Ohio State suspends fraternity activities amid probes

(Reuters) – Ohio State University has suspended fraternity activities citing investigations into hazing and alcohol abuse involving some chapters, joining a growing list of U.S. schools that have taken similar steps.

Pentagon discloses data on sexual assault reports on military bases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military on Friday disclosed for the first time base-by-base data on sexual assault reports, showing a higher number of reports at big military installations like Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia as well as overseas hubs like South Korea.

Ivanka Trump, Italy’s Aquazzura end ‘Wild Thing’ shoe lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Italian shoemaker Aquazzura Italia SRL has dismissed its lawsuit accusing Ivanka Trump of stealing the design of its “Wild Thing” stiletto-heeled shoe for her own, less-expensive “Hettie” model.

Florida Democratic Party chief resigns after women say he made them uneasy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) – The chairman of the Florida Democratic Party resigned and apologized on Friday after being accused of creating an uncomfortable work environment for women by making suggestive comments and leering at them.

South Carolina ex-cop faces December sentencing for motorist’s shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – A white former South Carolina police officer filmed as he fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in the back two years ago will be sentenced on Dec. 4 on a federal civil rights charge, court officials said on Friday.

Puerto Rico utility head resigns after slow Hurricane Maria response

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The head of Puerto Rico’s indebted utility has resigned following criticism of the slow restoration of power to the island after Hurricane Maria, the U.S. territory’s governor said.

U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson’s disease

(Reuters) – U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson announced on Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, an ailment that constrains movement and gets progressively worse with time.

White House seeks $44 billion in hurricane aid from U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Friday said it had asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those affected by the recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands.