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A picture and its story: A neo-Nazi in the midst of a protest

(Reuters) - On the morning of October 17, two days before Richard Spencer, an avowed white nationalist and spokesman for the so-called alt-right, was to speak at the University of Florida, my wife asked if I had heard anything about it.

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Body of missing worker recovered after Louisiana oil rig explosion

(Reuters) - The body of a worker missing since an oil production platform in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain exploded and caught fire on Sunday has been found, local officials said.

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German police rule out terrorism in Munich knife attack

MUNICH (Reuters) - German police ruled out a political or religious motive behind a knife attack in the city of Munich on Saturday and said a detained man suspected of injuring eight people had mental health problems.

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German police detain suspect in Munich knife attack

MUNICH (Reuters) - A man injured four people with a knife in the German city of Munich on Saturday and police detained a suspect matching descriptions by witnesses.

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Plane by plane, New York greets Puerto Ricans displaced by hurricane

NEW YORK (Reuters) - There were only a few minutes left before baggage carousel No. 4 jolted to life at John F. Kennedy International Airport, soon to be ringed with people coming from Puerto Rico on one-way tickets they never would have bought if not for the hurricane.

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Police: Woman's death in freezer an accident

Authorities have closed the investigation into the death of a young Chicago woman whose body was found in a hotel's walk-in freezer, saying it was accidental and there was no reason to suspect foul play.

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One dead, another missing after oil barge fire off Texas

(Reuters) - At least one person was killed and another was missing on Friday after an oil barge being pulled by a tug boat caught fire and exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas, officials said.

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Body Cameras Have Little Effect on Police Behavior, Study Says

An 18-month study of more than 2,000 officers in Washington found that those with cameras used force at about the same rate as those without.

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Red Century: When New York City Was the Capital of American Communism

From cooperative parties in the Bronx to the Lower East Side unions, the Big Apple was once a vibrant center for the left.

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In New York, an Influential First Lady Redefines the Position

Chirlane McCray, the wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio, has far extended the boundaries of what a first lady does in the city.

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After Harvey Weinstein’s Fall, Spotlight Finds His Brother

Bob Weinstein long operated in the shadow of his sibling, but is now scrambling to hold their company together while facing an uncertain future of his own.

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Weinstein scandal sparks movement in Hollywood

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How one journalist stood up to Harvey Weinstein

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Police: 3 men made Nazi salutes, shot at protesters after Richard Spencer event

Police in Florida arrested three men who allegedly made Nazi salutes, repeated Hitler chants and then shot at a group of protesters after white supremacist leader Richard Spencer's speech at the University of Florida on Thursday.

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Creditors win closely watched appeal in Momentive bankruptcy

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court in New York on Friday ruled in favor of senior creditors who had contested interest rates imposed on them during the bankruptcy of silicone maker Momentive Performance Materials, reversing a decision that had sparked alarm among lenders.

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Lawyer charged alongside Martin Shkreli goes on trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors were presented with a stark choice during opening statements Friday in the trial of Evan Greebel, the lawyer charged with conspiracy alongside former drug executive Martin Shkreli: was he Shkreli's "right hand man," or a victim of his deceit?

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U.S. court hears arguments over immigrant detainee's abortion access

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. attorney told a federal appeals court on Friday that the government had no obligation to facilitate an abortion for a 17-year-old detained as an illegal immigrant in Texas, but a lawyer for the teen argued she has a constitutional right to receive the procedure.

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Oil barge explosion off Texas kills one, fire now out

(Reuters) - At least one person was killed and another was missing on Friday after an oil barge being pulled by a tug boat caught fire and exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas, officials said.

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Listen: Why This Actress Returned to Weinstein’s Hotel Room

Erika Rosenbaum, a Canadian actress, said that Harvey Weinstein repeatedly used the lure of work to lead her into harrowing situations over a decade ago.

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U.S. judge wrestles with issue of Indonesian immigrants

BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge wrestled on Friday with how much longer she can delay a Trump administration move to deport 47 Indonesian Christians who fled deadly violence in that country two decades ago and have been living illegally in New Hampshire under an informal deal with immigration officials.

