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How it looks: Optics key in fight over Kavanaugh hearing

Sep. 21, 2018 3:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressional showdown taking shape between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault is a battle of optics as much as truth, and it comes at the height of campaign season. At issue are logistics — Christine Blasey Ford's...

The Latest: GOP senator 'appalled' by Trump's tweet on Ford

Sep. 21, 2018 2:27 PM 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): 2:20 p.m. Sen. Susan Collins says she's "appalled" by President Donald Trump's tweet challenging Brett Kavanaugh's accuser by name. Earlier Friday, Trump...

Path forward for Kavanaugh could be like Clarence Thomas'

Sep. 21, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Clarence Thomas arrived at the Supreme Court in 1991 after a bruising confirmation hearing in which his former employee Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment, fellow justice Byron White said something that stuck with him. "It doesn't matter how you got here. All that matters...

Trump drops civil tone, slams Kavanaugh accuser credibility

Sep. 21, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoning his previous restraint, President Donald Trump challenged the credibility of the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault on Friday, declaring that if the alleged attack was so terrible she would have reported it to law enforcement. Trump's change in tone...

Call for men to 'step up' puts Sen. Hirono in the spotlight

Sep. 21, 2018 6:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of only four women on the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the same questions on sexual harassment she has asked dozens of other nominees. Had Kavanaugh "made unwanted requests for sexual favors" or committed...

Telling men to 'step up,' Sen. Hirono strides into spotlight

Sep. 20, 2018 10:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of only four women on the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the same questions on sexual harrassment she has asked dozens of other nominees. Had Kavanaugh "made unwanted requests for sexual favors" or committed...

Sentencing options for Cosby include prison, jail, probation

Sep. 20, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby could be sent to prison next week for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004 in what became the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Cosby is due in court Monday for a two-day sentencing hearing that follows his conviction in the spring...

The Latest: Judge puts limit on accusers at Cosby sentencing

Sep. 20, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing for sexual assault (all times local): 4 p.m. The judge set to sentence actor Bill Cosby on sex assault charges is limiting the number of other accusers who can testify next week. The 81-year-old Cosby's potential sentence ranges from the 30-year...

Sentencing options for Cosby include prison, jail, probation

Sep. 20, 2018 9:17 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby could be sent to prison next week for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004 in what became the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Cosby is due in court Monday for a two-day sentencing hearing that follows his conviction in the spring...

Women supporting Kavanaugh find themselves in storm's center

Sep. 20, 2018 12:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends and ended up embroiling 65 women in the firestorm over a sexual assault allegation that could shape the Supreme Court. In a matter of hours, they all signed onto a letter rallying behind high court nominee and their high...