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LA Opera names lawyer to lead Placido Domingo investigation

Aug. 20, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it will immediately open a "thorough and independent investigation" into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company's general director. In a brief statement Tuesday, the opera company said it has hired Debra Wong...

City: Philadelphia police head quits over bias in department

Aug. 20, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The police commissioner of Philadelphia is resigning over new allegations of sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against others in the department, the mayor announced Tuesday. Commissioner Richard Ross has been a terrific asset to the police department and the city,...

The Latest: Philadelphia police commissioner resigning

Aug. 20, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of the Philadelphia Police commissioner (all times local): 6:40 p.m. A Philadelphia official says the resignation of Police Commissioner Richard Ross is related to allegations made by a corporal and a patrol officer against several department employees....

LA Opera names lawyer to lead 'independent investigation' into Placido Domingo sexual harassment allegations

Aug. 20, 2019 5:49 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — LA Opera names lawyer to lead 'independent investigation' into Placido Domingo sexual harassment allegations .

Report: Yale professor sexually assaulted 5 students

Aug. 20, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Yale University psychiatry professor sexually assaulted five students at a research facility on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and committed sexual misconduct against at least eight others, according to a former federal prosecutor's report released Tuesday. Commissioned by Yale,...

Boosting violence survivors' bank accounts and self-esteem

Aug. 20, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Erica cried when she realized her ex-husband's ongoing financial abuse meant she'd have to defer going back to school for a year. But her tears lasted just 45 seconds before she pulled herself together and refocused. "I picked myself back up and said, 'OK, this is where we're at right...

Records: Epstein signed will 2 days before jailhouse suicide

Aug. 20, 2019 7:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before he killed himself in jail, new court records show, opening a new legal front in what could be a long battle over the financier's fortune. Court papers filed last week in the U.S. Virgin Islands list no details of beneficiaries but valued...

Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus reinstated, not eligible to play

Aug. 19, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus was cleared Monday to return to school after a jury acquitted him of sexual assault charges, though it was unclear when he will be eligible to play in a game. The school announced Chancellor Rebecca Blank's decision in a statement that said the...

The Latest: Wisconsin says Cephus has 'eligibility issues'

Aug. 19, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin reinstating receiver Quintez Cephus following his acquittal on sexual assault charges (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Wisconsin football officials say receiver Quintez Cephus is back on the team after a jury acquitted him of sexual assault charges but it might be...

Publisher confirms Halperin book despite intense criticism

Aug. 19, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Halperin's planned book about the 2020 election has been officially announced amid protests that the "Game Change" co-author hasn't earned a second chance since facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment. Regan Arts announced Monday that "How To Beat Trump" will come out in...