• Federal law May 16, 2018

    Nassar Victims to Get $500M in Michigan State Settlement

    Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history, officials announced Wednesday. The deal surpasses the $100 million-plus paid by Penn State University to settle claims by at least 35 people who accused...

  • georgia Apr 26, 2018

    Michigan State Kept Ties to Coach Accused of Sexual Abuse

    Michigan State University, already reeling from the scandal involving a gymnastics doctor who molested young athletes, has maintained ties to a prominent volleyball coach for decades after he was publicly accused in 1995 of sexually abusing and raping six underage girls he trained in the 1980s. Letters obtained by The Associated Press from advocates for the accusers reveal the school...

  • president Apr 20, 2018

    USA Gymnastics Settles Sex Abuse Lawsuit That Led to Exposure of Nassar

    USA Gymnastics has reached a confidential settlement in a Georgia lawsuit that spurred a newspaper investigation into the organization’s practices for reporting child abuse. A former gymnast filed the lawsuit against USA Gymnastics in 2013, alleging that the organization that trains Olympians received at least four warnings about coach William McCabe, who videotaped her in various states of undress. The...

  • United States Apr 11, 2018

    USA Gymnastics Sues Insurance Carriers Amid Nassar Lawsuits

    USA Gymnastics is suing its insurance carriers, alleging that they haven’t fully reimbursed it for defense costs incurred in lawsuits filed by victims of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar. The Indianapolis-based governing body for gymnastics sued seven insurance companies Friday in Marion County. The Indianapolis Star reports that USA Gymnastics accuses the insurers of breach of contract and alleges...

  • Chief Apr 9, 2018

    4 Hurt After Knife-Wielding Man Attacks Indianapolis Crowd

    A knife-wielding man injured three people in an attack in downtown Indianapolis after being told to stop playing a siren on a bullhorn, authorities said Sunday.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Feb 3, 2018

    Dozens Assaulted by Nassar While FBI Knew About Allegations

    At least 40 girls and women said they were molested by a Michigan sports doctor over a 14-month period while the FBI at the same time was aware that Larry Nassar had been accused of molesting gymnasts, a newspaper reported Saturday. The FBI became aware of Nassar in July 2015 when it was contacted by USA Gymnastics, which trains athletes...

  • Donald Trump Dec 20, 2017

    Urban Killings Rise in Clusters, Even as Cities Grow Safer

    When she started an urban farm in one of Indianapolis’ roughest neighborhoods, retired chemist Aster Bekele wanted to teach at-risk kids how to garden, and maybe sneak in a little science. Then the city’s homicide rate started soaring, with most of the killings happening around the community center where Bekele and the teens tended their vegetables, chickens and compost piles....

  • United States Nov 29, 2017

    Ex-Olympic Sports Doctor Larry Nassar Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Gymnasts

    A disgraced Michigan sports doctor who admits he sexually assaulted female gymnasts and possessed child pornography pleaded guilty Wednesday in a third criminal case, acknowledging that he molested girls who sought treatment for injuries. Larry Nassar, who worked at Michigan State University and at USA Gymnastics, said he molested girls with his hands at Twistars gymnastics club in Eaton County,...

  • food Jul 17, 2017

    Indiana Woman Calls Off Wedding, Throws Party for Homeless Instead

    An Indiana woman who called off her wedding was stuck with a reception that she had already paid for, but she put it to incredible use to help the less fortunate.

  • comedian Apr 16, 2017

    David Letterman Eulogizes Mother, Dorothy Mengering

    David Letterman has eulogized his mother, Dorothy Mengering, as a woman tough enough to kill a snake and whose television appearances became a popular fixture on his late night television show....
    The comedian told family and friends at a memorial service Saturday his mother once decapitated a snake with a hoe, to which he quipped, “My mother is Grizzly Adams, for...

  • United States Sep 17, 2016

    Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Faces More Abuse Allegations

    More women have accused Dr. Larry Nassar, the former doctor for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, of abuse, officials said Friday, after molestation claims against the doctor first surfaced earlier this week. The Indianapolis Star reported Monday that two gymnasts, one an Olympic medal winner, had accused Nassar of sexually abusing them during treatment. One of the women filed a...

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