Prosecutor wants probe of detective in wrongful conviction
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Prosecutor wants probe of detective in wrongful conviction

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor has asked for help in investigating a retired white police detective accused of preying on black women for sex over decades and pursuing the wrongful murder conviction of the son of one of the women. Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree, the first black elected district attorney in … Continue reading

Adidas exec and 9 others charged in college bribery scheme
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Adidas exec and 9 others charged in college bribery scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — In one of the biggest crackdowns on the corrupting role of money in college basketball, 10 men — including a top Adidas executive and four assistant coaches — were charged Tuesday with using bribes to influence star athletes’ choice of schools, shoe sponsors, agents, financial advisers, even tailors. Some of the … Continue reading

Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election
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Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump questions why the Obama administration didn’t try to stop Russian interference in the 2016 election. The president’s tweet Thursday appears to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling. The president tweeted: “By the way, if Russia was working so hard on … Continue reading

Trump attorney says president not under investigation
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Trump attorney says president not under investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the president’s outside legal team said Sunday that Donald Trump is not under federal investigation, days after Trump appeared to confirm he was with a tweet about being the target of a “witch hunt.” Appearing on a series of morning news programs, attorney Jay Sekulow repeatedly stressed that “the … Continue reading

Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Mueller
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Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller, the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the U.S. election and possible collusion with Trump’s campaign. As Mueller builds his legal team, Trump’s allies have begun raising questions about the former FBI director’s impartiality, suggesting he cannot be … Continue reading

Flynn turns over documents to panel probing Russia, Trump
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Flynn turns over documents to panel probing Russia, Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn turned over about 600 pages of documents Tuesday to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to a congressional aide. The aide said the committee’s investigators immediately began reviewing the information to determine the extent … Continue reading

Manchester police name bomber, hunt for accomplices
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Manchester police name bomber, hunt for accomplices

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Investigators hunted Tuesday for possible accomplices of the suicide bomber who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people and sparking a stampede of young concertgoers, some still wearing the American pop star’s trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the Monday … Continue reading

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Feds investigating Sandusky fine Penn State a record $2.4M

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Federal officials looking into how Penn State handled child sexual-abuse complaints against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky hit the university with a record $2.4 million fine Thursday, saying it violated campus crime reporting requirements, failed to warn people about potential threats and fostered a belief among athletes that rules didn’t … Continue reading

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School stops residential program after teen’s death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials with a private school for children with special needs in Philadelphia say they’re ceasing operations at the school’s residential treatment program after a 17-year-old student died earlier this month in an altercation with staff. A spokeswoman for the state Department of Human Services said Monday they’ve ordered Wordsworth Academy’s residential treatment … Continue reading

Jury hands ex-Penn St. assistant over $7M in defamation case
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Jury hands ex-Penn St. assistant over $7M in defamation case

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A jury awarded a former Penn State assistant football coach $7.3 million in damages Thursday, finding the university defamed him after it became public that his testimony helped prosecutors charge Jerry Sandusky with child molestation. Jurors deliberated for about four hours in Mike McQueary’s defamation and misrepresentation suit. Judge Thomas Gavin … Continue reading

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Parent: Teacher threw daughter’s shoes into the trash

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina school officials are investigating after a parent accused a teacher of throwing away her 6-year-old daughter’s shoes and making her walk around barefoot. The child’s mother, Chartrese Edwards, tells WSPA-TV (http://bit.ly/2bFkYi6) that the incident happened last week at Simpsonville’s Bryson Elementary School. Edwards says her daughter told her the … Continue reading