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Trump aims to countersue sex assault accuser who sued him

Oct. 19, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump wants to countersue a former “Apprentice” contestant who accused him of defaming her when he denied her sexual assault allegations. Saying that Trump is being harassed to keep him from speaking freely, his lawyer asked...

#MeToo, 4 years in: ‘I’d like to think now, we are believed’

Oct. 15, 2021 03:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — To Charlotte Bennett, the new book that arrived at her Manhattan apartment this week — Anita Hill’s “Believing” — was more than just a look at gender violence. It was a dispatch from a fellow member of a very specific sisterhood — women who...

More repression, fewer jobs: Jordanians face bleak outlook

Oct. 15, 2021 02:06 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — As a poorly paid public school teacher, Khaled Jaber always needed a side hustle, working as a private tutor and using his car as a taxi to help pay the bills. For unexpected needs, such as medical expenses, he has had to borrow money from relatives. ...

USC ex-dean, LA politician charged with bribery scheme

Oct. 13, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful Los Angeles politician Mark Ridley-Thomas and a former dean at the University of Southern California were charged Wednesday with a bribery scheme in which Ridley-Thomas promised to steer millions of dollars in contracts to the school if his son got a scholarship...

Tennessee state senator seeks acquittal, new trial

Oct. 12, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys for a Tennessee state senator are seeking an acquittal or new trial after the Democrat was convicted of four counts of wire fraud last month. The motion, filed Oct. 8 on behalf of Sen. Katrina Robinson, argue that “the government...

S Korea's ruling party nominates maverick politician in race

Oct. 10, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's ruling liberal party on Sunday nominated its candidate for next year's presidential elections, selecting a maverick politician known for his outspoken views who is currently the race's front-runner. Lee Jae-myung’s nomination as...

Oregon State University drafts presidential search timeline

Oct. 09, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University’s Board of Trustees staff outlined a preliminary plan on Friday to have a new president chosen by May 2022. The board is hoping to manage a process and presidential hire that can build trust after a scandal forced out...

Marco Rubio wants answers on Florida prison rape scandal

Oct. 08, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio told the director of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons he's “deeply concerned" over the failure to protect inmates at a federal prison in Florida. In a letter to director Michael Carvajal, the Florida senator also inquired about the Federal...

Largest county government in Iowa faces scandal, infighting

Oct. 07, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

Vulgar comments and slurs. Political favoritism in hiring and contracts. Secretly recorded and eavesdropped conversations. Leaders of the board that runs Iowa’s largest county are facing explosive allegations from its fired Human Resources director and one of their own...

Judge orders Kentucky Democratic Party stalwart to prison

Oct. 06, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky Democratic Party chair must report to prison next month on campaign finance charges, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove ordered Jerry Lundergan to go to prison on Nov. 30 after the 6th Circuit...