A former doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison.
Larry Nassar, 54, admitted to abusing seven girls, mostly under the guise of treatment at his Lansing-area home and a campus clinic. All but one of his accusers was a gymnast. He faces similar charges in a neighboring county and lawsuits filed by more than 125 women and girls. Nassar lost his license to practice medicine in April.
Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas are among the women who have publicly said they were among Nassar's victims.
Some of his accusers attended the hearing Wednesday in a packed Ingham County courtroom.
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Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said.
The C-2 "Greyhound" transport aircraft came down about 500 nautical miles (925 kilometers) southeast of Okinawa as it was bringing passengers and cargo from Japan to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, the Navy said in a statement.
The Reagan was operating in the Philippine Sea during a joint exercise with Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force when the twin-propeller plane crashed at 2:45 p.m. Japan time. The cause of the crash was not immediately clear and the incident will be investigated, the Navy said.
Eight people were rescued about 40 minutes later. They were taken to the Reagan for medical evaluation and are in good condition, the Navy said.
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Bring on the turkey — but maybe hold the politics.
Thanksgiving is Glenn Rogers' favorite holiday, when people gather around the table and talk about things to celebrate from the past year. But Donald Trump's presidency isn't something everyone in the Rogers family is toasting.
"For the most part, we get to the point where we know that we're not going to agree with each other and it gets dropped," says the 67-year-old manufacturing consultant, who says he voted less for Trump than against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Rogers is among more than a third of Americans who say they dread the prospect of politics coming up over Thanksgiving.
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The spotlight was already on a lack of accountability in how Congress handles sexual harassment claims when a newly reported accusation against Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., raised more questions Tuesday, NBC News reported.
The settlement reached between Conyers and a former staffer from his office came outside the scope of Capitol Hill's official reporting mechanism, using taxpayer dollars from the congressman's discretionary fund. It's now under a House Ethics Committee investigation.
Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., has been pushing to reform the Office of Compliance's harassment reporting system and said Conyers' way of reporting provides even less oversight.
Speier and other members of Congress have introduced a bill, the Me Too Congress Act, which would give victims more rights through the process. But it wouldn't apply to cases like Conyers'.
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More than 350 firearms have been lost or stolen from local and federal police agencies headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area since 2011, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team.
As President Donald Trump departed the White House Tuesday, he stopped to speak with reporters about the ongoing Roy Moore controversy.
A North Korean soldier races for the border in a jeep and then on foot before his former comrades shoot him at least five times as he limps into South Korea, where he collapses and is dragged to safety by southern soldiers on a dramatic video released by the U.S.-led U.N. command Wednesday.
The defection, subsequent surgeries and slow recovery of the soldier have riveted South Korea, but it will be a huge embarrassment for the North, which claims all defections are the result of rival Seoul kidnapping or enticing North Koreans to defect. Pyongyang has said nothing about the defection so far.
North Korea's actions during the defector's Nov. 13 escape at Panmunjom violated the armistice agreement ending the 1950-53 Korean War because North Korean soldiers fired across and physically crossed the border in pursuit of the soldier, U.S. Col. Chad G. Carroll, a spokesman for the U.N. command, told reporters in a live TV briefing.
Astronauts at the International Space Station will feast Thursday on pouches of Thanksgiving turkey.
The three Americans, two Russians and one Italian will also rip into single-serving bags of mashed potatoes, candied yams, cornbread stuffing and cranberry-apple dessert. Just add water, heat and bon appetit!
Commander Randy Bresnik said he'll miss his wife's home cooking, but appreciate next year's Thanksgiving that much more. This is his second Thanksgiving off the planet; he was aboard space shuttle Atlantis in November 2009.
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A 61-year-old New York City man allegedly stabbed his girlfriend's brother during an argument between the siblings over who was being invited to Thanksgiving dinner, authorities say.
The brother, who is 54, was originally taken to the hospital in stable condition after the fight at the home on Anderson Road in St. Albans Tuesday evening, but his condition deteriorated and authorities said Wednesday he's not expected to live.
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How easily a stolen gun can be matched to one used in a crime depends on laws that can either speed or impede the trace.
Making the job easier: mandatory reporting of lost or stolen guns and background checks, measures opposed by the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups but favored by gun control organizations. But these regulations are limited because although federal laws govern licensed gun dealers, they do not apply to private individuals and the majority of states have not extended their laws to close the gap.
Making it more difficult: the federal Tiahrt Amendments and the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986, which impede the dissemination of records to researchers or others outside of law enforcement or forbid the creation of a registry of guns, gun owners or gun sales.
William Rosen, the deputy legal director of Everytown for Gun Safety, accused the gun lobby of stoking fears that the government would use a registry for a mass seizure of guns.
The criminal case against a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a crowded San Francisco pier is coming to a close more than two years after setting off a national firestorm over immigration.
Jurors started deliberating Tuesday and continued Wednesday after prosecutors and defense attorneys argued whether Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was a hapless homeless man who killed Kate Steinle in a freak accident or a calculated murderer intent on playing a sick game.
The jury of six women and six men is considering charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter. The verdict must be unanimous.
Holiday traffic backed up early Wednesday on several Southern California freeways, including a stretch of the 5 Freeway in Burbank where an overturned tanker carrying milk blocked lanes.
The crash, reported around 5:30 a.m., was in an already congested construction zone on the southbound side of the freeway. The tanker was carrying about 6,200 gallons of milk, which spilled across freeway lanes.
Lanes near Burbank Boulevard are expected to remain closed until about 9 a.m. The Burbank Police Department issued a traffic advisory, saying drivers should expect "significant delays" and use the 170 and 210 freeways to get around the tie-up.
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Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa emerged from hiding Wednesday, departing from neighboring South Africa to return home in preparation to take power after Robert Mugabe's stunning resignation.
The 75-year-old Mnangagwa fled Zimbabwe after Mugabe fired him earlier this month, leading the military to move in and kick off a series of extraordinary events ending in Mugabe stepping down Tuesday amid impeachment proceedings.
Mnangagwa met with South African President Jacob Zuma in a jovial "courtesy call" before taking a private jet from Johannesburg to Zimbabwe's capital, Harare. He went to ruling party headquarters to be briefed by officials.
A 3-year-old Waterbury, Connecticut, boy is dead and three people, including a 1-year-old girl, have serious injuries after a teen driver fled from police and hit several pedestrians, according to state police.
State police said Waterbury officers were attempting to stop an 18-year-old driving a silver Acura before the car collided with a Toyota Corolla at the intersection of South Main Street and East Liberty Street around 3:45 p.m.
The teen's Acura went off the road and onto the sidewalk after the collision, hitting several pedestrians and the car came to a stop, state police said.