BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach, was convicted Friday of sexually abusing young boys, completing the downfall of a onetime local hero in a scandal that shook a proud Pennsylvania community, a prominent American university and the world of major college football.

via NYT > N.Y. / Region by By RUSS BUETTNER on 6/22/12
Michael Pena, a former New York police officer convicted in March of predatory sexual assault, pleaded guilty to rape counts on which the jury had been unable to reach a verdict.

via NYT > N.Y. / Region by By SHARON OTTERMAN on 6/22/12
Charges against four men marked the first time in at least two decades that the Brooklyn district attorney has pursued Hasidic Jews for intimidating someone who alleged sexual abuse.

via NYT > N.Y. / Region by By WILLIAM GRIMES on 6/21/12
Mr. Neiman, who painted racetrack scenes and Olympic contests, depicted public life in gaudy colors.

via NYT > N.Y. / Region by By RUSS BUETTNER on 6/20/12
The hearing on whether Pedro Hernandez is mentally fit for trial was supposed to be held Monday.

via NYT > World by By HARVEY MORRIS on 6/23/12
A hundred years after his birth, the British mathematician Alan Turing -- the father of modern computing -- is being celebrated as a pioneer and mourned as a victim of intolerance.

via NYT > N.Y. / Region by By THOMAS KAPLAN and JOHN ELIGON on 6/20/12
Republicans saw Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s plan to decriminalize small amounts as encouraging its use.

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