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Harvey Weinstein leaves for the day during his trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Two more accusers set to testify against Harvey Weinstein

Jan. 29, 2020 2:14 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One says Harvey Weinstein raped her after she let her guard down by telling herself he was only a “dirty old man.” The other claims he offered movie roles to her in exchange for joining in a threesome with him. The one-time aspiring actresses, Tarale Wulff and Dawn Dunning,...

Man cleared of 1984 rape charges after serving 25 years

Jan. 28, 2020 10:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man accused of taking part in a violent gang rape in 1984 was formally cleared of the crime Tuesday. Rafael Ruiz was exonerated from the charges against him in State Supreme Court in Manhattan after serving 25 years in prison, The New York Times reported. Ruiz was first...

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, file photo, people walk by the One Franklin Square Building, home of The Washington Post newspaper, in downtown Washington. Washington Post political reporter Felicia Sonmez, who had been placed on administrative leave after she tweeted a link to a story about a 2003 rape allegation against Kobe Bryant, has been cleared to return to work, the paper said Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

WaPo clears writer who tweeted about Bryant rape allegation

Jan. 28, 2020 10:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Washington Post reporter who had been placed on administrative leave after she tweeted a link to a story about a 2003 rape allegation against Kobe Bryant has been cleared to return to work, the paper said Tuesday. In a statement, the Post said that an internal review had determined that...

California parents indicted in death of 4-year-old son

Jan. 28, 2020 8:52 PM EST

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A father and mother who told authorities they found their 4-year-old son motionless in a Southern California community pool have been indicted on murder and torture charges in the boy's death, prosecutors said. The indictment was returned by a grand jury against Jose Maria Cuatro...

Prosecutors: Man sent inmates letters about sexual abuse

Jan. 28, 2020 8:06 PM EST

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for molesting a young relative, a crime that was discovered when the suspect left behind letters from inmates telling him how much they appreciated him recounting the abuse, prosecutors said. Keith Preston Crum, 38, pleaded...

Amir Beaudion Jr., 19, appears in court on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Canton, S.D. Beaudion was charged on Monday with first degree murder in the death of Pasqalina Esen Badi. (Abigail Dollins/The Argus Leader via AP)

Man could face death penalty in SD woman's kidnap, killing

Jan. 28, 2020 6:58 PM EST

CANTON, S.D. (AP) — A 19-year-old man could face the death penalty if convicted in the killing of a 20-year-old woman who authorities say was abducted from a Sioux Falls Walmart parking lot, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Amir Hasan Beaudion Jr. was arraigned Tuesday on 15 counts, including first-degree...

Harvey Weinstein, center, exits following his trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)

At Harvey Weinstein’s trial, a big role for other accusers

Jan. 28, 2020 6:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In his former life as a Hollywood big shot, Harvey Weinstein knew the importance of a good supporting role. In his New York City trial, it’s the prosecution’s supporting witnesses who could be a big factor in whether he goes to prison. While Weinstein is charged in sexual...

Doctor accused of teen sexual battery surrenders license

Jan. 28, 2020 6:50 PM EST

MADISON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi pediatric doctor charged with sexual battery of a minor has surrendered his medical license. Dr. Neelesh Ajit Tipnis, a pediatric gastroenterology specialist, voluntarily surrendered his license to the Mississippi Medical License Board on Thursday, The Clarion-Ledger...

Panel bolsters case for removing judge over sex comments

Jan. 28, 2020 5:11 PM EST

A three-judge panel has agreed with New Jersey's Supreme Court that a judge who suggested a woman should “close her legs” to prevent a sexual assault should be removed from the bench. The panel's recommendation released Tuesday echoes what the court decided last summer in the case of state Superior...

Police say Utah man kidnapped, raped teenager after school

Jan. 28, 2020 2:56 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A teenage girl in Utah was kidnapped, drugged and raped when a man on parole for attempted murder forced her into his car while she was walking home, authorities said Tuesday. The suspect dropped the 15-year-old off at a bus stop near her school Monday after the attack, allowing her...