ETHICS PANEL OPENS PROBE INTO TEXAS REP.

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The House Ethics Com­mit­tee says it has unan­i­mously voted to es­tab­lish an in­ves­tiga­tive panel to ex­am­ine sex­ual harassment al­le­ga­tions against Repub­li­can Rep. Blake Far­en­thold of Texas. The com­mit­tee says it will in­ves­ti­gate whether Far­en­thold sex­u­ally ha­rassed a former mem­ber of his staff and re­tal­i­ated against her for com­plain­ing.

Australian prime min­is­ter rushes gay mar­riage into law.

CANBERRA, AUS­TRALIA»

Aus­tralia’s prime min­is­ter rushed gay mar­riage into law Fri­day by gain­ing a fi­nal sig­na­ture on a bill hours af­ter it was over­whelm­ing en­dorsed by Par­lia­ment and as the nation started plan­ning wed­dings that can take place in a month. Prime Min­is­ter Mal­colm Turn­bull trav­eled to Gov­ern­ment House, where Gov­er­nor-Gen­eral Peter Cos­grove signed the bill into law.

Ar­gen­tine judge seeks ar­rest of ex-Pres­i­dent Fer­nan­dez.

BUENOS AIRES,

AR­GENTINA» A fed­eral judge on Thurs­day asked Ar­gentina’s Se­nate to al­low the ar­rest of former Pres­i­dent Cristina Fer­nan­dez on a charge of trea­son for al­legedly cov­er­ing up the role of Ira­ni­ans in a 1994 bomb at­tack on a Jewish cen­ter. Judge Clau­dio Bona­dio asked law­mak­ers to re­move Fer­nan­dez’s im­mu­nity from ar­rest, which she gained upon be­ing elected se­na­tor. She was sworn in last week. While Fer­nan­dez, who was pres­i­dent from 2007 to 2015, faces sev­eral other court ac­tions, it’s the first time a judge has re­quested her ar­rest.

Pales­tini­ans protest Trump move.

Thou­sands of Pales­tinian pro­test­ers clashed with Is­raeli forces in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, demon­stra­tors in the Gaza Strip burned U.S. flags and pic­tures of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, and a top Pales­tinian of­fi­cial said Vice Pres­i­dent Mike Pence would not be wel­come in the West Bank, in a show of rage Thurs­day over the Amer­i­can de­ci­sion to rec­og­nize Jerusalem as Is­rael’s cap­i­tal. Is­raeli forces were brac­ing for stronger vi­o­lence on Fri­day, when tens of thou­sands of Pales­tini­ans at­tend weekly prayers at Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque, the city’s most sa­cred Is­lamic site. In Gaza, the supreme leader of the Ha­mas mil­i­tant group called on Pales­tini­ans to launch a new up­ris­ing against Is­rael.

Pearl Har­bor sur­vivors at­tend solemn cer­e­mony.

HONOLULU» Sur­vivors gath­ered Thurs­day at the site of the Ja­panese at­tack on Pearl Har­bor to re­mem­ber fel­low ser­vice­men killed in the morn­ing raid 76 years ago, pay­ing homage to the thou­sands who died with a solemn cer­e­mony mark­ing the sur­prise bomb­ing raid that plunged the U.S. into World War II. About 20 sur­vivors at­tended the event at a grassy spot over­look­ing the har­bor and the USS Ari­zona Memo­rial. They were joined by about 2,000 Navy sailors, of­fi­cials and mem­bers of the pub­lic.

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