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Weinstein lawyers argue against sex trafficking claim

Weinstein lawyers argue against sex trafficking claim

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers said the movie mogul is not a sex trafficker, despite claims in a class-action lawsuit. The lawyers in a court filing late Monday urged U.S. District Judge Alvin K.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow sued over Utah ski crash

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow sued over Utah ski crash

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing actress Gwyneth Paltrow of seriously injuring him during ski crash at a Park City resort in 2016.

Sheriff: Suspect confesses to killing 5 with dad's gun

BATON ROUGE, La. — A young man from Louisiana has confessed to killing his parents, his girlfriend, and two of her family members who had taken him in after he was kicked out of his house, authorities said Tuesday.
'Empire' cast member alleges homophobic attack in Chicago

'Empire' cast member alleges homophobic attack in Chicago

Chicago police have opened a hate crime investigation after a man the department identified as a 36-year-old cast member of the television show "Empire" alleged he was physically attacked by men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs.
Atlanta braced for wintry weather, gets spritzed by rain

Atlanta braced for wintry weather, gets spritzed by rain

Atlanta got a mere spritzing of rain Tuesday, hours after a winter weather forecast prompted authorities to close government offices, shutter schools and cancel flights in anticipation of icy streets.
Pakistan upholds acquittal of woman in blasphemy case

Pakistan upholds acquittal of woman in blasphemy case

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's top court on Tuesday upheld its acquittal of a Christian woman who spent eight years on death row after being convicted of blasphemy, dealing a blow to radical Islamists who had staged violent mass protests last year calling fo
Former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum to join CNN

Former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum to join CNN

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum is joining CNN as a political commentator. The cable network announced the move Tuesday.
Bryce Dallas Howard honoured by Harvard's Hasty Pudding

Bryce Dallas Howard honoured by Harvard's Hasty Pudding

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Actor, producer and director Bryce Dallas Howard has been named 2019 Woman of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.
US consumers rattled by shutdown, roiling markets

US consumers rattled by shutdown, roiling markets

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence tumbled this month to its lowest reading in a year and a half, tested by the partial government shutdown and roiling financial markets. Still, consumer spirits remain robust by historic standards.
Ukraine's president announces re-election bid for March vote

Ukraine's president announces re-election bid for March vote

KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has launched his campaign for re-election in March's vote, which promises to be a bitter contest between him and a former prime minister.