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  • No jail time for Baylor fraternity president accused of rape

    WACO, Texas – A Texas judge on Monday accepted a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of raping a woman at a fraternity party to avoid serving jail time, marking at least the third time the judge has approved lenient punishment for men accused of sexual assault. Judge Ralph Strother accepted the plea deal for Jacob Walter Anderson, who was indicted on sexual assault charges and pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of unlawful restraint. A […]

  • Turner helps Pacers escape with 109-101 victory over Wizards

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Myles Turner had a season-high 26 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks and Bojan Bogdanovic added 22 points Monday to help the Indiana Pacers stave off Washington’s frenetic second-half charge for a 109-101 victory. Indiana extended its winning to streak to four straight, a season-best, after nearly blowing a 25-point, third-quarter lead. Bradley Beal scored 30 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. had a season-high 23 points for the Wizards, who played without injured All-Star guard John Wall. […]

  • Border agents arrest 32 in San Diego protest

    SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Border Patrol has made 32 arrests at a demonstration organized by a Quaker group at the border separating San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico. Border Patrol spokesman Theron Francisco said 31 people were arrested for trespassing at Monday’s demonstration and one was arrested for assaulting an officer. A photographer for The Associated Press saw about a dozen people being handcuffed after agents warned them to back away from the border wall on the shores of the Pacific […]

  • Alabama mother indicted in death of her baby found in motel freezer

    DOTHAN, Ala. — A woman has been indicted in the death of her 6-month-old son, whose body was found last summer in an Alabama motel room freezer. The Dothan Eagle reported Friday that 36-year-old Amanda Gail Oakes is charged with manslaughter and abuse of a corpse. A man who had been traveling with Oakes, 28-year-old Carlton James Mathis of Gainesville, Georgia, was arrested on a murder warrant June after the baby’s body was found. The baby, Curtis James Oakes, died […]

  • Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness found in kids

    NEW YORK — This year has seen a record number of cases of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children, U.S. health officials said Monday. It’s still not clear what’s causing the kids to lose the ability to move their face, neck, back, arms or legs. The symptoms tend to occur about a week after the children had a fever and respiratory illness. No one has died from the rare disease this year, but it was blamed for one death last […]

  • ‘We’re still in the war’: Chicagoans battle flow of firearms

    CHICAGO — Ke’Shon Newman’s daily routine is guided by guns — the hundreds of illegal pistols, revolvers and other firearms that torment his South Side neighborhood. He walks on brightly lit streets, the ones lined with Jamaican jerk and seafood joints, minimarkets, the White Castle, a Shell gas station. If shooting erupts, he wants witnesses — and, if necessary, help. He listens to music with one earbud, to hear approaching footsteps, and avoids clothing with hoods that might block his […]

  • USOC fires official over his silence in Larry Nassar case

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Co.– The U.S. Olympic Committee has fired chief of sport performance Alan Ashley in the wake of an independent report that said neither he nor former CEO Scott Blackmun elevated concerns about the Larry Nassar sexual abuse allegations when they were first reported to them. The 233-page independent report was released Monday. It detailed an overall lack of response when the USOC leaders first heard about the Nassar allegations from the then-president of USA Gymnastics, Steve Penny. Blackmun […]

  • Man suddenly dies of heart attack after going on stabbing spree at Indiana supermarket

    GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police say a knife-wielding man died of an apparent heart attack after stabbing two men at a grocery store in northwestern Indiana. Officers responded Sunday afternoon to Miller K Market in Gary following a report of a fight and possible stabbing. Police say a 34-year-old man became agitated and took a knife from a display of kitchen knives. He attacked a 60-year-old customer and a 19-year-old employee who intervened. Police say the man tried to stab […]

  • Indiana teen arrested in death of pregnant schoolmate

    MISHAWAKA, Ind.– A 16-year-old northern Indiana boy has been arrested in the killing of a 17-year-old pregnant schoolmate whose body was found in a restaurant dumpster, authorities said. Lt. Alex Arendt of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit said Aaron Trejo, who is on the Mishawaka High School football team, was arrested Sunday. The St. Joseph County prosecutor’s office said he’s facing a murder charge and will be tried as an adult. Breana Rouhselang was last seen at her […]

  • Supreme Court declines Planned Parenthood defunding case

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is avoiding a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood over the dissenting votes of three justices. Lower courts in both states had blocked the states from withholding money that is used for health services for low-income women. The money is not used for abortions. Abortion opponents have said Planned Parenthood should not receive any government money because of heavily edited videos that […]