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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2016 file photo, attorney Adante D. Pointer, left, speaks at a news conference in San Francisco as a video is displayed of the San Francisco police shooting of Mario Woods, who police say appeared to raise a knife and approach one of the officers. San Francisco prosecutors said Thursday, May 24, 2018, they will not charge officers involved in two fatal shootings, including one that prompted city-wide protests three years ago and led to reforms in the Police Department. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 24, 2018 - 4:32 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco prosecutors said Thursday that they will not charge officers in two shooting deaths, including the killing of a black man that led to citywide protests three years ago and federally recommended police reforms. District Attorney George Gascon declined to prosecute...
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May 24, 2018 - 4:29 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than two dozen proposed laws sparked by the sexual abuse scandal involving Larry Nassar sailed through the Michigan House on Thursday, including bills that would grant childhood sex assault victims more time to sue and require athletic trainers to report suspected abuse...
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Scott Faughn, publisher of the Jefferson City-based Missouri Times, defends himself Wednesday, May 23, 2018, against legislative questions about his payments to an attorney for a man whose ex-wife had an affair with Gov. Eric Greitens. (Zara McDowell/ABC 17 News via AP)
May 24, 2018 - 4:14 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign finance violations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens have been shared with federal authorities by a private attorney and a key lawmaker, according to testimony Thursday during a legislative hearing. The hearing by a special...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, actor Morgan Freeman attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. Freeman is apologizing to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior. His remarks come after CNN reported that multiple women have accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior on movie sets and in other professional settings. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 24, 2018 - 3:51 pm
Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman apologized on Thursday to anyone who may have felt "uncomfortable or disrespected" by his behavior, after CNN reported that multiple women have accused the A-list actor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior on movie sets and in other professional...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2018 file photo Michael Avenatti, attorney and spokesperson for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, arrives at federal court in New York. Avenatti is once again seeking to depose President Donald Trump in the porn actress' fight to invalidate a confidentiality agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election. Avenatti says in a court filing Thursday, May 24, 2018, a judge should reconsider an order delaying the case and allow him to depose Trump and obtain documents in the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 24, 2018 - 3:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stormy Daniels' lawyer has renewed efforts to depose President Donald Trump in the porn actress' legal fight to invalidate a confidentiality agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election, according to court documents filed Thursday. Attorney Michael Avenatti...
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President Donald Trump center, posthumous pardons Jack Johnson, boxing's first black heavyweight champion, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Trump is joined by, from left, Linda Haywood, who is Johnson's great-great niece, heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, Keith Frankel, Sylvester Stallone, former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, and World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman Saldivar. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 24, 2018 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction. "I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a...
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FILE - This Nov. 1, 2017, file photo shows some of the Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and stir up tensions around divisive social issues, released by members of the U.S. House Intelligence committee, are photographed in Washington. Facebook says it will require political advertisers in the U.S. to label “issue ads” that disclose who paid for them, part of its ongoing efforts to prevent elections-related misuse of its platform. Such ads played prominently in Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. elections. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
May 24, 2018 - 2:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is expanding its advertising disclosure requirements to cover all U.S. ads on polarized issues such as gun control and abortion rights, even if they don't endorse a particular candidate. Ads coming from specific candidates have already included a disclosure label since...
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May 24, 2018 - 2:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has given final approval to a bill that revamps the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill. The bipartisan effort now goes to the House, which has passed its own version of the legislation amid a widening national debate over sexual misconduct...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2012 file photo, Brian McGrory addresses staff at The Boston Globe after being named the paper's new editor, succeeding Martin Baron, who became editor of the Washington Post. Globe executives said Wednesday, May 24, 2018, that they are investigating an allegation that McGrory had an inappropriate text message exchange with a former employee he once dated. (Essdras M Suarez /The Boston Globe via AP, File)
May 24, 2018 - 2:20 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Globe executives said they're investigating an allegation that the newspaper's top editor had an inappropriate text exchange with a former employee he once dated. Hilary Sargent, a former editor for Boston.com, tweeted a screenshot of a text exchange she said occurred between...
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This combination photo shows Gwyneth Paltrow at the world premiere of "Avengers: Infinity War" on April 23, 2018, in Los Angeles, left, and Brad Pitt at the premiere of Netflix's "Okja" on June 8, 2017, in New York. Paltrow says ex-boyfriend Pitt threatened producer Harvey Weinstein after an alleged incident of sexual misconduct. The 45-year-old actress told “The Howard Stern Show” on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, that she was 22 when Weinstein placed her hands on her at a hotel and suggested they go to a bedroom for massages. Paltrow said she told Pitt what happened and the actor confronted Weinstein at a Broadway opening. (AP Photo)
May 24, 2018 - 12:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow says ex-boyfriend Brad Pitt threatened producer Harvey Weinstein after an alleged incident of sexual misconduct. The 45-year-old actress told "The Howard Stern Show" on Wednesday she was "blindsided." Paltrow claimed she was 22 when Weinstein placed his hands on her...
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