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Feds: Rep. Duncan Hunter paid for affairs with campaign cash

Jun. 25, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California illegally used campaign money to finance romantic flings with lobbyists and congressional aides, spending thousands of dollars on meals, cocktails and vacations, federal prosecutors say. A government court filing late Monday detailed allegations...

Judge tosses ex-Minnesota players' suit against university

Jun. 25, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nine former University of Minnesota football players who claimed their rights were violated after a woman alleged she was the victim of a gang rape in 2016. The Star Tribune reports that U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank found no merit to...

Yale, ex-basketball player settle lawsuit over expulsion

Jun. 25, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Yale University and a former basketball captain have settled a lawsuit stemming from his expulsion over sexual misconduct allegations that he denied. A federal judge in Hartford on Tuesday dismissed Jack Montague's lawsuit. Details of the agreement were not disclosed. Yale spokesman...

State GOP chair resigns after complaint by female candidate

Jun. 25, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Republican Party chairman stepped down Tuesday following a published report that he had traded sexually charged text messages with a Philadelphia City Council candidate and also sent her an explicit photo. Val DiGiorgio's resignation was announced by the state...

NY government watchdog fired after sexual misconduct probe

Jun. 25, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The long-time head of a New York state office focusing on public access to information and government transparency was fired Monday night after a journalist said he harassed her and touched her inappropriately. Robert Freeman had led the Committee on Open Government, allegedly made...

College professor suspended due to sex harassment complaints

Jun. 25, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University physiology professor who was suspended after more than half a dozen women accused him of sexual harassment has returned to work at the school that has been beset by allegations of sexual misconduct in recent years. Robert Wiseman, who teaches at the...

Trump: Woman who accused him of sexual assault not his type

Jun. 24, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that a New York-based advice columnist who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in a New York City department store in the mid-1990s is not his "type." "I'll say it with great respect: Number one, she's not my type. Number two, it never happened,"...

Prep school grad linked to sex assault free on good behavior

Jun. 24, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate as part of a game of sexual conquest called "Senior Salute" was released from jail Monday. Owen Labrie, 23, reported to the Merrimack County jail just after Christmas, after a judge refused to...

Trump denies knowing NY woman accusing him of sexual assault

Jun. 22, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says a New York-based advice columnist who claims he sexually assaulted her in a Manhattan department store dressing room in the mid-1990s made a "totally false accusation" against him and he denied knowing the woman. "I have no idea who this woman is," Trump said...

Weinstein fights sex trafficking claims in actress' lawsuit

Jun. 21, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers sought Friday to toss out the sex trafficking claims of an actress the disgraced movie-making mogul maintains is trying to capitalize on the legal success of other women. The lawyers filed papers in Manhattan federal court to try to persuade a judge to reject...