Sex in society

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019 file photo, opera star Placido Domingo salutes spectators at the end of a concert in Szeged, Hungary. The union that represents opera performers has launched its own investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Domingo, saying it cannot be sure that opera companies will delve into them sufficiently themselves. The American Guild of Musical Artists said its investigation was prompted by two Associated Press stories in which multiple women accused the opera legend of sexual harassment or other inappropriate conduct. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh, File)
September 08, 2019 - 10:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The union that represents opera performers and staff has launched its own investigation into sexual harassment allegations against superstar Placido Domingo, saying it cannot be sure that opera companies will delve into them sufficiently themselves. The American Guild of Musical...
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Harvey Weinstein leaves court, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 in New York. Weinstein's lawyers want the trial moved from New York City to Long Island or upstate New York - part of the last-minute wrangling that includes efforts by prosecutors to bolster their case with testimony from actress Annabella Sciorra, who says Weinstein raped her in the 1990s. Weinstein has denied all accusations of non-consensual sex. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 06, 2019 - 3:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is signing off on changes meant to streamline Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case after a recent flurry of activity. Judge James Burke on Friday approved consolidating two indictments against the movie mogul and gave prosecutors the green light to swap a pair of older...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999 file photo, Placido Domingo acknowledges the audience after receiving the 1999 Hispanic Heritage Award at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. An evening before a performance of “Le Cid,” part of the Washington Opera’s 1999-2000 season, opera singer Angela Turner Wilson said she and Domingo were having their makeup done together when he rose from his chair, stood behind her and put his hands on her shoulders. As she looked at him in the mirror, he suddenly slipped his hands under her bra straps, she said, then reached down into her robe and grabbed her bare breast. "It hurt," she told The Associated Press. “It was not gentle. He groped me hard.” She said Domingo then turned and walked away, leaving her stunned and humiliated. (AP Photo/Leslie Kossoff)
Associated Press
September 06, 2019 - 5:30 am
The Latest on new sexual misconduct allegations against opera star Placido Domingo (all times Eastern): 8 p.m. The Dallas Opera has canceled a 2020 Placido Domingo event due to harassment and groping allegations against the opera superstar. The opera said Thursday the gala had been set for March 11...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2015, file photo, Michigan State University Provost June Pierce Youatt speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new MSU College of Human Medicine Research Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. The Education Department says it's fining Michigan State a record $4.5 million for failing to respond appropriately to sexual assault complaints against Larry Nassar, a former sports doctor at the school who also worked at USA Gymnastics. Michigan State announced Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, that its chief academic officer, Youatt, has resigned in response to the federal investigation. (Emily Rose Bennett/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)
September 05, 2019 - 3:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government on Thursday ordered Michigan State University to make sweeping changes and pay a $4.5 million fine after determining that it failed to adequately respond to sexual assault complaints against Larry Nassar, a campus sports doctor who molested elite gymnasts and other...
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Director Nate Parker, left, and actor Shane Paul McGhie pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'American Skin' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
September 01, 2019 - 11:04 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Three years ago, filmmaker Nate Parker came under scrutiny for a rape allegation from his college days that essentially derailed the release of his Nat Turner film "The Birth of a Nation." Now, with a new film about police brutality debuting at the Venice Film International...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2019 file photo, chef Mario Batali departs after pleading not guilty, at municipal court in Boston, to an allegation that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. A hearing is scheduled, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 in the indecent assault and battery case against Mario Batali. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)
August 30, 2019 - 3:29 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A hearing has been held in the indecent assault and battery case against celebrity chef Mario Batali. A spokeswoman for Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins said Batali didn't attend Friday's hearing at Boston Municipal Court and wasn't required to. She also said no trial date...
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FILE- In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, opera star Placido Domingo performs during a concert in Szeged, Hungary. The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee has not decided what it plans to do about the appearance of Placido Domingo at a 2020 Games event and is looking into reports of sexual harassment by the opera star. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh, File)
August 30, 2019 - 9:24 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee has not decided what it plans to do about the appearance of Placido Domingo at a 2020 Games event and is looking into allegations the opera star sexually harassed several women. The Associated Press reported earlier this month on extensive...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, marijuana grows at an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif. Federal health officials are issuing a national warning against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize some forms of the drug's use. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Associated Press
August 29, 2019 - 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials issued a national warning Thursday against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize the increasingly potent drug for medicinal and recreational use. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Surgeon General Jerome...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 15, 2015 file photo, a lesbian couple holds hands in Salt Lake City. Released on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, the largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, echoing research that says there is no single “gay gene.” (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
August 29, 2019 - 1:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay. The genome-wide research on DNA from nearly half a million U.S. and U.K. adults identified five...
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August 29, 2019 - 11:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's inspector general says a former deputy assistant attorney general resigned after admitting watching pornography on their government computer. The watchdog released a summary of the investigation Thursday. The official isn't identified in the inspector...
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