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France gets serious over sexual harassment after Weinstein scandal: minister

PARIS (Reuters) - The Harvey Weinstein scandal is forcing a rethink of attitudes toward sexual harassment in France, a country that cherishes its self-image as the land of seduction and romance, said the minister tasked with cracking down on violence against women.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings nytimes.com

A Big Test of Police Body Cameras Defies Expectations

The results of the largest, most rigorous study of the issue in the U.S. show surprisingly little change in police behavior.

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Alabama executes man convicted of murdering police officer

(This version of the story has been refiled to correct typo in headline)

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Trial wraps up for pharmacist in deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (Reuters) - Closing arguments are set for Friday in the trial of a Massachusetts pharmacist accused of murder and fraud for his role in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds more across the United States.

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New York Today: New York Today: What Makes a New York Bagel?

Friday: Breaking down a bagel’s taste, weekend events, and a question for New Jerseyans.

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Harvey Weinstein, Los Angeles Dodgers, the Orionids: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Kenyan police say four people killed during opposition demonstrations in past two weeks

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's police said on Friday that four people had died as result of police intervention during opposition protests in the past two weeks, amid concerns violence will break out in next week's repeat presidential vote.

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Nyong'o shares Weinstein story to end 'conspiracy of silence'

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has a Harvey Weinstein story, too. And she's sharing it in hopes of doing her part to end what she calls in a New York Times op-ed a "conspiracy of silence."

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In St. Louis, Protests Over Police Violence Disrupt Economy, and Win Attention

Regional leaders are taking notice as the almost nightly rallies have prompted businesses to close and the cancellation of concerts.

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'Underwear bomber' sues U.S. Justice Department over rights

(Reuters) - A Nigerian man serving life sentences for trying to set off a bomb in his underwear on a plane on Christmas Day 2009 is suing the U.S. Justice Department for denying his free speech and religious rights.

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PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Oct 20

Oct 20 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Europe Edition: Catalonia, Brexit, Harvey Weinstein: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Alabama executes man convicted or murdering police officer

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Alabama on Thursday executed a man convicted of killing a police officer in 1997 by shooting him multiple times in his patrol car, prison officials said.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Los Angeles Police Investigate Rape Claim Against Weinstein

The latest allegation against the former movie mogul was made by an Italian actress and model, who told police that the attack occurred in 2013.

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Supreme Court clears way for Alabama execution of convicted killer

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court removed one legal roadblock to Alabama's planned execution on Thursday of a man convicted of murdering a police officer and later rejected a last-minute appeal to spare his life, allowing the lethal injection to proceed.

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Alabama moves closer to planned Thursday execution of convicted killer

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court removed one legal roadblock to Alabama's planned execution on Thursday of a man convicted of murdering a police officer but delayed the lethal injection to consider a last-minute appeal to spare his life.

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What May Seem Good for New York Is Not Always Good for Its Mayor

Go to Yankee Stadium? Buy from Amazon or Starbucks? Mayor Bill de Blasio just can’t do it, even when his job would seem to call for such gestures.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Lupita Nyong’o: Speaking Out About Harvey Weinstein

I don’t feel alone anymore. Let us never shut up about this.

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Weinstein's fall grew from rage over Trump

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LAPD investigating Harvey Weinstein

The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an investigation into Harvey Weinstein after a person has come forward with an allegation of sexual assault against the disgraced movie mogul.

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Supreme court allows planned Alabama execution to proceed

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court allowed Alabama's planned execution of a man convicted of murdering a police officer to proceed on Thursday, lifting a halt imposed by a lower court over concerns about one of the drugs used in the state's lethal injection mix.

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Weinstein accuser: What silence does to your soul

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Los Angeles police investigating Harvey Weinstein in 2013 sexual assault allegation

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Police Department said on Thursday that it is investigating a 2013 sexual assault allegation against movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

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Weinstein Co. staffers: No, not everyone knew

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Tarantino on Weinstein: ‘I Knew Enough to Do More Than I Did’

Quentin Tarantino says he knew about allegations against Harvey Weinstein and feels ashamed about not taking a stronger stand.

