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Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday at his sexual assault trial, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement. He was found guilty of criminal sex act for assaulting production assistant Mimi Haleyi at his apartment in ...

Los Angeles honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant with public memorial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of mourners will gather in Staples Center on Monday to say farewell to Kobe and Gianna Bryant. The basketball superstar and his 13-year-old daughter will be honored in a public memorial at the arena where Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe and ...

Car hits crowd at Carnival in German town; dozens injured

By David Rising and Frank Jordans The Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — A man intentionally drove a car into a crowd of people at a Carnival parade in a small German town Monday, injuring dozens of people including children, police said. The driver was arrested, but police couldn't ...

Michigan sex-misconduct claims mirror Ohio State doctor case

By Kantele Franko and Larry Lage The Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — When the University of Michigan announced last week that allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct by a sports doctor were under investigation, former wrestler Mike DiSabato was stunned by the parallels to an ...

Buttigieg questions 3rd place finish in Nevada, cites errors

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pete Buttigieg's campaign has questioned his third-place finish in Nevada's caucuses and called for the state's Democratic party to release a more detailed breakdown of votes and address reports of more than 200 problems allocating votes in Saturday's caucuses. But the ...

Effectiveness of pricey new voting machines questioned

By Frank Bajak The Associated Press In the rush to replace insecure, unreliable electronic voting machines after Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, state and local officials have scrambled to acquire more trustworthy equipment for this year's election, when U.S. ...

Italy rushes to contain Europe’s first major virus outbreak

By Luca Bruno and Frances D’Emilio The Associated Press CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — Italy scrambled Sunday to check the spread of Europe's first major outbreak of the new viral disease amid rapidly rising numbers of infections and a third death, calling off the popular Venice Carnival, ...

Moderates hustle to blunt Sanders’ momentum after Nevada caucus win

By Alexandra Jaffe The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' commanding Nevada caucus victory made him a top target for his Democratic rivals and a growing source of anxiety for establishment Democrats worried that the nomination of an avowed democratic socialist could cost ...

New group to serve crime victims who have disabilities

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new organization is aimed at serving Ohio adults with disabilities who are victims of crime or witnesses of abuse, maltreatment or neglect. Adult Advocacy Centers will develop one-stop centers to help people with disabilities that are coordinated with law ...

Dems hit hard at Bloomberg in Las Vegas debate

LAS VEGAS (AP) — From the opening bell, Democrats unleashed an aggressive verbal assault on New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg and raised new questions about Bernie Sanders’ take-no-prisoners politics in a contentious debate Wednesday night on the Las Vegas strip. The former New York City ...

AP source: Barr tells people he might quit over Trump tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has told people close to him he's considering quitting his post after President Donald Trump wouldn't heed his warning to stop tweeting about Justice Department cases, an administration official told The Associated Press. The revelation came ...

Conservative group seeks end to death penalty in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A newly formed conservative group is seeking an end to the death penalty in Ohio at a time when executions have ground to a halt in the state and the House speaker has questioned whether capital punishment should be reconsidered. Ohio Conservatives Concerned About the ...

Ex-Gov. Blagojevich returns to Chicago, maintains innocence

CHICAGO (AP) — Rod Blagojevich returned home to Chicago early Wednesday, shaking hands and signing autographs after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption. Blagojevich landed at O'Hare airport hours after ...

Breast cancer survivors create products to help others

NEW YORK (AP) — Women fighting breast cancer are increasingly seeing more options for bras as well as clean beauty treatments and other products that help them look and feel better. Many of the offerings are coming from female entrepreneurs who have also battled breast cancer themselves and ...

Small businesses embrace wellness to help retain staffers

NEW YORK (AP) — Every month, the 30 staffers at Chris Boehlke's public relations firm each get $100 to pay for anything that contributes to their wellness. And not just for typical expenditures like gym memberships or yoga classes. "You can get nails done, anything you feel is helping your ...

Boy Scouts’ future uncertain after bankruptcy filing

By David Crary AP National Writer Barraged with sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on. The Chapter 11 filing in ...

Trump calls for case against Roger Stone to be thrown out

By Ashraf Khalil The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours before a court session regarding his longtime ally Roger Stone, President Donald Trump is tweeting that Stone's recent conviction for witness tampering and lying to Congress "should be thrown out." The barrage of Tuesday ...

Jury to begin deliberating in Harvey Weinstein trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors at Harvey Weinstein's rape trial were set to begin deliberating Tuesday in a case pitting accusers' often-harrowing testimony against the defense's contention that the acts were consensual, surrounded by friendly, flirtatious emails and further meetings with the film ...

Democratic hopefuls now test strength among minority voters

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For I.S. Leevy Johnson, the Democrats' search for a challenger to take on President Donald Trump is personal. "There is what I call an 'ABT mood' in the black community: Anybody but Trump," said the 77-year-old who was the first black graduate of the University of ...

Residents of Mississippi capital brace for more flooding

FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Residents of Jackson braced Sunday for the possibility of catastrophic flooding in and around the Mississippi capital as the Pearl River rose precipitously after days of torrential rain. Gov. Tate Reeves said the Pearl would continue to rise throughout the day, and he ...