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Disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein was charged in Manhattan Friday with felony rape and criminal sex act connected to cases involving two separate women, capping a months-long saga that saw dozens come forward with accusations that spanned four decades and three continents.
Weinstein voluntarily surrendered at the First Precinct, then was led to a police SUV 90 minutes later handcuffed and smiling. He appeared in court stonefaced a short time thereafter, wearing the same black blazer and light blue sweater, as a prosecutor accused him of using his "position, money and power to lure adult women" into situations where he allegedly committed forcible sex attacks.
Neither prosecutors nor police identified the two women at the center of the Weinstein complaint, but several sources familiar with the investigation told News 4 the rape charges stem from a complaint from a woman previously not named publicly.
"Everybody plays games," President Donald Trump declared Friday as he suggested the potentially historic North Korean summit he had suddenly called off might be getting back on track.
His sights set on a meeting that has raised hopes for a halt in North Korea's nuclear weapons development, Trump welcomed the North's conciliatory response to his Thursday letter withdrawing from the Singapore summit with Kim Jong Un. Rekindling hopes as quickly as he had doused them, Trump said it was even possible the meeting could take place on the originally planned June 12 date.
A science teacher who was wounded during a school shooting in Noblesville, Indiana, has been identified as a former Southern Illinois University football player, the school revealed.
According to SIU, former defensive lineman Jason Seaman, a teacher at Noblesville West Middle School, suffered gunshot wounds in the Friday morning attack. A student in the class said Seaman tackled the fellow student who fired shots inside the classroom, likely averting a catastrophe.
After reports of an undercover campaign by a shadowy Israeli firm called Black Cube to discredit the Iran deal, internal Black Cube documents obtained by NBC News and interviews of sources with direct knowledge of Black Cube’s operations reveal a business intelligence company with government contracts and a special department for politically motivated work.
Black Cube worked to contact the family of former Obama administration officials. A source familiar with this specific outreach told NBC News it was part of an effort to discredit Obama administration officials who had worked on the Iran nuclear deal – and, by extension, the deal itself.
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With gasoline prices rising, Sen. Chuck Schumer placed the blame on President Donald Trump, and specifically his decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. But experts say that decision has had only a modest effect so far on rising prices at the pump.
One expert estimated the impact of the Iran deal on gasoline prices at “maybe 3 to 5 cents per gallon.”
Gasoline prices have been rising fairly steadily since late 2016 when OPEC decided to curb its oil production. Experts say that is the main driver of rising prices, though there are others outside Trump’s control as well.
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Milwaukee’s chief of police said officers “acted inappropriately” during a January arrest of Bucks guard Sterling Brown, that included use of a stun gun, and apologized to the NBA player.
Chief Alfonso Morales’ apology came as the department released body-camera footage of the arrest, which occurred around 2 a.m. on Jan. 26 in a Walgreens parking lot. Brown was tased and arrested during a routine parking violation, Morales said. No charges were ever filed against Brown.
“The department conducted an investigation into the incident, which revealed members acted inappropriately and those members were recently disciplined,” Morales said at a brief news conference Wednesday.
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President Donald Trump's abrupt withdrawal from his planned summit with North Korea raises the stakes for China to show that it can steer the North toward easing tensions over its nuclear program. But despite a recent warming in ties, Beijing's influence over its neighbor may be overstated.
Trump's cancellation of the June 12 meeting in Singapore with Kim Jong Un would appear to make the North Korean leader more reliant on China. Kim had only weeks earlier been sipping tea and strolling through seaside gardens in the port of Dalian with Chinese President Xi Jinping on a surprise trip to China that seemed designed to project Beijing's closeness with the North.
Trump, who now suggests there's still a chance of holding a summit, blamed Kim's trip to China for creating an unwelcome "change in attitude" by the North Korean leader, a view shared by some observers. "The winner at this moment is Chinese President Xi Jinping," wrote retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis, dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, in a commentary.
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The USC president has agreed to step down in the wake of sexual assault allegations against a campus doctor, according to the school.
USC President Max Nikias will step down. He faced pressure to resign following accusations of sexual misconduct against former gynecologist George Tyndall at the school's student health center.
Four former University of Southern California students sued the school and an ex-campus gynecologist who they accuse of molesting patients over decades as a "serial sexual predator," according to a court filing Monday. Tyndall routinely made crude comments, took inappropriate photographs and forced the plaintiffs to strip naked and groped them under the guise of medical treatment for his "sexual gratification," the lawsuit said.
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A service dog waiting with her owner to board a Philadelphia-bound flight at Tampa International Airport went into labor at the gate as travelers gathered around and watched.
In the past two weeks alone, gas has jumped at least 12 cents per gallon, sending motorists on a course to pay the highest Memorial Day prices since 2014.
Regular gas is predicted to cost $2.95 per gallon this holiday weekend, an almost 50 cent jump from this time last year, according to data from AAA. Drivers will end up paying $1 billion more for gas, reports GasBuddy.com.
That means savvy drivers will be looking for ways to trim their gas costs.
Driving 5 mph under the speed limit can contribute to fuel cost savings, Patrick DeHaan, Head of Petroleum Analysis for GasBuddy, told NBC News.
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Two white coaches have filed federal complaints against a northern Indiana school district, alleging officials discriminated against them.
Bill Groves alleges the South Bend Community School Corp.'s August decision to hire Seabe Gavin, who is black, as the district athletic director was based on race rather than merit. The 61-year-old has filed his race discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying Gavin has less experience and lacks a master's degree.
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Of the workers who say they've experienced sexual harassment on the job, 72 percent did not tell their employer about the incident, according to a CareerBuilder survey released early this year. Meanwhile, three-quarters of those who do report say the issue was resolved. Here's what to know about reporting harassment in the office, according to CNBC.
Know the law. According to the EEOC, sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, and you have the legal right to be protected from discrimination in the workplace if your company has 15 or more employees, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Check your company's anti-harassment policy, which could be on the website, in the employee handbook or with human resources. Follow the steps outlined, which should include options for filing a complaint.
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On Friday, survivors of the Parkland school shooting protested Publix over the company's donations to politicians - including one top name in the 2018 race for Governor of Florida - that have been endorsed by the National Rifle Association or those who have not been supportive of the gun control movement.
One of the leading voices in the movement, David Hogg, called for the "die-in" protests Friday afternoon inside Publix.
Hogg and around two dozen protesters laid down in one Coral Springs store with the aim of disrupting business. Hogg spoke through a megaphone as pro-Publix and pro-NRA counterprotesters stood nearby.
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Police hunted for two people Friday after an explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant at a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people.
Authorities said two people with their faces covered to conceal their identities entered the Bombay Bhel restaurant late Thursday, dropped the bomb and fled. Two birthday parties were taking place at the restaurant and about 40 people were inside, including children, though none of the youngsters were injured.