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Top Southern Baptist committee funds sex abuse probe

Sep. 21, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — A top Southern Baptist Convention committee agreed Tuesday to fund a third-party investigation into its handling of sexual abuse allegations but held off on waiving its attorney-client privilege for the probe, delaying for the future a decision seen as a key...

Sheriff IDs woman found in 1977 as victim of serial killer

Sep. 21, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff's department said Tuesday that it has identified the skeletal remains of a woman found nearly 44 years ago, and investigators believe she was a victim of the now-deceased Samuel Little, the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. ...

Illinois police seeking tips on missing ISU graduate student

Sep. 21, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of an Illinois State University graduate student are asking the public for tips as the search for the young man continues nearly a month after he vanished. Jelani Day, 25, was last seen Aug. 24. His family...

Coroner IDs remains, says Gabby Petito was homicide victim

Sep. 21, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Gabby Petito was killed by another person, a coroner concluded while also confirming that the human remains found recently at a Wyoming national park were those of the 22-year-old woman who disappeared months after she set out on a cross-country road trip with her...

New Mexico monitors school funds in ex-leader's fraud case

Sep. 21, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials say they are demanding additional oversight of a narrow slice of federal funding awarded to Albuquerque Public Schools following a criminal probe into a former employee. District officials reported the alleged fraud...

Sparks police investigate suspected gang killing of boy, 15

Sep. 21, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Sparks police are investigating the killing of a 15-year-old boy that detectives say appears to be gang related. Police say they found the dead teen after responding to reports of multiple shots fired near an apartment building on Richards Way east...

University to pay $1.6M to students assaulted by employee

Sep. 21, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose State University has agreed to pay $1.6 million to 13 female student-athletes whose complaints about being sexually assaulted by an athletic trainer were mishandled by the university, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The payment is...

Jay-Z's organization seeks Kansas police agency's documents

Sep. 21, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — An organization run by rapper Jay-Z has filed a petition seeking records from the Kansas City, Kansas, police department related to what it calls a history of officer misconduct within the department. The request was filed Monday in Wyandotte...

Police discover human remains at landfill in Lewiston

Sep. 21, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Police are investigating the discovery of human remains on Tuesday at a landfill in Lewiston. Lewiston and State Police detectives were at the scene on River Road and were conducting interviews. Officials from the state...

Ex-Omaha Archdiocese chancellor accused of stealing $275K

Sep. 21, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former chancellor for the Roman Catholic Church’s Archdiocese of Omaha is under criminal investigation after being accused of stealing a total of $275,000 from a former priest accused of sexual abuse and from a Springfield parish. The Rev....