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National Enquirer editor accused of sexual harassment

Screen grab of Dylan Howard on the Wendy Williams Show.

Dylan Howard, top editor of publications like Us Weekly and the National Enquirer, has been accused of sexual harassment by several former employees, per an AP report.

Howard was under internal investigation from American Media Inc. in 2012 while he ran the parent company's L.A. offices. Per the AP, he quit after the completion of the report, but was later re-hired and promoted by the company. Employees decided to speak out about the investigation after seeing emails showing that Howard worked with Harvey Weinstein "to undermine allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein."

  • Per the AP, allegations against Howard include forcing female employees to listen to pornographic material, telling one employee he wanted to make a Facebook account for her vagina, encouraging an employee to sleep with her sources, and more.
  • Cam Stracher, a lawyer for American Media Inc., said the 2012 investigation "did not show serious wrongdoing," per the AP.
Ina Fried 10 hours ago
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Craigslist pulls personal ads after passage of sex-trafficking bill

Online classified site Craigslist has pulled its entire personal ad section after Congress passed a new sex-trafficking bill that puts more liability on Web sites.

Why it matters: Smaller tech companies and advocates for sex workers had feared a chilling effect if the bill becomes law.

Khorri Atkinson 13 hours ago
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China slaps reciprocal tariffs on U.S. imports

China's President Xi Jinping speaks next to President Trump. Photo: Nicolas Asfouri// AFP / Getty Images

China announced plans to impose reciprocal tariffs on $3 billion of imports from the U.S., hours after President Trump ordered levies on a range of Chinese goods.

The details: China's plan includes a 25% tariff on U.S. pork imports as well as 15% tariffs on American steel pipes, fruit and wine, according to Bloomberg.