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Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 at 06:40 PM EST

Former New York AG Won't Face Charges Over Assault Allegations

Former New York AG Won't Face Charges Over Assault Allegations

Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will not face charges over allegations of assault, the Nassau County District Attorney's office said. In May, Schneiderman resigned from his post after four...

Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 at 06:08 PM EDT

Google Employees Walk Out to Protest Treatment of Women

Google Employees Walk Out to Protest Treatment of Women

Carrying signs that included a mocking use of the company's original "Don't be evil" motto, thousands of Google employees around the world briefly walked off the job Thursday to protest what they said was the...

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 at 11:57 PM EDT

Lawsuit Alleges Harvey Weinstein Sexually Assaulted Girl, 16

Lawsuit Alleges Harvey Weinstein Sexually Assaulted Girl, 16

Harvey Weinstein was accused in a civil court filing Wednesday of forcing a 16-year-old Polish model to touch his penis, subjecting her to years of harassment and emotional abuse and blocking her from a...

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 at 10:02 AM EDT

Geoffrey Rush's Wife Testifies Actor Wept, Denied Allegation

Geoffrey Rush's Wife Testifies Actor Wept, Denied Allegation

The wife of actor Geoffrey Rush cried as she told a Sydney court on Wednesday how he had wept and curled up in the fetal position following newspaper allegations he had behaved inappropriately toward a female...

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 02:24 PM EDT

A Year Into #MeToo, What's Next For the Movement?

A Year Into #MeToo, What's Next For the Movement?

By the end of her impassioned speech last week in front of a crowded hotel ballroom, Alyssa Milano was choking back tears. The words "Me Too," the actress and activist told her audience, would continue to ring...

Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 at 08:15 AM EDT

#MeToo Inspires Wave of Old Misconduct Reports to Colleges

#MeToo Inspires Wave of Old Misconduct Reports to Colleges

For 35 years, Ruth D'Eredita tried to dismiss her former professor's behavior — the way he touched her, groped her and kissed her. But last year, as dozens of women came forward to share similar encounters with...

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 10:31 PM EDT

Union: NYPD Detective Didn't Withhold Weinstein Information

Union: NYPD Detective Didn't Withhold Weinstein Information

Manhattan's district attorney dropped part of the criminal sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday after evidence emerged that a police detective had coached a witness to stay silent about...

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 12:40 PM EDT

Arts Professionals Respond in the Year Since #MeToo Movement

Arts Professionals Respond in the Year Since #MeToo Movement

In the year since the entertainment industry was rocked by sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, arts professionals are trying to respond in multiple ways. Some in the industry are doubling down...

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 at 05:41 PM EDT

Manhattan DA Drops Part of Harvey Weinstein Case

Manhattan DA Drops Part of Harvey Weinstein Case

Manhattan's district attorney dropped part of the criminal sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday after evidence emerged that a police detective had coached a witness to stay silent about...

Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 at 08:41 PM EDT

#MeToo Movement Sends Hollywood Figures Into Exile, Not Jail

#MeToo Movement Sends Hollywood Figures Into Exile, Not Jail

The #MeToo movement has sent dozens of once-powerful Hollywood players into exile, but few of them have been placed in handcuffs or jail cells. And it's increasingly apparent that the lack of criminal charges...

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Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison
Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

Michael Cohen, a lawyer who made his career protecting President Donald Trump, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for crimes including making illegal hush-money payments to two women during the...

8th Mass. State Trooper Arrested in OT Scandal
8th Mass. State Trooper Arrested in OT Scandal

An eighth state police trooper was arrested on Wednesday and two previously charged retired troopers agreed to plead guilty in connection with the ongoing investigation of overtime abuse at the Massachusetts...

Man Indicted for Family's Murders to Face Judge
Man Indicted for Family's Murders to Face Judge

The man indicted for killing four family members in their West Brookfield home is scheduled to appear before a judge Wednesday. Matthew Locke, 32, of Ware was indicted by a grand jury on Nov. 21 for the...

Crews Try to Rescue Deer That Fell Through Ice
Crews Try to Rescue Deer That Fell Through Ice

Crews tried to rescue three deer that fell through ice on a Massachusetts reservoir on Wednesday, according to police. Authorities received calls of deer in Cambridge Reservoir in Waltham sometime around 11...

LePage Says He Will Run Again in 2022 if Mills Doesn't Deliver
LePage Says He Will Run Again in 2022 if Mills Doesn't Deliver

Paul LePage's term as Maine's governor may be coming to an end, but he still plans to be involved once his days in office are over. LePage reportedly said he may run again in 2022 if he does not like the...

How to Catch the Peak of Geminid Meteor Shower This Week
How to Catch the Peak of Geminid Meteor Shower This Week

The annual Geminid meteor shower peaks this week, with sightings already being reported in New England. Meteors, often called "shooting stars," are objects that fall into Earth’s atmosphere and leave a...