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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 51-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of beating his mentally disabled twin daughters, raping them and chaining them to a bedroom door in a case described as torture. The man was charged this week with several felonies, including first-degree criminal...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California state senator accused of sexual misconduct apologized Wednesday to anyone who felt uncomfortable because of his behavior but flatly denied two of the more serious allegations, one involving a 19-year-old female intern, a day before his...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a new congressional district map that is widely considered likely to give Democrats a boost in their quest to capture control of the U.S. House. House...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his accounts at a time when social networks are trying to crack down on hateful and abusive content without appearing to censor unpopular opinions. Jared Taylor filed the lawsuit Tuesday in state...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A company that provides health care for inmates at the Milwaukee County jail faces criminal charges because employees lied about checking on a man who died of dehydration, prosecutors said Wednesday. The Milwaukee District Attorney's Office charged Miami-based...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former Arkansas judge to five years in prison after he admitted giving young male defendants lighter sentences in return for sexual favors — a stiffer punishment than prosecutors recommended. A lawyer for 72-year-...
Students at high schools across the U.S. are staging walkouts to protest gun violence in the wake of last week's deadly school shooting in Florida. The demonstrations took place Wednesday at schools from Maine to Arizona. Some lasted 17 minutes in honor of the 17 people killed...
NEW YORK (AP) — A neurologist sentenced to probation after he admitted groping women at a Philadelphia clinic pleaded not guilty Wednesday to sexually assaulting six patients in New York City. Dr. Ricardo Cruciani quickly posted $1 million bail after his brief appearance in...
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who spent 22 years behind bars on charges of arson and murder in his mother-in-law's death was found not guilty by a judge Wednesday in the retrial of his case. William Amor, 62, had been convicted in 1997 and was sentenced to 45 years...