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Witness: Self-help guru was both a coward and bully

May. 21, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Self-help guru Keith Raniere was a coward during his arrest last year in Mexico on a U.S. sex-trafficking charge and a bully when dealing with a follower who failed to adhere to his twisted code of ethics, a witness testified Tuesday at Raniere's New York City trial. The follower was...

Arizona prisons urged to end ban on book about black men

May. 21, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has banned prisoners from reading a book that discusses the impact of the criminal justice system on black men, drawing outcry from First Amendment advocates who say the move is censorship. The American Civil Liberties Union called on the Arizona Department of Corrections this week...

McDonald's says it's offering training to combat harassment

May. 21, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

McDonald's Corp. says it's enhancing training and offering a new hotline for workers in response to mounting allegations of sexual harassment. On Tuesday, the labor group Fight for $15 filed 25 sexual harassment charges against McDonald's with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The American Civil...

Utah investigates school for troubled youth, citing abuse

May. 21, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A youth psychiatric center where a brawl broke out last month is at risk of losing its license as Utah state officials investigate claims of sexual abuse, violence and several other issues. Investigators say the Red Rock Canyon School in St. George must make more than a dozen...

Amid #MeToo, states debate teaching consent to kids

May. 20, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

Inside a Catholic school in Portland, Oregon, high school sophomores break into groups to discuss some once-taboo topics: abusive relationships and consent. At one desk, a girl with banana-colored fingernails begins jotting down some of the hallmarks of abuse: Physically hurting you, verbally abusive, can be...

Report: Ky. jail didn't properly probe sex harassment claims

May. 20, 2019 3:44 AM EDT

SANDY HOOK, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky state investigator says state prison officials in Elliott County didn't properly investigate allegations that a prison supervisor was sexually harassing guards. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Kentucky Personnel Board released a report on the investigations last...

Stormy Daniels agrees to dismiss lawsuit against ex-lawyer

May. 18, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Porn actress Stormy Daniels has agreed to dismiss a lawsuit that accused her former lawyer of colluding with President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to have her deny having an affair with Trump. A notice to the court on Thursday indicated that Daniels — whose real...

Suit filed against University of Alaska, former professor

May. 18, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed against a retired University of Alaska Anchorage anthropology professor who is banned from campus over sexual misconduct allegations by multiple women. David Yesner is named in the federal lawsuit filed Wednesday along with The University of Alaska system...

Speaker scandal revives scrutiny of Tennessee lawmakers

May. 18, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As calls for the Tennessee House speaker's resignation intensify amid a scandal involving racist and sexually explicit texts, the GOP-dominant statehouse once again finds itself grappling with a culture that some say is harmful to women and people of color. The turmoil — just...

Catholic bishop challenges Dallas police affidavit accuracy

May. 17, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Roman Catholic bishop of the Dallas diocese has challenged the accuracy of a Dallas police affidavit's allegations that the diocese had "thwarted" its investigation of past sexual misconduct by priests. Police used the affidavit to authorize Monday raids on diocesan headquarters, a...