Law and order

February 23, 2018 - 9:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The president of a private Baptist college in Louisiana on Friday disputed a lawsuit's claims that he refused to sign off on hiring a football coach because of the man's Jewish heritage. Louisiana College president Rick Brewer said in a statement released by the school that...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2010, file photo, basketballs are seen before Northern Iowa's NCAA college basketball practice, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Bank records and other expense reports that are part of a federal probe into college basketball list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives, according to documents obtained by Yahoo Sports. NCAA president Mark Emmert said in a statement Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, the allegations "if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America." (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
February 23, 2018 - 8:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the corruption scandal in college basketball (all times Eastern): 8:47 p.m. Texas is withholding junior guard Eric Davis Jr. from competition until further notice after his name appeared in documents in a federal investigation into college basketball corruption. Davis...
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FILE - This undated file image provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Doyle Lee Hamm, an inmate who was scheduled to be executed Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 in Alabama. The state of Alabama must seek a new execution date for Hamm if it still wants to execute him following an unexpected postponement. Prison officials halted preparations for Doyle Lee Hamm's lethal injection late Thursday because medical staff said they couldn't find a suitable vein before the execution warrant expired. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP, File)
February 23, 2018 - 8:41 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the postponed execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local): 7:30 p.m. A lawyer says execution team members tried unsuccessfully to find a usable vein in a death row inmate, sticking him repeatedly in the lower legs, ankles and groin, before calling off the...
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In this Feb. 20, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Feb. 23, expanded their lawsuit accusing Trump of accepting gifts from foreign and state governments, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 23, 2018 - 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Friday expanded their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of accepting gifts from foreign and state governments, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman. Legal experts say the...
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February 23, 2018 - 8:12 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police are investigating whether an elite Iowa youth basketball coach took video recordings of nude teenagers without their knowledge after a source gave them an electronic device containing child pornography, investigators said Friday. The Iowa Barnstormers of the Amateur...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, Martha Karolyi, national team coordinator for USA Gymnastics, watches over gymnasts during a training session at the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas. Much of the widespread culture of abuse in USA Gymnastics, AP found, can be traced to the training methods of the Karolyis. The Romanian-born couple gradually assumed leadership of the U.S. women's gymnastics program after defecting to the United States in 1981. They trained hundreds of gymnasts at their complex in rural Huntsville, Texas, selected gymnasts for the national team, and earned millions from USA Gymnastics. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
February 23, 2018 - 8:07 pm
They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, suffocating anxiety and debilitating eating disorders. They are the other victims of USA Gymnastics. Thirteen former U.S. gymnasts and three coaches interviewed by The...
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February 23, 2018 - 7:59 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge agreed Friday to suspend construction of a crude oil pipeline through a swamp in Louisiana's Cajun country, a victory for environmental groups opposed to the project. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick granted the groups' request for a preliminary injunction...
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February 23, 2018 - 7:42 pm
ONONDAGA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say an SUV driver who fled the scene of a fiery crash that killed three current and former central New York community college students has been arrested. State police say 30-year-old Anthony Saccone's SUV broadsided a car driven by 19-year-old Baylie Rose early Friday...
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Rick Gates leaves federal court in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Gates, a former top adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign pleaded guilty in the special counsel's Russia investigation to federal conspiracy and false statements charges. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 23, 2018 - 7:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe of Trump's campaign and Russia's election interference...
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February 23, 2018 - 6:54 pm
LAKEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota school district is being sued by the parents of two high school students killed in a 2015 car crash who allege school officials failed to protect the teens from an off-campus game called "Nerf wars." Lakeville South High School students Jacob Flynn, 17, and John...
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