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Judge permits sex assault case against Joint Chiefs member

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss a lawsuit alleging the vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of...

Ex-49er Dana Stubblefield sentenced to 15 years to life

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison Thursday for raping a...

Judge throws out extortion charges against megachurch leader

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Citing insufficient evidence, a judge on Wednesday threw out extortion charges against the leader of a Mexican megachurch but left...

Trump rape accuser ‘stunned’ at DOJ no-show at court hearing

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who has accused President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s said she was stunned and speechless...

UK festival curator accuses UAE minister of sex assault

LONDON (AP) — The chair of Britain’s Hay literary festival said Sunday the event will not return to Abu Dhabi after one of the...

Army: Slain Texas soldier’s family entitled to compensation

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — The family of a Texas soldier whose on-base killing sparked calls in Congress for changes in the way the military...

Judge OKs release of Ghislaine Maxwell transcripts

NEW YORK (AP) — Transcripts of interviews lawyers conducted with the ex-girlfriend of the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein must be released by...

Suspect arrested on Hollywood studio lot after standoff

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities arrested a sexual assault suspect early Monday on the Paramount Pictures studio lot in Hollywood after a two-hour standoff...

Chicago officer sues former chief for sexual harassment

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer has filed a lawsuit alleging sexual assault by former police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who was out drinking...

Greek man convicted of murdering US scientist on Crete

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 28-year-old man was convicted in Greece on Tuesday of raping and murdering American scientist Suzanne Eaton, who was killed...

A look at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s notable opinions, votes

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has written roughly 100 opinions in more than three years on...

Man who sexually abused toddler gets 50 years to life

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who sexually assaulted a toddler and posted screenshots of the attacks on a website was...

California rapist awaiting trial for 14 years ordered freed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A convicted rapist who spent 13 years in prison and nearly 14 years in a state mental hospital while awaiting...

‘The military’s #MeToo moment:’ Fort Hood victims speak out

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Maria Valentine says she was just months into her training at Fort Hood, a U.S. Army base in Texas, in...

California jail guard charged with sex assaults on 3 inmates

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A San Joaquin County correctional officer was arrested Monday on rape and other charges for allegedly sexually assaulting three women...

Harvey Weinstein charged with 3 more rapes in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was charged Friday with the rapes of two more women and now faces 11 sexual assault counts involving...

Hundreds in India protest government handling of fatal rape

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of protesters on Friday demanded the dismissal of the government of a northern Indian state where a 19-year-old woman...

Indian police detain key opposition leaders protesting rape

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Indian police detained key leaders of the opposition Congress party, Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi, on Thursday after...

California voters to review criminal justice, bail reforms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will consider rolling back a host of criminal justice changes in what amounts to a referendum on whether...

Rape and killing of Dalit woman shocks India, draws outrage

NEW DELHI (AP) — The gang rape and death of a woman from the lowest rung of India’s caste system sparked outrage across the...

Laws aid sexual assault victims, those hurt by other crimes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than 100 suspected victims of a UCLA obstetrician-gynecologist will have more time to file legal claims against the doctor...

Church says Cardinal Pell returning to Vatican in crisis

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis’ former finance minister, will soon return to the Vatican during an extraordinary economic scandal for...

A look at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s notable opinions, votes

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has been on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since 2017. ...

School, teen agree to end lawsuit over sexual assault note

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Cape Elizabeth School Department has agreed to remove any record of discipline against a student who posted a note...

US government executes killer obsessed with witchcraft

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. government on Tuesday executed a former soldier who said an obsession with witchcraft led him to kill...

Man, 77, charged in 1974 murder of Texas teenage girl

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man was arrested and charged in the 1974 killing of a Texas teenage girl after nearly 50 years...

Denver police investigate baton assault of protester

DENVER (AP) — Denver police are investigating an allegation that an officer sexually assaulted a protester with a baton while taking him into custody...

California man guilty of putting semen in co-worker’s water

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California man who put his semen in a co-worker's water bottle and on her computer was convicted Monday...

Actor Masterson’s lawyer denies and denounces rape charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson, charged with raping three women, made his first appearance Friday in a Los Angeles...

Disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein stripped of UK honor

LONDON (AP) — Britain on Friday stripped disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of an honor recognizing his contribution to the U.K. film industry. ...

After showdown, UN rights body OKs more scrutiny of Belarus

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights body on Friday passed a resolution backed by the European Union seeking quick and enhanced scrutiny...

UN report ‘extremely concerned’ about Burundi’s new leader

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A United Nations commission of inquiry on Burundi says it is “extremely concerned" that new President Evariste Ndayishimiye has appointed senior...

Texas soldier’s slaying inspires bid to expand military code

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Decisions on whether to prosecute members of the U.S. military for sexual assault or sexual harassment would be handled outside...

