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Arrested Youth Detention Center Worker Was Fired, Rehired

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former worker at a New Hampshire youth detention center recently charged with holding down a teenage boy during a rape was fired years before that, over allegations of physical and psychological abuse, according to court …

Hundreds Claim Decades of Abuse by 150 Youth Center Staffers

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Abuse allegations against New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center now span six decades, with 150 staffers during that time accused of physically or sexually harming 230 children at a facility the victims’ attorney calls a “magnet …

Exonerated Man Seeking Accountability in Wrongful Conviction

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Brynlee Alice Jean Bledsoe is still too young to know the significance, but someday she’ll understand that her middle names are in honor of two of the women who helped free her father from prison in 2015. …

Revised Weinstein Settlement Draws Opposition at Court Hearing

WILMINGTON, Del. — Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein’s bankrupt film studio on Wednesday presented a revised proposal to settle sexual misconduct claims against the disgraced former producer, but an attorney for accusers pledged to oppose the plan. The $35.2 million proposal …

Uber Defeats Rider Rape Suit Over Impostor’s Windshield Decal

Uber Technologies Inc. beat back a lawsuit by a woman who claims she was lured into a sexual assault because she mistook an Uber windshield decal on a suspended driver’s car as a symbol of a safe ride. The judge …

In Defining Consent, There’s a Gap Between the Law, Culture

About the photo: In this Aug. 1, 2014 file photo, new students at San Diego State University watch a video on sexual consent during an orientation meeting. Just what constitutes an expression of consent is a hotly debated topic in …

French Writer Drops Plan to Sue Strauss-Kahn

A French writer whose claim that Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her in 2003 was dropped by prosecutors says she won’t file a civil suit against the former IMF head and one-time French presidential hopeful. Tristane Banon says she’s “always …