| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Congressional legislators in California and several other states took aim at campus sexual assault Wednesday, introducing two bills that would require universities and colleges to provide more support and training to combat the problem.
| Jul 9, 2014
| 1:14 PM
U.S. colleges and universities are failing to effectively investigate sexual misconduct cases on campus, with efforts hobbled by inadequate training and limited reporting channels, according to a national survey released Wednesday.
The survey, which...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:52 PM
An American Apparel shareholder is suing Dov Charney and the remaining six members of the American Apparel board, alleging breach of fiduciary duties to the company and shareholders.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Los Angeles on Monday,...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 5:00 PM
EXTRA: This story from June 27 has been updated to include responses from readers on social media following our story published on July 29 -- as a result of these shared stories. Click to skip to these additions.
Following a report of a man...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 9:08 AM
An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced seven men to life in prison for sexual assaults that took place during several rallies in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Two other men were sentenced to 20 years.
The court had merged three cases in which eight women were...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The American Apparel story is a saga of sleazy behavior and flagrant dereliction of duty. No, we're not talking about the Los Angeles company's founder, chairman and CEO, Dov Charney, though he's bad enough.
We're talking about its board of directors....
| Jul 14, 2014
| 12:02 PM
A woman accused of falsely claiming she was sexually assaulted and tortured by a Saudi sheik's son in Los Angeles was charged Monday with conspiracy to extort one of the wealthiest men in Saudi Arabia of $20 million, prosecutors said.
Leyla Ors, a 34-...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Few rapes have been reported on Florida's college campuses, and many see that as a problem.
Sexual assault tends to be the most under-reported crime, often because victims are "afraid of the system" or think no one will believe them, said Michaela Denny,...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 9:04 PM
A bill to hasten the dismissal of some public school teachers appears to be speeding into law, but it won't calm the furor unleashed last week when a judge threw out key job protections for California instructors.
The faster process would apply to...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:05 PM
The Maryland Board of Physicians upheld on Thursday its decision to suspend Dr. William Dando's medical license based on his indictment in Allegany County for an alleged sexual assault.
Dando appeared before the board Wednesday and was given the chance...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:19 PM
A man convicted of physically and sexually abusing his girlfriend's three children is expected to be sentenced Friday to 30 months in jail.
The abuse committed by Tito Castro, 39, of Los Angeles came to light last summer when the children — ages...