

UN: Ukraine facing sexual violence and trafficking crisis

Jun. 06, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sexual violence in Ukraine, especially against women and girls, remains prevalent and underreported, and the humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country is turning into “a human trafficking crisis,” the U.N. special envoy for sexual violence in conflict said Monday. ...