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Former Dean Foods chairman gets two years for insider trading scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thomas Davis, a former chairman of dairy processing company Dean Foods Co, was sentenced on Thursday to two years in prison after pleading guilty to passing insider information to sports gambler William "Billy" Walters.

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Harvey Weinstein: Hollywood’s Open Secret — and Punch Line

As Hollywood opened up about the alleged sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein, our reporter found that the industry had been making references about him in TV shows and awards programs for years.

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See New York light up to woo Amazon

New York City joined the dozens of cities vying to be Amazon's next headquarters.

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Channing Tatum pulls Weinstein film project

Channing Tatum is stepping down from a film project he had in development with The Weinstein Company.

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British Film Institute strips Harvey Weinstein of fellowship

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In the Running: She’s a Conservative Who Loves Cher. Could She Be New York’s Next Mayor?

The mayoral candidate faces long odds to unseat the Democrat incumbent, Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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#MeToo sexual assault stories trigger trauma for some

It only took two words to open the floodgates: "Me too."

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BRIEF-Bank Of New York Mellon issues Q4, full-year guidance

* Bank of New York Mellon - ‍"expect performance fees in investment management business in Q4 will be similar to Q4 of 2016" - conf call

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Los Angeles investigating drugmaker after CNN reported its pill was being pushed on the elderly

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has launched an investigation into California-based drugmaker Avanir Pharmaceuticals, the subject of a CNN report into its aggressive targeting of nursing home residents with a drug called Nuedexta that may be unnecessary or unsafe for this population.

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Florida police brace for protests with speech by white nationalist

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Hundreds of police will be deployed at the University of Florida on Thursday as thousands are poised to protest a speech by an avowed white nationalist, an event that prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency in preparation for possible violence.

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California prepares for the 'big one' with earthquake drill

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Millions of Californians were due on Thursday to simultaneously drop to the floor, clamber under tables and cover their heads for a minute or two of imagined seismic turmoil during the latest annual "Great ShakeOut" earthquake drill.

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New York Today: New York Today: From North Korea to New York

Wednesday: Defectors talk about their new lives in New York, a discussion on how to tackle climate change, and an exhibition of North Korean art.

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Says the Only Wall We Need Is Around Harvey Weinstein

The “Daily Show” host said of Mr. Weinstein, “This guy keeps getting worse and worse.”

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Turkish police detain leading civil society figure: media

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police have detained the prominent civil society figure and businessman Osman Kavala at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport as part of a secret investigation, the T24 news website and other media said on Thursday.

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Suspect in Maryland shooting that killed three arrested in Delaware

(Reuters) - An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company suspected of fatally shooting three co-workers and critically wounding two others on Wednesday was arrested in neighboring Delaware, a Maryland county sheriff said.

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Suspect in Maryland shooting that killed 3 arrested in Delaware

(Reuters) - An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company suspected of fatally shooting three co-workers and critically wounding two others on Wednesday was arrested in neighboring Delaware, a Maryland county sheriff said.

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Kentucky officials propose plan to save ailing pensions

(Reuters) - Kentucky's governor and legislative leaders on Wednesday unveiled a plan they said will rescue the state's pension funds from becoming insolvent without breaking retirement promises made to public-sector workers.

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Amazon Web Services investigating connectivity issues in Oregon region

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's web services unit said it was investigating connectivity issues affecting its Direct Connect customers in the Oregon region in the United States.

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More than 40 women accuse Weinstein

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Gunman kills three at Maryland company, suspected in Delaware shooting

(Reuters) - An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company fatally shot three co-workers and critically wounded two others on Wednesday and is suspected in a later shooting in nearby Delaware, authorities said.

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Guilty verdict in Boston Islamic State beheading plot

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Boston-area man was found guilty on Wednesday of conspiracy to commit acts of international terrorism and supporting Islamic State for a 2015 plot to attack police and behead a conservative blogger who organized a "Draw Mohammed" contest.

