Abuse of women

October 24, 2017 - 7:56 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Women's rights groups in Portugal have reacted angrily to a court decision that quoted the Bible and a 19th-century law in justifying a suspended sentence for a man convicted of assaulting his ex-wife with a bat because she allegedly committed adultery. The man was given a...
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FILE - This Oct. 1, 2015 file photo shows Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program "The O'Reilly Factor" in New York. The Fox News Channel says the company knew a news analyst planned to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against O'Reilly when it renewed the popular personality's contract in February 2017. The New York Times reported Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, the company renewed the TV host's contract after he reached a $32 million settlement with the analyst. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 23, 2017 - 4:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly took on her former Fox News Channel colleague Bill O'Reilly in blunt terms on Monday, revealing she had gone to her bosses to complain about O'Reilly's behavior and saying the size of a newly revealed $32 million settlement of harassment charges made by a Fox analyst was...
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FILE - This Oct. 1, 2015 file photo shows Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program "The O'Reilly Factor" in New York. Former Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly says she complained to her bosses about O'Reilly's behavior after she had accused former Fox chief Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, and that the abuse and shaming of women has to stop. Kelly, now with her own show on NBC, spoke Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, after it was revealed in The New York Times that Fox paid a $32 million settlement to former Fox analyst Lis Wiehl shortly before his contract was renewed. O'Reilly was fired in April.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 23, 2017 - 3:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on former Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Former Fox News anchor Juliet Huddy says she grapples with the idea of signing non-disclosure agreements to settle sexual harassment cases. Huddy did that to settle her own complaints that former...
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Phil Rush walks through the burnt remains at the site of his home destroyed by fires in Santa Rosa, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Wildfires tearing through California’s wine country continued to expand Wednesday, destroying hundreds more homes and structures and prompting new evacuation orders. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 12, 2017 - 6:16 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DEADLY CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES COULD GAIN MOMENTUM Gusty winds and low humidity are forecast for areas north of San Francisco where at least 23 people have died and at least 3,500 homes and...
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This combination photo shows Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 2016, left, and his brother Bob Weinstein at the premiere of "Sin City," in Los Angeles on March 28, 2005. Harvey Weinstein was fired Sunday by the Weinstein Co., the studio he co-founded with his brother Bob, after a bombshell New York Times expose alleged decades of crude sexual behavior on his part toward female employees and actresses. (AP Photo/File)
October 10, 2017 - 10:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The Weinstein Co. board of directors says it is "shocked and dismayed" over the most recent wave of allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and insists the company didn't know about its...
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Women activists protest in front Jordan's parliament in Amman on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 with banners calling on legislators to repeal a provision that allows a rapist to escape punishment if he marries his victim. Parliament is to vote on the proposed change to the penal code Tuesday. The banner in the middle in Arabic reads: Article 308 is a disgrace in the Jordanian justice system, the banner on the left says: Article 308 does not protect honor, it protects the culprit. (AP Photo/Reem Saad)
August 01, 2017 - 6:02 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's parliament has repealed a provision in its penal code that allowed a rapist to escape punishment if he married his victim. Cheers erupted from the spectators' gallery as legislators narrowly voted on Tuesday to scrap controversial Article 308. The vote came after an...
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Women activists protest in front Jordan's parliament in Amman on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 with banners calling on legislators to repeal a provision that allows a rapist to escape punishment if he marries his victim. Parliament is to vote on the proposed change to the penal code Tuesday. The banner in the middle in Arabic reads: Article 308 is a disgrace in the Jordanian justice system, the banner on the left says: Article 308 does not protect honor, it protects the culprit. (AP Photo/Reem Saad)
August 01, 2017 - 5:28 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian activists and an international rights group urged Jordan's parliament on Tuesday to repeal a provision that allows a rapist to escape punishment if he marries his victim. Parliament was to vote on the proposed change later in the day, as part of an overall reform of...
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April 11, 2017 - 2:44 pm
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina representative who shouted "You Lie" at President Obama during a joint session of Congress was on the receiving end of the same words in his district this week. U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson heard plenty of boos and chants of "You Lie" during a town hall Monday...
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April 11, 2017 - 1:00 pm
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina representative who shouted "You Lie" at President Obama during a joint session of Congress in 2009 was on the receiving end of the same words in his district this week. U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson heard plenty of boos and chants of "You Lie" during a town hall...
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March 03, 2017 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Basic freedoms of expression and association are on the decline around the world, the United States said Friday in a report that warned of worsening conditions for opposition groups and human rights activists. In a departure from past practice, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson...
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