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Sexual harassment at Comic-Con in the spotlight

Costumed characters walk outside of the convention center on day 1 of the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Thursday, July 24, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend’s Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue — allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival.

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Sexual harassment at Comic-Con in the spotlight

Costumed characters walk outside of the convention center on day 1 of the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Thursday, July 24, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend’s Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue — allegations of sexual harassment at the annual comic book convention.

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Italian FA candidate criticized for racist comment

ROME (AP) — A leading candidate for Italian football federation president is facing fierce criticism and calls to step aside following a racist comment.

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Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky

This Aug. 8, 2008 file photo shows Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, right, walking with his son and quarterback coach Jay Paterno as players stretch out during practice in State College, Pa. Jay Paterno is the author of the book, "Paterno Legacy: Enduring Lessons from the Life and Death of My Father."  Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn't informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno writes in HIS new book. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn’t informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno writes in a new book.

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Penn State hires former Cal AD to lead program

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State hired Sandy Barbour as athletic director, a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley.

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