Michigan Rep. Conyers acknowledges sex harassment settlement
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Michigan Rep. Conyers acknowledges sex harassment settlement

DETROIT (AP) — Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers acknowledged Tuesday that his office settled a harassment complaint involving a former staffer but said he “vehemently” denies the allegations against him. His office “resolved the allegations” … “for an amount that equated to a reasonable severance payment,” the 88-year-old Detroit Democrat said in a statement. House … Continue reading

Harry Styles, Miguel set for Victoria’s Secret China show
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Harry Styles, Miguel set for Victoria’s Secret China show

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Harry Styles and R&B star Miguel will perform at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in Shanghai on Monday. People magazine reports that Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. and Chinese singer Jane Zhang will also perform at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. The show will air Nov. 28 on CBS. Karlie Kloss and … Continue reading

Why few women of color in wave of accusers? ‘Stakes higher’
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Why few women of color in wave of accusers? ‘Stakes higher’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the weeks since dozens of women have accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape or sexual harassment, unleashing an avalanche of similar charges against other prominent men across American life, women and men of color have been largely absent from the national furor. The stories of abuse have roiled the entertainment … Continue reading

Violence in Greece breaks out after annual US Embassy march
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Violence in Greece breaks out after annual US Embassy march

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of youths attacked police in Greece’s two largest cities on Friday, hurling rocks, flares and gas bombs, following a large, peaceful march to mark the anniversary of the 1973 crackdown on a student uprising against Greece’s former military dictatorship. At least two people were injured. In Athens, protesters hurled dozens … Continue reading

Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson’s disease diagnosis
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Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson’s disease and plans to “dedicate” himself to physical therapy. In a Friday letter to supporters, the 76-year-old civil rights icon said family and friends noticed a change in him about three years ago … Continue reading

Redskins’ Cousins to be tested by Saints’ shut-down defense
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Redskins’ Cousins to be tested by Saints’ shut-down defense

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One of the ways Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has tried to improve his game is by studying his New Orleans counterpart, Drew Brees. “I’ve just always admired his career going back to his days at Purdue — the way he has handled adversity, the way he’s carried himself with class, the … Continue reading

Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclear
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Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclear

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rammed a $1.5 trillion overhaul of Americans’ business and personal income taxes through the U.S. House Thursday, edging the nation toward its biggest rewrite in three decades and President Donald Trump and the GOP toward their first major legislative triumph after 10 bumpy months of controlling government. However, the mostly party-line … Continue reading

In ‘Justice League,’ DC looks beyond Batman and Superman
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In ‘Justice League,’ DC looks beyond Batman and Superman

NEW YORK (AP) — Peace never reigns in the pages of DC Comics, nor did it in the making of the superhero team-up film “Justice League.” Made in the wake of the disappointment surrounding its predecessor, “Batman v Superman,” ”Justice League” was, like a jetliner given new wings in midair, retooled on the fly. Warner … Continue reading

Over 400 dead from earthquake in Iran-Iraq border area
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Over 400 dead from earthquake in Iran-Iraq border area

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescuers dug with their bare hands Monday through the debris of buildings brought down by a powerful earthquake that killed more than 400 people in the once-contested mountainous border region between Iraq and Iran, with nearly all of the victims in an area rebuilt since the end of the ruinous 1980s … Continue reading

Fallout continues for Louis C.K. as film, special scrapped
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Fallout continues for Louis C.K. as film, special scrapped

NEW YORK (AP) — The sex harassment scandal roiling Hollywood jumped across the Atlantic Ocean, dove decades into the past and abruptly tanked an upcoming film release Friday when the BBC scrapped a TV series in the wake of rape allegations against actor Ed Westwick, actress Jenny McCarthy accused Steven Seagal of asking her to … Continue reading

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman: I was abused by doctor
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Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman: I was abused by doctor

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is among the young women sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Raisman tells “60 Minutes” she was 15 when she was first treated by Dr. Larry Nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at USA Gymnastics. He’s now is … Continue reading

Disney hopes for its next blockbuster in newest ‘Star Wars’
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Disney hopes for its next blockbuster in newest ‘Star Wars’

