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Former US Sen. Al Franken tests welcome on speaking circuit

Aug. 25, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Al Franken is testing his welcome on the speaking circuit as he takes more steps into public life after sexual misconduct allegations derailed his political career. The Star Tribune reports that tickets went on sale Friday for "An Evening with Al Franken" Oct. 2 at...

Plácido Domingo gets standing ovation at Salzburg

Aug. 25, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Plácido Domingo received a standing ovation as he took to the stage at the Salzburg Festival on Sunday, a concerted show of support at his first performance since nine women accused him of sexual harassment in a report by The Associated Press. Domingo and his co-stars in a...

US tech industry becomes hotbed for employee activism

Aug. 25, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Liz O'Sullivan was hired at the New York City-based artificial intelligence company Clarifai in 2017, she felt lucky to find work at the intersection of two of her main interests: technology and ethics. Two years later, she found herself facing a moral dilemma. Clarifai was...

Legal questions loom as Harvey Weinstein case nears trial

Aug. 25, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Can someone as notorious in the #MeToo era as Harvey Weinstein get a fair trial in the world's media capital? That's one of the legal questions looming over the sexual assault case against the movie mogul with jury selection scheduled for early next month. Weinstein's lawyers want the trial...

Report: Lawmaker accused of misconduct won't seek reelection

Aug. 24, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct has told his Republican colleagues that he won't run for reelection in 2020. The Tennessean reports state Rep. David Byrd announced his decision during a closed-door caucus meeting shortly before the start of Friday's special...

Correction: Placido Domingo-Europe story

Aug. 24, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — In a story Aug. 23 about Placido Domingo, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Caterina Bolognese, the head of the gender equality division at the Council of Europe, said Domingo should apologize. She said Domingo should apologize if he committed the sexual harassment that nine women...

Police: Doctor accused of misconduct being investigated

Aug. 24, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police officials say authorities are investigating a Beckley doctor accused of sexual misconduct. The Register-Herald reports that the state police's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is investigating Dr. Zouhair Kabbara. State police officials say that...

Correctional officer charged with sexual misconduct

Aug. 23, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

BENTON, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois correctional officer is on administrative leave after being accused of sexual misconduct involving female inmates. Illinois State Police say Chet L. Shaffer of Thompsonville was arrested Thursday and charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault, official...

The Latest: House blocks resolution condemning neo-Nazis

Aug. 23, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the Tennessee House electing a new speaker (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A resolution condemning neo-Nazis and white supremacy stalled in the Tennessee House during a special legislative session after lawmakers disagreed over procedural rules. Democratic Rep. John Ray...

Judges block court appearance by university president

Aug. 23, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A court says University of Michigan's president doesn't have to become personally involved in a sexual misconduct case against a student. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked an order Friday by federal Judge Arthur Tarnow to have school President Mark Schlissel appear in Detroit for...