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Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020

Feb. 19, 2019 6:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination again, a decision that will test whether he can still generate the progressive energy that fueled his insurgent 2016 campaign. "Our campaign is not only about defeating Donald Trump," the...

Ex-detective faces charges in sexual assault of witnesses

Feb. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia police officer was arrested Tuesday on allegations he sexually assaulted male witnesses and suspects over his decade-plus career as a detective. A judge ordered 52-year-old Philip Nordo held without bail in protective custody during a preliminary arraignment...

Actress Julianne Moore helps unveil sex misconduct policies

Feb. 19, 2019 4:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore has helped New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration unveil the governor's series of initiatives aimed at improving the lives of women in New York. Moore joined Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (HOH'-kuhl) on Tuesday at Lincoln Center in Manhattan for an event...

Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial delayed until June

Feb. 18, 2019 8:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial in New York City is being delayed until June 3. Court spokesman Lucian Chalfen confirmed the delay on Monday. The fallen film mogul is still expected to appear at a pretrial hearing March 8. Weinstein's trial had been slated for May 6, but that date...

French judge refuses to block Catholic sex scandal movie

Feb. 18, 2019 11:07 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A French judge refused Monday to block the release this week in French cinemas of a movie based on a Catholic sex scandal. French director Francois Ozon's film "Grace a Dieu" ("By the Grace of God") won the Berlin Film Festival's jury grand prize on Saturday. The movie, which opens Wednesday,...

The Latest: Cardinal calls McCarrick punishment 'important'

Feb. 16, 2019 6:21 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick (all times local): 12:20 a.m. The archbishop of Boston says the Vatican's decision to defrock former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is an important step for "administering justice" for McCarrick's crimes. Cardinal Sean...

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick for sex abuse

Feb. 16, 2019 4:12 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been found guilty by the Vatican of sex abuse and defrocked, as calls rose Saturday for Pope Francis to reveal what he knew about the once-powerful American prelate's apparently decades-long predatory sexual behavior. The announcement Saturday,...

Oversight chair: Trump lawyers gave false info on hush money

Feb. 15, 2019 6:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal ethics officials believe President Donald Trump's lawyers provided false information about the $130,000 payment to buy the silence of porn actress Stormy Daniels after she alleged she had sex with Trump, the chairman of the House oversight committee said Friday. Rep. Elijah...

Sexual violence rampant in South Sudan's Unity area, says UN

Feb. 15, 2019 8:05 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Brutal sexual violence committed with "pervasive impunity" and a level of "premeditation" persists in South Sudan's northern region, the United Nations said on Friday. At least 134 women and girls were raped, including some as young as eight, between September and December last...

Thai party fields transgender candidate for prime minister

Feb. 15, 2019 2:07 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — As Pinit Ngarmpring, he was a CEO and sports promoter, well known in the world of Thai soccer. Now, under her preferred new name of Pauline Ngarmpring, she's pursuing a bid to become the country's first transgender prime minister. The 52-year-old is one of three candidates put forward by a...