Law and order

FILE- In this May 23, 2017, file photo former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. Brennan says he is considering taking legal action to try to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping other current and former officials’ security clearances. Brennan said Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he’s been contacted by a number of lawyers about the basis of a potential complaint. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
August 20, 2018 - 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday dared former CIA Director John Brennan to take legal action to try to prevent him from stripping security clearances from other current and former officials. "I hope John Brennan, the worst CIA Director in our country's history, brings a lawsuit,"...
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August 20, 2018 - 10:28 am
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's constitutional court on Monday confirmed the re-election of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to a second five-year term. The court said Keita received 67 percent of the Aug. 12 runoff vote, beating opposition leader Soumaila Cisse who received more than 32 percent. There...
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August 20, 2018 - 10:00 am
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A man who South Carolina authorities say wanted to enslave and eat a child has been sentenced to probation. News outlets quote court records as saying 36-year-old Justin Teeter Bensing pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal solicitation of a minor and was sentenced Aug. 9...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 7, 2018 file photo, Henri van Breda sits in the hall of the High Court in Cape Town, South Africa, during sentencing for the 2015 murders of his parents and brother and received a separate sentence of 15 years for the attempted murder of his sister. Van Breda was denied the opportunity to appeal his conviction and life sentence on Monday Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Halden Krog, File)
August 20, 2018 - 6:56 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African man found guilty of murdering three of his immediate family members was denied the opportunity to appeal his conviction and life sentences on Monday. The Western Cape High Court dismissed the application of Henri van Breda, 23, to appeal his three life sentences...
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Anastasia Vashukevich, arrives at the Pattaya Provincial Court in Chonburi province, Thailand, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Vashukevich, from Belarus, who claimed to have information linking Russian interference to the election of President Donald Trump says she no longer has the evidence and will not talk about it. On Monday she pleaded innocent as her trial in Thailand began on charges of soliciting and conspiracy to solicit. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
August 20, 2018 - 4:09 am
PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — A model and escort from Belarus who caused a sensation by claiming to have information linking Russian interference to the election of President Donald Trump said Monday that she no longer has the evidence and will not talk about it. Anastasia Vashukevich, who also uses the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 19, 2018, file photo, actress Asia Argento speaks about being raped by Harvey Weinstein during the closing ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France. The New York Times reports that Argento, one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement, recently settled a lawsuit filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
August 20, 2018 - 2:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Italian actress Asia Argento — one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment — recently settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, the New York Times reported. Argento...
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August 20, 2018 - 12:37 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say police at a Georgia university were fired upon and a search for the suspect is underway. Georgia State University Police Chief Joseph Spillane tells WXIA-TV an officer approached a group of men near the downtown Atlanta campus Sunday night. He says one of the men then...
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August 19, 2018 - 10:52 pm
SOUTH CONGAREE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a man beat a dog with a two-by-four in front of his small child and wife, who also was threatened. South Congaree Police Chief Josh Shumpert tells The State 26-year-old Mark Anthony Rice was arrested on charges including ill treatment...
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FILE- In this Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, file photo Bishop David Zubik, current Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, takes questions from reporters after vocation Mass at Saints John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park, Pa. Zubik, the bishop of Pittsburgh's Roman Catholic diocese, is pushing back against a call for his resignation and says the diocese has “followed every single step” needed for responsible action after allegations of child sexual abuse. (Michael M. Santiago/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)
August 19, 2018 - 7:49 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The bishop of Pittsburgh's Roman Catholic diocese pushed back against a call for his resignation and said the diocese has "followed every single step" needed for responsible action after allegations of child sexual abuse. Bishop David Zubik spoke Sunday to George Stephanopoulos on...
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August 19, 2018 - 6:58 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A private school in Maryland has launched an investigation into allegations that a culture of sexual abuse existed in the 1970s with administrators' knowledge, a newspaper reported. The Washington Post reports two Baltimore lawyers are leading the investigation into...
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