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  • Lawyer: Man in Patz case will plead not guilty

    NEW YORK (AP) — The man charged with killing a 6-year-old boy in 1979 made a false confession and will plead not guilty in a case that catalyzed the missing-children’s …


  • Man put to death for Texas woman’s 2001 slaying

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A registered sex offender was put to death Wednesday evening for the rape, robbery and slaying of a woman abducted from a San Antonio bus stop …


  • Suspect indicted in ‘79 death of NYC boy Etan Patz

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man authorities say confessed to the infamous 1979 disappearance of a 6-year-old boy from his New York City neighborhood has been formally charged with murder …


  • Feds drop sex abuse case against Syracuse’s Fine

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Federal authorities have dropped their investigation into one of the sexual abuse claims that cost a Syracuse University assistant basketball coach his job, threw a top-ranked …


  • Penn State ex-President Spanier arraigned

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was arraigned and released on bail at a brief court appearance Wednesday on charges he lied about and concealed child …


  • Longtime Etan Patz suspect released, then held

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man long considered the prime suspect in the disappearance of a New York City boy more than three decades ago was released from a Pennsylvania prison …


  • Penn State ex-President Spanier heads to court

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The criminal case begins against Graham Spanier, the former Penn State president accused of lying during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case and trying to derail …


  • Penn St. officials arraigned on new charges

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Penn State administrators were arraigned Friday on new accusations they hushed up child sexual abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The hearing …


  • New charges bring Penn State officials to court

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Penn State administrators facing new charges they hushed up child sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky were preparing to be arraigned, while …


  • New charges bring Penn State officials to court

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Penn State administrators facing new charges they hushed up child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky are about to be arraigned in a central Pennsylvania …


  • Ex-Penn St. president charged in Sandusky case

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The “conspiracy of silence” that protected Jerry Sandusky extended all the way to the top at Penn State, prosecutors said Thursday as they charged former university …


  • APNewsBreak: Boy Scouts host anti-abuse forum

    Even as its past policies on sex-abuse prevention fuel controversy, the Boy Scouts of America is hosting an unprecedented closed-door symposium Thursday with other national youth organizations, hoping to share …


  • Former suspect in Etan Patz case to be freed

    NEW YORK (AP) — While prosecutors weigh what to do about a suspect who surprisingly surfaced this spring in the landmark 1979 disappearance case of Etan Patz, the man who …


  • NYT defends incoming chief amid BBC scandal

    LONDON (AP) — The New York Times stood by its incoming chief Wednesday, even as questions about a BBC child sex abuse scandal followed him from one of Britain’s most …


  • Sandusky moved from county jail to state prison

    CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky became a state prison inmate Tuesday with his transfer out of the Centre County jail, his home since he was convicted in June …


  • NY nurse testifies about scuffle with RFK son

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (AP) — A maternity ward nurse testified in tears Monday that a son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy twisted her arm and kicked another nurse …


  • Prosecutor: RFK son kicked nurse in infant scuffle

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (AP) — A son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was acting on instinct when he kicked a maternity ward nurse as she tried to stop …


  • Conflicting images emerge of NY terror suspect

    NEW YORK (AP) — At the Missouri college where Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis enrolled, a classmate said he often remarked that true Muslims don’t believe in violence. That image …


  • Sandusky filing says trial violated his rights

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky launched his effort to overturn his child sexual abuse convictions with a set of motions that said there wasn’t enough evidence against him and …


  • Sandusky filing says trial violated his rights

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky is launching an effort to overturn his child sexual abuse convictions with a set of motions that say there wasn’t enough evidence to convict …


  • “Perversion files” show locals helped cover up

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Again and again, decade after decade, an array of authorities — police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and local Boy Scout leaders among them — quietly shielded scoutmasters …


  • Boy Scouts’ ‘perversion’ files set to be released

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Confidential files kept by the Boy Scouts of America on men they suspected of child sex abuse are set to be released after a two-year-long court …


  • Thousands mourn slain Colo. girl; police seek help

    ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — More than 2,000 family members, friends, neighbors and others remembered a 10-year-old girl who was abducted on her way to school in a Denver suburb and …


  • Ex-wife: Kidnapping suspect might have ‘snapped’

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old Wyoming girl is a talented photographer and graphic designer who is a good father to his …


  • More than 2,000 attend slain Colo. girl’s memorial

    ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — More than 2,000 family members, friends, neighbors and others gathered Tuesday to remember a 10-year-old suburban Denver girl who was abducted on her way to school …


  • Hundreds expected at memorial for slain Colo. girl

    DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of friends, family and community members will gather Tuesday to remember a 10-year-old Colorado girl who was abducted on her way to school and killed. Even …


  • Ex-wife: Kidnapping suspect might have ‘snapped’

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old Wyoming girl is a talented photographer and graphic designer who is also a good father to …


  • Memorial service scheduled for slain Colo. girl

    DENVER (AP) — Hundreds are set to attend a public memorial service Tuesday for a 10-year-old Colorado girl as the search for her abductor continues. Multiple agencies are checking every …


  • Suspect in Wyo. kidnapping won’t fight extradition

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man charged with kidnapping and assaulting an 11-year-old girl won’t fight extradition to Wyoming to face the charges. Jesse Paul Speer waived his right …


  • Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot’s hands

    DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas woman who beat her 2-year-old daughter and glued the toddler’s hands to a wall was sentenced Friday to 99 years in prison by a judge …