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Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 08:14 AM CDT

Kavanaugh Accuser Hearing Echoes Anita Hill's, in #MeToo Era

Kavanaugh Accuser Hearing Echoes Anita Hill's, in #MeToo Era

The sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh recall Anita Hill's accusations against Clarence Thomas in 1991, but there are important differences as well as cautions for senators...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 12:47 AM CDT

Kavanaugh Fallout Poses Risks as Midterm Elections Approach

Kavanaugh Fallout Poses Risks as Midterm Elections Approach

With the fate of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee suddenly uncertain, emboldened Democrats clashed with cautious Republicans on Monday as both parties grappled with an increasingly messy nomination...

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 11:49 AM CDT

Sean Penn: Spirit of Much of #MeToo Movement Is to 'Divide'

Sean Penn: Spirit of Much of #MeToo Movement Is to 'Divide'

Oscar-winner Sean Penn said the #MeToo movement is aimed at dividing men and women and "too black and white," "Today" reported Monday. Penn made the comments when he and Natascha McElhone, co-stars of the...

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 10:26 PM CDT

Hearing Sets Up Dramatic Showdown Between Kavanaugh, Accuser

Hearing Sets Up Dramatic Showdown Between Kavanaugh, Accuser

Republicans on Monday abruptly called Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault decades ago to testify publicly next week, grudgingly setting up a dramatic showdown they hoped would prevent...

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 12:59 AM CDT

Soon-Yi Previn Defends Husband Woody Allen, Attacks Mother

Soon-Yi Previn Defends Husband Woody Allen, Attacks Mother

Soon-Yi Previn, the wife of Woody Allen and the estranged adopted daughter of Mia Farrow, defended her husband against what she contends is unfair treatment in the #MeToo era and attacked her adoptive mother in...

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 07:48 AM CDT

Woman Accusing Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct Comes Forward

Woman Accusing Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct Comes Forward

President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was thrust into turmoil Sunday after the woman accusing him of high school-era sexual misconduct told her story publicly for the first...

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 at 09:47 PM CDT

Video Shows Weinstein's Hands-On Encounter With Rape Accuser

Video Shows Weinstein's Hands-On Encounter With Rape Accuser

A video of Harvey Weinstein aired on television Wednesday showing him boldly propositioning a woman who later accused him of rape and repeatedly touching her and stroking her arm and back during what was...

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 at 09:02 AM CDT

'Tonight Show' Cancels Norm Macdonald After #MeToo Comments

'Tonight Show' Cancels Norm Macdonald After #MeToo Comments

"The Tonight Show" canceled an appearance by Norm Macdonald after criticism of his comments about the MeToo movement and fellow comedians Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr.

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 at 10:13 AM CDT

Some McDonald's Workers Vote to Strike Over Sex Harassment

Some McDonald's Workers Vote to Strike Over Sex Harassment

Emboldened by the #MeToo movement, McDonald's workers have voted to stage a one-day strike next week at restaurants in 10 cities in hopes of pressuring management to take stronger steps against on-the-job sexual...

Monday, Sep 10, 2018 at 02:16 PM CDT

CBS Shares Fall After Chief Ousted Amid Sexual Abuse Claims

CBS Shares Fall After Chief Ousted Amid Sexual Abuse Claims

Sizing up a future of a network without its kingmaker, Wall Street sent shares of CBS down sharply Monday, the first day of trading since the departure of Les Moonves. CBS said late Sunday, as more allegations...

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Van Dyke's Defense Attorneys to Begin Calling Witnesses
Van Dyke's Defense Attorneys to Begin Calling Witnesses

Defense attorneys for Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke were expected to begin calling witnesses Monday.

New Sexual Misconduct Accusation Rocks Kavanaugh Nomination
New Sexual Misconduct Accusation Rocks Kavanaugh Nomination

Just as negotiators reached agreement on an extraordinary hearing for Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, a second allegation of sexual misconduct by the Supreme Court nominee put the White House and Senate...

Ex-OpenTable Worker Charged in Bogus Reservations Scheme
Ex-OpenTable Worker Charged in Bogus Reservations Scheme

A former OpenTable employee has been charged with wire fraud for allegedly making hundreds of bogus reservations at Chicago restaurants to undermine a rival booking service.

White Sox Broadcaster Hawk Harrelson Works Last Game
White Sox Broadcaster Hawk Harrelson Works Last Game

Longtime Chicago White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson worked his final game Sunday, closing out a colorful TV career after three-plus decades in the booth.

Bill Barring Employers Asking Applicants' Pay History Vetoed
Bill Barring Employers Asking Applicants' Pay History Vetoed

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an amendatory veto of a bill that imposes a prohibition on employers asking applicants their salary history.

Bears Rally For 16-14 Victory Over Winless Cardinals
Bears Rally For 16-14 Victory Over Winless Cardinals

Cody Parkey kicked his third field goal of the game, a 43-yarder with 4:31 to remaining, to rally the Bears to a 16-14 victory over the winless Cardinals on Sunday.