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93 women accuse former USC doctor of sex abuse

Oct. 18, 2018 11:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 100 women who contend that they were sexually harassed or abused by a former University of Southern California gynecologist are suing the school, contending it ignored decades of complaints. "I am part of an accidental sisterhood of hundreds of women because the university we love...

People priced out of Salinas, California, look to the ballot

Oct. 18, 2018 8:05 PM EDT

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Middle-school English teacher Maryam Powers doesn't take vacations. To earn additional money, she picks up an extra period of teaching when she can and mentors new hires. But to afford the mortgage on a $330,000 three-bedroom home she purchased in Salinas in 2015, Powers still must...

2nd guilty plea about autistic relative held captive

Oct. 18, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans-area man has admitted keeping an autistic relative captive in a tent, a shed and a cage installed for animals in the back yard of the trailer home he shared with his mother, stepfather and stepsister. Jody Lambert of Amite also admitted shoving the woman to the ground,...

Browns missing CB Gaines vs. Bucs because of concussion

Oct. 18, 2018 4:52 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Stopping the NFL's top-ranked passing offense got more daunting for the Browns. Starting cornerback E.J. Gaines will miss Sunday's game at Tampa Bay because of a concussion, further challenging a Cleveland defense also without Pro Bowl linebacker Joe Schobert, who could be out several...

Mothers of big families challenge Macron's fertility stance

Oct. 18, 2018 1:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is facing criticism from mothers with big families both at home and abroad for comments he made about women and fertility in Africa. Hundreds of French and American women took offense at a September speech that Macron made at the Gates Foundation's Goalkeepers...

Pop Warner implements concussion-awareness program for kids

Oct. 18, 2018 12:50 PM EDT

Pop Warner, the country's largest youth football program, is implementing a concussion-awareness initiative aimed at educating young athletes about how to recognize symptoms of a head injury. The program is called CrashCourse and was developed with Stanford University education, engineering and medical...

'Malnourished' animals report prompts Albania zoo closure

Oct. 18, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

MBROSTAR, Albania (AP) — A report claiming lions and other animals were left malnourished at a private zoo in Albania has prompted Albanian authorities to order the zoo's temporary closure. Environment Minister Blendi Klosi ordered the immediate inspection and removal of the animals from the Safari Zoo...

Journal retracts stem cell work by former Harvard scientist

Oct. 18, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

The New England Journal of Medicine has retracted a 2011 study and is investigating two earlier ones describing stem cell research by a former Harvard Medical School scientist, Dr. Piero Anversa. Harvard and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, where Anversa had worked, have called for the retraction of dozens...

German prosecutors charge 2 Afghan teens in man's death

Oct. 18, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have filed charges against two Afghan teenagers over a dispute with a 22-year-old man in an eastern town who then died of a heart attack. German news agency dpa reported Thursday that the 17-year-old and 18-year-old were charged with bodily harm resulting in death....

Observers: India temple protest support a bid for votes

Oct. 18, 2018 9:16 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's ruling party and the main opposition are both supporting a protest blocking women from entering one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, in what political observers said is a bid to court voters in the country's south ahead of a general election due next year. Busloads of...