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R. Kelly case spotlights abuse of girls in the era of #MeToo

Mar. 18, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The girls, a dozen of them 15 to 18 years old, file into a conference room in a downtown Brooklyn office building, taking seats in chairs carefully arranged in a circle. On the floor in front of them is a makeshift altar of comforting objects: A string of Christmas lights, plastic toys and...

10 Things to Know for Today

Mar. 18, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHERE NEW ZEALAND SHOOTING SUSPECT GOT GUNS A Christchurch gun shop acknowledges selling guns online to the 28-year-old white supremacist accused of killing 50 people in mosque shootings. 2. ELIZABETH WARREN...

Argentina exhibit shows dictatorship-era abuses to women

Mar. 14, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Graciela Garcia Romero says she was in her 20s when a former navy captain turned her into a sex slave in Buenos Aires. Ex-Navy Capt. Jorge Acosta, who is now serving life in prison for numerous human rights crimes, would take her to apartments and rape her during Argentina's...

Donors team up to expand #MeToo's impact in the workplace

Mar. 14, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In an unusual team effort to broaden the #MeToo movement, a group of prominent U.S. foundations is launching a new fund aimed at combating sexual violence and harassment in the workplace. In addition to the foundations' contributions, some funds are coming from CBS — money initially...

UN chief warns of 'relentless' pushback on women's rights

Mar. 11, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that there is a "deep, pervasive and relentless" pushback on women's rights and called for a fight to "push back against the pushback." Calling himself "a proud feminist," the U.N. chief said, "It is a fight we must win —...

International Women's Day: Strikes, protests and holidays

Mar. 8, 2019 10:34 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Marches and protests were held Friday across the globe to mark International Women's Day under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced world. The day, sponsored by the United Nations since 1975, celebrates women's achievements and aims to further...

National Women's Hall of Fame announces Class of 2019

Mar. 8, 2019 9:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred are being inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. They are among 10 members of the Class of 2019, announced Friday. The other honorees are: Civil rights activist Angela Davis; Native American...

Melania Trump recognizes women of courage around the world

Mar. 7, 2019 1:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump on Thursday honored women from 10 countries for their courage, saying the trait "is one of the qualities we need most in society." "It is what propels us forward," the first lady said as she joined Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to confer the International Women of Courage...

Activists campaign for treaty to end violence against women

Mar. 4, 2019 10:52 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Women's rights activists from 128 nations are launching a public campaign Tuesday for an international treaty to end violence against women and girls, a global scourge estimated by the United Nations to affect 35 percent of females worldwide. The campaign led by the Seattle-based...

A look at allegations over the years against singer R. Kelly

Feb. 23, 2019 10:56 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B star R. Kelly has been dogged for years by allegations that he sexually abused women and underage girls. He and his attorneys have repeatedly denied allegations of sexual misconduct. Here is a look at some of the different accusations that have been made against him: CHICAGO, AUGUST...