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Larry Nassar moved to another prison facility

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar has been transferred to another federal prison facility.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons website on Sunday shows the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor is at the Oklahoma Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City. He had been imprisoned in Tucson, Arizona.

Nassar's attorneys said last month he was assaulted within hours of being placed in the general population at the Arizona federal prison.
Ralph Miller, a retired federal prisons worker who specialized in sex offender designations, tells The Detroit News the transfer is likely due to the assault.

Nassar pleaded guilty in two cases to molesting women and girls who sought treatment. He's serving decades in prison and likely will never be released.

Judge weighs lawsuit challenging arrests of married immigrants

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge in Boston is considering whether to allow certain immigrants who are married to U.S. citizens but are facing deportation to remain in the country.

Judge Mark Wolf heard arguments Monday morning in a class action lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. The hearing was expected to continue today.

The federal government argues the case should be dismissed because U.S. District Court has no jurisdiction over deportation decisions.

But the ACLU argues federal regulations specifically allow certain non-citizen spouses of U.S. citizens to remain in the country while they pursue lawful immigration status through marriage.

State AG asks high court to hear appeal on sniper sentencing

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s attorney general has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the state’s appeal of a ruling granting new sentencing hearings for the man serving life terms for the sniper shootings that terrorized the Washington, D.C., region when he was a teenager.

Attorney General Mark Herring is asking the high court to review a ruling by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In June, the appeals court ruled that Lee Boyd Malvo should be resentenced in Virginia under U.S. Supreme Court rulings that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional.

Herring argues that Malvo’s sentence already complies with those rulings.

Malvo was 17 when he and John Allen Muhammad fatally shot 10 people in Maryland, Virginia and Washington.

Muhammad was executed. Malvo was sentenced to multiple life terms, including four in Virginia.

Official: Failing dam could cause flooding

COLDWATER (AP) — Officials in southern Michigan say the Coldwater River's Blackhawk Dam is failing, which may lead to flooding if the crews aren't able to adequately repair the structure.

The Kalamazoo Gazette reported Sunday that local officials were dispatching repair materials and equipment in hopes of repairing the dam.
But Branch County Emergency Management Coordinator Tim Miner warned that the effort may not be able to stop “significant” flooding in the area.

Officials announced that the dam was failing in a statement released around noon Sunday.


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