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Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing

Sep. 24, 2018 4:03 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — X-Men star Fan Bingbing's Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China's hyper-adrenalized social media environment. For one of China's best known stars and a rising Hollywood actress, Fan's vanishing is stunning, coming amid vague...

Baltimore police: Suspect dead, officer wounded in shootout

Sep. 24, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A shootout between a man in a violence-prone Baltimore district and a police officer taking part in a crime suppression initiative has left the officer wounded and the suspect dead Sunday evening, Baltimore's interim police chief said. Interim Police Chief Gary Tuggle said at a late-night...

Actor James Woods bashes Twitter after getting locked out

Sep. 23, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet he sent out months ago that was found to be in violation of Twitter's rules. The tweet was posted July 20 and includes a hoax meme that said it came from Democrats and encouraged men not to vote in the midterm...

Ole Miss: Donor wants his name removed after 'racial' post

Sep. 22, 2018 10:28 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A University of Mississippi donor has asked for his name to be removed from the university's journalism school following a social media post criticized for an "unjustified racial overtone," the journalism school's dean said. Dean Will Norton Jr. on Saturday said Ed Meek sent him a...

Trump picks combat over caution in court fight

Sep. 22, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Combat won out over caution. White House aides and congressional allies worked all week to keep President Donald Trump from unloading on the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. But as Kavanaugh's nomination hung in the balance, Trump couldn't...

Shame, fear: Survivors explain not reporting sexual assaults

Sep. 22, 2018 9:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shame. Guilt. Embarrassment. Denial. Disgust. And fear — of losing a job, friends, colleagues, privacy, safety, even one's life. There are myriad reasons why survivors of sexual assault wait years to come forward — if at all. Indeed, about 7 out of 10 people who experience...

GOP, Kavanaugh accuser in standoff over her Senate testimony

Sep. 22, 2018 12:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-stakes standoff between Republicans and the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of a three-decade-old sexual attack stretched into the weekend after the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman said his panel would vote Monday on Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination without a deal on her...

The Latest: Senate committee agrees to give Ford more time

Sep. 22, 2018 12:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 11:35 p.m. The Senate Judiciary Committee is giving Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms for her to testify about allegations that...

Ole Miss faculty ask donor to remove name after racial post

Sep. 21, 2018 11:47 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Journalism faculty members at the University of Mississippi on Friday asked a donor to voluntarily remove his name from the journalism school following a social media post criticized by Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter for an "unjustified racial overtone." In a statement, faculty...

The Latest: Faculty ask donor to remove name from school

Sep. 21, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a dispute at the University of Mississippi over a social media post by a donor (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Journalism faculty members at the University of Mississippi are asking a donor to voluntarily remove his name from the journalism school following a social media...