Experts cite ‘crimes against humanity’ in Maduro’s Venezuela

GENEVA (AP) — Independent experts for the U.N.’s top human rights body accused the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday of crimes...

Legal advocates line up on both sides of Bill Cosby’s appeal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Legal advocates are lining up on both sides of actor Bill Cosby’s appeal as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prepares to review...

Virginia lieutenant governor enters race for governor

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax formally kicked off his campaign for governor Saturday, a year after facing two allegations of...

Indiana murder trial starts with warning of gruesome photos

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The murder trial of a southern Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body...

8 Italians suspected in sexual assault of British girls

MILAN (AP) — Police in southern Italy have arrested four men and are investigating another four on suspicion of sexually assaulting two British girls...

Anthony Rapp sues Kevin Spacey on sex assault allegation

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Anthony Rapp and another man filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against actor Kevin Spacey, accusing him of sexual assaults...

NY doctor charged in serial sexual assaults on patients

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York gynecologist accused of sexually abusing dozens of patients, including the wife of former Democratic presidential candidate...

DOJ asks to defend Trump in rape accuser’s defamation suit

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department is asking to take over President Donald Trump's defense in a defamation lawsuit from a writer who...

Myanmar army deserters confirm atrocities against Rohingya

BANGKOK (AP) — Two soldiers who deserted from Myanmar’s army have testified on video that they were instructed by commanding officers to “shoot all...

Lyft driver sentenced for raping unconscious customer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Lyft driver was sentenced to six years in California prison Tuesday for raping an unconscious customer. ...

Man indicted as part of decades-long harassment campaign

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man was charged Tuesday with threatening to rape and and kill the daughter of a woman he...

Appeals court agrees R&B singer R. Kelly should stay jailed

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly can remain behind bars awaiting multiple trials on child pornography and other charges in three states, an appeals...

Congress investigates Fort Hood following soldier deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Congress will launch an investigation into sexual assault, disappearances, deaths and the leadership's response at Fort Hood after 28 soldiers...

WikiLeaks’ Assange in UK court to fight US extradition bid

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a London court on Monday to fight a U.S. extradition request, at a high-stakes hearing...

WikiLeaks’ Assange to fight US extradition bid in UK court

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is set to fight for his freedom in a British court after a decade of legal drama,...

California realtor faces 42 counts of child sexual assault

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) —...

NYC’s new sex crimes chief has a background in nursing

NEW YORK (AP) —...

Florida DJ found dead less than month after rape charge

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP)...

Michigan State’s Nassar review mostly clears staff

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan...

Kansas girl’s killer 5th federal inmate executed this year

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP)...

Attorney: Jacob Blake no longer handcuffed to hospital bed

MADISON, Wis. (AP) —...

California justices toss death penalty for Scott Peterson

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Apology at sentencing deepens mystery of Golden State Killer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Weinstein seeks to pursue arbitration over firing

DOVER, Del. (AP) —...

Bannon’s Chinese host an irritant to Communist Party

BEIJING (AP) — The...

Family members of murder victims assail Golden State Killer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Judge removes DA from rape case against surgeon, girlfriend

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP)...

Teacher arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting student

CHICO, Calif. (AP) —...

Victims want Golden State Killer sent to toughest prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Victims call Golden State Killer ‘sick monster,’ ‘subhuman’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Somalia executes soldiers convicted for boy’s fatal rape

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) —...

Victims to tell Golden State Killer about trauma, healing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Feds release nationwide sex offender registry regulation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

California’s Golden State Killer faces life prison sentence

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Freed from Belarus jails, protesters recount beatings

MINSK, Belarus (AP) —...

Indiana police to stop blocking roads during executions

CHICAGO (AP) — Indiana...

Extradition hearing to send Weinstein to Los Angeles delayed

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) —...

Federal judge refuses to block campus sexual assault rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — A...

Report: At least 41 children alleged assaults at nonprofit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Understaffing...

Cosby sex assault appeal takes on non-prosecution deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill...

More charges for man accused of preying on homeless women

PHOENIX (AP) — More...

Appeals court sides with teen who spoke out against assault

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) —...

Bail hiked to $90 million for Mexican megachurch leader

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Grammy-winning producer Detail accused of sexual assault

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Judge sentences ex-MSU coach to jail in Nassar-related case

LANSING, Mich. (AP) —...

Ex-UCLA gynecologist pleads not guilty to new sex charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Reports: UK lawmaker arrested on accusation of rape

LONDON (AP) — British...

Justice Department schedules 2 additional federal executions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Mexican megachurch leader charged again with child rape

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

UK rapper Solo 45 sentenced to 24 years for violent rapes

LONDON (AP) — British...

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