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Sex assault allegation raises questions for Biden, Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sexual assault allegation is Joe Biden’s first big challenge as the Democrats’ presidential nominee, fueling Republican attacks and leaving many in his own party in an uncomfortable bind. Biden’s campaign has denied the allegation from his former Senate staffer Tara Reade, who has said Biden assaulted her in the basement of […]

Biden assault allegation prompts GOP attacks, Dem worries

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sexual assault allegation is raising Joe Biden’s first big challenge as the Democrats’ presidential nominee, fueling Republican attacks and leaving many in his own party in an uncomfortable bind. Biden’s campaign has denied the allegation from his former Senate staffer Tara Reade, who has said Biden assaulted her in the basement […]

Report: Hurley accused Arizona State AD in booster scandal

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State men’s basketball coach Bobby Hurley sent an email to Ray Anderson last season alleging the Arizona State athletic director minimized sexual harassment allegations by the wives of three athletic staff members against a school booster. In the email obtained by Yahoo Sports, Hurley accused Anderson on Dec. 8 of […]

Kentucky fires cheerleading staff after hazing investigation

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has fired its cheerleading coaches after an internal investigation determined they failed to oversee off-campus events that included hazing, alcohol use and public nudity by the championship squad. The school announced Monday that head coach Jomo Thompson and assistants Ben Head, Spencer Clan and Kelsey LaCroix were fired from the […]

Weinstein raped me in 1994 at age 17, woman says in lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who says Harvey Weinstein raped her when she was 17 is among four plaintiffs in a new lawsuit against the imprisoned movie mogul, the latest court actionaccusing him of decades of vile sexual behavior. The woman, now 43, alleges Weinstein forced her to disrobe, demanded she perform oral sex […]

5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news: 1. BIDEN DENIES EX-STAFFER’S SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATION – In his first public comment on the allegation, Biden said the accusation isn’t true. “This never happened.” 2. ‘EVERYONE’S WATCHING’ To see who will be Joe Biden’s running mate, with Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Gretchen Whitmer […]

Rape claim against governor campaign worker settles for $1M

A lawsuit brought by a state employee alleging that a fellow worker on the campaign of Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy raped her has been settled for $1 million, her lawyers said Friday, wrapping up a case that reinforced perceptions of misogyny in state politics and led to a legislative investigation. The state and Murphy campaign […]

Reade: ‘I didn’t use sexual harassment’ in Biden complaint

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tara Reade, the former Senate staffer who alleges Joe Biden sexually assaulted her 27 years ago, says she filed a limited report with a congressional personnel office that did not explicitly accuse him of sexual assault or harassment. “I remember talking about him wanting me to serve drinks because he liked my […]

Nassar-related case dismissed against ex-university chief

DETROIT (AP) — A judge dismissed criminal charges Wednesday against former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon, who was accused of lying to investigators in 2018 as they tried to learn what she knew years earlier about sexual assault complaints involving Larry Nassar. Simon last year was ordered to trialin Eaton County, near Lansing. […]

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