Human welfare

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2018 file photo, Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina appears in court, in Lansing, Mich. A Michigan chief judge says a colleague who sentenced former sports doctor Larry Nassar to prison for molesting women and girls will remain on the case. Ingham County Circuit Judge Richard Garcia ruled Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in defense of Judge Aquilina's status on Nassar's case. Nassar's appellate lawyers accuse her of bias during a seven-day hearing in January when roughly 150 victims spoke and say he deserves another hearing.(Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
August 14, 2018 - 12:56 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan chief judge says a colleague who sentenced former sports doctor Larry Nassar to prison for molesting women and girls will remain on the case. Ingham County Circuit Judge Richard Garcia ruled Tuesday in defense of Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's status on Nassar's case...
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August 11, 2018 - 5:47 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland places football coach DJ Durkin on leave while school investigates bullying allegations.
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. A judge who sentenced Nassar to prison for molesting girls will hold a hearing on a request that she disqualify herself from his appeal of the sentence. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina will hear arguments in her Lansing courtroom Friday, Aug. 3. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
August 03, 2018 - 4:14 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan judge who held an extraordinary hearing before sentencing sports doctor Larry Nassar to prison for sexually assaulting female athletes refused to disqualify herself from the case Friday if higher courts send it back to fix any errors. Ingham County Judge Rosemarie Aquilina...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2014, file photo, Devon Alexander, right, punches Amir Khan during their welterweight boxing match in Las Vegas. Alexander has gone from world champion, to painkiller addict, to boxer on the comeback trail. He believes the battles he’s waged to get back into the ring will benefit him as he chases another title. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
July 26, 2018 - 3:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Devon Alexander has gone from world champion to painkiller addict to boxer on the comeback trail. He believes the battles he's waged to get back into the ring will benefit him as he chases another title. Alexander held two world championships by the time he was 23 years old. But...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar sits during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. Lawyers for the imprisoned former sports doctor on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, filed motions in Ingham County asking that he be re-sentenced by a different judge in the first of the major molestation cases he faced. Nassar, who's serving a 60-year federal sentence for possessing child pornography, was also sentenced to up to 175 years in state prison for molesting young athletes. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
July 25, 2018 - 11:00 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Larry Nassar's attorneys say the disgraced former sports doctor was assaulted within hours of being placed in the general population at the federal prison in Arizona where he is serving a 60-year sentence for child pornography possession. In motions filed Tuesday seeking to...
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July 18, 2018 - 12:45 pm
Rebecca Maine was a heroin addict as a teenager. At times, she didn't see living very long as a viable option. Now, Maine is a student at the Penn State campus in DuBois and has Olympic aspirations as a boxer. Considering how far she has come since first trying heroin at age 16 to "going on to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2015, file photo, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory watches play from the sideline during the team's NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Arlington, Texas. The NFL has reinstated Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory, who was suspended all of last season over multiple violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy. The league said Tuesday, July 17, 2018 that Gregory can join the Cowboys at training camp in California next week. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)
July 17, 2018 - 4:10 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory, who was suspended all of last season over multiple violations of the NFL's substance-abuse policy, was reinstated Tuesday. Gregory can join the Cowboys at training camp in California next week and will be eligible for games as long as...
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July 09, 2018 - 10:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian has lost a $30 million lawsuit that claimed he was improperly fired by the school instead of being allowed to seek treatment for alcoholism. An arbitrator last week ruled in favor of the University of Southern California, saying...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017 file photo, former gymnast Rachael Denhollander speaks about former sports doctor Larry Nassar in Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University has hired Robert Kent, an attorney who defended the school against sexual assault lawsuits to head the office handling sexual assault complaints, sparking pushback from victims' advocates. Rachael Denhollander, an outspoken victim, says Kent's appointment is insensitive. She says the university is sending "a message to survivors that their voices don't matter." (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
June 29, 2018 - 2:51 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has hired an attorney who defended the school against sexual assault lawsuits to head the office handling sexual assault complaints, sparking pushback from victim advocates. The university's interim president, John Engler, appointed Robert Kent...
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Iran's Sardar Azmoun reacts during the group B match between Iran and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 28, 2018 - 10:38 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Online bullying has just cost Iran one of its top players. Forward Sardar Azmoun said Thursday that he's retiring from the national team. The 23-year-old Azmoun was the target of numerous attacks on social media after failing to score in any of Iran's three group matches at the...
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