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Pennsylvania court upholds 'sexually violent predator' laws

Mar. 26, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld laws Thursday that require offenders deemed “sexually violent predators” to undergo lifetime counseling and registration and be the subject of community notices. The requirements have the legitimate purpose of keeping the community...

Man gets 32 months for phony document in Cosby-linked case

Feb. 28, 2020 5:39 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Maryland man was sentenced Friday to 32 months in prison for filing a phony document in a lawsuit related to the Bill Cosby sex assault case. Federal investigators said that Joseph Johnson wrote to a lawyer for Cosby victim Andrea Constand days after Cosby's December 2015 arrest, an...

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg waves after speaking at a campaign event, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Bloomberg struggles to respond to politics of #MeToo era

Feb. 21, 2020 2:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Bloomberg's name last appeared on a ballot a decade before #MeToo transformed cultural mores surrounding sexual harassment and the treatment of women. As he campaigns for the presidency, the 78-year-old billionaire is struggling to adjust. The former New York City mayor was caught...

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 file photo, Snoop Dogg arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of

Snoop Dogg apologizes to Gayle King for rant over Bryant

Feb. 12, 2020 10:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After days of blistering criticism, Snoop Dogg has finally apologized to Gayle King for attacking her over her interview with former basketball star Lisa Leslie about the late Kobe Bryant. “Two wrongs don't make no right. when you're wrong, you gotta fix it," he said in an Instagram...

Harvey Weinstein leaves his trial Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Closings next as Weinstein declines to testify at rape trial

Feb. 11, 2020 5:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The defense rested its case Tuesday in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial without the disgraced Hollywood mogul taking the witness stand, setting the stage for closing arguments in a landmark #MeToo trial punctuated by graphic testimony from six accusers. As expected, Weinstein chose not...

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2019 file photo, Gayle King attends the 2019 Women's Media Awards, hosted by The Women's Media Center, at the Mandarin Oriental New York in New York. King is facing death threats following a social media backlash caused by an interview with retired WNBA star Lisa Leslie that concerned the late Kobe Bryant. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)

CBS News head calls threats against Gayle King reprehensible

Feb. 9, 2020 1:39 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The CBS News chief called threats against journalist Gayle King “reprehensible” Saturday as backlash grew against rapper Snoop Dogg and others critical of King for an interview where she asked about a sexual assault charge against the late Kobe Bryant. Snoop Dogg issued a...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2019 file photo, Oprah Winfrey speaks during the Celebration of the Life of Toni Morrison at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York.  Winfrey says her friend Gayle King is facing death threats following a social media backlash caused by an interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie that concerned the late Kobe Bryant. Winfrey said on Hoda & Jenna & Friends, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020,  that King “is not doing well'' and has to travel with security because of threats.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Winfrey says King not doing well after social media backlash

Feb. 7, 2020 3:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says her friend Gayle King is facing death threats following a social media backlash caused by an interview with retired WNBA star Lisa Leslie that concerned the late Kobe Bryant. On an appearance on “Hoda & Jenna & Friends” on Friday, Winfrey said King...

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King angry at CBS promo of interview questions about Bryant

Feb. 7, 2020 12:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the wake of a social media backlash, CBS' Gayle King says she is embarrassed and angry with how the network promoted part of her interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie that concerned the late Kobe Bryant. King responded via Twitter on Thursday to address the reaction to a video clip from...

Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courtroom during his rape trial in New York, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Prosecution rests, defense gets turn at Weinstein rape trial

Feb. 6, 2020 5:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial rested their case Thursday after more than two weeks of testimony punctuated by harrowing accounts from six women, including some who said he ignored pleas of “no, no, no” and justified his behavior as the cost of getting...

Harvey Weinstein arrives at court for his rape trial, in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Back on stand, Weinstein accuser declares: 'He is my rapist'

Feb. 4, 2020 7:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after breaking down in tears, a key accuser at Harvey Weinstein’s trial returned to the witness stand Tuesday and endured a final day of withering cross-examination focused on the complex nature of their relationship, defiantly telling jurors: “I want the jury to know...