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Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Jury ends 1st day of deliberations in Weinstein's rape trial

Feb. 18, 2020 4:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial ended their first day of deliberations Tuesday with lots of questions and no verdict in the landmark #MeToo case that could put the once-powerful Hollywood producer behind bars for the rest of his life. The panel of seven men and five women...

Employers must have anti-harassment policy under Murphy bill

Feb. 18, 2020 4:08 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Public and private employers in New Jersey would be required to put anti-harassment policies and training in place as part of a new proposal Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled on Tuesday. Murphy announced the new bill alongside Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, Civil Service...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2019 photo, Dr. Michael Schottenstein, left, president of the State Medical Board of Ohio, and its executive director, Stephanie Loucka, listen to discussion about a review of old cases during a meeting in Columbus, Ohio. The board is reviewing about 2,000 old complaints alleging sexual misconduct or impropriety by doctors to determine whether they were properly closed, and the project started off much slower than initially anticipated. (AP Photo/Kantele Franko)

Slow start for medical board's review of old, closed cases

Feb. 18, 2020 3:30 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A review of whether the State Medical Board of Ohio properly closed about 2,000 complaints alleging sexual misconduct or impropriety by doctors is moving much more slowly than initially anticipated. It has been hampered by difficulties in lining up qualified reviewers who are willing...

FILE - In this May, 4, 2019, file photo, University of Michigan Provost Martin Philbert speaks during commencement exercises in Ann Arbor, Mich. The University of Michigan paid nearly $200,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that Philbert wrongly laid off an employee partly because he preferred to keep on a female researcher with whom he allegedly had an inappropriate relationship, according to terms of the settlement released Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP, File)

University of Michigan paid $200,000 in suit against provost

Feb. 18, 2020 3:24 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The University of Michigan paid nearly $200,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing the school's chief academic officer of wrongly laying off an employee partly because he chose instead to retain a female researcher with whom he allegedly had an inappropriate relationship, the settlement shows. The...

University of Arkansas, ex-student settle in rape lawsuit

Feb. 18, 2020 1:23 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas and a former student reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit alleging school officials acted with “deliberate indifference” after she reported being sexually assaulted by another student on campus. The student will receive $100,000 in...

In this Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, photo, James Kretschmer holds photographs of himself at age 11 and 12 during an interview in Houston. The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy protection as it faces a barrage of new sex-abuse lawsuits. The filing Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Wilmington, Del., is an attempt to work out a potentially mammoth compensation plan for abuse victims that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on. Kretschmer of Houston, among the many men suing for alleged abuse, says he was molested by a Scout leader over several months in the mid-1970s in the Spokane, Washington, area. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

10 Things to Know for Today

Feb. 18, 2020 6:34 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. BOY SCOUTS FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the 110-year-old organization hopes to work out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that could total $1 billion. 2. WHO...

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill arrives for a hearing at the state Supreme Court at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. A 60-day law license suspension is being recommended for Hill after allegations that he grabbed the buttocks of state Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon, and inappropriately touched three other women during a party. The recommendation filed Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, with the state Supreme Court puts the Republican Hill's ability to remain as state government's top lawyer in jeopardy as he must have a law license to hold the position. It wasn't immediately clear how a temporary suspension would affect his status. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Indiana attorney general's future in question if suspended

Feb. 17, 2020 4:54 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A prominent supporter of Indiana’s attorney general is arguing that a proposed suspension of his law license over allegations of drunkenly groping four women is excessive and that even the proposed punishment wouldn’t force him from office. It remained unclear Monday...

French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn, center, with deputy of the parliament Stanislas Guerini after she announces her resignation as she leaves the Health Ministry, in Paris, France, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. She had been chosen by the French centre-right ruling party La Republique en Marche to run for mayor of Paris next month, replacing Benjamin Griveaux. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)

French health minister to run for Paris mayor to end scandal

Feb. 16, 2020 3:48 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's Health Minister Agnes Buzyn was named on Sunday as a new candidate for mayor of Paris, a late entry by the country's governing party after a scramble to replace the original contender who abruptly withdrew after a leak of sex videos on social media. The choice of Buzyn, whose profile...

Harvey Weinstein, center, leaves a Manhattan courthouse after closing arguments in his rape trial in New York, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Week 4 of Weinstein trial: Closing arguments, two universes

Feb. 15, 2020 2:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein grinned as he left court, and his lawyers said he was confident heading into what could be his last weekend of freedom as his New York City rape trial moves closer to a verdict. Jurors are set to start deliberating Tuesday, their task put off a day because court is closed...

Maryland delegate balances being mom, politician, activist

Feb. 15, 2020 9:00 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rain was falling for the second straight week in Howard County. It was midafternoon on a Monday, and Del. Vanessa Atterbeary confidently walked into a Starbucks in Laurel and ordered an iced tea. She was dressed head to toe in black with a pop of color in her bright red lipstick. She sat...