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Foxconn: Wisconsin Factory will be Operational in 2020

Foxconn: Wisconsin Factory will be Operational in 2020

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group said Monday that its manufacturing facility in Wisconsin will be producing flat-screen panels by the end of 2020, with construction starting later this year.

Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty in Hate Hoax Case

Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty in Hate Hoax Case

CHICAGO (AP) — 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges accusing him of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago a few weeks ago.

2020 Democrats Flock to Star Studded South By Southwest Festival

2020 Democrats Flock to Star Studded South By Southwest Festival

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A big chunk of the 2020 Democratic field began making Texas an unlikely early-state stop Saturday and pushed back on big tech in front of young, social-media savvy crowds in a city where companies including Google and Apple have big footprints.

Amtrak Train Stranded for Day-and-a-Half Arrives in Oregon

Amtrak Train Stranded for Day-and-a-Half Arrives in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Amtrak train traveling from Seattle to Los Angeles with 183 passengers got stranded in the snowy mountains of Oregon for at least 36 hours, putting a strain on passengers as food, patience and even diapers ran short.

R. Kelly Met Underage Girl While On Trial for Child Porn

R. Kelly Met Underage Girl While On Trial for Child Porn

CHICAGO (AP) — While on trial for child pornography in 2008, R. Kelly still found time to talk to fans, give autographs and to meet an underage girl he later invited to his home, according to prosecutors who depicted the R&B star as manipulative and sometimes violent.

Hemingway: Sleeping Giants 'Delusional or Dishonest' to Claim 'Apolitical' Mission

Hemingway: Sleeping Giants 'Delusional or Dishonest' to Claim 'Apolitical' Mission

Mark Hemingway, husband to Federalist editor Mollie Hemingway, examines the censorship activist org “Sleeping Giants” and the statements of its founder Matt Rivitz — concluding that Rivitz has no clear guiding principles to his speech-chilling blacklist campaigns, regularly ignoring “more overtly bigoted” left-wing media content than what has spawned his crusades against Breitbart News, Tucker Carlson, and others.

'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett Went from Victim to Accused Felon in 3 Weeks

'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett Went from Victim to Accused Felon in 3 Weeks

CHICAGO (AP) — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in early Thursday to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said.

After Backlash, Academy Reverses Plans and will air All Awards Live at Oscars

After Backlash, Academy Reverses Plans and will air All Awards Live at Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — Bowing to a backlash that had threatened to engulf an already blunder-plagued Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year’s Oscar broadcast.

Grammys: Michelle Obama Gets Standing Ovation with Surprise Appearance

Grammys: Michelle Obama Gets Standing Ovation with Surprise Appearance

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammy Awards kicked off Sunday with a group of powerful women, including Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga, describing the role of music in their lives — a display that came a year after female voices were somewhat muted at the 2018 ceremony.

Report: Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Will Not Resign

Report: Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Will Not Resign

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Democrat who has spoken with Gov. Ralph Northam has told The Associated Press that the governor now does not believe he was in a racist picture in his 1984 medical yearbook and has no immediate plans to resign.

Oscars: 'Black Panther' Becomes First Superhero Movie Nominated for Best Picture

Oscars: 'Black Panther' Becomes First Superhero Movie Nominated for Best Picture

Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination.

Photos: Thousands of L.A. Teachers March on Strike

Photos: Thousands of L.A. Teachers March on Strike

Educators and parents wearing ponchos and rain boots and carrying umbrellas gathered downtown to march from City Hall to district headquarters in the pouring rain, pressing for higher pay and smaller class sizes that the district says could bankrupt the school system with 640,000 students.

Lawyer: R. Kelly Denies All Sexual Abuse Allegations

Lawyer: R. Kelly Denies All Sexual Abuse Allegations

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for R. Kelly said Friday that the R&B star denies all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls, including those made in a recent documentary, although he says neither he nor Kelly has watched the entire movie.

Actor Craig McLachlan Charged with Indecent Assault

Actor Craig McLachlan Charged with Indecent Assault

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian actor Craig McLachlan has been charged with eight counts of indecent assault and one count of common assault after being accused of sexual misconduct by three women who worked with him in a stage musical.

Kevin Spacey Pleads Not Guilty to Groping Young Man at Bar

Kevin Spacey Pleads Not Guilty to Groping Young Man at Bar

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty Monday to groping an 18-year-old busboy in 2016 in the first criminal case brought against the disgraced actor following a string of sexual misconduct allegations that crippled his career.

Kevin Spacey Faces Charge in Sexual Assault of a Teenager

Kevin Spacey Faces Charge in Sexual Assault of a Teenager

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts prosecutor says Kevin Spacey is scheduled to be arraigned next month on a charge of indecent assault and battery on allegations he sexually assaulted the teenage son of a Boston television anchor in a Nantucket restaurant.

Actor-Comedian Kevin Hart to Host 2019 Oscars

Actor-Comedian Kevin Hart to Host 2019 Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Hart has a new job — he will host the 2019 Academy Awards, a role the prolific actor-comedian says fulfills a longtime dream.

Former President George H.W. Bush Dies at Age 94

Former President George H.W. Bush Dies at Age 94

HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died.

Live Updates: Democratic Leaders Receive Mail Bombs

Live Updates: Democratic Leaders Receive Mail Bombs

Law enforcement agencies have intercepted suspicious packages and apparent explosive devices addressed to top Democratic figures such as George Soros, Barack Obama, and Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Kavanaugh: I Am an Independent, Impartial Judge

Kavanaugh: I Am an Independent, Impartial Judge

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Brett Kavanaugh defended his testimony in response to uncorroborated sexual assault allegations and his impartial record as a judge.

Judge Declares Bill Cosby a 'Sexually Violent Predator'

Judge Declares Bill Cosby a 'Sexually Violent Predator'

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A judge declared Bill Cosby a “sexually violent predator” on Tuesday as he prepared to sentence the 81-year-old comedian for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman over a decade ago.

Report: Rapper Mac Miller Dead at 26

Report: Rapper Mac Miller Dead at 26

Rapper Mac Miller, a Pittsburgh native who famously feuded with Donald Trump before his presidential run and dated pop star Ariana Grande, has died at age 26, according to TMZ.

Kim Kardashian Meeting with Donald Trump to Push Criminal Justice Reform

Kim Kardashian Meeting with Donald Trump to Push Criminal Justice Reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reality television star Kim Kardashian West, who successfully pushed President Donald Trump to grant a pardon for a drug offender earlier this year, returned to the White House on Wednesday for a meeting with senior aides as part of the administration’s efforts on criminal justice reform.

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