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New president takes reins at scandal-plagued USC

Sep. 20, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran academic leader Carol L. Folt was formally installed Friday as the 12th president of the University of Southern California, taking the reins of the institution snared in unfolding scandals involving allegations of sex abuse, drug use and bribery. Folt was presented a medallion...

Officials detail drug overdose case against political donor

Sep. 19, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gemmel Moore had moved back home with his mother in Texas two years ago and was missing Los Angeles when he texted a photo of syringe in an arm to a wealthy gay man he knew in California. Ed Buck, an influential political activist more than twice Moore's age, later replied: "Be here...

More documents relating to Van Dyke murder trial released

Sep. 4, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The final documents relating to the murder trial of a white former Chicago police officer in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald have been released. Many of the documents unsealed Wednesday by a Cook County judge had large sections blacked out. However, one sheds light...

3 Illinois prison deaths raise questions about drug use

Aug. 26, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — The deaths of three Illinois prisoners over three days from "probable intoxication" of an unknown substance have raised questions about drug use behind bars and whether inmates are watched closely enough, according to a published report. WBEZ reported Monday that documents the Chicago...

Mistrial declared for man accused of eating ex's body parts

Aug. 22, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A judge has declared a mistrial for a southern Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body. Clark County Circuit Judge Vicki Carmichael made the ruling Thursday after a witness called by prosecutors on the first day of testimony brought up...

Shooter's friend who bought body armor to remain in jail

Aug. 14, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A longtime friend of the Dayton shooter who authorities say bought him body armor and helped assemble the weapon used in the massacre will remain in jail on a charge unrelated to the shooting. Authorities said there's no indication Ethan Kollie knew his friend was planning a mass...

32 busted in federal drug crackdown in San Francisco

Aug. 7, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first step in a sweeping crackdown on crime ranging from drugs to sex trafficking in a notorious San Francisco neighborhood yielded 32 arrests of mostly Honduran nationals tied to two international operations that poured heroin and cocaine into the community, U.S. prosecutors...

The Latest: 32 busted in drug operation in San Francisco

Aug. 7, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a federal crackdown on drugs in San Francisco (all times local): 12 p.m. Federal prosecutors say they've charged 32 people who sold drugs in a notorious San Francisco neighborhood as part of an international operation. Chris Nielsen, special agent in charge of the Drug...

Charges dropped against mother accused in newborns' deaths

Aug. 2, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee mother accused of contributing to the deaths of her newborn twins by using drugs will not be prosecuted. News outlets report that charges against 29-year-old Tiffany Marie Roberts were dropped Thursday in a Chattanooga courtroom. Hamilton County district attorney's...

Indonesia says British man caught in Bali with drugs, porn

Jul. 30, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — An alleged British fugitive was arrested in Bali with pornography and drugs, Indonesian authorities said Tuesday, after U.K. media reported that the man was selling explicit videos of himself online to fund an extravagant lifestyle on the island. Immigration official Amran Aris...