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Weinstein defence points to 'loving emails' as openings near

Weinstein defence points to 'loving emails' as openings near

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers want to use intimate emails from his accusers to try to convince jurors in his rape trial that any contact was consensual, the defence said Tuesday as an appeals court rejected an 11th-hour request to move the tr
Police: Mother says she killed 3 kids found in Phoenix home

Police: Mother says she killed 3 kids found in Phoenix home

PHOENIX — A Phoenix woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing her three children, who were found dead inside the family's home after firefighters got a call about a drowning, authorities said Tuesday.
Indigenous ‘Molly of Denali’ is more than a cartoon for some

Indigenous ‘Molly of Denali’ is more than a cartoon for some

Charitie Ropati watched the pilot episode of “Molly of Denali” in her Columbia University dorm room, huddled around a computer screen with friends. “We were crying,” Ropati said. “We realized we finally had positive representation.
McConnell abruptly eases impeachment limits

McConnell abruptly eases impeachment limits

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell abruptly eased his restrictive proposed rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial , backing off the condensed two-day schedule to add a third for opening arguments after protests from sen
At 90, Alaska Native woman will be 1st counted in US Census

At 90, Alaska Native woman will be 1st counted in US Census

TOKSOOK BAY, Alaska — Lizzie Chimiugak has lived for 90 years in the windswept western wilds of Alaska, born to a nomadic family who lived in mud homes and followed where the good hunting and fishing led.
US gets 1st case of mysterious new Chinese illness

US gets 1st case of mysterious new Chinese illness

SEATTLE — A U .S. citizen who recently returned from a trip to central China has been diagnosed with the new virus that has sparked an outbreak and stringent monitoring around the world.
2020 hopefuls stuck in Washington deploy surrogates for help

2020 hopefuls stuck in Washington deploy surrogates for help

DES MOINES, Iowa — Steve Sovern had low expectations for a recent event he hosted to support Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign.
Violence in northern Syria kills 17, including whole family

Violence in northern Syria kills 17, including whole family

BEIRUT — Airstrikes on rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria and the shelling of government-held areas killed at least 17 people Tuesday, including an entire family, Syrian opposition activists said.

Program features teen who began book club for black students

ST. LOUIS — When a black student from St.
Brazilian broadcast executive gets probation in FIFA scandal

Brazilian broadcast executive gets probation in FIFA scandal

NEW YORK — A federal judge in Brooklyn sentenced Brazilian broadcast executive Jose Margulies to two years' probation on Tuesday for acting as an intermediary in a scheme to exchange bribes for the media rights to South American soccer tournaments.