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Next for Harvey Weinstein: Sentencing, Appeal, and Another Rape Case

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after a jury branded Harvey Weinstein a convicted rapist, the former film producer remained at a New York City hospital on Tuesday, his new life as an inmate interrupted by concerns about high blood pressure and heart palpitations.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24: Harvey Weinstein enters a Manhattan court house as a jury continues with deliberations in his trial on February 24, 2020 in New York City. On Friday the judge asked the jury to keep deliberating after they announced that they are deadlocked on the …

Elaine Parker: Our New, Prosperous Economic Normal

Elaine Parker of Job Creators Network writes in the Orange County Register that economic prosperity has become the new normal for the country, in sharp contrast to just a few years ago.

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Actor Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty to New Felony Charges

CHICAGO (AP) — Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Monday to restored charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself last year in Chicago and falsely reporting to police that the phony attack was real.

FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped in Chicago. A special prosecutor decided to prosecute Smollett again, 11 months after county prosecutors dropped charges that the “Empire” actor hired two men …

Actor Jussie Smollett to Be Indicted on 6 New Charges

Feb. 24 (UPI) — Television actor Jussie Smollett will be arraigned Monday on a six-count indictment charging him with falsely reporting that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack near his Chicago home.

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 21: In this handout provided by the Chicago Police Department, Jussie Smollett poses for a booking photo after turning himself into the Chicago Police Department on February 21, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The 36-year-old 'Empire' star is facing a class four felony charge for filing a …

Mike Bloomberg Says 3 Women Can be Released from NDAs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg said Friday that he’s willing to release at least three women from nondisclosure agreements that prevented them from speaking publicly about sexual harassment or discrimination suits filed against him over the last three decades.

Democrats set sights on rising rival Bloomberg as debate looms

Rapper Pop Smoke Slain in Hollywood Hills Shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An up-and-coming rapper known as Pop Smoke was fatally shot during a break-in early Wednesday at a Hollywood Hills home, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing an unidentified law enforcement source.

American rapper Pop Smoke performs during the Astroworld Festival at NRG Stadium on November 9, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by SUZANNE CORDEIRO / AFP) (Photo by SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty Images)

‘Good Times’ Star Ja’Net DuBois Dies at 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ja’Net DuBois, who played the vivacious neighbor Willona Woods on “Good Times” and composed and sang the theme song for “The Jeffersons,” has died.

HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 2: Singer Ja'net DuBois poses during the TV Land Awards 2003 at the Hollywood Palladium on March 2, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Box Office: ‘Sonic’ Speeds to $57M Debut

NEW YORK (AP) — The redesigned “Sonic the Hedgehog” showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, while “Parasite” saw one of the largest post-Oscars bumps in years following its best picture win.

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in a scene from "Sonic the Hedgehog ." (Paramount Pictures/Sega of America via AP)

Michael Avenatti Found Guilty on All Counts in Nike Extortion Trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the combative lawyer who gained fame by representing porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits involving President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike. The verdict was returned by a

FEBRUARY 11, 2020: Michael Avenatti announced that he would not testify in court during his forthcoming Nike extortion trial in New York. - JANUARY 15, 2020: Michael Avenatti arrested by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) federal agents in California on general charges of bail violations and new specific allegations that he …

Poodle Perfection: Siba Wins Best in Show at Westminster

NEW YORK (AP) — Primped and poised, Siba the standard poodle owned the ring.

Even with the crowd at Madison Square Garden chanting for a popular golden retriever, the statuesque Siba strutted off with best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night.

WNEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: A Standard Poodle named Siba wins Best in Show during the annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show on February 11, 2020 in New York City. The 144th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show brings more than 200 breeds and varieties of dog into New …

Michael Bennet Ends 2020 Bid After Poor Showing in New Hampshire

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet ended his long-shot presidential bid Tuesday, failing to break out of a crowded Democratic field dominated by other moderate candidates, including Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar. Bennet, 55, was a late entrant to the

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George Conway, 5 Days After Impeachment: We May Have to Impeach Trump Again

George Conway, husband to President Donald Trump’s adviser Kellyanne Conway, writes that Trump may need to be impeached a second time — in response to the firing of alleged NSC leaker Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. Conway’s op-ed in the Washington Post was published a mere five days after the U.S. Senate acquitted President Trump on two articles of impeachment.

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