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Judge allows sex-trafficking claim in suit against Weinstein

Judge allows sex-trafficking claim in suit against Weinstein

NEW YORK — A New York judge has agreed to let a class-action lawsuit proceed with a sex-trafficking claim against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein eliminated all of the other claims.
Report: Avenatti met R. Kelly prosecutor Foxx at O'Hare

Report: Avenatti met R. Kelly prosecutor Foxx at O'Hare

CHICAGO — Phone texts suggest chief Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx worked closely with attorney Michael Avenatti before bringing sexual abuse charges against singer R.

BMW adds nearly 185,000 vehicles to recall over fire risk

DETROIT — BMW is adding nearly 185,000 vehicles in the U.S. to a 2017 recall for possible engine fires. Two years ago the company recommended the vehicles be parked outdoors until problems are fixed.
Legislation overhauls Maryland medical network's board

Legislation overhauls Maryland medical network's board

BALTIMORE — Maryland's governor signed fast-tracked legislation Thursday to overhaul a major medical network's board of directors following revelations of numerous questionable financial arrangements involving board members, including Baltimore's may
Publishers hurry to release book editions of Mueller Report

Publishers hurry to release book editions of Mueller Report

NEW YORK — With the Mueller Report finally out, at least in redacted form, publishers are hurrying to release book editions. Two Mueller Report books already are in the top 100 on Amazon.com.
NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiatio
Jason Momoa shaves signature beard to promote recycling

Jason Momoa shaves signature beard to promote recycling

LOS ANGELES — "Aquaman" is clean-shaven. Actor Jason Momoa on Wednesday released a video in which he shaved off his signature beard and moustache in order to promote recycling.
In 'Red Joan', Judi Dench gets spy role far from 007's boss

In 'Red Joan', Judi Dench gets spy role far from 007's boss

LONDON — Judi Dench is back in the world of espionage — but her latest role is a far cry from James Bond's unflappable spy chief, M.
Quebec filmmakers Xavier Dolan, Monia Chokri to debut films at Cannes festival

Quebec filmmakers Xavier Dolan, Monia Chokri to debut films at Cannes festival

PARIS — Quebec filmmaker Xavier Dolan is returning to the Cannes Film Festival with his latest Montreal-shot feature, "Matthias & Maxime.
Ukraine election: The president vs. guy who plays one on TV

Ukraine election: The president vs. guy who plays one on TV

KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine's presidential runoff Sunday is a battle between a billionaire tycoon who rode anti-Russian protests to the nation's top office five years ago and a comedian who plays a president in a TV sitcom.