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Deshaun Watson practicing, not talking ahead of Browns debut

Nov. 30, 2022 14:01 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Watson is ready to play, not talk. Cleveland's starting quarterback didn't address the media Wednesday before practicing for the first time since being reinstated by the NFL from his 11-game suspension for alleged sexual misconduct. Watson...

Texas woman pleads guilty to role in Vanessa Guillen's death

Nov. 29, 2022 19:08 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The only suspect arrested in connection with the killing of Vanessa Guillén at a Texas military base in 2020 pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges that included helping dispose of the soldier's body near Fort Hood. Cecily Aguilar, 24, pleaded guilty in a federal...

Report: Many female Israeli conscripts suffer sexual abuse

Nov. 29, 2022 15:22 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Roughly one in four women performing compulsory national service in Israel’s police force and prison service have suffered sexual abuse on the job, according to a report by Israel’s official government watchdog agency. The findings by the State Comptroller...

Attorney: As QB Watson returns, accusers say 'we matter'

Nov. 29, 2022 13:53 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — With nearly all of the more than two dozen lawsuits filed against Deshaun Watson having been settled, most of the women who accused the Cleveland quarterback of sexual misconduct have no interest in his return to Houston on Sunday and just want to move on with their lives,...

Ex-prison warden faces trial over inmate abuse allegations

Nov. 28, 2022 23:06 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The former warden of an abuse-plagued federal women’s prison known as the “rape club” went on trial Monday, accused of molesting inmates and forcing them to pose naked in their cells. Ray J. Garcia, who retired after the FBI found nude photos of inmates...

Browns' Watson back from NFL ban, clear to start in Houston

Nov. 28, 2022 18:25 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson won't have a playbook for everything that lies ahead. The practices, meetings, film work, making handoffs, throwing passes for the Browns, all of that will be easy, second nature. The rest: protesters, heightened scrutiny and pointed questions, will...

Texans brace for Deshaun Watson's return with Browns

Nov. 28, 2022 18:25 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson was a star with the Houston Texans. Then he became disgruntled and later disgraced. After sitting out an entire season, he was traded to the Cleveland Browns. There, he has missed most of another as punishment amid sexual misconduct allegations. Come...

2 sick jurors lost from deliberations at Masterson trial

Nov. 28, 2022 13:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two deliberating jurors at the rape trial of former “That ’70s Show” star Danny Masterson were dismissed Monday because they have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine F. Olmedo replaced the jurors with two alternates and...

Wave of sex abuse lawsuits seen as NY opens door for victims

Nov. 22, 2022 00:33 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sexual assault victims in New York will get a one-time opportunity to sue over their abuse starting Thursday, under a new law expected to bring a wave of allegations against prison guards, middle managers, doctors and a few prominent figures including former President Donald...

Supreme Court turns away school's appeal of sex-assault case

Nov. 21, 2022 18:02 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a Virginia school board that says it shouldn't be held liable for the alleged sexual assault of a student by a classmate on a band trip. The court without comment on Monday rejected the appeal from the...