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USOC leader: Reform possible with or without Congress

May. 22, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee believes the federation can reform with or without guidance from Congress. Speaking at an Aspen Institute event Wednesday in Washington, CEO Sarah Hirshland said she has delivered a proposal that would put the USOC on the hook to deliver an annual report, as a way of...

Ex-partner of deceased skater Coughlin says she was abused

May. 21, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of the former skating partners of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin has accused him in a series of Facebook posts of sexually assaulting her over a two-year period. Coughlin, who killed himself in January, "hurt at least 10 people including me," wrote Bridget Namiotka,...

Governor orders probe of medical board in Ohio State abuse

May. 20, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine declared the late Ohio State University team doctor Richard Strauss a monster Monday as he ordered a review of the state medical board's handling of his case decades ago and called for lawmakers to lift the statute of limitations on rape charges. The Republican...

Attorney: Ex-Ohio State football players among those abused

May. 18, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An attorney preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 50 former athletes who claim they were sexually abused by a team physician told The Associated Press on Saturday that most of those clients were football players from the school's storied program,...

'Shocking': Ohio State doc abused 177, officials were aware

May. 18, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s through the 1990s, and numerous university officials got wind of what was going on over the years but did little or nothing to stop him, according to a report released by the school Friday. Dr....

Lawyers for some Nassar victims want settlement investigated

May. 17, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Lawyers representing victims of imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar who came forward more recently with allegations of sexual assault are seeking an investigation into Michigan State University's $500 million settlement with victims. The Detroit Free Press reports the...

Today in History

May. 16, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 16, the 136th day of 2019. There are 229 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 16, 1966, China launched the Cultural Revolution, a radical as well as deadly reform movement aimed at purging the country of "counter-revolutionaries." On this date: In...

Suit: Practice, hospital covered for pedophile pediatrician

May. 15, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

A Pennsylvania pediatric practice knew that one of its physicians was a threat to molest young patients but did nothing to protect them, and in fact took steps to shield the longtime staffer before he was finally arrested and pleaded guilty to sexually abusing dozens of children, according to a civil suit filed...

Michigan State asks alumni if it's done enough post-Nassar

May. 15, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University wants to know how alumni think it's doing after a scandal involving imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar. The Detroit Free Press reports Wednesday that alumni were emailed a survey asking about communications from the East Lansing school and if...

Arrest warrants issued for defrauding Nassar victims' fund

May. 14, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for seven people accused of defrauding a victims' counseling fund Michigan State University established in the wake of a sex abuse scandal involving a former sports doctor. Ingham County prosecutors issued the warrants Tuesday. The...