Two Republican senators, two divergent paths on Kavanaugh

U.S. 10/06/18, 00:23

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski turned against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh quietly, uttering a single word: "No."Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, her longtime friend and fellow moderate Republican, spoke on the Senate floor for 45 minutes, explaining her support for Kavanaugh in detail.Though they reached opposite conclusions, both women had ...

Update: Sheriff: Man ambushed officers questioning son

U.S. 10/05/18, 14:40

The Latest on the shooting of seven police officers in South Carolina (all times local):2:25 p.m.Blood-soaked evidence lies on Saxon Drive in the Vintage Place neighborhood where several members of law enforcement were shot, one fatally, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Florence, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)The sheriff investigating the shooting ...

Day of chaos and consequence before vote on Kavanaugh

U.S. 10/05/18, 01:43

This is what democracy looks like!" protesters shouted outside the Supreme Court, voicing their opposition to Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the high court but somehow speaking for everyone on every side on a day of passion, chaos and consequence.Democracy on Thursday looked like:— Senators scurrying AWAY from the cameras, not ...

Vegas lawyer: Ronaldo rape accuser ’emotionally fragile’

Soccer 10/02/18, 17:04

A lawyer for a Nevada woman alleging that soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo raped her in 2009 calls her client "emotionally fragile" and says she accepted a settlement back then because she never wanted her name made public.Attorney Larissa Drohobyczer (droh-HO'-bit-zer) said Tuesday that Kathryn Mayorga is currently out of the ...

Soccer star Ronaldo sued, accused of rape by Nevada woman

Soccer 10/01/18, 20:16

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is being sued by a Nevada woman who said he raped her in the penthouse suite of a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 and then dispatched a team of "fixers" to obstruct the criminal investigation and trick her into keeping quiet for $375,000.The suit says the ...

Memorable quotes and exchanges from Kavanaugh-Ford hearing

U.S. 09/28/18, 03:35

Memorable quotes and exchanges from the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh:CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD:— On how certain she is that she was assaulted by Kavanaugh:"One hundred percent."— On the strongest memory she has of her alleged attack:Ford: "Indelible in the hippocampus is ...

What Happened: Top takeaways from Kavanaugh, Ford hearing

U.S. 09/28/18, 03:18

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh riveted Washington and the nation with hours of fiery, emotional testimony from the judge and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexual assault when they were high schoolers. Kavanaugh denied the accusation.Here are ...

Rapper Nelly settles with woman over sexual assault lawsuit

Entertainment 09/27/18, 18:25

The rapper Nelly has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who alleges that he raped her on his tour bus in suburban Seattle then defamed her when he claimed she made up the accusation.Settlement terms between Monique Greene and Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes Jr., ...

Murder case against ex-Minneapolis cop heads back to court

U.S. 09/26/18, 16:08

Attorneys head to court Thursday to argue over whether a criminal case should go forward against a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home.Mohamed Noor's attorneys maintain he acted reasonably ...

Update: Prosecutor says accuser good with Cosby sentence

U.S. 09/26/18, 08:17

The Latest on the sentencing of Bill Cosby (all times local):7:50 a.m.A prosecutor who tried Bill Cosby in his sexual assault case says the comedian's chief accuser, Andrea Constand, told her she was happy with his three-to-10-year prison sentence.Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Kristen Feden said Wednesday on NBC's "Today" ...

Cosby camp: Once-beloved actor a victim of racism, sexism

Entertainment 09/26/18, 02:46

A publicist for once-beloved actor Bill Cosby complained that the star's conviction and three- to 10-year prison term for sexual assault stem from a racist and sexist justice system.Bill Cosby is escorted out of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018 in Eagleville, Pa., following his sentencing to ...

GOP picks female prosecutor to question Kavanaugh, accuser

U.S. 09/26/18, 02:22

Senate Republicans are bringing in Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to handle questioning about allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, describing her as tough, experienced and, above all, objective.Mitchell, a Republican, was expected to question both Kavanaugh and his accuser at Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.Christine Blasey ...

Andrea Constand’s impact statement: Bill Cosby ‘robbed me’

Basketball 09/25/18, 12:14

Victim impact statement by Andrea Constand, the former Temple University employee whom Bill Cosby was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting in 2004, as submitted in writing to the court at Cosby's sentencing Tuesday in Norristown, Pennsylvania:To truly understand the impact that sexual assault has had on my life, you ...

PAC targets politicians it says act against women’s interest

California 09/24/18, 11:27

The Stanford University law professor who led the successful recall of a California judge over his handling of a sexual assault case announced Monday that she is broadening her fight to target politicians.Michele Dauber said the Enough is Enough Voter Project will raise money to campaign against candidates for state ...

Update: Cosby arrives for start of sentencing hearing

Basketball 09/24/18, 08:35

The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local):8:25 a.m.Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the start of a sentencing hearing that will determine the punishment for the 81-year-old comedian convicted of sexual assault.FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2013 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby ...

Ex-Lions DeAndre Levy tackles sexual assault with public art

Football 09/24/18, 06:00

Even if he doesn't play football here anymore, former Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy has made a home in Detroit and is starting a family here."Detroit has become my home," Levy, 31, told the Free Press . "Detroit has grown on me, especially the last few years I've been here ...

Cosby accusers say they hope he is sentenced to jail time

Entertainment 09/23/18, 15:20

Two of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault decades ago said Sunday they hope he will be sentenced to prison time this week.Lise-Lotte Lublin and Chelan Lasha, who appeared with attorney Gloria Allred, also said they hoped they would be allowed to read victim impact statements ...

Portugal women’s groups outraged by sexual assault sentence

Europe 09/21/18, 08:37

Women's rights groups in Portugal reacted angrily Friday to a court's suspended sentence for two men found guilty of sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who had passed out drunk at a night club.The Women's Alternative and Response Union said in a Facebook post it was "revolting" that an appeals court ...

Hearing sets up dramatic showdown between Kavanaugh, accuser

U.S. 09/17/18, 00:55

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Monday abruptly called Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault decades ago to testify publicly next week, grudgingly setting up a dramatic showdown they hoped would prevent the allegation from sinking his nomination to the Supreme Court.

Israeli lawmaker to PM: Dismiss US envoy over aide scandal

World 09/16/18, 09:22

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli opposition lawmaker on Sunday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to dismiss his ambassador to the United States for failing to report sexual assault allegations against a top Netanyahu aide, ballooning an already embarrassing scandal for the Israeli leader.

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