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Harvey Weinstein arrives for jury selection in his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Associated Press
January 15, 2020 - 12:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein and his lawyers met with prosecutors behind closed doors for about an hour Wednesday as they worked to whittle down the pool of prospective jurors in his New York rape trial. The legal teams narrowed the juror pool by examining responses to a questionnaire given to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo people stand in line to inquire about jobs available at the Bean Automotive Group during a job fair in Miami. On Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, the U.S. government issues the December jobs report. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
Associated Press
January 10, 2020 - 6:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 145,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.5%, signaling that the job market remains strong at the start of 2020 even if hiring and wage gains have slowed somewhat more than a decade into an economic expansion. Friday’s snapshot from...
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WWJ News
January 10, 2020 - 6:13 pm
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Trump administration officials on Friday touted the 100th mile (161st kilometer) of border wall to be built since the president took office as crossings have continued to drop. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf responded to critics who say the new construction is...
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., left, looks on as Negah Hekmati speaks about her hours-long delay returning to the U.S. from Canada with her family days earlier, at a news conference Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in Seattle. Civil rights groups and lawmakers were demanding information from federal officials following reports that dozens of Iranian-Americans were held up and questioned at the border as they returned to the United States from Canada over the weekend. In a statement Sunday, the Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said more than 60 Iranians and Iranian-Americans were detained and questioned at the Peace Arch Border Crossing in Blaine, Washington. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Associated Press
January 06, 2020 - 5:56 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Civil rights groups and lawmakers demanded information from federal officials Monday following reports that dozens of Iranian-Americans were held up and questioned at the border as they returned to the United States from Canada over the weekend. The Washington state chapter of the...
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Harvey Weinstein leaves State Supreme Court in New York, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The disgraced movie mogul faces allegations of rape and sexual assault. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Associated Press
January 06, 2020 - 3:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors charged Harvey Weinstein on Monday with sexually assaulting two women on successive nights during Oscars week in 2013, bringing the new case against the disgraced Hollywood mogul on the eve of jury selection for his New York trial. The case, brought by a...
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Rosanna Arquette poses for a portrait Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in New York. Arquette, one of Harvey Weinstein's accusers, has made plans to be there when Weinstein's sexual misconduct trial starts next week, to lend support to the women who have accused Weinstein of sexual assault and plan to testify against him. “I feel very protective. I want this to be OK,” Arquette said in an interview. “I think either way, whatever happens, it's still going to be hard for the people that came forward, in terms of retaliation. He's all about that.” (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)
Associated Press
January 04, 2020 - 12:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rose McGowan doesn't plan be in the courtroom when Harvey Weinstein's criminal trial starts next week: One of Weinstein's most prominent accusers, McGowan says the trauma the fallen Hollywood mogul caused her is so great she couldn't bear the pain of it. But Rosanna Arquette,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Associated Press
December 31, 2019 - 8:43 pm
A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president. This year saw the deaths of people who...
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Grafton Thomas is led from Ramapo Town Hall in Ramapo, N.Y. following his arraignment Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. Thomas was charged in the stabbings of multiple people as they gathered to celebrate Hanukkah at a rabbi's home in Monsey, an Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City. (Seth Harrison/The Journal News via AP)
Associated Press
December 31, 2019 - 4:27 am
MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) — A man charged with federal hate crimes Monday in a bloody attack on a Hanukkah celebration had handwritten journals containing anti-Semitic references and had recently used his phone to look up information on Hitler and the location of synagogues, authorities said. Grafton...
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Ramapo police officers escort Grafton Thomas from Ramapo Town Hall to a police vehicle, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Ramapo, N.Y. Thomas is accused of stabbing multiple people as they gathered to celebrate Hanukkah at a rabbi's home in the Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City. (AP Photo/Julius Constantine Motal)
Associated Press
December 30, 2019 - 2:53 am
MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) — A knife-wielding man stormed into a rabbi's home and stabbed five people as they celebrated Hanukkah in an Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City, an ambush the governor said Sunday was an act of domestic terrorism fueled by intolerance and a “cancer” of growing hatred...
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In this still frame from livestreamed video provided by law enforcement, churchgoers take cover while a congregant armed with a handgun, top left, engages a man who opened fire, near top center just right of windows, during a service at West Freeway Church of Christ, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in White Settlement, Texas. The footage was broadcast online by the church according to a law enforcement official, who provided the image to The Associated Press on condition on anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. (West Freeway Church of Christ/Courtesy of Law Enforcement via AP)
Associated Press
December 29, 2019 - 10:48 pm
WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (AP) — A man pulled out a shotgun at a Texas church service and killed two people Sunday before he was fatally shot by congregants who quickly returned fire, police said. Authorities at a Sunday evening news conference praised the two congregants who opened fire as part of a...
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