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9 more women file lawsuits against UCLA gynecologist

Jul. 12, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nine more women have alleged in two lawsuits they were sexually assaulted by a former gynecologist who worked for the University of California, Los Angeles. The lawsuits state the women were assaulted by Dr. James Heaps during examinations between 1989 and 2017. The women allege the...

Why wealth gap has grown despite record-long economic growth

Jul. 1, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As it enters its 11th year, America's economic expansion is now the longest on record — a streak that has shrunk unemployment, swelled household wealth, revived the housing market and helped fuel an explosive rise in the stock market. Yet even after a full decade of uninterrupted...

Why wealth gap has grown despite record-long economic growth

Jul. 1, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As it enters its 11th year, America's economic expansion is now the longest on record — a streak that has shrunk unemployment, swelled household wealth, revived the housing market and helped fuel an explosive rise in the stock market. Yet even after a full decade of uninterrupted...

Ex-USC gynecologist charged in sex assaults of 16 patients

Jun. 26, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting 16 women at the student health center, the first criminal counts in a case that already has seen USC offer to pay $215 million to settle potentially thousands of...

The Latest: Ex-USC gynecologist hospitalized after arrest

Jun. 26, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a former University of Southern California gynecologist charged with sexual assault (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Police say a former longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California is in a hospital after he was arrested and charged with sexual assaults...

Sacramento police officer killed during domestic call

Jun. 20, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento police on Thursday were trying to negotiate the surrender of a gunman suspected of killing a police officer during a domestic dispute. Tara O'Sullivan, 26, died at UC Davis Medical Center hours after the gunman opened fire on her Wednesday, Deputy Chief Dave Peletta...

Facebook's currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback

Jun. 19, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners. Just hours after the social media giant unveiled early plans for the Libra cryptocurrency, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire insisted that only...

Cancer patient accuses UCLA gynecologist of sex abuse

Jun. 19, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cancer patient is the latest woman to accuse a retired University of California, Los Angeles gynecologist of sexually abusing her during treatment. The Los Angeles Times reports the 44-year-old unnamed woman has sued UCLA and Dr. James Heaps, alleging he touched her inappropriately...

5th woman accuses ex-UCLA gynecologist of sexual battery

Jun. 14, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fifth woman has accused a retired University of California, Los Angeles gynecologist of sexually abusing her. The lawsuit, filed Friday, accuses Dr. James Heaps of sexual battery, negligence and civil rights violations. "We're reviewing the lawsuit and we find the allegations against...

Woman's lawsuit alleges sex assault by UCLA gynecologist

Jun. 12, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a gynecologist who worked for the University of California, Los Angeles, has sued the university's regents, the doctor and 20 other parties. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court says Dr. James Heaps inappropriately touched...