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Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 at 10:34 AM CDT

Lauer Accused of Raping NBC Colleague, Farrow Book Alleges

Lauer Accused of Raping NBC Colleague, Farrow Book Alleges

An upcoming book from journalist Ronan Farrow includes allegations that former “Today” host Matt Lauer raped an NBC colleague while at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Variety reported the accusations after reading an...

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 at 04:17 PM CDT

Lawyers Fight for Everyday Women Bringing #MeToo Complaints

Lawyers Fight for Everyday Women Bringing #MeToo Complaints

Jaribu Hill didn't opt for law school until her early 40s. She'd been a singer, actress, teacher and labor organizer before learning a college classmate had become head of a group for black female judges. "I can...

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 02:40 PM CDT

Nobel Laureate Starts Fund for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Nobel Laureate Starts Fund for Survivors of Sexual Violence

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning surgeon whose hospital in war-torn Congo has treated over 50,000 victims of sexual violence has launched a fund with the goal of providing reparations for survivors of conflicts...

Monday, Sep 16, 2019 at 09:37 AM CDT

Dem Presidential Candidates Call for Kavanaugh's Impeachment

Dem Presidential Candidates Call for Kavanaugh's Impeachment

Several Democratic presidential candidates have lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 08:34 PM CDT

Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax Sues CBS Over Accuser Interviews

Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax Sues CBS Over Accuser Interviews<br /><br />

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax filed a $400 million lawsuit Thursday against CBS, alleging the company defamed him when it broadcast interviews with two women he says have falsely accused him of sexual...

Sunday, Sep 8, 2019 at 12:37 PM CDT

Opera Union Launches Investigation Into Domingo Allegations

Opera Union Launches Investigation Into Domingo Allegations

The union that represents opera performers and staff has launched its own investigation into sexual harassment allegations against superstar Placido Domingo, saying it cannot be sure that opera companies will...

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 at 03:59 PM CDT

Michigan State University Fined $4.5 Million in Nassar Case

Michigan State University Fined $4.5 Million in Nassar Case

The government on Thursday ordered Michigan State University to make sweeping changes and pay a $4.5 million fine after determining that it failed to adequately respond to sexual assault complaints against Larry...

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 at 07:56 PM CDT

Singer Says Opera's Domingo Harassed Her, Grabbed Her Breast

Singer Says Opera's Domingo Harassed Her, Grabbed Her Breast

The glittering production was a high point of the Washington Opera's 1999-2000 season: Jules Massenet's "Le Cid," about a legendary Spanish conqueror, starring a tenor legendary in his own right — Placido...

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 at 12:29 AM CDT

Victim in Brock Turner Case Reveals Her Identity

Victim in Brock Turner Case Reveals Her Identity

The woman who was sexually assaulted by ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner and later read a powerful statement at his sentencing has revealed her identity.

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 at 10:03 AM CDT

Cuba Gooding Jr. Briefly Appears in NYC for Groping Case

Cuba Gooding Jr. Briefly Appears in NYC for Groping Case

Cuba Gooding Jr. appeared briefly in New York City court Tuesday after a judge denied his attorney’s motion to dismiss the groping case brought on against him.

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Teen Injured in Police Shootout Released From Hospital
Teen Injured in Police Shootout Released From Hospital

The teen who was mistakenly shot by a police officer during a shootout with a bank robbery suspect in Chicago's Old Irving Park in mid-November was released from the hospital earlier this week, his parents said....

Search For Escaped Inmate in Grundy County
Search For Escaped Inmate in Grundy County

Sheriff's deputies in southwest suburban Grundy County are searching for an inmate who escaped custody at the county jail, officials said Saturday.

Suspect Said He 'Blacked Out' Before Orland Park Hit-and-Run
Suspect Said He 'Blacked Out' Before Orland Park Hit-and-Run

The retired priest charged with a deadly hit-and-run that killed one teacher and injured a second as they were leaving a Christmas party in Orland Park told police he "blacked out" before the crash, and...

Base Shooter Watched Shooting Videos Before Attack: Official
Base Shooter Watched Shooting Videos Before Attack: Official

A US official says the Saudi student who fatally shot three sailors at Naval Air Station Pensacola had hosted a dinner party earlier in the week to watch videos of mass shootings. The official says a second...

8 People Displaced in Fire on Chicago's South Side
8 People Displaced in Fire on Chicago's South Side

One person was hurt, and eight others were displaced in a fire in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood Saturday evening on Chicago's South Side, fire officials confirmed.

Alleged Drunk Driver Fatally Struck Motorcyclist: Police
Alleged Drunk Driver Fatally Struck Motorcyclist: Police

An alleged drunk driver was arrested for fatally striking a motorcyclist early Friday morning on the Bishop Ford Freeway on Chicago's Far South Side, Illinois State Police said.