Gore cleared of groping allegations

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore speaks during a visit to Suntech, a solar cell factory, in Wuxi near Shanghai, China, Friday, June 11, 2010. Behind him are Chinese characters for "Low Carbon Concept." (AP Photo) (AP Photo)

July 30, 2010 6:17:25 PM PDT
Former Vice President Al Gore was cleared Friday of allegations he groped and assaulted a masseuse in a luxury Portland hotel room in 2006, closing a case that could have tarnished the Nobel prize winner's reputation.