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Cuban singer becomes pioneer of #MeToo movement on island

Jul. 15, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Dianelys Alfonso has a bold presence — brightly colored tattoos, spandex bodysuits, Technicolor hair — and a clarion voice that won her the label "Goddess of Cuba" for her turns on songs ranging from ballads to reggaeton. Now she's also the center of a new phenomenon in Cuba...

The Latest: Weinstein: I 'won the lottery' with new lawyer

Jul. 11, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a hearing on efforts to recast Harvey Weinstein's legal team (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Harvey Weinstein has responded to his former lawyer's comment that leaving the disgraced movie mogul's sexual assault case was like winning the lottery. A judge Thursday approved a swap...

Judge approves new Weinstein legal team led by #MeToo critic

Jul. 11, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge gave Harvey Weinstein the green light Thursday to shake up his defense team yet again — this time a mere two months before the disgraced movie mogul whose case inspired the #MeToo movement is due to stand trial in New York on sexual assault charges. One lawyer had already...

How Epstein's secret deal could affect sex trafficking case

Jul. 11, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Financier Jeffrey Epstein awaits a bail hearing after pleading not guilty this week to sex trafficking charges in a case brought a decade after he secretly cut a deal with prosecutors to dispose of nearly identical allegations. Epstein is accused of paying underage girls hundreds of dollars...

Who's in, who's out: Meet the Dems running for president

Jul. 9, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

Tom Steyer ruled out a 2020 presidential bid earlier this year. Now he's changed his mind. The billionaire investor and activist announced Tuesday that he would join the crowded Democratic primary for the White House after all, saying his campaign will focus on reducing the influence of corporations in politics....

Who's in, who's out: Meet the Dems running for president

Jul. 8, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

Rep. Eric Swalwell of California on Monday became the first Democrat to exit the 2020 presidential race. The four-term congressman's White House effort never progressed significantly with voters in the crowded Democratic primary. Swalwell had earlier signaled that he would consider bowing out if he was in danger...

2 judges' comments, handling of rape cases draw criticism

Jul. 3, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

Two New Jersey judges have come under fire for their handling of rape cases, one for asking whether a 16-year-old Eagle Scout "from a good family" should face serious consequences over a video-recorded assault on an intoxicated teenager. Another judge asked whether a 12-year-old girl's loss of virginity...

Republicans renew call for hearing on Fairfax allegations

Jun. 18, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans are renewing their push to hold a bipartisan hearing into sexual assault allegations two women have made against the state's Democratic lieutenant governor. Their effort looks doomed, as Democrats quickly opposed it and called it a political stunt. GOP Del. Rob...

Top US cardinal accused of mishandling aide's sex abuse case

Jun. 5, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — When Cardinal Daniel DiNardo first met Laura Pontikes in his wood-paneled conference room in December 2016, the leader of the U.S. Catholic Church's response to its sex abuse scandal said all the right things. He praised her for coming forward to report that his deputy in the...

Gillibrand reasserts feminist mantle hoping for 2020 bump

Jun. 4, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand is trying to reassert her feminist credentials this week, seizing on high-profile moments to revive a campaign that has languished in the polls. The New York senator defended her lead role in pushing for the resignation last year of...