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  • Olympic gymnasts Ross and Kocian: we were abused by Nassar

    Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross watched the women they won Olympic gold with step forward one by one over the last 18 months to detail their abuse at the hands of disgraced former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar. The more their Olympic teammates talked, the more Kocian and...

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  • Australian sex abuse victim settles with Catholic order

    A 74-year-old man with terminal cancer said on Thursday he could die happy after reaching a 1 million Australian dollar ($727,000) landmark settlement against a Catholic religious order for sexual abuse he suffered in Australia more than 50 years ago. Paul Bradshaw was to testify on...

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  • Ex-Virginia youth pastor gets 58 years in triple slaying

    A former Virginia youth pastor was sentenced to 58 years in prison for killing his wife, stepdaughter and the stepdaughter's boyfriend last Thanksgiving. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Wednesday that 59-year-old Christopher R. Gattis pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. ...

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  • Prosecutor: Priests 'weaponized' the faith to abuse kids

    Roman Catholic priests across Pennsylvania used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to groom, molest and rape children, a grand jury found, in what the state's top prosecutor called the "weaponization of faith." An 884-page report on the statewide...

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  • Doctor killed, assistant injured in stabbing in Germany

    Police say a doctor has been killed and an assistant seriously injured in a stabbing at a medical practice in southwestern Germany.

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  • The Latest: Indonesia envoy shocked by Malaysia trial ruling

    The Latest on the murder trial of two Southeast Asian women in the assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Indonesia's ambassador to Malaysia says he was shocked by a judge's ruling that evidence presented so far warranted continuing the...

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  • Australian sex abuse victim settles with Catholic order

    A 74-year-old man with terminal cancer says he can die happy after reaching a 1 million Australian dollar ($727,000) landmark settlement against a Catholic religious order for sexual abuse he suffered in Australia more than 50 years ago.

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  • The Latest: Women will testify in Malaysia murder trial

    The Latest on the murder trial of two Southeast Asian women in the assassination of the North Korean leader’s half brother (all times local):

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  • Key ruling due for women on trial in Kim Jong Nam killing

    Two women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother have arrived at a Malaysian court for a key ruling. The judge is to decide Thursday whether to acquit the women of murder or to call them to enter their defense, which could take several months. ...

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  • US officials: Iraqi refugee was part of terror group

    A refugee from Iraq was arrested Wednesday in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while fighting for the Islamic State organization. Omar Abdulsattar Ameen, 45, and other members of ISIS killed the officer after the town of Rawah, Iraq, fell to the...

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  • Key ruling due for women on trial in Kim Jong Nam killing

    Two Southeast Asian women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader’s half brother arrived at a Malaysian court Thursday to hear a judge’s decision on whether to call them to enter their defense or acquit them of murder.

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  • No domestic charges filed against Lindsay Lohan’s stepmother

    Florida prosecutors have decided not to file domestic battery charges against the stepmother of actress Lindsay Lohan.

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  • Man charged over mail bomb, threats to Swedish gov’t members

    A 42-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder for sending a letter bomb to a bitcoin company in London and over threatening letters he sent to two dozen lawmakers in Sweden, including government members, Swedish authorities said Wednesday.

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  • Pilot who crashed his own home had hangar code

    A man who died when he flew a plane into his own house after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife had full access to his employer's plane because he had earned the firm's trust, the president of the Utah company said Tuesday. Duane Youd, 47, was a "rock-solid" employee and a good...

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  • Report: Pennsylvania priests molested over 1,000 children

    Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — since the 1950s, and senior church officials, including a man who is now the archbishop of Washington, D.C., systematically covered up the abuse, according to a grand jury report...

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  • Judge may acquit women or call defense in Kim Jong Nam trial

    Two Southeast Asian women on trial in Malaysia for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader’s half-brother could be acquitted Thursday or called to enter their defense in a case that has gripped the world.

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  • Ex-Colombia spy boss convicted in satirist’s 1999 killing

    The former deputy head of Colombia’s intelligence agency was convicted Tuesday in the 1999 killing of beloved satirist Jaime Garzon and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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  • Jordanian immigrant gets death for Houston 'honor killings'

    A Jordanian immigrant was sentenced to death on Tuesday after being convicted in what prosecutors described as the honor killings of his daughter's American husband and an Iranian women's rights activist in Texas. Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan was found guilty of capital murder last month in the...

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  • Ex-Colombia spy boss convicted in satirist’s 1999 killing

    The former deputy head of Colombia’s intelligence agency has been convicted in the 1999 killing of beloved satirist Jaime Garzon and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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  • Report IDs over 1,000 victims of priest abuse

    The Latest on a grand jury report on clergy abuse in six Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses (all times local): 2:25 p.m. A Pennsylvania grand jury says its investigation of clergy sexual abuse identified more than 1,000 child victims. The grand jury report released Tuesday says...

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  • Nebraska executes first inmate using fentanyl

    Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried before, including the first use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection. Carey Dean Moore, 60, was pronounced dead at 10:47 a.m. Moore had been sentenced to death...

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  • Chile authorities raid Episcopal Conference in abuse probe

    Chilean authorities raided the headquarters of the Catholic Church's Episcopal Conference on Tuesday as part of a widespread investigation into sex abuse committed by members of the Marist Brothers order in the South American country, prosecutors said. The raids by investigating prosecutors...

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  • Author of book on Columbine writing an account of Parkland

    The author of a best-seller about the Columbine school shooting is working on a book about Parkland.

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  • Judge sets bail for adults arrested at New Mexico compound

    A state judge on Monday cleared the way for five defendants who were arrested on child abuse charges at a remote New Mexico compound to be released pending trial despite authorities' suspicions that the group was training children to use firearms for an anti-government mission. Judge Sarah...

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