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New alcohol charge against John Mellencamp’s son

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The 20-year-old son of rock star John Mellencamp faces an underage drinking charge while awaiting resolution of charges that he and his brother seriously injured a man in a fight.

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Maguire from Florida wins 108th Southern Amateur

M.J. Maguire, left, shakes the hand of playing partner Victor Prez at the conclusion of the final round of the Southern Amateur golf tournament Saturday, July 19, 2014, at The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tenn. Maguire won the tournament. (AP Photo/Chattanooga Times Free Press, Doug Strickland)

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. (AP) — M.J. Maguire won the 108th Southern Amateur by shooting a 1-under 71 on a wet and windy Saturday at The Honors Course.

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Experts: Social media can feed Munchausen by proxy

FILE -This undated file photo provided by the Westchester County District Attorney’s office shows Lacey Spears, who was indicted June 17, 2014, in White Plains, N.Y., on charges of depraved murder and manslaughter in the death of her son, 5-year-old Garnett-Paul Spears, whose sodium levels rose to dangerous levels with no medical explanation. Experts say the case of Spears appears to be an example of how social media feed into the disorder known as Munchausen by proxy, in which caretakers harm children and then bask in the attention. (AP Photo/Westchester County District Attorney, File)

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Experts say the case of a mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son to death with salt appears be an example of how social media feeds into Munchausen by proxy, a disorder in which caretakers purposely harm children and then bask in the attention and sympathy.

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Lawyer: 34 texts between Belichick and Hernandez

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots’ attorney says 34 text messages between coach Bill Belichick and former tight end Aaron Hernandez were provided to Massachusetts prosecutors investigating a 2013 killing in which Hernandez is charged.

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UConn to pay $1.3M in sex assault handling lawsuit

University of Connecticut student Rosemary Richi, at podium, answers questions from the media as attorney Gloria Allred, right, Kylie Angell, left, Erica Daniels, second from left, and Carolyn Luby, look on, during a news conference, Friday, July 18, 2014. The University of Connecticut will pay nearly $1.3 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference, the two sides announced Friday.  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut will pay $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit by five women who alleged the school did not take seriously their claims of sexual assaults on campus.

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