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Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Dec. 01, 2021 12:03 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 30 The Wall Street Journal on U.S. Supreme Court at abortion crossroads: The Supreme Court takes up its most important abortion case in years on Wednesday, and...

Jury awards $26M in damages for Unite the Right violence

Nov. 23, 2021 22:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A jury ordered 17 white nationalist leaders and organizations to pay more than $26 million in damages Tuesday over the violence that erupted during the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017. After a nearly monthlong...

Embattled Time’s Up, post-Cuomo, announces a ‘major reset’

Nov. 19, 2021 16:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Confusion over purpose and mission. Lack of focus on long-term goals. Ineffective communication internally and externally. Lack of accountability for top officials, especially the CEO. Too politically partisan, and too aligned with Hollywood. These...

'Unite the Right' trial jurors hear closings in Virginia

Nov. 18, 2021 19:25 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. (AP) — White nationalists “planned, executed and then celebrated” racially motivated violence that killed one counterprotester and injured dozens, lawyers for nine people hurt during the 2017 “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville said Thursday as they urged...

Former ABC News executive says Chris Cuomo harassed her

Sep. 24, 2021 22:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A television executive who accused Chris Cuomo of groping her at a party 16 years ago says the CNN anchor needs a public education about sexual harassment and if he did that, “he'd be a hero instead of a cad.” The executive, Shelley Ross, said Friday...

New head of Time's Up pledges openness after Cuomo scandal

Sep. 24, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

Almost four years ago, a group of high-profile Hollywood women — producers, agents, movie stars — formed Time’s Up, an ambitious initiative to fight sexual harassment in their own industry and beyond, as the #MeToo reckoning was taking hold. “It’s very hard for...

Judge rejects delay to defamation suit against Donald Trump

Sep. 15, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a request by lawyers for former President Donald Trump to delay the progression of a defamation lawsuit by a woman who accused him of rape. Judge Lewis A. Kaplan in Manhattan issued a brief denial of the request the...

LGBTQ rights group president fired over ties to Cuomo

Sep. 07, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The board of directors of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ rights organization, fired its president, Alphonso David, because of developments related to the sexual harassment case that prompted Andrew Cuomo’s resignation as governor of New York. ...