Sexual Assault

The Supreme Court building is seen at dawn on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear Thursday from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who says he sexually assaulted her. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 27, 2018 - 7:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It'll be a snapshot of the state of the union. The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday turns on the credibility of its two star witnesses, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who says he sexually assaulted her. But there is much more...
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This image released by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 in Washington, shows Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh's calendar, from the Summer of 1982. (Senate Judiciary Committee via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 10:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With high drama in the making, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh emphatically fended off new accusations of sexual misconduct Wednesday and headed into a charged public Senate hearing that could determine whether Republicans can salvage his nomination and enshrine a high court...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the Lotte New York Palace hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 26, 2018 - 9:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is fending off a third accusation of sexual misconduct as he prepares for a public Senate hearing that could determine whether Republicans can salvage his...
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This image released by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 in Washington, shows Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh's calendar, from the Summer of 1982. (Senate Judiciary Committee via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 9:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With high drama in the making, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh emphatically fended off new accusations sexual misconduct Wednesday and headed into a charged public Senate hearing that could determine whether Republicans can salvage his nomination and enshrine a high court...
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In this Oct. 27, 2004 photo Rachel Mitchell makes an opening statement in the trial of Karl LeClaire at court in Mesa, Ariz. Senate Republicans are bringing Mitchell to handle questioning about allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (Jack Kurtz/The Arizona Republic via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 7:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Republican men, backed by a Republican president plagued by sex scandal, will soon judge the credibility of a woman accusing President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault. Ahead of the extraordinary moment, never has the GOP's problem with women been more...
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In this Oct. 27, 2004 photo Rachel Mitchell makes an opening statement in the trial of Karl LeClaire at court in Mesa, Ariz. Senate Republicans are bringing Mitchell to handle questioning about allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (Jack Kurtz /The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)
September 26, 2018 - 7:09 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A sex-crimes prosecutor tapped by Senate Republicans to question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about allegations of sexual assault could have a tough time in such a contentious political environment, Arizona attorneys who know her said Wednesday. But her boss says Rachel...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 1991 file photo, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, questions Professor Anita Hill in Washington during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. From left to right are Senators Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., Hatch, and Strom Thurmond, R-S.C. The Thomas-Hill hearings riveted Americans, and the same is expected for the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/John Duricka, File)
September 26, 2018 - 4:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Clarence Thomas saw it as a circus and national disgrace. Anita Hill complained that she was treated as though she were a defendant in a criminal trial. The 1991 confirmation hearing of Thomas, accused by Hill of sexual harassment, angered people on all sides and is not recalled...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, Mohamed Noor, center, accompanied by his legal team, Peter Wold, left, and Tom Plunkett, right, arrives at the Hennepin County Government Center for a hearing in Minneapolis. Prosecutors and defense attorneys head to court Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, for a pretrial hearing for Noor, a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter for the fatal shooting in July 2017 of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
September 26, 2018 - 3:00 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys head to court Thursday to argue over whether a criminal case should go forward against a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home. Mohamed Noor's...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, Mohamed Noor, center, accompanied by his legal team, Peter Wold, left, and Tom Plunkett, right, arrives at the Hennepin County Government Center for a hearing in Minneapolis. Prosecutors and defense attorneys head to court Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, for a pretrial hearing for Noor, a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter for the fatal shooting in July 2017 of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
September 26, 2018 - 2:57 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys head to court Thursday to argue over whether the criminal case should go forward against a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home. Mohamed Noor's...
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This Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, photo provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections shows Bill Cosby, after he was sentenced to three-to 10-years for sexual assault. (Pennsylvania Department of Corrections via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 1:57 pm
Bill Cosby spent his first night in prison alone, in a single cell near the infirmary, as he began his three-to-10-year sentence for sexual assault. Corrections officials announced Wednesday that Cosby — now known as Inmate No. NN7687 — will serve his sentence at SCI Phoenix, a new state prison...
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