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Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Feb. 27, 2024 07:12 AM EST

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. February 21, 2024. Editorial: Don’t sit out the March 19 primary — too much is at stake At first glance, the March 19 primary in Illinois might not look that exciting. Unless Republican Nikki Haley manages to hold on...

Another executive at Japan's top oil firm is fired for sexual harassment as #MeToo awareness grows

Feb. 22, 2024 01:45 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The head of a renewable energy subsidiary of Japan's top oil company, Eneos Holdings, has been fired for sexual harassment, the companies announced Wednesday, as awareness of the #MeToo movement grows in the country. Japan Renewable Energy Corp. said in a statement it...

Second man accused of vandalizing journalists' homes pleads guilty in New Hampshire

Feb. 09, 2024 11:40 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A second man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with threats and vandalism targeting public radio journalists in New Hampshire. Prosecutors allege that four men were involved in a plot to vandalize the homes of New Hampshire Public Radio news...

Nevada high court dismisses casino mogul Steve Wynn's defamation suit against The Associated Press

Feb. 08, 2024 22:26 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought by casino mogul Steve Wynn against The Associated Press over a story about two women’s accounts to police alleging he engaged in sexual misconduct. The court cited state anti-SLAPP law...

Kentucky House passes bill to bolster disclosure of sexual misconduct allegations against teachers

Feb. 08, 2024 16:15 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House overwhelmingly passed legislation Thursday to bolster disclosure requirements meant to reveal allegations of past misconduct when teachers seek jobs in other school districts. The measure won 95-0 House passage to advance to the Senate. The...

CIA terminates whistleblower who prompted flood of sexual misconduct complaints

Feb. 08, 2024 15:54 PM EST

The CIA this week terminated a woman whose whistleblower account of being assaulted in a stairwell at the spy agency's headquarters prompted a flood of colleagues to come forward with their own complaints of sexual misconduct. The woman's attorney called the action a brazen retaliation. ...

Adult dancers in Washington state want a strippers' bill of rights. Here's how it could help them

Feb. 07, 2024 20:42 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — For months, Andrea studied for her master’s degree in library sciences between dancing naked at clubs in Seattle. But then she was sexually assaulted at work and slapped by a customer — and nobody stepped in to help. Now, she and hundreds of other strippers in...

Cyprus president makes government ministers sign a pledge not to tolerate sexual harassment

Feb. 02, 2024 12:19 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' president on Friday required all government ministers to sign a “zero tolerance” declaration on sexist behavior and sexual harassment among employees and anyone visiting a government office. Cyprus already has stringent laws against sexual...

Wrestling icon Vince McMahon resigns from WWE parent company after ex-employee files sex abuse suit

Jan. 26, 2024 22:59 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Wrestling icon Vince McMahon resigned Friday from WWE's parent company t he day after a former employee filed a federal lawsuit accusing him and another former executive of serious sexual misconduct, including offering her to a star wrestler for sex. McMahon...

Justice Department finds Cuomo sexually harassed employees and settles with New York state

Jan. 26, 2024 18:38 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department concluded former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed more than a dozen state employees, according to a settlement announced Friday that confirmed allegations from the damaging misconduct probe that led to the Democrat’s resignation. ...