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Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS | February 24, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault against two women and was led off to prison in handcuffs, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement.The 67-year-old...

The Latest: Bloomberg delays town hall to prepare for debate

February 23, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on presidential campaign developments (all times local):10:15 p.m.Mike Bloomberg’s campaign has delayed a scheduled CNN town hall so that he can spend more time preparing for Tuesday’s debate.Bloomberg was scheduled...

Viktor Hovland becomes PGA Tour’s first Norwegian winner

February 23, 2020

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Viktor Hovland won the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday to become the first Norwegian winner in PGA Tour history, chipping in for eagle on the par-5 15th and racing in a 30-footer for birdie on the par-5 18th for a one-stroke...

Wade expresses his gratitude at jersey retirement cremony

By STEVEN WINE | February 22, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade went through a long list of thank-yous as he delivered a 20-minute speech at his jersey retirement ceremony Saturday night, mentioning everyone from his business manager and the Miami Heat ball boys to Pat Riley.“I could have...

Ex-US envoy to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has book deal

By HILLEL ITALIE | February 22, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and career diplomat who during the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump offered a chilling account of alleged threats from Trump and his allies, has a book deal.Houghton...

Democrats try to blunt strong California showing for Sanders

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE | February 21, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, and Bernie Sanders has been working the state for months, worrying his rivals.Sanders has been organizing intensively among Latinos...

Trump not a ‘Parasite’ fan, praises ‘Gone with the Wind’

February 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of Oscar winner “Parasite," his biggest complaint being that the movie was made in South Korea.Trump started talking about the Academy Awards during a campaign rally in Colorado Springs,...

Nome, Alaska sued by woman who says rape wasn’t investigated

By MARK THIESSEN | February 21, 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former police dispatcher in a small Alaska town filed a lawsuit Thursday, alleging her colleagues in the Nome Police Department didn’t investigate after she filed a rape report.Clarice Hardy’s lawsuit claims the inaction...

Antetokounmpo scores 33, leads Bucks to rout of Pistons

By DAVE HOGG | February 20, 2020

DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 16 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks routed the Detroit Pistons 126-106 on Thursday night.The Bucks led 70-41 at halftime and by as many as 34 points in the second half. Detroit could never get enough...

Bloomberg News wrestles with coverage of candidate Bloomberg

By DAVID BAUDER | February 20, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Three months after Bloomberg News tried to thread the needle with a plan for covering a presidential campaign with company founder Mike Bloomberg as a candidate, its journalists are learning how hard that can be.Bloomberg's rise in the...

Deliberating a 2nd day, Weinstein jury revisits ’06 account

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS | February 19, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors at Harvey Weinstein's rape trial spent much of their second day of deliberations Wednesday revisiting a former film and TV production assistant's allegation that he sexually assaulted her in July 2006.Jurors sent a note shortly...

Bloomberg would sell business interests if elected president

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE | February 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mike Bloomberg would sell the financial data and media company he created in the 1980s — which bears his name and made him a multibillionaire — if he is elected U.S. president, a top adviser said Tuesday.Bloomberg would...

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