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Lawyers to release list of accused Illinois Catholic clergy

Mar. 19, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys who have represented clergy abuse victims across the United States say they are releasing a report that lists the names of every Catholic priest and lay person in Illinois who has been publicly accused of sexual misconduct. On Wednesday, the attorneys say they will release a...

Governor 'glad' to meet with woman who accused lawmaker

Mar. 19, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday that it took "a lot of courage" for a woman to meet with him last week about her accusations of sexual misconduct against a state lawmaker. The Republican told reporters that he was glad to meet Christi Rice and hear her story, but declined to...

Gillibrand: 'Post-investigation' errors in misconduct claim

Mar. 19, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand acknowledged Tuesday that there were some "post-investigation human errors" when her Senate office investigated allegations of sexual misconduct against various staffers. Gillibrand, campaigning in Iowa for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination,...

Pediatrician gets at least 79 years for assaulting patients

Mar. 18, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania pediatrician was sentenced Monday to at least 79 years in prison for sexually assaulting 31 children, most of them patients, as his now-adult victims blasted not only their abuser but the system that let him get away with it for so long. Dr. Johnnie Barto of...

Warner Bros.' chief Tsujihara steps down following scandal

Mar. 18, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara, one of the highest ranking Hollywood executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, stepped down from the studio Monday following claims that he promised roles to an actress with whom he was having an affair. WarnerMedia chief executive John...

R. Kelly case spotlights abuse of girls in the era of #MeToo

Mar. 18, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The girls, a dozen of them 15 to 18 years old, file into a conference room in a downtown Brooklyn office building, taking seats in chairs carefully arranged in a circle. On the floor in front of them is a makeshift altar of comforting objects: A string of Christmas lights, plastic toys and...

Vatican pushes back about work conditions at UN mission

Mar. 16, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is pushing back against whistleblower reports about problematic work conditions at its U.N. mission in New York under its former ambassador, in the latest scandal implicating the Holy See's diplomatic corps. The Vatican's U.N. mission said the visa status of its diplomatic,...

Workers on Bernie Sanders' 2020 campaign have unionized

Mar. 15, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

Workers on Bernie Sanders' 2020 Democratic campaign have unionized, becoming the first presidential campaign staffers in history to do so. Sanders, campaigning in South Carolina on Friday, said he was proud of the distinction. "We cannot just support unions with words, we must back it up with actions," he...

Casino regulators to receive long-awaited Wynn investigation

Mar. 15, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gambling regulators are receiving a long-awaited investigative report into allegations of sexual misconduct against casino mogul Steve Wynn as they weigh the fate of the soon-to-open Encore Boston Harbor resort. The five members of the state Gaming Commission were expected to...

Federal judge to mediate lawsuits about Ohio State doctor

Mar. 15, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A senior federal judge from Cincinnati will handle the mediation of two lawsuits filed against Ohio State by scores of men alleging the university ignored or failed to stop decades of sexual misconduct by a now-deceased team doctor. After lawyers for OSU and the men couldn't agree on...