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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