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Trial begins in accuser's defamation case against Roy Moore

Jan. 24, 2022 19:44 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A jury was selected Monday in the defamation lawsuit filed by a woman who had accused failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of molesting her when she was 14. Leigh Corfman said Moore defamed her and made false statements as he denied her accusations during...

Berlusconi drops bid to be elected as Italy's president

Jan. 22, 2022 16:36 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Former premier Silvio Berlusconi on Saturday bowed out of Italy's presidential election set for next week, claiming he had the votes to win but the country could ill-afford political divisions during the pandemic. Berlusconi also announced that he is opposing, along...

Indiana's high court upholds state's `revenge porn' law

Jan. 22, 2022 09:24 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court has upheld the state’s so-called “revenge porn” law that makes it a criminal act to distribute intimate images without consent. In a 5-0 ruling issued Tuesday, the court found that the General Assembly did not run afoul of the...

Italy's next moral compass? Berlusconi, 85, eyes presidency

Jan. 21, 2022 02:24 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy is poised to elect a new president, meant to serve as the nation’s moral compass and foster unity by rising above the political fray. Silvio Berlusconi thinks he fits the bill. The billionaire media mogul and three times premier, who entered...

U. of Michigan settlement latest in school sex abuse payouts

Jan. 20, 2022 13:04 PM EST

A financial payout for more than 1,000 people — mostly men — who say they were sexually assaulted by former University of Michigan sports doctor Robert Anderson is the latest multimillion-dollar settlement involving schools faced with sexual misconduct scandals. The $490 million...

Chances were missed to stop U. of Michigan sexual abuse

Jan. 19, 2022 19:25 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Complaints that a University of Michigan sports doctor was committing sexual assault went back decades, long before a $490 million settlement this week with victims, but no one stepped forward to ensure that Robert Anderson would be kicked off campus. The many...

"The Voice of Holland" talent show hit by #MeToo scandal

Jan. 19, 2022 11:07 AM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch talent show “The Voice of Holland” has been taken off the air in the Netherlands amid a sexual misconduct scandal that has cast a shadow over the future of the TV ratings juggernaut in the country where it was first conceived by a media mogul. The...

Former New York Post editor alleges harassment, retaliation

Jan. 18, 2022 21:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York Post editor whose departure was announced Tuesday alleged she was fired two months after revealing to an executive that former editor Col Allan had sexually harassed her. The Post said any suggestion of wrongdoing related to Editor-in-Chief Keith Poole's...

Colombian author García Márquez had secret Mexican daughter

Jan. 17, 2022 20:30 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For decades renowned Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez kept the public from knowing about an intimate aspect of his life: He had a daughter with a Mexican writer, with whom he had an extramarital affair in the early 1990s. The closely guarded secret...

UN chief: Over 12,000 detainees held officially in Libya

Jan. 17, 2022 18:12 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Over 12,000 detainees are held officially in 27 prisons and detention facilities across Libya and thousands more are held illegally and often in “inhumane conditions in facilities controlled by armed groups or `secret’ facilities,” the United Nations chief said in a...