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Actress Rosie Perez Tells Jury She was Told of Harvey Weinstein Rape

Actress Rosie Perez Tells Jury She was Told of Harvey Weinstein Rape

NEW YORK (AP) — “Do the Right Thing” actress Rosie Perez testified Friday that fellow screen star Annabella Sciorra told her in the mid-1990s that Harvey Weinstein had raped her but that she couldn’t go to the police because “he’d destroy me.

Video: Massive Warehouse Explosion Shakes Houston

Video: Massive Warehouse Explosion Shakes Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — A worker was missing following a large explosion at a warehouse in Houston early Friday that heavily damaged nearby buildings and homes, left rubble scattered in the area and was felt miles away, authorities said.

‘Sopranos’ Actress Annabella Sciorra Tells Jury Harvey Weinstein Raped Her in the Mid-1990s

‘Sopranos’ Actress Annabella Sciorra Tells Jury Harvey Weinstein Raped Her in the Mid-1990s

NEW YORK (AP) — “Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra confronted Harvey Weinstein from the witness stand Thursday, testifying that the former Hollywood studio boss overpowered and raped her and made other crude overtures that included sending her X-rated chocolates and showing up uninvited in his underwear with a bottle of baby oil in one hand and a video in the other.

PBS 'NewsHour' Host Jim Lehrer Dies at 85

PBS 'NewsHour' Host Jim Lehrer Dies at 85

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Lehrer, longtime host of the nightly PBS “NewsHour” whose serious, sober demeanor made him the choice to moderate 11 presidential debates between 1988 and 2012, has died, PBS said Thursday.

Hallmark Media CEO Leaves, Month After Same-Sex ad Backlash

Hallmark Media CEO Leaves, Month After Same-Sex ad Backlash

The head of Hallmark’s media business is leaving the company after 11 years, just a month after its flagship Hallmark Channel faced an outcry over a decision to pull an ad with a lesbian couple kissing.

Grammys CEO Says She was Ousted After Reporting Harassment

Grammys CEO Says She was Ousted After Reporting Harassment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The ousted Grammys CEO fired back at the Recording Academy on Tuesday, alleging that she was removed after complaining about sexual harassment and pay disparities and for calling out conflicts of interest in the nomination process for music’s most prestigious awards.

Watch: Ozzy Osbourne Shares Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis

Watch: Ozzy Osbourne Shares Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis

Ozzy Osbourneis going public about his diagnosis withParkinson's disease. The 71-year-old singer discussed his health, including his 2019 fall and his struggle with Parkinson's disease, in a joint interview with his wife,Sharon Osbourne, Tuesday onGood Morning America.

Huawei Exec’s Extradition Hearing Begins in Canada

Huawei Exec’s Extradition Hearing Begins in Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei begins Monday in a Vancouver courtroom, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar and added to tensions between China and the United States.

NY Post: ‘Profiles in Corruption’ Reveals How the ‘Biden Five’ Made Millions Off Joe Biden Connections

NY Post: ‘Profiles in Corruption’ Reveals How the ‘Biden Five’ Made Millions Off Joe Biden Connections

Five family members of former Vice President Joe Biden have scored "sweetheart deals" and "favorable access"thanks to their connection to the 2020 Democrat White House candidate, reveals the forthcoming investigative book"Profiles inCorruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite"by five-timeNew York Timesbestselling author and Breitbart News senior contributor Peter Schweizer.

Jury Selected in Harvey Weinstein's Sex Crime Trial

Jury Selected in Harvey Weinstein's Sex Crime Trial

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury of seven men and five women was selected Friday for Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial after an arduous two-week process, setting the stage for testimony to begin in the next week.

Indictment: Kansas Researcher Secretly Worked for China

Indictment: Kansas Researcher Secretly Worked for China

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas associate professor concealed work he was doing for China while employed at the University of Kansas and tried to recruit other researchers and students for the Chinese government, according to revised federal charges filed Wednesday.

3 Arrested with Live Mortar Round at Pearl Harbor Gate

3 Arrested with Live Mortar Round at Pearl Harbor Gate

HONOLULU (AP) — A live mortar round was found in a vehicle at a gate to the sprawling Pearl Harbor military base, shutting down the base for hours and leading three people to be taken into custody, military officials said Wednesday.