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney’s $4 billion deal for Lucasfilm and “Star Wars” just keeps getting better for the House of Mouse. The company is banking on the latest installments, “The Last Jedi” in December and a Han Solo movie in May, to drive people to theaters. But that’s far from the end of money-making … Continue reading

The Latest: HBO: Louis C.K. won’t appear on upcoming benefit
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The Latest: HBO: Louis C.K. won’t appear on upcoming benefit

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment and abuse allegations against men in the entertainment and media industries (all times local): 7:15 p.m. HBO says Louis C.K. will not appear on its upcoming autism benefit show “Night of Too Many Stars.” The cable network also says it is removing all of C.K.’s past … Continue reading

Prosecutor wants probe of detective in wrongful conviction
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Prosecutor wants probe of detective in wrongful conviction

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor has asked for help in investigating a retired white police detective accused of preying on black women for sex over decades and pursuing the wrongful murder conviction of the son of one of the women. Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree, the first black elected district attorney in … Continue reading

Authorities review video of small-town Texas church attack
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Authorities review video of small-town Texas church attack

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Authorities have reviewed video from inside the small-town Texas church where a gunman killed more than two dozen people, including footage that shows the assailant shooting victims in the head during Sunday services, a U.S. official said Wednesday. The official’s account of the video is consistent with statements made by … Continue reading

UK Cabinet minister quits over unauthorized Israel meetings
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UK Cabinet minister quits over unauthorized Israel meetings

LONDON (AP) — In a new blow to Britain’s beleaguered government, the U.K. international development secretary quit Wednesday over unauthorized meetings with Israeli politicians, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Priti Patel resigned after being ordered back from a trip to east Africa and summoned to 10 Downing St. by Prime Minister Theresa May. If she … Continue reading

The Latest: Sheriff: Gunman had self-inflicted gunshot wound
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The Latest: Sheriff: Gunman had self-inflicted gunshot wound

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the church shooting in Texas (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Authorities believe the man suspected of killing 26 people and injuring about 20 others at a Texas church shot himself following a car wreck. Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr. tells CBS News that police found … Continue reading

Fiji calls for urgency in talks to implement climate accord
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Fiji calls for urgency in talks to implement climate accord

BONN, Germany (AP) — Fiji’s prime minister called for a sense of urgency in the fight against global warming Monday, telling negotiators “we must not fail our people,” as he opened two weeks of talks on implementing the Paris accord on combating climate change, which is already affecting his Pacific island nation. While diplomats and … Continue reading

Inside story: How Russians hacked the Democrats’ emails
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Inside story: How Russians hacked the Democrats’ emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was just before noon in Moscow on March 10, 2016, when the first volley of malicious messages hit the Hillary Clinton campaign. The first 29 phishing emails were almost all misfires. Addressed to people who worked for Clinton during her first presidential run, the messages bounced back untouched. Except one. Within … Continue reading

The Latest: Police arrest suspect in Walmart shooting
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The Latest: Police arrest suspect in Walmart shooting

THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Colorado Walmart (all times local): 9:20 a.m. Police say a man suspected of fatally shooting three people inside a suburban Denver Walmart tried to flee officers in his car but was blocked by traffic. Thornton police spokesman Victor Avila said Thursday that 47-year-old Scott … Continue reading

Trump calls for death penalty for NYC truck attack suspect
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Trump calls for death penalty for NYC truck attack suspect

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday backed away from his threat to send the suspect in the New York bike path attack to Guantanamo Bay, acknowledging in an early morning tweet that the military judicial process at the Cuban detention center takes longer than the civilian federal court system. But Trump called again … Continue reading

Redskins TE Reed among those expected to miss Seahawks game
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Redskins TE Reed among those expected to miss Seahawks game

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Forget about getting backups ready to start. Jay Gruden is worried about having 46 healthy players in uniform. That’s the absurd state of the Washington Redskins on the injury front. Tight end Jordan Reed and defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis are among those expected to be out Sunday at the Seattle Seahawks … Continue reading