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Expert: Monkeypox likely spread by sex at 2 raves in Europe

May. 23, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A leading adviser to the World Health Organization described the unprecedented outbreak of monkeypox in developed countries as “a random event” that might be explained by sexual behavior at two recent raves in Europe. Dr. David Heymann, who formerly headed WHO’s...

Lee University considers limiting student speech on gender

May. 23, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — A private Christian university is considering strictly limiting the free speech rights of its students when it comes to sexuality and gender, from how they behave to what they wear and what they can say on campus or even online, according to published reports. ...

New French govt pledges 'zero tolerance' for sexual abuse

May. 23, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — There will be “zero tolerance” for sexual misconduct by members of French President Emmanuel Macron's new government, but the judiciary, not the press, will decide the truth, a government spokeswoman said after press coverage of Monday's first Cabinet meeting focused on a...

Musk denies sexual misconduct allegation by flight attendant

May. 20, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has denied a claim of sexual misconduct by a flight attendant contracted by SpaceX who worked on his private jet in 2016. A report by Business Insider said SpaceX paid the woman $250,000 in severance in 2018 in exchange for her...

Lawmaker's arrest is latest sex claim to roil UK Parliament

May. 18, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A U.K. Conservative lawmaker was released on bail Wednesday while police investigate allegations of rape and sexual assault against him, the latest in a series of sexual misconduct allegations that have led some to label Britain's Parliament a toxic workplace. The...

UK: Unnamed Conservative lawmaker held on suspicion of rape

May. 17, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Conservative Party said Tuesday it has asked one of its lawmakers to stay away from Parliament while he is under police investigation on suspicion of rape and sexual assault offenses. London's Metropolitan Police said the suspect, who was not identified,...

Prince William hopes gay players encouraged by Jake Daniels

May. 17, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince William expressed hope Tuesday that more soccer players will have the confidence to be open about their sexuality after Jake Daniels became the first active player in the English men's professional game to announce he is gay. The 17-year-old forward is just...

Spanish govt proposes wider abortion rights, menstrual leave

May. 17, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government approved a draft bill Tuesday that widens abortion rights for teenagers and may make Spain the first country in Europe entitling workers to paid menstrual leave. The measures are part of a package of proposals that will be sent to the Spanish...

AP source: Browns QB Watson to meet with NFL reps in Texas

May. 16, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — NFL officials will meet this week with Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson as the league continues to investigate whether he violated its personal conduct policy, a person familiar with the plans told The Associated Press on Monday. Watson, who is facing 22...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

May. 16, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

Des Moines Register. May 15, 2022. Editorial: A new report offers a path to answers about racial profiling by police. Will Des Moines take it? Recommendations in a new report, which echo earlier calls from activists on racial profiling and other issues, can help...