Women's rights

November 04, 2017 - 8:04 am
PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of people are holding a memorial run through Paris to pay tribute to a slain jogger and to denounce sex abuse and violence against women. The social media-driven initiative Saturday was prompted by the killing of 29-year-old Alexia Daval, who went for a run last Saturday near...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, Seattle mayoral candidates Jenny Durkan, left, and Cary Moon applaud the audience at the end of a televised debate in Seattle. After 91 years Seattle will elect its second female mayor next week. Voters will choose urban planner Moon or former U.S. attorney Durkan to lead this city dealing with the benefits and headaches of a booming economy for some more than others as e-commerce giant Amazon expands. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 01, 2017 - 3:51 am
SEATTLE (AP) — When political consultant Cathy Allen and others learned the top four vote-getters in Seattle's mayoral primary race were women, she paused to think. "When was the last time Seattle had a woman mayor?" she wondered. A few prominent women who ran unsuccessfully over the years sprang...
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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. On Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, the former Fox News host filed a lawsuit against ex-New Jersey politician Michael J. Panter for writing on his Facebook page that O’Reilly sexually harassed his ex-girlfriend and wanted her to dig up dirt on another accuser. (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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In this June 10, 2017 file photo Polish police officers forcibly remove protesters staging an anti-government demonstration in the center of Warsaw, Poland. Amnesty International has issued a report alleging that Poland's authorities have used surveillance, prosecutions and harassment, and even excessive force in rare cases, against peaceful anti-government protesters since 2016. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, file)
October 19, 2017 - 7:49 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Klementyna Suchanow, a women's rights activist, was filming an anti-government protest in Warsaw in July when she says a police officer grabbed her without warning, pushed her against a traffic light pole and elbowed her in the face. The 43-year-old's case is just one cited by...
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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 - 6:08 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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FILE - In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Harvey Weinstein attends the "Reservoir Dogs" 25th anniversary screening during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Attorney Lisa Bloom says she is no longer representing Weinstein as he confronts sexual harassment allegations. Bloom posted Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, on Twitter that she has resigned as an adviser to Weinstein. She added that he and his board of directors are, quote, "moving toward an agreement. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
October 07, 2017 - 7:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A prominent attorney said Saturday she is no longer representing movie mogul Harvey Weinstein as he confronts sexual harassment allegations dating back years, while a TV news anchor lodged another claim of misconduct against the movie mogul and a third board member resigned from...
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September 29, 2017 - 9:11 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Rwanda's authorities have arrested, forcibly disappeared, and threatened political opponents since the August 2017 presidential elections, an international human rights group said Friday. Human Rights Watch Friday urged the international community to condemn what it called a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2016 file photo, Gloria Steinem arrives at night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The Victim Rights Law Center says it’s presenting its 2017 Leadership Award to the renowned author, journalist and activist at the federal courthouse in Boston on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
September 28, 2017 - 12:17 am
BOSTON (AP) — Feminist icon Gloria Steinem is set to be honored in Boston. The Victim Rights Law Center says it's presenting its 2017 Leadership Award to the renowned author, journalist and activist at the federal courthouse in Boston on Thursday evening. The Boston-based group offers free civil...
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ARCHIVO- En esta fotografía de archivo del 29 de marzo de 2014, Aziza Yousef maneja un automóvil en una autopista en Riad, Arabia Saudí. El martes 26 de septiembre de 2017, Arabia Saudí anunció que las mujeres tendrán el derecho a manejar por primera vez en la historia a partir de junio de 2018, cumpliendo una demanda de los defensores de los derechos de la mujer. (AP Foto/Hasan Jamali, Archivo)
September 27, 2017 - 7:46 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's surprise decision to grant women the right to drive in the conservative kingdom marks a significant expansion in women's rights, but activists said Wednesday it is also only the first step in a long list of demands for equality. Saudi Arabia was the only...
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