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U.S. grand jury indicts woman on charges of being Russian agent

U.S. grand jury indicts woman on charges of being Russian agentA U.S. grand jury returned an indictment against a Russian woman on Tuesday, and added a charge accusing her of acting as a Russian government agent while developing ties with American citizens and infiltrating political groups. Maria Butina, who studied at American University in Washington and is a founder of the pro-gun Russian advocacy group Right to Bear Arms, was charged in a criminal complaint on Monday with conspiracy to take actions on behalf of the Russian government. Tuesday's grand jury indictment added a more serious charge of acting as an agent of the Russian government, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.



Separated immigrants win deportation reprieves from two U.S. judges

Separated immigrants win deportation reprieves from two U.S. judgesLawyers for immigrant families separated by the U.S. government at the border with Mexico said a federal judge's order barring rapid deportations until at least next Tuesday would give their clients breathing room as they decided their next steps. The families had been separated amid a broader crackdown on illegal immigration by President Donald Trump's administration, sparking an international outcry and a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Trump ordered that the practice be halted on June 20, and the government faces a court-imposed July 26 deadline to reunite families.



Ex-Ohio State wrestlers sue school claiming it ignored sexual abuse

Ex-Ohio State wrestlers sue school claiming it ignored sexual abuseThe lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Columbus, Ohio, claimed the university ignored abusive behavior by the late Dr. Richard Strauss and said coaches and higher level officials were aware of his abuse. "The rampant sexual abuse and culture of sexual abuse was reported to Ohio State administrators and to the head of the athletic department," the complaint said.



Michigan State chief, U.S. Olympic Committee CEO to testify on athlete safety

Michigan State chief, U.S. Olympic Committee CEO to testify on athlete safetyInterim Michigan State University President John Engler and the heads of the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics are scheduled testify on July 24 before a U.S. Senate commerce panel on efforts to protect athletes from abuse, the committee said on Tuesday. Congress has been investigating following the sex abuse scandal involving former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar, who was sentenced to two 40-year prison terms after pleading guilty to molesting female athletes under the guise of medical treatment. The scandal prompted the board of directors at USA Gymnastics to resign, along with top officials at Michigan State, including its former president.



Woman survives seven days on spring water after California cliff crash

Woman survives seven days on spring water after California cliff crash(Reuters) - This July 14 story was corrected to reflect California Highway Patrol retraction of statement that Hernandez said she drank engine radiator water. CHP says Hernandez used a radiator hose to drink water from a spring. An Oregon woman who disappeared a week ago was rescued from the bottom of a California coastal cliff where she survived by drinking water from a spring using a radiator hose from her wrecked sports utility vehicle, authorities said on Saturday.





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