The Latest: Academy stands by decision to expel Polanski

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Roman Polanski asking a court to reinstate his film academy membership (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The film academy is standing be...

Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field next week. The decision answers one of the most significant outst...

Women cleared of defamation in French sexual misconduct case

PARIS (AP) — A French court cleared of defamation charges six women who accused a former French lawmaker of sexual misconduct and the journalists who reported the allegations. The co...

Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls. ...

US 'concerned' over misused funds allegations at UNAIDS

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. government says it is "concerned" about allegations of misused funds at the U.N.'s AIDS agency after a report by The Associated Press this week revealed ongoing financial and se...

Cosby's insurer settles LA accuser's suit before deposition

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's insurance company has settled another lawsuit filed by a female accuser a week before the imprisoned comedian was set to give a deposition in the case, prompting Cosby...

AP Exclusive: UN whistleblower targeted in misconduct probe

GENEVA (AP) — Documents obtained by The Associated Press reveal the U.N.'s AIDS agency is grappling with previously unreported allegations of financial and sexual misconduct involving a staffer who we...

UK lawmakers: Julian Assange should face justice in Sweden

LONDON (AP) — More than 70 British legislators are urging the government to make sure WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces Swedish justice if prosecutors there reopen a rape allegation against him. ...

Swedish prosecutors could pursue Assange for sex-crimes case

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — When Julian Assange sought asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2012, he was fleeing from sexual assault accusations against him in Sweden. Swedish authorities coul...

Wynn Resorts proposes banning its namesake from its casinos

EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — Wynn Resorts is proposing Massachusetts regulators require the company ban its founder from its resorts as a condition of keeping its state casino license. The ...

Tambor's character to be killed off in 'Transparent' finale

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There will be a death in the family when Jeffrey Tambor's character is killed off in the musical finale of the web TV series "Transparent." Tambor played the lead,...

Prosecutors drop charges against Taiwanese man accused of coercing 17-year-old French girl into sex

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Prosecutors have dropped charges against a former president of the Hsinchu chapter of Rotary Club International accused of using his position to coerce a French exchange studen...

OU Regents Chair: Investigation of Boren was fair, objective

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The chair of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents says an outside investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by former OU President David Boren was fair and object...

Sara Gilbert exits 'The Talk,' cites work-life balance

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sara Gilbert is leaving the daytime talk show she helped launch. Gilbert announced Tuesday on CBS' "The Talk" that she's decided to exit as a co-host because of he...

Wynn Resorts removes security head after he admits to spying

BOSTON (AP) — Wynn Resorts has removed its security chief after he acknowledged spying on employees following allegations of sexual misconduct against company founder Steve Wynn came to light. ...