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Nobel laureate returns to Iraq, pledges to work for peace

Dec. 12, 2018 5:41 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi activist Nadia Murad met her country's president in Baghdad on Wednesday after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy on behalf of victims of wartime sexual violence. Murad, a member of Iraq's Yazidi minority, was among thousands of women and girls who were captured and...

Nude photos linked to ex-USC doc in sex-abuse investigation

Dec. 11, 2018 8:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives were trying to determine whether nude photographs linked to a former University of Southern California gynecologist show any of the hundreds of women who allege he sexually harassed them during examinations. The collection found in a self-storage unit rented by Dr. George...

California judge orders porn star to pay Trump legal fees

Dec. 11, 2018 7:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Porn star Stormy Daniels must pay President Donald Trump nearly $293,000 for his attorneys' fees and another $1,000 in sanctions after her defamation suit against him was dismissed, a federal judge in Los Angeles ordered Tuesday. Trump's attorney, Charles Harder, had requested nearly...

With new board in place, CBS to decide Moonves' exit pay

Dec. 11, 2018 5:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The newly elected CBS board faces daunting tasks: deciding whether former CEO Les Moonves gets a $120 million exit package following a sexual-misconduct investigation and charting a path for CBS to recover after the scandal. CBS shareholders ratified the 11 board members, including six new...

Nobel Peace winners urge global action vs. sexual violence

Dec. 10, 2018 5:37 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Congolese doctor who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the use of rape and sexual violence as weapons of war called Monday for strong international action against the abuse, including reparations for victims. Dr. Denis Mukwege, founder of a hospital in eastern...

Sen. Boulton questions truthfulness of ethics complaint

Dec. 10, 2018 5:29 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa lawmaker challenged on Monday the accusations of a woman who filed an ethics complaint alleging he touched her inappropriately in bars a year before he became a senator, saying parts of her story "do not ring true." The woman, Des Moines attorney Sharon Wegner, filed a...

Stormy Daniels protests law raising age for exotic dancers

Dec. 10, 2018 3:27 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A porn actress who claimed to have had an affair with President Donald Trump joined other women to voice opposition to a law that raises the age requirement for exotic dancers in Louisiana strip clubs from 18 to 21. Stormy Daniels returned to her hometown of Baton Rouge on Sunday...

The Latest: Red Cross: Migrant policy mustn't add suffering

Dec. 10, 2018 2:45 PM EST

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. migration conference (all times local): 8:40 p.m. A top humanitarian leader admits governments have a right to set migration policy, but insist they shouldn't increase suffering or play into a recent trend toward the "criminalization of compassion."...

Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse

Dec. 9, 2018 10:12 AM EST

OSLO, Norway (AP) — One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the abuses. Dr. Denis Mukwege spoke Sunday at a news conference with Nadia Murad of Iraq, with whom he shared the...

At scene of South Sudan mass rape, 'no one could hear me'

Dec. 9, 2018 9:50 AM EST

NHIALDIU, South Sudan (AP) — Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were bound, dragged into the bush and raped by four men with guns. "My body hasn't been the same since," the 18-year-old said. The men attacked during...