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Weinstein’s Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct

Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to rape. Read More

Airline defendants to pay $95 million in 9/11 settlement

Insurers for American Airlines, United Airlines and other aviation defendants have agreed to pay $95 million to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. 11 attacks. Read More

Police union chief who endorsed Trump ousted in member vote

A Cleveland police union president criticized for having his organization endorse Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy and incendiary comments about NFL player protests has been ousted. Read More

Security tight for Thanksgiving parade in terror-wary NYC

Updated on  November 22, 2017 at 7:40 am
Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings. Read More

Woman raising funds to help homeless man who rescued her

Kate McClure didn’t expect to run out of gas on her drive to Philadelphia last month. And she definitely didn’t expect that her misfortune would give her the opportunity to change someone else’s life. Read More

Baron Cohen to pay fine for Czechs sporting Borat mankinis

Comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines for six Czech tourists who were reportedly detained by authorities in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana for dressing up as his character Borat. Read More

Ex-student charged in body fluids case isn’t racist, lawyer says

Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 6:59 pm
The lawyer for a former Connecticut college student accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate’s belongings said today that he doesn’t expect authorities to file hate crime charges. Read More

VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing veterans

A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. Read More

Terror convict: I was mentally incompetent, entrapped by FBI

An Ohio man serving 30 years in prison for plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group wants his plea and sentence thrown out, arguing that he was mentally incompetent and was entrapped by the FBI. Read More

Animal-rights activists disrupt governor’s turkey pardon

Two animal-rights activists disrupted the Utah governor’s Thanksgiving pardoning of a turkey today, rushing the podium and shouting as the CEO of a turkey plant spoke to a crowd of mostly children. Read More