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Back on stand, Weinstein accuser declares: ‘He is my rapist’

By TOM HAYS and MICHAEL R. SISAK | February 4, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after breaking down in tears, a key accuser at Harvey Weinstein’s trial returned to the witness stand Tuesday and endured a final day of withering cross-examination focused on the complex nature of their relationship, defiantly...

Utah lawmaker proposes warning label for pornography

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST | February 4, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker has unveiled a proposal to require pornography to carry warning labels or be subject to a possible $2,500 penalty, though an adult-entertainment industry group warned the idea would violate the First Amendment.The...

Pakistan delays decision on movie that offended Islamists

By MUNIR AHMED | February 3, 2020

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's government on Monday postponed its decision on whether to lift a ban on a movie that had offended hard-line Islamists in this Muslim-majority country, after asking a high council of clerics to weigh in on the film.The Islamists...

Best picture ‘1917’ is big winner at British Academy Awards

By JILL LAWLESS | February 2, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Gut-wrenching World War I epic “1917” was the big winner at Sunday’s British Academy Film Awards, winning seven prizes including best picture and best director.Sam Mendes’ drama about one of the most devastating conflicts in British...

Woman says Weinstein yelled, ‘You owe me!’ before raping her


NEW YORK (AP) — A key accuser in Harvey Weinstein’s trial testified Friday that he raped her twice, once bellowing, “You owe me!” as he dragged her into a bedroom.The first time, the heavyset Hollywood tycoon trapped her in a New York hotel room...

Accusers: Weinstein excused lewd acts as a showbiz norm

By TOM HAYS and MICHAEL R. SISAK | January 29, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women who say they met Harvey Weinstein when they were aspiring actresses in their 20s testified at his rape trial Wednesday that the one-time Hollywood titan preyed on their dreams of stardom to sexually assault them.Dawn Dunning...

‘I’m being raped’: Weinstein accuser details alleged assault

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS | January 27, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein accuser Mimi Haleyi testified Monday that weeks after arriving in New York to work for one of his shows, she found herself fighting in vain as the once-revered showbiz honcho pushed her onto a bed and sexually assaulted...

Diddy calls out Grammys and demands change in fiery speech

By MESFIN FEKADU | January 26, 2020

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs called out the Grammy Awards for dissing rap and R&B stars in its major categories in a blazing speech that earned him a standing ovation from Beyoncé, Jay-Z and several other music industry players.At...