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  • Sexual abuse is pervasive in Islamic schools in Pakistan

    Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the blood-soaked pants of her 9-year-old son, raped by a religious cleric. Each time she begins to speak, she stops, swallows hard, wipes her tears and begins again. The boy had studied for a year at a nearby Islamic school in the town...

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  • AP Was There: Charles Manson, followers guilty of slayings

    EDITOR'S NOTE — On Jan. 26, 1971, Charles Manson and three members of his California cult were convicted for the murders of seven people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate. The Associated Press is republishing a version of its original report about the conviction by Linda Deutsch, who...

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  • Mexico: Robbery may be motive in slaying of TV executive

    Mexican authorities said Monday that the principal line of investigation in the murder of a top executive from Mexican media conglomerate Grupo Televisa is robbery.

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  • Prosecutor seeks probe of US personnel in Afghanistan

    The International Criminal Court prosecutor asked for authorization Monday to investigate reported human rights abuses in Afghanistan, including allegations of rape and torture by U.S. military and the CIA, crimes against humanity by the Taliban and war crimes by Afghan security forces.

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  • Key figures in Manson case: Cult disciples, rich and famous

    Cult leader Charles Manson, who directed his "family" to carry out a series of shocking murders in 1969 in a bid to start a race war he called "Helter Skelter," died of natural causes at 83. He collected a band of young followers in California before orchestrating the slayings of actress...

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  • Manhunt continues in deadly shooting of police officer

    The manhunt for a suspect and a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a rookie police officer in Pennsylvania is into its fourth day. Pennsylvania state police have issued an arrest warrant for 29-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt. He's accused of killing New Kensington Officer Brian Shaw...

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  • Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

    In the summer of 1969, a scruffy ex-convict with a magnetic hold on young women sent some of his disciples into the night to carry out a series of gruesome killings in Los Angeles. In so doing, Charles Manson became the leering face of evil on front pages across America and rewrote the history...

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  • Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

    Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday after nearly a half-century in prison. He was 83. ...

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  • US troops in Japan banned from drinking after fatal crash

    U.S. military personnel in Okinawa have been restricted to base and banned from drinking alcohol after a Marine was arrested over a crash that killed a Japanese man. Police on the southern Japanese island arrested 21-year-old Nicholas James-McLean late Sunday on suspicion of negligent...

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  • US troops in Japan banned from drinking after fatal crash

    U.S. military personnel in Okinawa have been restricted to base and banned from drinking alcohol after a Marine was arrested over a crash that killed a Japanese man.

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  • Israel denies pardon for soldier who killed wounded attacker

    Israel’s president has denied a request for pardon by an imprisoned soldier who was convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting a wounded Palestinian attacker.

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  • Kenya's Odinga calls for international help in deadly crisis

    Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga called Sunday for “international intervention” in the country’s election crisis, saying at least 31 supporters have been killed by police and militia since his return from an overseas trip on Friday.

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  • Neurologist faces sex allegations in 3 states

    A prominent neurologist, already charged with groping patients at a Philadelphia clinic, is facing a growing number of accusations that he preyed on especially vulnerable pain patients at medical facilities in three states, using his impressive reputation as a healer to trap women in long-term...

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  • Kenya's Odinga calls for international help in deadly crisis

    Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga called Sunday for "international intervention" in the country's election crisis, saying at least 31 supporters have been killed by police and militia since his return from an overseas trip on Friday. Odinga said Kenya "was being pushed to the precipice"...

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  • Bardot or de Beauvoir? France in bind over Weinstein fallout

    France, the country of both Brigitte Bardot and Simone de Beauvoir, is in a bind over where seduction ends and sexual harassment begins.

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  • Ukraine detains man wanted for 2004 murder of Forbes editor

    Ukraine’s intelligence agency said Saturday it has detained a man wanted for the high-profile murder of an American journalist in Russia 13 years ago.

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  • Police officer killed in Pennsylvania, gunman at large

    An intense search is underway in western Pennsylvania for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer. The shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. Friday in New Kensington, about 18 miles (29 kilometers) northeast of Pittsburgh. The officer has not been identified. Police...

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  • Abuse victims say new attention should spur New York reforms

    Every year, Bridie Farrell travels to the state Capitol hoping it's the last time she has to urge lawmakers to pass the Child Victims Act and allow people molested as children to sue those responsible even after the statute of limitations on civil cases has expired. Each year has been a...

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  • Weinstein's Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct

    Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from sexual misconduct to rape. A look at some of the men...

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  • The Latest: Escaped patient says he needed to prove himself

    The Latest on a patient who escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and flew to California. (all times local): 3 p.m. A man who escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital nearly four decades after he told police he shot and stabbed a woman in a shopping mall parking lot says he left...

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  • Avery attorney wants judge to reconsider denial of new trial

    An attorney for a Wisconsin man convicted of homicide in a case featured on the Netflix series “Making A Murderer” is again asking a judge to reconsider a prior ruling rejecting a request for a new trial.

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  • Ex-con, wife charged in carjack killing of Chinese student

    An ex-convict accused of gunning down a University of Utah student with a weapon stolen from a slain Colorado man was charged with aggravated murder, robbery and a dozen other counts on Thursday. Austin Boutain, 24, hatched the deadly carjacking plot with his wife, who is also accused in...

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  • Killer Charles Manson alive as reports swirl of ill health

    For nearly 50 years Charles Manson has been the living personification of evil, a demonic presence captured in scores of photos, each of them marked by his piercing dark eyes and the crude Nazi swastika he carved into his forehead. That personification returned to the public consciousness...

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  • California rampage puts spotlight on homemade 'ghost guns'

    The gunman who killed his wife and four others in a rampage in Northern California this week found an easy way around a court order prohibiting him from having guns: He built his own at home. Kevin Neal, 44, was armed with what authorities believe were two high-powered rifles that he made...

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