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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Stubblefield, 45, is charged with five felony counts and faces a "substantial prison sentence" if convicted, the Mercury News reported, citing prosecutors.

The newspaper shared details from a police report in which the 6-foot-3, 310-pound Stubblefield is alleged to have text messaged the woman back to his home after she left the interview. When she returned, he "carried her to a room and raped her, and forced her to ‘orally copulate him'."


Monday, May 02, 2016

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is expected to appear in court today as he appeals his child-sex abuse conviction.

Sandusky's attorneys claim he was wrongly convicted and want the charges thrown out, or for the former coach to be granted a new trial, according to The Associated Press.

Defense attorneys and prosecutors are expected to present their arguments today to Judge John Cleland at a Centre County, Pennsylvania, courtroom, near Penn State's State College campus, The AP said.

In 2012, Sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for the sexual abuse of 10 boys following tearful testimony from his victims. If his sentence stands, Sandusky, now 72, would be 98 at his earliest possible release date.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A poll worker who was on duty during Arizona's problematic presidential primary testified Monday that the computer system checking in voters would not allow her to give the correct ballots to 36 Democratic voters while she counted about 20 other voters that were listed in the wrong party. The testimony by Dianne Post was heard during a hearing in a courtroom packed with voters and election officials, including Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell, the top election official in the county. A voter testified that she was incorrectly identified on Pima County's voter rolls as an independent when she's a Democrat. read more


A lawsuit alleges that former House Speaker Dennis Hastert still owes him $1.8 million of the $3.5 promised for the pain and suffering stemming from sexual abuse suffered at age 14. The abuse happened at a wrestling camp where Hastert was a coach, according to the complaint. After the man, named only as plaintiff James Doe, met another victim in 2008, he decided to confront Hastert. "Hastert agreed to compensate Doe for the trauma he suffered as a result of the admitted sexual molestation and abuse," according the complaint. After paying $1.7 million of the agreed amount, the payments stopped when Hastert's bank transactions came under investigation.


Monday, April 25, 2016

(CNN)President Barack Obama announced Monday an additional 250 special operations forces will be sent to Syria in the coming weeks in a speech in Hannover, Germany, in an effort to stem the influence and spread of ISIS. read more


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