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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, Baylor University Interim President Dr. David Garland watches play during an NCAA college basketball game against UCLA on  in Waco, Texas.  A former Baylor University student who says she was raped by two football players filed a federal lawsuit Friday, Jan 27, 2017 against the school that alleges there were dozens more assaults of women involving other players. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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  • FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, Baylor University Interim President Dr. David Garland watches play during an NCAA college basketball game against UCLA on  in Waco, Texas.  A former Baylor University student who says she was raped by two football players filed a federal lawsuit Friday, Jan 27, 2017 against the school that alleges there were dozens more assaults of women involving other players. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    New lawsuit against Baylor alleges 52 rapes in 4 years

    WACO, Texas (AP) — A former Baylor University student who says she was raped by two football players filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the school that alleges there were dozens more assaults of women involving other players. The lawsuit by the student, who is listed in the documents only as “Elizabeth Doe,” alleges at […]
  • FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2015, file photo, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler speaks in Minneapolis. A university investigation called for punishing 10 players following an alleged sexual assault on campus last fall. Coach Tracy Claeys was fired in part because of his public support of his players differed with Kaler and athletic director Mark Coyle. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

    Hearings begin for suspended Minnesota football players

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ten Minnesota football players suspended for their alleged involvement in a sexual assault faced a panel of university employees on Thursday and Friday in an attempt to avoid expulsion and other punishments recommended by the school’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office. The players have denied any wrongdoing and remain enrolled. The […]
  • FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014 file photo, the Washington Redskins logo is seen on the field before an NFL football preseason game against the New England Patriots in Landover, Md. The Supreme Court is expressing doubts about a law that bars the government from registering trademarks that are deemed offensive.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    Justices raise doubts over law barring offensive trademarks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a First Amendment clash over a law barring offensive trademarks, the Supreme Court on Wednesday raised doubts about a government program that favors some forms of speech but rejects others that might disparage certain groups. The justices heard arguments in a dispute involving an Asian-American band called the Slants that was […]
  • FILE- In this Dec. 4, 2009, file photo, John Allen Ditullio Jr. sits in court in New Port Richey, Fla. Body art has played a role in a surprising number of criminal cases nationwide, though legal experts concede that tattoos by themselves are rarely a deciding factor in convictions. In Florida, a judge decided that the court should pay a makeup artist to cover up a swastika tattoo on the neck of Ditullio, a self-described neo-Nazi accused of stabbing his neighbor and killing a friend of his neighbor’s son. (Brendan Fitterer/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)

    Tattoos as evidence: Aaron Hernandez’s far from the first

    BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Hernandez’s tattoos aren’t the first to be used as evidence in a murder trial. Body art has played a role in a surprising number of criminal cases nationwide, though legal experts concede that tattoos by themselves are rarely a deciding factor in convictions. A Massachusetts judge ruled this week that prosecutors […]
  • Judge: Jurors in Aaron Hernandez case can hear about tattoos

    BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the double murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez can consider tattoos that prosecutors contend amount to an admission of guilt, a judge ruled Tuesday. Hernandez is scheduled to go on trial next month on charges he killed Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in 2012 by […]
  • This Nov. 21, 2016 file photo provided by the Michigan Attorney General's office shows former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. Nassar, who has been accused of sexually abusing gymnasts, was hit with a new lawsuit filed in federal court in western Michigan on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, by 18 women and girls who say they were molested by him, mostly at his clinic at Michigan State University. (Michigan Attorney General's office via AP, File)

    18 females sue gymnastics doctor, allege sexual abuse

    DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan doctor accused of sexually abusing gymnasts was sued Tuesday by 18 women and girls, the latest legal action over alleged assaults, mostly at his clinic at Michigan State University. The lawsuit against Dr. Larry Nassar, Michigan State, USA Gymnastics and a Lansing-area gymnastics club was filed in federal court in […]
  • FILE - In this June 1, 2016, file photo, Adacia Chambers arrives for a court hearing in Stillwater, Okla. Chambers is accused of driving her car into spectators at Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade and killing four people in 2015. Her trial is scheduled to start Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 in Stillwater. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

    Trial to begin over deadly Oklahoma State homecoming crash

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman who drove into a crowd of spectators at Oklahoma State University’s 2015 homecoming parade, killing four people and injuring dozens of others, is set to stand trial. Adacia Chambers, 26, has pleaded not guilty to four counts of second-degree murder and 42 counts of assault and battery. If […]
  • Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones is arraigned Tuesday Jan. 3, 2017 in Hamilton County Municipal Court, in Cincinatti, after be charged with a felony charge of harassment with a bodily substance. He is also charged with assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing police. An attorney representing Jones has told a Hamilton County judge that he "vehemently denies" the charges that led to his arrest. The judge set bonds totaling $37,500. /The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

    Bengals’ Pacman Jones accused of head-butting cops, spitting

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was jailed Tuesday on charges he head-butted police and spit on a nurse after being arrested for disorderly conduct in his latest brush with the law. Authorities said he was so combative that he had to be placed in a restraint chair. A lawyer representing Jones […]
  • This Jan. 3, 2017 photo provided  by the Hamilton County Jail shows Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones, who is facing assault, disorderly conduct and other charges after being arrested in Cincinnati's downtown entertainment district. (Hamilton County Jail via AP)

    The Latest: Sheriff: Jones will remain jailed for blood test

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on Bengals’ cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones’ arrest in Cincinnati (all times local): Noon The Hamilton County sheriff’s office says Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones will remain jailed until a blood test can be performed Wednesday. A judge earlier Tuesday set a $37,500 total bond on four charges stemming from […]
  • FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2007, file photo, Tierria Leonard, girlfriend of slain Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams, and their son, Darius, 7, view the casket at Williams' funeral service in Fort Worth, Texas. New Year's Day will mark the 10th anniversary since Williams died after a confrontation between Broncos players and gang members in a downtown Denver nightclub. (Tom Pennington/Fort Worth Star-Telegram via AP, Pool, File)

    Family reflects on 10-year anniversary of Williams’ death

    DENVER (AP) — The teenager glances at the picture in his room of Darrent Williams returning a kick, reading the inscription he long ago memorized. “To my wonderful son, Darius, daddy will always love you. Keep doing good in school, in sports. When you think of me, and I’m not there, look at this picture.” […]