News on the go: Oct. 29, 2013

Carrie Blazina

European countries are considering sanctions against the United States after learning last week of its widespread spying. German officials said Monday that European officials were considering cutting off access to a law-enforcement tool used to track the flow of terrorist money, and the European Parliament voted in a nonbinding resolution last week to suspend the United States’ access. European leaders are considering this measure as a result of what they perceive as a lack of response from the U.S. to their complaints about phone-call monitoring. Read the full story.

Penn State said Monday it will pay $59.7 million to 26 young men related to claims of sexual abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The school did not reveal the names of the recipients of the 26 settlements, and the status of six other claims remains to be decided. Sandusky is serving a 30-to-40 year prison sentence related to the child molestation of 10 boys. Read the full story.

An Athens, Ohio, grand jury decided Tuesday not to file charges in an alleged sexual assault near Ohio University that occurred Oct. 12. Investigators determined the man and woman involved drank together at a bar before the sexual act occurred, and when the man had asked the woman if she wanted him to stop, she said no. The grand jury decided there was not probable cause to file charges in the incident, which was widely documented in photos and videos posted on social media.

Information is from the Associated Press

Carrie Blazina is the nation and world editor for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact her at [email protected].