BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana teacher was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison in a notorious student rape case that dragged on for years and led to the censure of a judge who partially blamed the victim.
By John Clarke (Reuters) - A man arrested in Texas for the abduction of a University of Virginia student was returned to Virginia on Friday to face charges, while newly released records showed he was the focus of a 2002 college rape investigation but was never charged in that case. Jesse Matthew, 32, was flown into Charlottesville Albemarle Regional Airport under FBI escort shortly before 6 p.m. and was being held in jail there pending a court appearance on an arrest warrant for abduction with intent to defile, the FBI and Charlottesville police said. ...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Cast as an olive branch by some, the Ferguson police chief's attempt to march with protesters demanding charges in the killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old by a white officer still erupted into a clash that activists Friday blamed on police missteps.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Friday that the time isn't right for another phone conversation or a meeting with President Barack Obama "because of the sensitivity that still exists between the two countries."
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead was found guilty of murder and other charges Friday for his role in the kidnapping and slaying of three Massachusetts men in 2011.
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - An ex-teacher from Montana whose month in jail for the rape of a 14-year-old student triggered public outrage was re-sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison in a case that a state prosecutor said would bolster rape victims' rights. Stacey Rambold, a former Billings High School instructor, pleaded guilty last year to one count of sexual intercourse without consent tied to the 2007 rape of Cherice Moralez, a high school freshman who committed suicide in 2010 before the case could be brought to trial. ...