Sep 9, 2018

6 more women allege sexual misconduct by CBS CEO Les Moonves

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Six additional women have accused CBS CEO Les Moonves of sexual harassment and assault, according to a new report from Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker.

The big picture: The allegations include claims that Moonves forced the women "to perform oral sex on him, that he exposed himself to them without their consent, and that he used physical violence and intimidation against them." Moonves acknowledged three of the encounters in Farrow's piece, but claimed they were consensual. CBS is currently conducting its own investigation into Moonves' conduct.

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Supreme Court to hear Philadelphia case over same-sex foster parents

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The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a high-profile case that could reshape the bounds of First Amendment protections for religion.

Why it matters: The direct question in this case is whether Philadelphia had the right to cancel a contract with an adoption agency that refused to place foster children with same-sex couples. It also poses bigger questions that could lead the court to overturn a key precedent and carve out new protections for religious organizations.

Why Apple may move to open iOS

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Apple may finally allow iPhone owners to set email or browsing apps other than Apple's own as their preferred defaults, according to a Bloomberg report from last week.

The big picture: Customers have long clamored for the ability to choose their preferred apps, and now Apple, like other big tech companies, finds itself under increased scrutiny over anything perceived as anticompetitive.