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Published: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:22:57 GMT2017-11-23T03:22:57Z

 



Report: 2 women claim Franken touched them inappropriately

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:22:57 GMT2017-11-23T03:22:57Z

Two women are alleging that Minnesota Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken touched their buttocks during events for his first campaign for Senate.



Roy Moore's communications director resigns

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:19:49 GMT2017-11-23T03:19:49Z

Campaign strategist Brett Doster told CNN that Rogers wasn't prepared to deal with the "level of scrutiny" from the media following the Washington Post's extensive report on Nov. 9 detailing allegations that Moore pursued relationships with teenage girls, including a 14-year-old when he was 32.



Congressman told woman he would report her to Capitol Police if she exposed his secret sex life

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:14:57 GMT2017-11-23T03:14:57Z

The woman described encounters and contact spanning a five-year period that began online after she posted a message on Barton's Facebook page in 2011, leading to sexually explicit exchanges and ultimately a pair of physical sexual encounters in Washington and Texas.



Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:45:08 GMT2017-11-23T02:45:08Z

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A former sports doctor accused of molesting at least 125 girls and young women while he worked for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison.



Baltimore detective who lived in Pa. was shot with his own gun

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:45:22 GMT2017-11-23T01:45:22Z

Detective Sean Suiter's death came a day before the York, Pa., resident was set to testify before a grand jury in an ongoing federal investigation of police corruption and drug shakedowns by an elite gun recovery unit.



In terror-wary NYC, security tight for Thanksgiving parade

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:00:08 GMT2017-11-23T01:00:08Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and not even a month after a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan.



Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky dies at 55

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:36:10 GMT2017-11-22T23:36:10Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the Russian baritone known for his velvety voice, dashing looks and shock of flowing white hair, died Wednesday at a hospice near his home in London, a few years after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He was 55.



Ethics lawyer says Conyers mistreated her during her years on Capitol Hill

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:51:30 GMT2017-11-22T22:51:30Z

Sloan, the former executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, was hired by Conyers in 1995 as minority counsel to the House Judiciary Committee, where he served as ranking Democrat. She held the job until 1998. During that time, Sloan said she witnessed and experienced behavior by Conyers similar to episodes described in claims against him that on Tuesday prompted the House Ethics Committee to open an investigation.



JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:27:09 GMT2017-11-22T22:27:09Z

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) - A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth came to close Wednesday, exactly 54 years after his assassination.



Police: MS-13 members in Md. stab man more than 100 times and decapitate him

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:40:27 GMT2017-11-22T21:40:27Z

The victim was stabbed, decapitated, dismembered, and "his heart had been excised from his chest and thrown into the grave," police said in court records. An autopsy ruled his death a homicide from "sharp force injuries," police said.



Good night, night: Light pollution increasing around globe

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:51:05 GMT2017-11-22T20:51:05Z

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The world's nights are getting alarmingly brighter - bad news for all sorts of creatures, humans included.



New Mexico sheriff says body cam video unfair to officers

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:45:06 GMT2017-11-22T20:45:06Z

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The sheriff of New Mexico's most populous county will not require his deputies to use body cameras because he said the media would use the footage to unfairly criticize the officers.



Airline defendants to pay $95 million in 9/11 settlement

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:27:07 GMT2017-11-22T20:27:07Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Insurers for American Airlines, United Airlines and other aviation defendants have agreed to pay $95 million to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. 11 attacks.



Pence visits injured service members at military hospital

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:09:19 GMT2017-11-22T20:09:19Z

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence gave thanks Wednesday for medical professionals who help service members overcome injury, saying during an early Thanksgiving visit with some of those who care for the wounded that they give their best to America's best."



For North Korean soldier's recovery, South Koreans pin their hopes on renowned doctor

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:42:25 GMT2017-11-22T19:42:25Z

Trauma surgeon Lee Cook-jong has been playing pop songs and action movies for the soldier.



Rep. Joe Barton apologizes after explicit photo circulates online

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:38:20 GMT2017-11-22T19:38:20Z

Barton, the vice chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said he had sexual relationships with "other mature adult women" while separated from his second wife before their 2015 divorce.



Syria talks in Russia, Saudi Arabia aim to unify rival sides

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:27:11 GMT2017-11-22T19:27:11Z

MOSCOW (AP) - The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday discussed ways to promote a peaceful settlement in Syria, including the return of refugees, humanitarian aid and prisoners' exchange, while fractured Syrian opposition groups were meeting in Saudi Arabia in a bid to overcome their divisions and form a united front for Syrian peace talks in Geneva.



Court dismisses lawsuit over erotic book with couple's photo

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:00:18 GMT2017-11-22T19:00:18Z

CINCINNATI (AP) - A federal appeals court has spiked an Ohio couple's case against companies that distributed an erotic fiction book about a woman's desire for New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski.



Thanksgiving tribe calls on Trump to grant it casino lands

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:29:45 GMT2017-11-22T18:29:45Z

MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) - The Massachusetts tribe that broke bread with the Pilgrims is calling on President Donald Trump to honor his commitment to Native Americans.



Lofty Thanksgiving: Astronauts feasting on pouches of turkey

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:24:13 GMT2017-11-22T18:24:13Z

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Astronauts at the International Space Station will feast Thursday on pouches of Thanksgiving turkey.