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Forced kiss claim leads to 'helplessness' for accuser who turned to Olympics abuse-fighting agency

Oct. 02, 2023 10:36 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — When Kirsten Hawkes, a one-time elite fencer, reached out to her childhood coach for advice about starting her own fencing club, their meeting turned awkward right away. It began, she said, with an unwanted kiss on the lips when the two met at a bar during a fencing...

Chicago agency finds no wrongdoing in probe of officers' alleged sex misconduct with migrants

Sep. 29, 2023 14:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s police oversight agency said Friday it has closed an investigation after finding no wrongdoing by city officers followings allegations that they engaged in sexual misconduct with migrants housed at police stations. The Civilian Office of Police...

Before senior aide to Pennsylvania governor resigned, coworker accused adviser of sexual harassment

Sep. 28, 2023 18:51 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A senior adviser to Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro who abruptly resigned this week had been accused earlier this year of sexual harassment by a coworker who said his behavior forced her to quit her job in the governor's office. Mike Vereb, who served as...

At US Antarctic base hit by harassment claims, workers are banned from buying alcohol at bars

Sep. 28, 2023 15:15 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — From Sunday, workers at the main United States base in Antarctica will no longer be able to walk into a bar and order a beer, after the U.S. federal agency that oversees the research program decided to stop serving alcohol. McMurdo Station will not be...

Police probe report of dad being told 11-year-old girl could face charges in images sent to man

Sep. 18, 2023 19:20 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police say they are investigating a report that a father was told by officers that his 11-year-old daughter could face charges after he called to report that she had been the victim of an “online predator.” A video posted on social media shows the...

Larry Nassar survivor says Michigan State's latest mess shows it hasn't learned from past

Sep. 12, 2023 17:32 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State missed an opportunity to provide some clarity about who was aware of sexual harassment allegations against Mel Tucker and what school leaders knew about them when its athletic director and interim president announced the football coach was being suspended...

A new documentary reexamines the Louis CK scandal, 6 years later

Sep. 12, 2023 10:12 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Louis C.K. came to the Toronto International Film Festival six years ago with the hotly anticipated “I Love You, Daddy,” just as allegations of sexual misconduct against the comedian were gaining new prominence. The movie sold at TIFF for $5 million, but before...

Suspended Michigan State coach calls harassment allegations false and outside scope of Title IX

Sep. 11, 2023 21:41 PM EDT

Suspended Michigan State football coach Mel Tucker said Monday that allegations of sexual harassment against him are “completely false” and the intimate phone call he had with activist and rape survivor Brenda Tracy is outside the scope of both Title IX and school policy. In a...

Michigan State suspends football coach Mel Tucker pending results of investigation into allegations of sexual harassment

Sep. 10, 2023 17:13 PM EDT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State suspends football coach Mel Tucker pending results of investigation into allegations of sexual harassment.

Today in History: September 9, California becomes a state

Sep. 09, 2023 00:12 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2023. There are 113 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 9, 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the first civil rights bill to pass Congress since...