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Gooding Jr. could owe millions after ignoring rape lawsuit

Jul. 30, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. could be on the hook for millions of dollars in damages after failing to respond to a lawsuit that accused him of raping a woman in New York City in 2013. U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty issued a default judgment against Gooding on...

Kansas Court: Man who killed woman not a sex offender

Jul. 30, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man who beat an Overland Park woman and then left her to die does not have to register as a sex offender, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday. Korrey Raine White Rinke was sentenced i n December 2019 to life in prison with a chance of parole in...

Man accused in Phoenix canal killings plans insanity defense

Jul. 30, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man charged with sexually attacking and fatally stabbing two young women in the early 1990s as they rode bikes near a canal system in Phoenix plans to mount an insanity defense at his upcoming trial. An attorney for Bryan Patrick Miller said in court...

Brutal killing spotlights violence against women in Pakistan

Jul. 30, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Noor Mukadam's last hours were terror-filled. Beaten repeatedly, the 27-year-old jumped from a window but was dragged back, beaten again and finally beheaded. A childhood friend has been charged with her killing. The gruesome death last week in an...

Employee attacked in county courthouse bathroom, 1 arrested

Jul. 30, 2021 08:15 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 35-year-old man was arrested inside the King County Courthouse after Seattle police say he hid in a restroom and attacked a woman who works at the courthouse. Police spokesperson Sgt. Randy Huserik said a sheriff’s deputy walking by the restroom...

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick charged with sexually assaulting teen

Jul. 29, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked after a Vatican investigation confirmed he had sexually molested adults as well as children, has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a wedding reception in Massachusetts in 1974, court records show. ...

Harvey Weinstein: 1 sexual assault count dismissed, for now

Jul. 29, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge on Thursday dismissed one of 11 sexual assault counts against Harvey Weinstein, giving the former movie mogul and convicted rapist a minor and possibly temporary victory. At a hearing with the 69-year-old Weinstein in the...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Jul. 29, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Belly buttons are more common than a sense of shame July 28 The Lewiston Tribune State Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, has an answer for everything. ...

Report: Defrocked Cardinal McCarrick charged in 1970s sexual assault of teen; 1st US cardinal charged with abusing minor

Jul. 29, 2021 11:45 AM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Report: Defrocked Cardinal McCarrick charged in 1970s sexual assault of teen; 1st US cardinal charged with abusing minor.

North Carolina man accused of sexual assault of child

Jul. 29, 2021 08:27 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A sheriff’s office has accused a North Carolina man of committing sex crimes against two children dating back several years. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that Johnny Ray Perry, 54, is charged with statutory rape of...