• Harassment allegations shine light on Capitol party culture

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s Capitol is awash in allegations of sexual harassment, creating an atmosphere that’s impacting how men and women interact.

  • As sex harassment scandal grows, minorities seldom involved

    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.

  • APNewsBreak: Lujan Grisham tells Senate leader to leave race

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham said Friday that Democratic Sen. Michael Padilla should end his bid for lieutenant governor over claims he harassed women as a city of Albuquerque supervisor.

  • Franken apologizes after woman says he kissed, groped her

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken personally apologized to the woman who has accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour, saying he remembers their encounter differently but is “ashamed that my actions ruined that experience for you.”

  • The Latest: Franken accuser says voters will decide his fate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on allegations of sexual misconduct against Sen. Al Franken (all times local):

  • Moore targets female accusers as critics decry intimidation

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Standing on the white marble steps of Alabama’s Capitol, Kayla Moore surrounded herself with two dozen other women Friday to defend husband Roy Moore against accusations of sexual misconduct that are dividing Republicans, and women in particular.

  • Radio anchor says Franken groped, kissed her without consent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken faces a storm of criticism and a likely ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him Thursday of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour. He is the first member of Congress caught up in the recent wave of allegations of sexual abuse and inappropriate behavior.

  • GOP braces for extended clash in Alabama

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Ever defiant, Republican Roy Moore’s campaign on Thursday lashed out at the women accusing him of sexual misconduct, declaring “let the battle begin.” Women’s advocates decried the talk as worn intimidation tactics in a desperate attempt to keep his imperiled Senate bid alive.

  • Famed London theater receives 20 allegations against Spacey

    LONDON (AP) — London’s Old Vic Theatre said Thursday it has received 20 allegations of inappropriate behavior by its former artistic director Kevin Spacey, and acknowledged that a “cult of personality” around the Hollywood star had made it difficult for people to come forward.

  • ‘Wind River’ filmmakers take control back from Weinstein

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like an avenging character straight out of one of his films, writer-director Taylor Sheridan said he was not going to let “Wind River” stay in Harvey Weinstein’s control.