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India's top judge accused of sexual harassment

Asia Pacific / Crime & Legal Apr 21, 2019

India's top judge accused of sexual harassment

India's top judge fought off a sexual harassment storm Saturday after a former Supreme Court staff member accused him of making unwanted advances and hounding her. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the accusations made by a 35-year-old former court assistant were "unbelievable" and an attempt ...

Polanski sues Oscars academy for reinstatement

Entertainment News Apr 21, 2019

Polanski sues Oscars academy for reinstatement

Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski is suing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, demanding his reinstatement nearly a year after the organization expelled him amid the #MeToo movement. Polanski, who in 1977 pleaded guilty in California to statutory rape, argued in a court ...

Basketball Apr 11, 2019

JBA lifts ban on four ex-national team players caught paying for sex

The Japan Basketball Association said Thursday it has lifted the suspension of four former national team players who were caught buying sex during last year's Asian Games in Indonesia. The B-League players — Yuya Nagayoshi (Kyoto Hannaryz), Takuya Hashimoto (Osaka Evessa), Takuma Sato (Shiga Lakestars) ...

Slaying puts focus on ride-hailing safety and fake drivers

Business Apr 8, 2019

Slaying puts focus on ride-hailing safety and fake drivers

Whenever Rachel Orden calls for an Uber, the 20-year-old Michigan State University sophomore immediately walks to the back of the vehicle to check the license plate number, then opens the door and waits for the driver to say her name before getting in. Even then, ...