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Ultra Orthodox' Rabbi Accused of Sexual Abuse

accused rabbiAn ultra-Orthodox elementary school principal has been accused of sexual abuse, but accusations of physical abuse go back much further.

In an ultra-Orthodox enclave of upstate New York, a former student has accused a principal of sex acts. But amid the allegations of sexual abuse, allegations of physical abuse have also begun to resurface. Rabbi Gavriel Bodenheimer, the principal of Bais Mikroh, a Yeshiva in Monsey for grades K-8, was arraigned on Aug. 12 and charged with three counts of criminal sexual acts and one count of sex abuse. Bodenheimer, who is 71 and a father of 14 and grandfather of 100, faces a maximum sentence of 25 years.


Hikers evacuated as Yosemite wildfire explodes in size

yosemite wildfireA wildfire that had been smoldering for weeks in Yosemite National Park exploded during the weekend, forcing the park to evacuate hikers by helicopter.

The Meadow fire had grown to about 2,600 acres by Monday morning. The fire, started by lightning in August, had been confined to about 20 acres until wind Sunday spread sparks to areas of dry brush.


ACLU wants inmates to know their voting rights

ACLUThe American Civil Liberties Union is urging sheriff's offices and supervisors of elections in all 67 Florida counties to ensure people in jail who are eligible to vote are aware of their voting rights.

People with past felony convictions who haven't had their voting and civil rights restored by the state aren't allowed to vote. But those awaiting trial or serving time for a misdemeanor can request absentee ballots, including for local judges.


Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says execution procedures must be changed before resuming death penalty

Oklahoma governorNew procedures to improve Oklahoma’s execution process must be implemented before the state resumes putting prisoners to death by lethal injection, Gov. Mary Fallin said after investigators presented their findings about an April case in which the inmate writhed and moaned on the gurney.

In its report released Thursday about the troubled April 29 execution of Clayton Lockett — who was declared dead 43 minutes after his execution began — the state Department of Public Safety made 11 recommendations include more training for medical personnel and having additional supplies of lethal drugs and equipment on hand.


Secret Network Connects Harvard Money to Payday Loans

Harvard UniversityAlex Slusky was under pressure to put the money in his private-equity fund to work.

The San Francisco technology financier had raised $1.2 billion in 2007 to buy and turn around struggling software companies. By 2012, investors including Harvard University were upset that about half the money hadn’t been used, according to three people with direct knowledge of the situation.

Three Americans on the Caribbean island of St. Croix presented a solution. They had built a network of payday-lending websites, using corporations set up in Belize and the Virgin Islands that obscured their involvement and circumvented U.S. usury laws, according to four former employees of their company,


Missouri Republicans Are About to Pass One of the Harshest Abortion Laws in the Country

Missouri abortion lawMissouri's Republican-controlled Legislature is poised to pass one of the harshest abortion laws in the county next week when lawmakers return to the state capitol for a last-minute special session.

GOP lawmakers called the session to try to override several of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's vetoes. At the top of the list: A bill that would force women seeking an abortion—including victims of rape and incest—to wait 72 hours between their first visit to a clinic and the procedure itself. Nixon vetoed the bill in June.


Ex.-Va. Gov., Wife Found Guilty on Multiple Counts in Corruption Trial

mcdonnell trialFormer Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife have been found guilty of most of the dozens of public corruption charges they faced in a marathon trial centered on lavish gifts and loans from a wealthy businessman.

The former governor has been found guilty on 11 of the 13 charges against him. Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell has been found guilty on nine of the 13 charges against her.

Courtroom observers said sobs broke out as the verdict was read; two jurors were seen wiping their eyes. Members of the McDonnell family were crying hysterically as the guilty counts were read.


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