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STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Media report harassment in Swedish election

STOCKHOLM  — The Latest on Sweden’s general election (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Swedish media are reporting that voters and journalists were harassed at several polling places by members of a neo-Nazi movement, including some running in the parliamentary election. The Svenska Dagbladet newspaper said the Nordic Resistance Movement members entered voting stations and attempted … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Media report harassment in Swedish election

Major hotels giving panic buttons to staff nationwide

Tens of thousands of employees at more than 18,000 U.S. hotels will soon carry panic buttons to help protect them from harassment and assault in an era of heightened awareness around the #MeToo movement. More than a dozen big hotel chains — including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and Wyndham — said Tuesday that they will … Continue reading Major hotels giving panic buttons to staff nationwide

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | #MeToo shifts California Capitol culture, but with hitches

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The close of the California legislative session brings a flurry of parties to toast victories and raise campaign cash, with more a dozen capital bars and restaurants hosting soirees on the busiest nights. After-hours events have been the scene of some of the most egregious sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced after the … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | #MeToo shifts California Capitol culture, but with hitches

NEW YORK | Ex-CDC director Thomas Frieden arrested on sex abuse charge

NEW YORK — A former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was accused of grabbing a woman’s behind and was arrested on Friday on a sex abuse charge, police said. Dr. Thomas Frieden was awaiting a court appearance on Friday in connection with what happened on Oct. 20, 2017, at his … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ex-CDC director Thomas Frieden arrested on sex abuse charge

SALT LAKE CITY | Man says he killed city worker over yard rule ‘harassment’

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man who shot and killed a city worker, torched her truck and set his neighbor’s house on fire told witnesses that he did it after “years of harassment” over laws requiring cleanup of trash and weeds outside his home, police said Friday. Kevin Wayne Billings, 64, said the code … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Man says he killed city worker over yard rule ‘harassment’

Taylor Swift groper hired as a DJ at Mississippi station

GREENWOOD, Miss/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The man fired from his radio DJ job for groping superstar Taylor Swift has been hired by a Mississippi radio station. The Washington Post quotes Delta Radio CEO David Fuss as saying he believes David Mueller’s side of the story. A federal jury determined that Mueller assaulted and battered Swift by … Continue reading Taylor Swift groper hired as a DJ at Mississippi station

Vice suspends 2 top execs after sexual misconduct report

NEW YORK/January 02, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Vice has suspended two top executives after a New York Times report on sexual misconduct at the digital media company. Vice Media has suspended its president, Andrew Creighton, and chief digital officer Mike Germano, as it investigates allegations against them, according to a company memo sent to employees Tuesday. The Times … Continue reading Vice suspends 2 top execs after sexual misconduct report

Tavis Smiley says PBS made mistake in suspending him

NEW YORK / December 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Tavis Smiley says PBS made a big mistake by suspending him from his talk show. He tells ABC’s “Good Morning America” Monday he’s never coerced anyone into a relationship but has had consensual relationships in the workplace. He says that wasn’t against his company’s policies. He says … Continue reading Tavis Smiley says PBS made mistake in suspending him