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Today in History: May 25, death of George Floyd

May. 25, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 25, the 145th day of 2022. There are 220 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a Black man, was killed when a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on...

Mexico: If raped, minors can abort without parents' consent

May. 24, 2022 21:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that an underage girl can get an abortion without parental consent if she had been raped. The court ruled that it was not necessary to have filed a crime report about the rape; the victim only has to swear she was raped. ...

Federal officer admits sexually assaulting inmate at LA jail

May. 24, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal corrections officer who worked at the main jail in Los Angeles pleaded guilty on Tuesday in a case accusing him of sexually assaulting a female inmate who was in an isolation cell while recovering from COVID-19, prosecutors said. Jose Viera, 49, could...

UCLA to pay record of nearly $700M in doctor abuse lawsuits

May. 24, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California system announced Tuesday it will pay nearly $375 million to more than 300 women who said they were sexually abused by a UCLA gynecologist, bringing a record amount in total payouts by a public university in a wave of sexual misconduct scandals by...

New York opens window for adults to sue for sexual assault

May. 24, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will temporarily set aside its time limit for adults who were sexually assaulted to bring lawsuits under a law signed Tuesday — a measure similar to one for child victims that sparked a surge of court actions. The Adult Survivors Act signed by Gov....

Elko man gets 20 to life in killing of Spring Creek teen

May. 24, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A 20-year-old Elko County man convicted of sexually assaulting and killing a Spring Creek teenager two years ago has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years. A jury deliberated for two hours Monday before settling on Bryce...

Man charged with threatening to kill judge, attorneys

May. 24, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former Chittenden County man has been arraigned on charges accusing him of threatening to kill a state court judge, a defense attorney, and a state prosecutor and to sexually assault the prosecutor, according to the Vermont U.S. attorney's office. The...

As execution warrant lapses, families tell AP grief is fresh

May. 24, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The families of two young girls who were abducted and attacked 46 years ago by a Georgia man who was scheduled to be put to death last week say they are “deeply upset and disappointed” that the execution was halted by a judge and the death warrant was allowed to expire Tuesday....

Nevada killer held on death row since 2003 dies at hospital

May. 23, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 48-year-old convicted murderer who was sentenced in 2003 to be executed for killing his girlfriend and her teenage son died last week at a hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada prison officials said Monday. The cause of Timmy John “T.J.” Weber's death was not...

Egyptian gets 3 years for sexually assaulting minor girls

May. 23, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court Monday sentenced a prominent businessman to three years in prison for sexually assaulting seven minor girls in an orphanage he founded, the state-run news agency reported. The Cairo Criminal Court also ordered Mohamed el-Amin, a pro-government tycoon...