Today in History

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Rights group: Italy-Libya deal puts migrants in danger

CAIRO (AP) — Human Rights Watch warned on Wednesday that Italy’s renewed support for the Libyan coast guard is putting migrants in danger who are returned to squalid detention centers in the North Afr...

Second sexual assault trial begins for ex-college athlete

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Jury selection is set in the second trial of a former University of Delaware baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six women. The process of choosing...

Israel accused of torturing Palestinians after fatal bombing

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — One of the men was hospitalized with kidney failure and 11 broken ribs. Another was nearly unrecognizable to his wife when he was wheeled into a courtroom. A third was stitc...

CBS News head calls threats against Gayle King reprehensible

NEW YORK (AP) — The CBS News chief called threats against journalist Gayle King “reprehensible” Saturday as backlash grew against rapper Snoop Dogg and others critical of King for an interview where s...

Man convicted in 2012 deaths of 2 Louisiana deputies

EDGARD, La. (AP) — A man accused of killing two sheriff's deputies in Louisiana during a bloody gun battle in 2012 was convicted of first-degree murder Friday. A jury quickly found ...

Ex-Olympic medical chief cites reports of abuse for firing

DENVER (AP) — A former sports medicine executive at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the federation, contending he was fired for urging managers to react...

Prosecutors nearing finish as last Weinstein accuser returns

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial are on schedule to rest their case Thursday after more than two weeks of testimony, including graphic accounts from six among scores of wo...

Trump courts black voters, but opposition remains deep

DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump brought African American guests to his State of the Union speech, ran a Super Bowl ad boasting how he’s making the criminal justice system more equitable for blac...

Former Alabama police spokesman found guilty of raping teen

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama police spokesman was found guilty Wednesday of raping a teen relative. It took the jury 30 minutes to convict former Birmingham Police Lt. Pe...

French skating head denies protecting coach accused of rape

PARIS (AP) — The French skating federation's long-serving president says he “absolutely did not protect” a coach accused of rape and sexual abuse by former figure skaters who were coached by him in th...

Youth parole officer kept job amid child abuse investigation

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former employee of a New Hampshire youth detention center continued working with children in a state job for nine months after police began investigating allegations that he h...

Accuser in LA case to testify at Weinstein’s NY rape trial

NEW YORK (AP) — One last accuser is expected to take the witness stand at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial on Wednesday as prosecutors wind down the New York City case by highlighting an alleged assault...

US judge: Claim against Ronaldo belongs in arbitration

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A legal fight by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo against a Nevada woman who wants more than the $375,000 she received in a rape case hush-money settlement in 2010 should be decided by a...

Package labeled 'Bag Full of Drugs' leads to Florida arrests

MIAMI (AP) — Two men charged with drug trafficking could have done a better job hiding their wares than using a package labeled “Bag Full of Drugs,” Florida authorities said. Ian Sim...