WARE, Mass. (AP) — A former Roman Catholic street priest who played a pivotal role in the sexual abuse scandal that rocked the Archdiocese of Boston has died, authorities said Friday. Paul Shanley...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Cal Cunningham is bypassing uncomfortable questions about his extramarital activities in the final days of his closely contested...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jerry Falwell Jr.’s future at evangelical Liberty University amid a sex scandal was uncertain Monday, after the school said he had offered his resignation but then reversed...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff facing a primary contest next week was suspended from office Friday, a day after his arrest in connection to a sex scandal investigation at his previous...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff facing a primary contest within days was arrested Thursday following a sex scandal investigation at his previous job, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic legislator Christy Smith advanced Wednesday in her bid to fill a Southern California U.S. House seat left vacant after the resignation of former Rep. Katie...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Democratic legislator and a former Navy combat pilot were leading a crowded field Tuesday in a count of early votes in a swing U.S. House district north of Los Angeles — a...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republicans suffered a string of devastating losses in California U.S. House races in 2018, ceding seven districts to Democrats, including four all or partly in the former GOP...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville players and coach Chris Mack cared more about protecting the basket against Michigan than defending their new perch atop the rankings.
The resignation of a female Democratic congresswoman over a consensual, sexual relationship with a campaign aide has sparked questions about whether women are held to higher standards in public...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan lawmaker pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor stemming from charges filed over a bizarre plot to hide his extramarital affair with another...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama governor who resigned amid a sex scandal has opened a new dermatology office.
The Tuscaloosa News reports former Gov. Robert Bentley's new location...
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Andrew has rejected renewed suggestions he may have been involved in the alleged sex crimes of his one-time friend Jeffrey Epstein.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which a former Michigan lawmaker who resigned over a sex scandal accused ex-leaders of the state House of Representatives of...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has demanded obedience from Vatican ambassadors and reminded them of their duties before him, God and the faithful after years of scandal have tarnished the...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans keep getting help from an unexpected source as they try to win over suburban voters unhappy with President Donald Trump: Virginia Democrats.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia's primary elections (all times local):
Virginia Republicans keep getting help from Virginia Democrats as the GOP tries to win over...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia's primary elections (all times local):
A former Virginia lawmaker who used to spend his days at the state Capitol and his nights in...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's bishops acknowledged on Wednesday that they have not done enough to prevent clerical abuse of minors and said there are "no words" to describe their shame about sex...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As calls for the Tennessee House speaker's resignation intensify amid a scandal involving racist and sexually explicit texts, the GOP-dominant statehouse once again finds...
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The sex scandal. The mugshot. The debilitating injuries.
Tiger Woods certainly didn't plan it this way.
That only made his 15th major title all the more...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police on Thursday questioned two K-pop stars over interlocking sex scandals that have fascinated South Korea and prompted both men to announce they are retiring from the...
PARIS (AP) — A French judge refused Monday to block the release this week in French cinemas of a movie based on a Catholic sex scandal.
French director Francois Ozon's film "Grace a Dieu" ("By the Grace of God") won the Berlin Film Festival's jury grand prize on Saturday. The movie, which opens Wednesday, portrays French priest Bernard Preynat, who has been accused of molesting dozens of boys during the 1980s and '90s.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Four deputies and a communications officer in a Florida Panhandle sheriff's office have been fired for their role in a series of extra-marital affairs and lying about it.
Communications Officer Mikaylah Coone, Sgt. Justin Tisdale, Investigator Aaron Ethridge and deputies Austin Bailey and Matt Williams were fired last month.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Republican-controlled state Senate agreed to pay $900,000 to settle a complaint filed by a high-ranking legislative aide who accused a former GOP state senator of sexual misconduct.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A woman who declared herself the "escort queen" of a sex scandal involving the University of Louisville's basketball team says a motel posted her driver's license online.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court says there's no legal protection for a former lawmaker who is charged with perjury related to a sex scandal that forced him to quit in 2015.
The state constitution grants immunity to lawmakers for certain acts of official business. But the appeals court says it doesn't apply in this case to Todd Courser.
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 apparent. And it comes six weeks before the midterm elections of Trump's presidency amid a political realignment of the sexes that could shape U.S. elections for a generation.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The man at the center of a sex abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize was remanded in custody Monday, pending the verdict in his trial.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — In a story Aug. 18 about institutions and sexual abuse, The Associated Press did not completely identify the university where James Campbell Quick is a professor. It is the University of Texas at Arlington.
