Liberty Announces Investigation Into Falwell’s Tenure

RICHMOND, Va. — Liberty University is opening an independent investigation into Jerry Falwell Jr.'s tenure as president, a wide-ranging inquiry that will include financial, real estate and legal matters, the evangelical school's board announced Monday. In a...
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Warrants Served in 1996 Disappearance of California Student

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Search warrants were served Wednesday at locations in California and Washington state in the investigation of the disappearance of college student Kristin Smart in 1996, authorities said. “The search warrants are limited in scope, and seal...
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Arrests at LA Church Allege Marriage, Immigration Fraud

LOS ANGELES — Federal agents raided a Philippines-based church in Los Angeles Wednesday in a human trafficking investigation that led to arrests of three church leaders in what prosecutors said was a decades-long scheme to trick followers into becoming fundrai...
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American Journalist Freed in Lebanon After Questioning

BEIRUT — An American freelance journalist who was detained in Lebanon on suspicion of broadcasting live footage of protests to an Israeli news outlet has been released, the journalist said Tuesday. "I'm glad that I have been released from custody and extrem...