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California appeals court judge to be removed for misconduct

Jan. 27, 2021 10:54 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California appeals court justice accused of sexually harassing staff and attorneys will be removed from office after the state Supreme Court refused to hear his appeal Wednesday. Jeffrey Johnson will become the highest-ranking California judge ever removed for misconduct, the San...

Nebraska attorney general takes new steps to fight sex abuse

Jan. 27, 2021 5:26 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson announced Wednesday that state officials are taking new steps to support people who have experienced sexual abuse. Peterson said state officials and child advocates are offering training to law enforcement agencies on how to investigate child...

Suit: Background check failure led to Kansas patient's rape

Jan. 27, 2021 2:23 PM EST

ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas assisted living facility is accused in a lawsuit of failing to vet staff and turning a blind eye while a woman with dementia was sexually assaulted. The suit alleges that administrators at Mapleton Assisted Living facility waited six months to perform a background check on the...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jan. 27, 2021 12:16 PM EST

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Jan. 23 The Dothan Eagle on a U.S. congressman from Alabama accused of inciting the mob who attacked the U.S. Capitol: One of the most effective components of our government is that accountability of elected officials begins at the ballot box. Those in leadership...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2020, file photo, Tigrayan refugees who fled Ethiopia's conflict, prepare to cook their dinners in front of their temporary shelters, at Umm Rakouba, a refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan. Huge unknowns persist in the deadly conflict, but details of the involvement of neighboring Eritrea, one of the world's most secretive countries, are emerging with witness accounts by survivors and others. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

US says Eritrean forces should leave Tigray immediately

Jan. 27, 2021 7:26 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States says all soldiers from Eritrea should leave Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region “immediately.” A State Department spokesperson in an email to The Associated Press late Tuesday cited “credible reports of looting, sexual violence, assaults in...

In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial in New York. A Delaware judge has approved a revised Weinstein Co. bankruptcy plan that provides about $35 million for creditors, with roughly half that amount going to women who've accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct. The judge approved the plan following a hearing and overruled objections by attorneys representing four women. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Judge OKs Weinstein bankruptcy plan with $17M for victims

Jan. 26, 2021 11:49 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has approved a revised Weinstein Co. bankruptcy plan that provides about $35 million for creditors, with roughly half that amount going to women who have accused disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. The judge approved the plan after a hearing...

FILE - Actress Jane Fonda appears at the 71st international film festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 12, 2018. The Golden Globes will bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to Fonda during the 78th annual awards show next month. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)

Jane Fonda to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award

Jan. 26, 2021 9:46 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Fonda cemented herself into Hollywood allure as a chameleonlike actor and social activist, and now the Golden Globes will honor her illustrious career with its highest honor. Fonda will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 78th annual awards ceremony on Feb. 28, the...

In this Nov. 2, 2016, file photo, Shirlene Ostrov, then a Republican candidate for Congress, waves to drivers at a highway intersection in Waipahu, Hawaii. Now the chair of the Republican Party of Hawaii, Ostrov on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, took full responsibility for the unauthorized tweets that were sent by the party's vice chair on Jan. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz, file)

Hawaii GOP official resigns after posting pro-QAnon tweets

Jan. 25, 2021 9:25 PM EST

A high-ranking official with the Hawaii Republican Party confirmed Monday that he resigned after posting a series of tweets about the QAnon conspiracy theory on the official party account, saying its adherents shouldn't be mocked. “We should make it abundantly clear — the people who subscribed to...

Missouri House Democrats kick member out of caucus

Jan. 25, 2021 10:44 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House Democrats on Sunday kicked out a member of their caucus as punishment for threatening a staffer and lying during an ethics investigation. House Minority Leader Crystal Quade in a statement said the caucus voted out Rep. Wiley Price, of St. Louis. Price was accused of...

Man pleads guilty to sex trafficking women, girl in Arizona

Jan. 25, 2021 12:02 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to sex trafficking two women and a juvenile girl, according to Arizona prosecutors. They said 27-year-old Louis Broadway-Phillips is facing 10 years in prison, lifetime probation and sex offender terms when he’s sentenced. The Arizona Attorney General’s...