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Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 04:53 AM PDT

16 Women Sue, Alleging Discrimination at FBI Training Academy

16 Women Sue, Alleging Discrimination at FBI Training Academy

Sixteen women who trained to become FBI agents and analysts have come forward in a proposed class action lawsuit filed Wednesday accusing the bureau of gender discrimination in how it trains and graduates new...

Friday, May 24, 2019 at 03:41 PM PDT

Chef Mario Batali Pleads Not Guilty to Assault Charge

Chef Mario Batali Pleads Not Guilty to Assault Charge

Celebrity chef Mario Batali is appearing in court on a criminal charge that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. Batali was scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Boston Municipal...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 07:08 AM PDT

Sundance Film Festival Co-Founder Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse

Sundance Film Festival Co-Founder Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse

A filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced an Oscar-winning movie in the mid-1980s pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual abuse of a child. Sterling Van Wagenen, 71, entered the plea as...

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 at 03:36 AM PDT

Former Lakers Coach Luke Walton Sued for Sexual Assault

Former Lakers Coach Luke Walton Sued for Sexual Assault

A female sports reporter has accused new Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault in a lawsuit.

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 at 03:42 PM PDT

'What Were You Wearing:' Exhibit Disputes Sex Assault Myths

'What Were You Wearing:' Exhibit Disputes Sex Assault Myths

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and one student at a Connecticut university is putting on a powerful exhibit in an effort to break one of our culture’s most pervasive myths about rape. This week,...

Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 at 06:08 AM PDT

Women Divided on Defending Biden's Style as Just 'Human Touch'

Women Divided on Defending Biden's Style as Just 'Human Touch'

It's simply a "human touch." He's a "warm, affectionate person." He "hugs everybody." In the days since allegations surfaced of uninvited touching on the part of Joe Biden, several women in politics and beyond...

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 04:14 AM PDT

Boxer Plants a Kiss on Unsuspecting Reporter, and Now She Has Allred in Her Corner

Boxer Plants a Kiss on Unsuspecting Reporter, and Now She Has Allred in Her Corner

A reporter surprised by a boxer's kiss planted during an interview now has attorney Gloria Allred in her corner, and she says she's trying to make it clear that what happened is not OK.

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 at 07:47 AM PDT

Founder, Board of Vatican Women's Magazine Quit

Founder, Board of Vatican Women's Magazine Quit

The founder and all-female editorial board of the Vatican's women's magazine have quit after what they say was a Vatican campaign to discredit them and put them "under the direct control of men," that only...

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 05:08 AM PDT

R. Kelly Case Spotlights Abuse of Girls in #MeToo Era

R. Kelly Case Spotlights Abuse of Girls in #MeToo Era

The arrest of R&B singer R. Kelly on charges of sexually abusing girls as young as 13 has focused the lens of the #MeToo movement on underage victims like these, especially girls of color. The charges, which...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 01:23 PM PDT

Porn Actresses Take On Powerful Industry Agent

Porn Actresses Take On Powerful Industry Agent

One of the porn industry’s top agents has been accused by women whom he represents of fraud, sexual abuse and links to an illegal escort business — accusations including coercing performers to pay off "unconsci...

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Little Change to SoCal Gas Prices
Little Change to SoCal Gas Prices

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped two-tenths of a cent Monday to $3.725, the 10th consecutive decrease and 17th in 18 days.

Flames Engulf 99 Cents Only Store in Culver City
Flames Engulf 99 Cents Only Store in Culver City

Firefighters from Culver City and Los Angeles battled a blaze in a 99 Cents Only store early Monday morning, authorities said.

Equifax Data Breach Settlement: What You Should Know
Equifax Data Breach Settlement: What You Should Know

Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission and others over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people....

Massive Puerto Rico March Underway Demanding Governor Resign
Massive Puerto Rico March Underway Demanding Governor Resign

Thousands of Puerto Rican flags fluttered in the morning breeze as demonstrators arrived from across the island Monday for what many expected to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory,...

Recovering Veterans Help Sick Sea Lions Return to the Ocean
Recovering Veterans Help Sick Sea Lions Return to the Ocean

Retired veteran James Golias began volunteering for the Sea Lions for Service Members, a free program that allows veterans to engage in a therapeutic experience at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center by tending to...

Mandatory Evacuations Ordered After 2 Fires Erupt in Grapevine Area
Mandatory Evacuations Ordered After 2 Fires Erupt in Grapevine Area

Two fires started at the exact same time about 250 meters apart in Kern County Sunday, with one of the fires threatening homes and forcing mandatory evacuations, fire officials said.