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Women strike in Switzerland for fairer pay, more equality

Jun. 14, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Thousands of women across Switzerland walked off the job, burned bras and blocked traffic Friday in a day of demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality and an end to sexual harassment and violence. It was the first such protests in the Alpine nation in 28 years. Discontent over sexism...

Ex-OU president says severing ties was best for university

Jun. 13, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former University of Oklahoma President David Boren said Thursday that he initiated the termination of his contract with the school he led for 24 years because he felt a sexual misconduct probe was damaging the institution. In his first public statement on the accusations, Boren said...

Southern Baptist leader bemoans abuse crisis, vows action

Jun. 13, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) — Sharing a stage with tearful survivors of sex abuse, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention apologized Wednesday for the abuse crisis besetting his denomination and outlined an array of steps to address it. "We are broken-hearted and angry," said the Rev. J.D. Greear as...

School: Videos of unwanted sexual contact aren't harassment

Jun. 13, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lawyers for metro-Nashville's public schools say it's not sexual harassment when students share secretly recorded videos of unwanted sexual encounters and then bully the victims. The Tennessean is reporting on lawsuits by parents of four girls who say they were pressured into sexual...

Mothers say Air Force fails amid child sex assaults reports

Jun. 12, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

To the mothers, the 13-year-old boy appeared largely unsupervised as he roamed among the clusters of townhomes on the U.S. Air Force base in Japan. It would have been unremarkable — the neighborhood was full of kids — except that young girls were starting to report the boy had led them from play and...

NY Assembly votes to give driver's licenses for immigrants

Jun. 12, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state would become the 13th state to permit driver's licenses for immigrants who entered the country illegally under legislation passed the state Assembly Wednesday. The measure has the support of liberal groups, the state's largest business organization and Gov. Andrew Cuomo,...

Mira Sorvino says she is a 'survivor of date rape'

Jun. 12, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Mira Sorvino revealed Wednesday that she's a survivor of date rape, saying she was talking about it publicly to lend her voice to a push for stronger sexual assault laws in New York. The Oscar-winning actress, who was one of the first women to accuse the film producer Harvey Weinstein...

Ex-Michigan State dean guilty of neglect in handling Nassar

Jun. 12, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University was found guilty Wednesday of neglect of duty and misconduct in office but acquitted on a more serious criminal sexual conduct charge. William Strampel, the ex-dean of the College...

Marshall expels convicted student facing 2 more rape charges

Jun. 12, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University in West Virginia on Wednesday expelled a student who had been allowed to remain enrolled despite a conviction for a 2016 attack where he was accused of raping a female schoolmate. The college's decision comes as 22-year-old Joseph Chase Hardin faces new sexual...

Southern Baptists combat sex abuse as critics rally

Jun. 12, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) — Confronting an unprecedented sex-abuse crisis, delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention's national meeting voted Tuesday to make it easier to expel churches that mishandle abuse cases. The Rev. J.D. Greear, president of the nation's largest Protestant denomination, said the...