Sex in society

July 20, 2018 - 3:58 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of a Honduran bishop accused of sexual misconduct with seminarians, the latest in a series of high-ranking clergy implicated in sexual improprieties with adults under their authority. Francis had ordered an investigation into the...
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July 19, 2018 - 3:02 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Retiring Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan is facing questions surrounding his handling of a former top staffer accused of harassing and groping young female staffers. MinnPost reported Thursday that the Democrat's former legislative director, Jim Swiderski, was allowed to leave the...
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July 18, 2018 - 4:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers say Ashley Judd's allegations that he tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually are baseless, and they have asked a judge to dismiss her lawsuit against him. The court documents filed Wednesday discuss Judd's comment that she would only...
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Embattled UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe gestures during a press conference held in Paris, France, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Sidibe has said he will not quit his job over criticism of his handling of sexual harassment allegations at the Geneva-based agency. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 18, 2018 - 8:08 am
PARIS (AP) — The embattled UNAIDS chief said Wednesday he will not quit his post over criticism of his handling of sexual harassment allegations at the Geneva-based agency. "I need to deliver on my job," Michel Sidibe said in response to questions from The Associated Press during a Paris press...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2012, file photo, Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, following a GOP strategy session. Roby is seeking Republican redemption in a runoff election that hinges on her loyalty _ or lack thereof _ to President Donald Trump. Roby is facing former Democrat Bobby Bright in Tuesday’s Republican runoff election. She’s trying not to become the third congressional incumbent to lose her seat this primary season.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 17, 2018 - 7:43 am
ABBEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Rep. Martha Roby is seeking Republican redemption in an Alabama runoff election that hinges on her loyalty to President Donald Trump. Roby is facing Democrat-turned-Trump Republican Bobby Bright on Tuesday, trying not to become the third congressional Republican to lose her...
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July 16, 2018 - 8:15 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two former divers are suing USA Diving, accusing the national governing body of ignoring or obstructing inquiries into allegations that a coach sexually abused them when they were young athletes dreaming of Olympic glory. The federal lawsuit, filed last week, names Indianapolis-...
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In an Oct. 10, 2011 photo, Lt. Mark Logsdon tells Occupy Des Moines demonstrators it's time to leave state property after 11p.m. Monday night. A woman who reported being sexually harassed by a trooper says Iowa State Patrol Capt. Mark Logsdon failed to act on her complaint. (Mary Chind/The Des Moines Register via AP)
July 16, 2018 - 2:21 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A woman who reported being harassed by a trooper says an Iowa State Patrol captain failed to act on her report. Emails obtained by The Associated Press show legislative security coordinator Shawn Ferguson last year told Capt. Mark Logsdon that she was frightened by Trooper...
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New Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman speaks at an introductory press conference in East Lansing, Mich., Monday, July 16, 2018. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP)
July 16, 2018 - 1:15 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The new athletic director at Michigan State faces issues beyond just trying to win games and compete for championships. That much is obvious, and Bill Beekman acknowledged it. "The last several years have been among the darkest in our history," Beekman said. "Among the...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, stands with Rep.-elect Michael Cloud, R-Texas, back right, and his wife Rosel Cloud, back center, and children Zoe Cloud, Kent Cloud, and Ean Cloud, far right, during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 10, 2018 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Michael Cloud of Texas has been sworn in as the newest member of Congress, succeeding Blake Farenthold, who resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment and an ethics probe. Cloud has worked as a communications consultant and served as a Republican county chairman. He...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2017, file photo, Australian actor Geoffrey Rush poses with his Berlinale Camera Award which he received prior to the screening of the film "Final Portrait" at the 2017 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. Rush has pulled out of a Shakespeare stage production in the Australian city of Melbourne as he sues a Sydney newspaper for defamation. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
July 09, 2018 - 8:20 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has pulled out of Shakespeare stage production in Australia as he sues a Sydney newspaper for defamation. Melbourne Theatre Company Artistic Director Brett Sheehy said he received confirmation Monday of Rush's withdrawal from the role of...
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