A clarified version of the story is below:
Of all the horrific details contained in the Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, one sentence stands out: "The main thing was not to help children, but to avoid 'scandal.'"
Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their ranks.
But in dozens of other dioceses, there has been no reckoning, leading victims to wonder if the church will ever truly take responsibility or be held accountable.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A woman who declared herself the "escort queen" of a sex scandal involving the University of Louisville's basketball team has been indicted on theft charges.
The Courier Journal reports Katina Powell was indicted by a grand jury Thursday of criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception.
NEW YORK (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge says six women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct can proceed with their class action lawsuit against the television and film company he co-founded.
The judge's ruling Tuesday granted a motion to lift an automatic stay on pending litigation against the Weinstein Co., which was forced into bankruptcy after the sex scandal exploded in October.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the University of Southern California has agreed to step down amid a raging sex scandal involving a university gynecologist who is accused of conducting inappropriate exams for decades, the chairman of the school's board of trustees said Friday.
The university's board has "agreed to begin an orderly transition and commence the process of selecting a new president," Rick J. Caruso, the board's chairman, said in a letter to students and faculty members.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police have arrested the self-proclaimed "escort queen" at the center of a sex scandal involving the University of Louisville's basketball team.
News outlets report Katina Powell was arrested Thursday, moments after the court told her to vacate her Louisville home, for allegedly cashing stolen and forged checks.
An arrest report says Powell is accused of stealing checks totaling $2,900 and trying to cash them last month at a liquor store.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis and the Chilean priest sex abuse scandal (all times local):
Pope Francis has wrapped up his emergency summit with Chile's bishops by thanking them for their "full willingness" to do whatever it takes to recover from a cleric sex abuse and cover-up scandal.
Francis bid farewell to each of the 34 bishops from Chile amid indications that many heads are going to roll after four days of meetings and prayer.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about the demolition of a motel in Atlantic City. The motel being taken down is not the one where a political sex scandal occurred.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Led from a courtroom in handcuffs Tuesday, one of the nation's most recognizable white nationalists will have 38 days behind bars to ponder the dizzying demise of the group he led before his arrest exposed a bizarre sex scandal.
Matthew Heimbach's jail sentence for a probation violation is just the latest setback for the "alt-right" fringe movement that appears to be reeling after becoming emboldened and energized by Donald Trump's presidential campaign and election.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Even as Pope Francis apologized for his failures in connection with Chile's most famous case of clerical sex abuse, the pope and that country's deeply discredited Catholic Church are under mounting pressure to address another, even bigger sex scandal.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A super PAC supporting Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson sent more than 20 Wisconsin radio stations an ad that compared him with other Republicans who used to be Democrats, including Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who faces calls to resign amid a sex scandal.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan lawmaker who was expelled from office amid a sex scandal is asking a court to reconsider her lawsuit against the Michigan House, legislators and staff.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian media outlets say they will stop sending reporters to cover the lower chamber of the Russian parliament after it exonerated an influential lawmaker who has faced multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
PHOENIX (AP) — The closing days of the Republican primary to replace an Arizona congressman who quit in a sex scandal have included a top contender admitting he received texts from a Senate aide posing topless, and a second favorite fighting claims of campaign funding improprieties.
It remains to be seen what the impact may have on Tuesday's contest to replace Rep. Trent Franks because the state relies heavily on mail-in ballots completed before the revelations surfaced.
Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino believes the school should take legal action against the NCAA after the governing body nullified the Cardinals of the 2013 men's basketball title.
Pitino, speaking from his attorney's offices in New York, said that the NCAA's decision to have Louisville vacate the title as part of sanctions for a sex scandal was unfair.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville officials are not happy with the NCAA's decision that mandates the school vacate its 2013 men's basketball championship in the wake of an embarrassing sex scandal, and interim President Greg Postel did not hide his disappointment.
Louisville Basketball Vacates Championship Title
LONDON (AP) — Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization's report on the internal inquiry.
Haiti Ambassador Blasts Oxfam Over Sex Scandal
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida legislators during the fourth week of their annual legislative session are going to confront the sex scandals that have caused turmoil in the state Capitol.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The woman at the center of a sex scandal involving several San Francisco Bay Area police departments has dropped her last pending lawsuit against the agencies.
Her attorney John Burris said Thursday the teen dropped her lawsuit against the Richmond Police Department because she is tired of testifying. A judge formally dismissed the lawsuit last week.