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US appeals court: Attack on gay man enough for asylum claim

Mar. 31, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An asylum seeker from Ghana who said he was attacked by a mob led by his father because of his sexuality has shown a valid fear of persecution, a U.S. appeals case said in a case argued by two law students. The petitioner, a gay man in his late 20s from Accra, said he had a secret...

FILE - In this July 12, 2019 file photo, opera singer Placido Domingo speaks during a news conference about an upcoming show in Madrid, Spain. On Friday, March 20, 2020, the American Guild of Musical Artists said Domingo has resigned from the U.S. union that represents opera singers, after two investigations found sexual harassment allegations against him to be credible. The guild said he will also contribute $500,000 to sexual harassment eradication programs and a fund that helps opera employees in crisis. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)

Tenor Placido Domingo feels 'fine' after coronavirus

Mar. 30, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tenor Placido Domingo said Monday he is resting at home after catching the new coronavirus. Domingo said in a statement that he is "at home and I feel fine." The 79-year-old was reportedly hospitalized in Mexico after publicly acknowledging on March 22 that he had tested positive for...

Prostitution camp provided women in human smuggling case

Mar. 27, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A co-defendant in a human smuggling operation told police that a prostitution camp in the Marshall Islands provided many of the pregnant women involved in former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen's allegedly illegal adoption business. Co-defendant Lynwood Jennet told police that...

U of Rochester, ex-professors settle retaliation claims

Mar. 27, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The University of Rochester will pay $9.4 million to settle a lawsuit brought by nine former professors and students who said they faced retaliation after bringing sexual misconduct claims against a professor, the group's attorneys said Friday. “Our clients have had to leave...

FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, file photo, a student walks in front of the Old Main building on the Penn State campus in State College, Pa. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Thursday, March 26, 2020, that the university violated the law that protects students in sexual abuse complaints in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

DOE: Penn State violated Title IX after Jerry Sandusky case

Mar. 26, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Penn State University will be required to make major changes to how it deals with sexual assault complaints following an investigation of the school's handling of allegations in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the Department of Education announced Thursday. U.S. Secretary of...

Cho Ju-bin, center, leader of South Korea's online sexual blackmail ring which is so called

South Korea investigates chatroom sex abuse allegations

Mar. 25, 2020 5:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday began reviewing whether to formally charge a man arrested last week on allegations that he operated secret chatrooms where he posted sexually abusive videos of blackmailed women in return for cryptocurrency payments. The allegations have...

This undated photo provided by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office shows Shawn O'Brien. University of Kansas authorities who have been investigating O'Brien, a massage therapist who had connections to women's sports programs said Tuesday, March 24, 2020, that their investigation so far has found inappropriate behavior including unwanted touching during massages with multiple female athletes. The investigators also found an athletic trainer was aware of at least some of the incidents but failed to appropriately report the conduct. (Douglas County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Kansas massage therapist accused of misconduct with athletes

Mar. 24, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A massage therapist charged with a sex crime involving a girl also engaged in inappropriate behavior toward at least six female athletes at the University of Kansas, including unwanted touching during massages, school officials alleged Tuesday. Chancellor Doug Girod and Athletic...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson. A University of Michigan hotline has received more than 100 “unique complaints” about Dr. Anderson, a late physician accused of sexual abuse by former patients, including athletes who encountered him as a team doctor, the school announced Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. He died in 2008. (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan via AP)

University of Michigan hires new law firm in abuse inquiry

Mar. 24, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has hired a new law firm to lead the investigation into allegations a deceased doctor molested hundreds of people. Meanwhile, attorneys for some of the men accusing the late Dr. Robert E. Anderson of sexual abuse say they are continuing to communicate with...

In this Friday, April 1, 2016 photos, a Thai soldier measures the chest of a Thai man during a military conscription in Bangkok, Thailand. The human rights group Amnesty International says many new conscripts in Thailand's military are physically, sexually and mentally abused, with some cases amounting to torture. (AP Photo)

Amnesty International says Thai military abuses conscripts

Mar. 23, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The human rights group Amnesty International says many new conscripts in Thailand's military are physically, sexually and mentally abused, with some cases amounting to torture. In a report issued Monday, the group says such treatment of conscripts undergoing basic training is widespread and...

FILE - In this July 12, 2019 file photo, opera singer Placido Domingo speaks during a news conference about an upcoming show in Madrid, Spain. On Friday, March 20, 2020, the American Guild of Musical Artists said Domingo has resigned from the U.S. union that represents opera singers, after two investigations found sexual harassment allegations against him to be credible. The guild said he will also contribute $500,000 to sexual harassment eradication programs and a fund that helps opera employees in crisis. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)

Plácido Domingo has coronavirus amid Spain outbreak

Mar. 22, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Plácido Domingo announced Sunday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The 79-year-old opera singer's illness comes after his own glittering career had recently been stained by sexual misconduct revelations. The Spaniard said in a post on his personal Facebook account that...