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US Banks Near $10 Billion Settlement on Foreclosure Abuse

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Major U.S. banks are nearing a $10 billion settlement to resolve claims that they abused financially troubled homeowners as they sought to foreclose on their home purchase loans at the height of the country’s financial downturn. As millions of U.S. homeowners lost their jobs in 2009 and 2010, they often fell behind on their monthly […]

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Australia Apologizes for Abuse in Military

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Australia’s government has apologized to hundreds of victims of abuse within the military, clearing the way for victims to receive compensation. In an address to parliament Monday, Defense Minister Stephen Smith acknowledged that, since the early 1950s soldiers, sailors and members of the air force had suffered abuse, often by superiors, under the excuse of […]

British Police: 300 Possible Victims in Savile Abuse Scandal

Posted October 25th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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British police say they have identified 300 potential victims of alleged child abuse by the late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile. Police Commander Peter Spindler said Thursday authorities have so far spoken with 130 people, all but two of whom are women. He said the majority of alleged offenses involve Savile but other people might also […]

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Report: Substance Abuse in US Military a ‘Public Health Crisis’

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A medical study requested by the U.S. Defense Department says abuse of alcohol and drugs in the U.S. military has become a public health crisis, and says Pentagon efforts to deal with the upturn are out of date. A study by the congressional-chartered non-profit Institute of Medicine says about one in four military personnel who […]

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US-Based Catholic Cleric Jailed in Sex Abuse Coverup

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based Roman Catholic Church official convicted of hiding child sex abuse by priests was sentenced Tuesday to a prison term of up to six years. Monsignor William Lynn, who oversaw the work of 800 priests in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was in charge of investigating sex abuse claims against priests from 1992 to 2004. […]

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Internal Report: Penn State Officials Concealed Abuse

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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An internal investigation into the Penn State University child abuse scandal found that university leaders, including late head football coach Joe Paterno, “concealed critical facts” about former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse of young boys. Former FBI director Louis Freeh was hired by university trustees to look into the scandal after Sandusky was arrested. […]

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US Church Official Convicted Of Abuse Cover Up

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A Roman Catholic monsignor has become the highest ranking church official in the United States to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse. A jury in Philadelphia Friday found Monsignor William Lynn guilty of child endangerment for his role in transferring abusive priests to other parishes. Prosecutors argued that Lynn chose to protect the […]

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Jury Selection Begins in Former Penn State Coach’s Sex Abuse Trial

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Jury selection has begun in the child sex abuse trial of former U.S. college football coach Jerry Sandusky. The retired Pennsylvania State University assistant coach faces 52 counts of sexual abuse for allegedly molesting 10 boys over 15 years. Prosecutors say the 68-year-old Sandusky met many of his accusers through a charity he founded for […]

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Asia Next for Catholic Sex-Abuse Disclosures?

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Roman Catholic leaders meeting at the Vatican are being advised to expect further disclosure of incidents of child abuse by priests in Asia. The archbishop of Manila, Luis Antonio Tagle, is one of many senior Catholic clerics from around the world attending a meeting this week on the child-abuse issue. Their discussions centered on how […]

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Bishop Warns Asia Could be Next in Church Sex Abuse Scandal

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Top Catholic Church officials are being warned Asia could be next in the growing child sex abuse scandal. Manila’s archbishop, Monsignor Luis Antonio Tagle, told fellow bishops and other Catholic officials Thursday that a growing number of victims have come forward in recent years in the Philippines. He also said there are likely many more […]

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