AJ Hinch, Jeff Luhnow Fired for Astros’ Sign Stealing

AJ Hinch, Jeff Luhnow Fired for Astros’ Sign Stealing

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team’s sign-stealing during Houston’s run to the 2017 World Series title and during the 2018 season.

William Barr: Pensacola Navy Base Shooting was 'Act of Terrorism'

William Barr: Pensacola Navy Base Shooting was 'Act of Terrorism'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is removing nearly two dozen Saudi military students from a training program and sending them back to Saudi Arabia following after an investigation into a deadly shooting by a Saudi aviation student at a Florida navy base last month, Attorney General William Barr said Monday.

Trudeau: Evidence Shows Iranian Missile Downed Ukraine Plane

Trudeau: Evidence Shows Iranian Missile Downed Ukraine Plane

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday evidence indicates an Iranian missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner late Tuesday and that the strike “may have been unintentional.

Judge Orders Google to Turn over Jussie Smollett’s Emails

Judge Orders Google to Turn over Jussie Smollett’s Emails

A judge has ordered Google to turn over a year’s worth of Jussie Smollett’s emails, private messages, photographs and location data to a special prosecutor who is looking into why prosecutors abruptly dismissed criminal charges against the actor.

Harvey Weinstein's Rape Trial Begins on Heels of Fresh Assault Charges

Harvey Weinstein's Rape Trial Begins on Heels of Fresh Assault Charges

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge at Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial pressed ahead with the start of jury selection Tuesday, rejecting a defense request for a “cooling-off period” because of the burst of publicity over the filing of new charges against the Hollywood mogul in Los Angeles.

Facebook Announces Ban on Deepfake Videos

Facebook Announces Ban on Deepfake Videos

LONDON (AP) — Facebook says it is banning “deepfake” videos, the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and sophisticated tools, as it steps up efforts to fight online manipulation.

Harvey Weinstein Charged with Sexual Assault in Los Angeles

Harvey Weinstein Charged with Sexual Assault in Los Angeles

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein has been indicted on new sex crime charges in Los Angles, just as his trial on separate rape and sexual assault charges in New York was poised to get underway, prosecutors announced Monday.

Video: Harvey Weinstein Arrives at Court Ahead of Sex Assault Trial

Video: Harvey Weinstein Arrives at Court Ahead of Sex Assault Trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein and several of the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct converged Monday at the New York City courthouse, where a judge and his lawyers were handling the final preparations for his high-stakes trial on charges of rape and assault.

5.7-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Puerto Rico

5.7-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 5.7-magnitude quake jolted Puerto Ricans out of their beds Monday morning, the strongest quake yet to hit the U.S. territory that has been shaking for the past week.

FDA Issues Ban on Most Vaping Products

FDA Issues Ban on Most Vaping Products

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers, but with major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use the nicotine-emitting devices.

Judge Stalls California Labor Law for Truckers

Judge Stalls California Labor Law for Truckers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a new California labor law from impacting more than 70,000 independent truckers.

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Pardons 11,000 Marijuana Convictions

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Pardons 11,000 Marijuana Convictions

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois’ governor granted more than 11,000 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions on Tuesday, describing the step as a first wave of thousands of such expungements anticipated under the state’s new marijuana legalization law.

Legendary Radio Host Don Imus Dead at 79

Legendary Radio Host Don Imus Dead at 79

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Disc jockey Don Imus, whose career was made and then undone by his acid tongue during a decades-long rise to radio stardom and an abrupt public plunge after a nationally broadcast racial slur, has died.

Bond Defaults in China Reach Record Highs

Bond Defaults in China Reach Record Highs

Dec. 27 (UPI) — High-flying Chinese firms that once relied on government bailouts in times of crisis may no longer be safe.

Christmas Typhoon Leaves 28 Dead, 12 Missing in Philippines

Christmas Typhoon Leaves 28 Dead, 12 Missing in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong typhoon that barreled through the central Philippines left at least 28 dead and 12 missing, and forced thousands to flee their homes, devastating Christmas celebrations in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.

Nasdaq Hits 9,000 for First Time Ever

Nasdaq Hits 9,000 for First Time Ever

Dec. 26 (UPI) — U.S. stocks surged higher Thursday as a year-end rally stoked by bullish economic news pushed the Nasdaq Composite index to 9,000 for the first time in its history.

