Report: BBC missed chances to stop sexual predator Savile

LONDON (AP) — An investigation into the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal cleared the BBC of wrongdoing Thursday, even as it painted a damming portrait of an institution where employees were afraid to raise even serious concerns about sexual misconduct for fear of upsetting celebrity talent or making the corporation look bad.

  • Written by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press

Glance at Iran elections as Islamic Republic readies to vote

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranians are to vote Friday in the country's first elections since the Islamic Republic sealed a landmark deal with the United States and other world powers over its disputed nuclear program last year. It is also the first nationwide vote since moderate President Hassan Rouhani was elected in 2013 by promising to boost the economy, improve ties with the outside world and ease social restrictions at home.

  • Written by ADAM SCHRECK, Associated Press

Police video shows stun gun use on man who later died

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama mental patient who died after being shot with a stun gun began having breathing difficulties within minutes of receiving the jolt, according to a police video.