Crimes against children

CORRECTS NAME OF SUBJECT TO PHILADELPHIA ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY HUGH J. BURNS JR., NOT MONSIGNOR WILLIAM LYNN-Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Hugh J. Burns Jr. leaves after a hearing at the Center for Criminal Justice, Friday, March 24, 2017 in Philadelphia. A judge has cleared the way for prosecutors to retry the former Philadelphia church official imprisoned over his handling of abuse complaints. Monsignor William Lynn served nearly three years of a three- to six-year sentence when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court tossed his conviction over trial errors. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 24, 2017 - 6:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Catholic church official's 14-year legal odyssey over his handling of sex-abuse complaints won't end anytime soon after a Philadelphia judge said Friday he would be retried on child endangerment charges. Monsignor William Lynn had served nearly three years of a three- to six-...
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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier walks to the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Friday, March 24, 2017. Spanier faces charges that he failed to report suspected child sex abuse in the last remaining criminal case in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 24, 2017 - 4:45 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up suspected child sex abuse in 2001 by Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football coach Joe Paterno. Jurors...
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March 24, 2017 - 1:54 am
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL UPDATE: Trump threatens to walk away from health care WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if a House vote on a Republican replacement health care plan fails on Friday. The outcome of the planned...
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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier and his wife Sandra, arrives for the fourth day of his trial at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. Spanier is charged with conspiracy and endangering the welfare of children. Prosecutors say he and two other Penn State administrators failed to act on a report of sexual abuse by former football coach Jerry Sandusky. (Dan Gleiter /PennLive.com via AP)
March 23, 2017 - 8:57 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jurors in the criminal trial of former Penn State University president Graham Spanier spent more than six hours deliberating Thursday without reaching a verdict regarding the child endangerment and conspiracy charges he faces in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. The panel...
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This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff shows Wendy Lavarnia. Phoenix police say Lavarnia and her husband have been arrested following the shooting of their 9-year-old son, who police say remains on life support. Lavarnia told police she placed a loaded gun on a bed within reach of two of her young children while she turned to get a holster and that a 2-year-old shot the 9-year-old. She was arrested on suspicion of four counts of child abuse for allegedly endangering her children. (Maricopa County Sheriff via AP)
March 23, 2017 - 8:27 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Child-welfare officials investigated an Arizona couple accused of murder in their 9-year-old son's shooting death after she gave birth to a child who had been exposed to methadone and heroin. The couple's children were eventually put in foster care for a year, but the family was...
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March 23, 2017 - 4:43 pm
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL House GOP leaders postpone health care vote WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders have postponed a vote on their health care bill in a setback for President Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan. Prospects for the Republicans' showcase health care bill had looked grimmer...
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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier and his wife Sandra, arrives for the fourth day of his trial at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. Spanier is charged with conspiracy and endangering the welfare of children. Prosecutors say he and two other Penn State administrators failed to act on a report of sexual abuse by former football coach Jerry Sandusky. (Dan Gleiter /PennLive.com via AP)
March 23, 2017 - 1:39 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Attorneys for Penn State ex-President Graham Spanier on Thursday declined to call any witnesses to counter accusations that he acted illegally in handling a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy, meaning jurors will soon be weighing the criminal case...
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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier and his wife Sandra, arrives for the fourth day of his trial at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. Spanier is charged with conspiracy and endangering the welfare of children. Prosecutors say he and two other Penn State administrators failed to act on a report of sexual abuse by former football coach Jerry Sandusky. (Dan Gleiter /PennLive.com via AP)
March 23, 2017 - 12:14 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The defense in the criminal trial of Penn State's former president has rested without calling any witnesses. Graham Spanier (SPAN'-yur) is accused of mishandling complaints that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was molesting boys. He's charged with two felony...
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This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff shows Wendy Lavarnia. Phoenix police say Lavarnia and her husband have been arrested following the shooting of their 9-year-old son, who police say remains on life support. Lavarnia told police she placed a loaded gun on a bed within reach of two of her young children while she turned to get a holster and that a 2-year-old shot the 9-year-old. She was arrested on suspicion of four counts of child abuse for allegedly endangering her children. (Maricopa County Sheriff via AP)
March 22, 2017 - 4:59 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Police uncovered evidence that blood was cleaned up in a Phoenix home where a mother says her toddler shot and killed his 9-year-old brother, leading to new murder accusations against the parents, according to court documents released Wednesday. The records also said Kansas Lavarnia...
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March 22, 2017 - 4:11 pm
BRITAIN-PARLIAMENT INCIDENT Four dead, police believe there was one attacker LONDON (AP) — Details of today's deadly attack in London are becoming clearer. Police now confirm that the man who ran down pedestrians with a car on Westminster Bridge is the same man who then stabbed to death an armed...
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