Prosecutors: Michael Avenatti was $15 Million in Debt During Nike Extortion Plot

Prosecutors: Michael Avenatti was $15 Million in Debt During Nike Extortion Plot

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say California attorney Michael Avenatti was over $15 million in debt when he tried to extort up to $25 million from Nike, while Avenatti’s lawyers say the money he legally requested to conduct an internal probe of the sportswear giant was a bargain.

Donald Trump Calls Troops Ahead of Christmas Holiday

Donald Trump Calls Troops Ahead of Christmas Holiday

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling members of the military stationed across the world to share greetings ahead of the Christmas holiday. Trump is speaking by video conference with service members from all five branches from his private club in Florida, where is he is on a more than two-week vacation.

San Francisco Cafes Banning Disposable Coffee Cups

San Francisco Cafes Banning Disposable Coffee Cups

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new cafe culture is brewing in the San Francisco area, where a growing number of coffee houses are banishing paper to-go cups and replacing them with everything from glass jars to rental mugs and BYO cup policies.

China Announces Tariff Cuts on 850+ Imported Products

China Announces Tariff Cuts on 850+ Imported Products

BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it will reduce tariffs Jan. 1 on more than 850 foreign products including frozen pork, asthma medications and some high-tech components to spur economic development.

‘Star Wars: The Rise of SkyWalker’ $175.5 Opening Is Weakest for Disney

‘Star Wars: The Rise of SkyWalker’ $175.5 Opening Is Weakest for Disney

NEW YORK (AP) — The Force was a little less strong with “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” J.J. Abrams’ Skywalker finale couldn’t match its recent predecessors on opening weekend, but it still amassed a $175.5 million debut that ranked as the third largest weekend of the year.

Video: Passenger Buses Catch Fire at LAX Airport

Video: Passenger Buses Catch Fire at LAX Airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At least three unoccupied passenger buses caught fire Saturday night at Los Angeles International Airport, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

Sen. Susan Collins Launches Reelection Bid

Sen. Susan Collins Launches Reelection Bid

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins officially launched her bid for reelection Wednesday, setting up an expensive and closely watched battle that’s starting against the backdrop of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

Former Trump Campaign Aide Rick Gates Sentenced to 45 Days in Prison

Former Trump Campaign Aide Rick Gates Sentenced to 45 Days in Prison

Rick Gates, a formerTrump deputy campaign manager and previous business associate of Paul Manafort, was sentenced Tuesday to 45 days in prison and three years ofprobation as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's now-closed investigation.

In Reversal, Hallmark Will Reinstate Same-Sex Marriage Ads

In Reversal, Hallmark Will Reinstate Same-Sex Marriage Ads

NEW YORK (AP) — The Hallmark Channel, reversing what it called a “wrong decision,” said Sunday it will reinstate commercials featuring same-sex couples that it had pulled following a complaint from a conservative group.

Under Pressure, Hallmark Pulls LGBT-Themed Wedding Ads

Under Pressure, Hallmark Pulls LGBT-Themed Wedding Ads

NEW YORK (AP) — Under pressure from a conservative advocacy group, The Hallmark Channel has pulled ads for a wedding-planning website that featured two brides kissing at the altar.

Police Investigate Vandalism of Synagogue in California

Police Investigate Vandalism of Synagogue in California

Beverly Hills police are investigating the vandalism of a synagogue Saturday after an employee arrived at the place of worship to discover an open door, overturned furniture and damage to several relics.

Oscar Nominated 'Do the Right Thing' Star Danny Aiello Dead At Age 86

Oscar Nominated 'Do the Right Thing' Star Danny Aiello Dead At Age 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Danny Aiello, the blue-collar character actor whose long career playing tough guys included roles in “Fort Apache, the Bronx,” “The Godfather, Part II,” “Once Upon a Time in America” and his Oscar-nominated performance as a pizza man in Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” has died.

SAG Awards: 'Parasite,' 'Bombshell' Score Nominations, Robert De Niro Snubbed

SAG Awards: 'Parasite,' 'Bombshell' Score Nominations, Robert De Niro Snubbed

NEW YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson received two individual nominations, “Parasite” scored a best ensemble nod and both “The Irishman” and “Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood” solidified their Oscar favorite status in nominations announced Wednesday for the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Calls Climate Activist Greta Thunberg a 'Brat'

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Calls Climate Activist Greta Thunberg a 'Brat'

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday called young Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg a “brat” after she expressed concern about the slayings of indigenous Brazilians in the Amazon.