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In GOP legislatures, a gender divide emerges over abortion

Sep. 24, 2022 07:59 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Outside the chambers of the West Virginia Legislature, the marble foyer was packed with young women in T-shirts, ripped jeans, and gym shorts holding signs with uteruses drawn in colored marker. “Bans off our bodies,” the signs said. “Abortion is...

Michels: Would sign abortion ban with rape/incest exceptions

Sep. 23, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Tim Michels said Friday that he would sign an abortion ban with exceptions for rape and incest if it came to his desk as governor, a shift from his earlier statement that Wisconsin's 1849 ban — with an exception only for the life of the mother — was “an exact...

Kentucky receiving $23M in funding for crime victim aid

Sep. 23, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal program that supports crime victims is awarding almost $23 million in grants to Kentucky programs. Funds totaling $22.8 million will go to assist 120 programs and projects, Gov. Andy Beshear's office said in announcing the funding Thursday. The...

Man indicted for kidnapping girl, forcing her to smoke meth

Sep. 22, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A 52-year-old Hawaii man was indicted this week on multiple counts after he allegedly forced a 15-year-old girl to tie up her boyfriend, then kidnapped and sexually assaulted her, as well as forced her to smoke meth. Authorities say Duncan Mahi walked up to the...

Ex-coach's Nassar-related conviction will not be reinstated

Sep. 21, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court turned down an appeal Wednesday and won't reinstate the conviction of a retired Michigan State University gymnastics coach who was accused of lying to investigators about campus sports doctor Larry Nassar. The state attorney general's...

Former Uber driver charged with sexual assault of passenger

Sep. 21, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A former driver for Uber has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman he picked up in a Maine city. Police in Bangor said they charged the 28-year-old man with gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact. They said in June, when he was still working...

Medford man guilty of sex crimes, victim released from jail

Sep. 21, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A jury has found a Medford, Oregon, man guilty of multiple sex crimes following a trial in which the victim was lodged in jail for nine days to ensure she’d testify in court. A jury found Christian Alexander Sanchez, 30, guilty last week of more than a dozen...

Trump rape accuser plans suit under new NY 'survivors' law

Sep. 20, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A writer who accused former President Donald Trump of raping her in a department store dressing room intends to file another lawsuit against him under a new New York law letting sexual assault victims sue over attacks that happened decades ago. A lawyer for the...

Prosecutors: More needed in Marilyn Manson sex assault probe

Sep. 20, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives have handed the results of their 19-month investigation into sexual assault allegations against Marilyn Manson to prosecutors, who said Tuesday they need more evidence gathered before they can consider criminal charges. The Los Angeles County...

UN experts: Rights abuses continue in Maduro's Venezuela

Sep. 20, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Independent experts working with the U.N.’s top human rights body say Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro personally ordered the detention of government opponents and critics who ended up suffering electric shocks, beatings, asphyxiation and other cruel acts while in...