Legal hurdles may make Weinstein’s prosecution an exception

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s arrest in New York Friday is a landmark moment in the #MeToo movement. Yet as authorities work through dozens of cases against famous figures in entertainment and other industries brought on by the Weinstein-inspired wave that...
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More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court’s highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who would not create a wedding cake for a same-sex...
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Resistance makes subtle impact even where Trump is popular

EDMOND, Oklahoma (AP) — Vicki Toombs was watching the returns on election night 2016 when her phone buzzed — a text from her 22-year-old son Beau in Chicago. Beau, who is gay, was afraid that the new administration would end the Affordable Care Act and with it the...
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Platini vows to return to soccer after Swiss justice move

PARIS (AP) — Banned former UEFA President and FIFA vice president Michel Platini says he is planning to return to soccer after Swiss federal prosecutors confirmed he was not being charged in an investigation into possible financial wrongdoing. Platini says in a statement...
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Platini vows to return to soccer after Swiss justice move

PARIS (AP) — Banned former UEFA President and FIFA vice president Michel Platini says he is planning to return to soccer after Swiss federal prosecutors confirmed he was not being charged in an investigation into possible financial wrongdoing. Platini says in a statement...
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The Latest: Anti-abortion group admits defeat in Irish vote

DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on the Irish abortion referendum (all times local): 10:40 a.m. One of Ireland’s leading anti-abortion groups says the abortion referendum result is a “tragedy of historic proportions” in a statement that all but admits defeat in...
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Congo says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s health ministry says there are now 35 confirmed cases of Ebola in the country’s northwest, including 10 deaths confirmed from the often lethal virus. The ministry says there are also 13 probable cases and six suspected ones. A...
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Subtropical Storm Alberto still chugging toward Gulf

MIAMI (AP) — A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend. Subtropical Storm Alberto — the first named storm of the 2018...
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Subtropical Storm Alberto still chugging toward Gulf

MIAMI (AP) — A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend. Subtropical Storm Alberto — the first named storm of the 2018...
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Africa slowly turning to cremations, though long taboo

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Wailing women, long speeches, livestock slaughtered for a feast. For many in Africa, funerals are multi-day gatherings and deeply traditional, with elaborate burial rites to emphasize the belief that the dead are not really dead. So some Africans are...
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