• Nathaniel Kibby is escorted out of the Belknap County Superior after pleading guilty and being sentenced 45-90 years in prison for kidnapping, rape, criminal threatening and witness tampering Thursday May 26, 2016 in Laconia, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    Man admits kidnapping teen girl, raping her during captivity

    LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A man who kidnapped a 14-year-old girl when she accepted his offer of a ride home from school because her feet were sore, held her captive for nine months and raped her repeatedly at his trailer acknowledged his crimes on Thursday and apologized. The girl, who was in court to hear his admission, thanked him for eventually letting her go.

  • In this March 6, 2016, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Hector Olivera bats during a spring training baseball game against the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Olivera was suspended through Aug. 1 for his arrest on domestic violence charges. The suspension, announced Thursday, May 26, by commissioner Rob Manfred, is without pay and covers 82 games, retroactive to April 30. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    Braves outfielder Hector Olivera suspended through Aug. 1

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves’ dismal season took another turn for the worse Thursday when outfielder Hector Olivera agreed to accept a suspension through Aug. 1 for his arrest on domestic violence charges.

    Updated: 2:57 pm

  • Charges dropped against Tennessee high school assistant

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities have dropped charges against a Tennessee assistant high school basketball coach accused of failing to report alleged child sexual abuse of players by teammates.

  • Charges dropped against Tenness assistant basketball coach

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities have dropped charges against a Tennessee assistant high school basketball coach accused of failing to report alleged child sexual abuse of players by teammates.

  • This June 18, 2015, file photo, provided by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office shows Dylann Roof.  The Justice Department intends to seek the death penalty against Roof, the man charged with killing nine black parishioners last year in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (Charleston County Sheriff's Office via AP, file)

    Religion news in brief

    Justice Department seeking death penalty in Charleston, SC, church shooting

  • Ex-Farmington police officer found not guilty of sex crimes

    AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A former Farmington police officer has been acquitted of rape and child molestation charges.

  • Children’s minister among 32 arrested in trafficking sting

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee authorities say a children’s minister is among 32 people facing charges after a prostitution and human-trafficking sting in Knoxville.