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In this photo taken July 3, 2015, Abbot Xuecheng of the Beijing Longquan Temple poses for a photo at the temple in Beijing, China. Xue, one of China's highest-ranking Buddhist monks is facing a government investigation over accusations of sexual misconduct, in what is seen by some as an indication the #MeToo movement is gaining traction in the world's most populous nation. (Chinatopix via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 5:46 am
BEIJING (AP) — One of China's highest-ranking Buddhist monks is facing a government investigation over accusations of sexual misconduct, in what is seen by some as an indication the #MeToo movement is gaining traction across the world's most populous society. Longquan Monastery abbot Shi Xuecheng...
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In this Aug. 1, 2018, photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh meets with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kavanaugh’s record suggests he would vote to support abortion restrictions if he joins the high court. But it’s not clear if he would go as far as some abortion rights advocates fear and vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the case establishing a woman’s right to abortion.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 03, 2018 - 5:19 am
Twice in the past year, Brett Kavanaugh offered glimpses of his position on abortion that strongly suggest he would vote to support restrictions if confirmed to the Supreme Court. One was in a dissent in the case of a 17-year-old migrant seeking to terminate her pregnancy. The other was a speech...
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August 03, 2018 - 1:27 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities allege that a former youth care worker at a Phoenix-area facility for immigrant youths sexually abused eight teenage boys, one of several cases brought to light in recent weeks as thousands of immigrant children remain detained around the country. Court documents...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, a child holds the hand of a Lutheran Social Services worker as she looks back to a man as they arrive at Lutheran Social Services in Phoenix. The Trump administration and the American Civil Liberties Union are proposing widely divergent plans on how to reunite hundreds of children with their deported parents after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Matt York, file)
August 03, 2018 - 1:12 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration and the American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday revealed widely divergent plans on how to reunite hundreds of immigrant children with parents who have been deported since the families were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. President Donald Trump's...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2016, file photo, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, right, and then-assistant coach Zach Smith, left, gesture from the sidelines during an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. Ohio State expects to open fall camp as scheduled on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, but without coach Urban Meyer. Meyer was put on administrative leave on Wednesday, Aug. 1 over the handling of a longtime assistant who has been accused of domestic violence. Co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day will be running the team while Ohio State investigates claims that Meyer’s wife knew about 2015 allegations of abuse against former Buckeyes assistant Zach Smith, who was fired last week. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
August 02, 2018 - 8:29 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio State's investigation of coach Urban Meyer's handling of abuse claims against an assistant coach (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Ohio State trustees have appointed a special committee to investigate coach Urban Meyer's handling of a fired assistant coach's...
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Riot police stand guard during a raid of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) headquarters in Harare Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. MDC leader Nelson Chamisa says police have raided the headquarters and seized computers, while police say 18 people there were arrested. The developments come a few hours before the electoral commission is expected to start releasing the results of Monday's presidential election. (AP Photo/Mujahid Safodien)
August 02, 2018 - 7:16 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 1:15 a.m. Zimbabwe's president says he is "humbled" by his win in Monday's election, the first after the fall of his former mentor Robert Mugabe. "Though we may have been divided at the polls, we are united in our dreams...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, Papa John's founder and CEO John Schnatter attends a meeting in Louisville, Ky. Schnatter says the pizza chain needs him back as its public face, and that it was a mistake for the company to scrub him from its marketing materials after he acknowledged using a racial slur last month. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
August 02, 2018 - 4:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of Papa John's says the pizza chain does well with him as its public face, and that it was a mistake for the company to scrub him from its marketing materials after he acknowledged using a racial slur. John Schnatter told The Associated Press that he believes he can...
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August 02, 2018 - 3:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit police corporal has been suspended after cellphone video emerged showing him beating a naked, unarmed and possibly mentally ill woman inside an emergency room triage unit as another officer and hospital security restrained her. The video posted on WJBK-TV's website shows...
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August 02, 2018 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Health and Human Services says 96 organizations will get funding under the federal family planning program this year. Twelve will be new. They include community health centers, state agencies and Planned Parenthood affiliates. The release of the list Thursday...
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August 02, 2018 - 1:17 pm
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A top European orchestra has fired its chief conductor following accusations of sexual misconduct. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the Netherlands said on Thursday it had ended its affiliation with Daniele Gatti in the wake of a Washington Post story last week in which the...
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