Sunday, April 22, 2018

Date changed in Penn State allegations

Harrisburg, Pa.

date changed in Penn state allegations

Pennsylvania prosecutors said Monday that they now believe the alleged shower sexual assault of a boy by former football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky took place in 2001, not in 2002, as previously claimed. The disclosure prompted attorneys for two Penn State administrators to call for the dismissal of one of the charges against them in the case. Tim Curley, the athletic director who is on leave, and Gary Schultz, a university vice president who has retired, are fighting allegations that they lied to a grand jury and failed to properly report suspected child abuse.

Austria

U.S., Europe urge Iran to ease fears

The United States and Europe urged Iran on Monday to use talks with world powers at an international nonproliferation conference in Austria to ease worry that it may be aiming to develop nuclear arms. But Tehran said such concerns were based on "fake evidence" concocted to cause it political and economic harm.

Iraq

Court may release last U.S. detainee

An Iraqi court has ordered the release of the last detainee handed over to Iraqi custody by the departing U.S. military, Ali Musa Daqduq. The court cited insufficient evidence to prosecute him on accusations that he planned a 2007 attack against U.S. forces, his lawyer said Monday.

Guntown, Miss.

Bodies of missing mom, girl found

Authorities say they have found the bodies of a missing Whiteville, Tenn., mother and her 14-year-old daughter behind a house in north Mississippi. The FBI said the bodies of Jo Ann Bain and daughter Adrienne Bain have been identified, and Bain's two other daughters are still with alleged kidnapper Adam Mayes.

china

Activist confident he's leaving China

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who triggered a diplomatic dispute between China and the United States last week, said Monday he is more and more confident that Beijing will hold up its end of a deal to let him study overseas. Chen is supposed to be able to leave to study in the United States.

San Jose, Calif.

Overdose cited in Kinkade's death

The Santa Clara County medical examiner said Monday that painter Thomas Kinkade stopped breathing at his Northern California home on April 6 from an accidental overdose of alcohol and valium.

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