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Las Vegas hotel guard says he heard drilling, then hail of bullets

(Reuters) - A hotel security guard wounded by the Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people told a U.S. television talk show on Wednesday that he heard drilling before the shooter began spraying a hallway with hundreds of rapid-fire rounds.

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Kevin Smith to donate Weinstein project residuals

Kevin Smith got his big break courtesy of Harvey Weinstein and the famous filmmaker is no longer happy about that.

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Bus failed to stop at red light in deadly NYC crash in Sept.: NTSB

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday a tour bus involved in a deadly New York crash in September in New York ran a red light when it struck a municipal city bus.

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Four Britons kidnapped in Nigeria's Delta state: police

YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Four Britons have been kidnapped in Nigeria's southern Delta state, a police official said on Wednesday.

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Four Britons kidnapped in Nigeria's Delta state -police

ABUJA (Reuters) - Four Britons have been kidnapped in Nigeria's southern Delta state, a police official said on Wednesday.

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Texas house fire kills mother, five children in 'horrific scene'

(Reuters) - Five children and their mother were killed early on Wednesday when fire engulfed their Texas home about 100 miles east northeast of Houston, Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis told KFDM TV news.

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Second federal judge blocks Trump's curbs on U.S. visitors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second U.S. federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's latest effort to restrict citizens from eight countries from entering the United States, dealing another legal blow to the administration's third bid to impose travel restrictions.

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Samsung Is Under Scrutiny Again as South Korean Police Raid Offices

Two months after a scion of the conglomerate’s controlling family was sent to prison, investigators were looking into an alleged misappropriation of company funds.

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Texas to execute 'tourniquet killer' for serial rape and murder

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas plans to execute on Wednesday a man convicted of raping and murdering five children and young women, using a tourniquet to torture and strangle his victims.

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New York Today: New York Today: A Bull Runs Free in Brooklyn

Wednesday: A bull tastes freedom on the streets of Park Slope, Yankees in Game 5, and Black Monday.

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Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rams police truck, kills seven

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rammed a car into a police truck in the southwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, police said.

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Explosion damages Swedish police station, none injured

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - An explosion overnight in the southern Swedish town of Helsingborg caused extensive damage to the entrance of a police station, authorities said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 4-Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co board

LOS ANGELES, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company, it said on Tuesday, as he faces allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over three decades in the film business.

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Kentucky city removes two Confederate statues

(Reuters) - Statues of two leaders of the Confederacy will be moved from public places in Lexington, Kentucky, to a cemetery where the men they represent are buried, an action that began quietly on Tuesday in the midst of a national debate about memorials to those who fought for the South in the U.S. Civil War.

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UPDATE 3-Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co board

LOS ANGELES, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company, it said on Tuesday, as he faces allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over three decades in the film business.

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Chicago Aviation Dept fires two officers involved in dragging man off flight

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago Department of Aviation has fired two security officers for their roles in the forcible removal of a passenger on a United Airlines flight in April, an incident that provoked international outrage.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Harvey Weinstein, Fired on Oct. 8, Resigns From Company’s Board

Mr. Weinstein submitted his resignation during a meeting with the company’s remaining board members, who had convened to affirm his earlier firing.

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White man charged with hate crime in black Army officer's murder in Maryland

(Reuters) - A white man was indicted on a hate crime charge on Tuesday in the stabbing death of a newly commissioned black U.S. Army officer on the University of Maryland campus in May, a county prosecutor said.

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Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co board

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company, the board announced on Tuesday, as he faces allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over three decades in the film business.

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Books of The Times: A Graphic Novelist’s Passionate Anatomy of New York

Julia Wertz’s majestic portrait of the city is a collection of dramatic streetscapes and hidden histories.

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Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co. board

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Weinstein 'witch hunt'? Wrong, Woody Allen

"You also don't want it to lead to a witch hunt atmosphere, a Salem atmosphere, where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself. That's not right either." -- Filmmaker Woody Allen, on the more than two dozen women who have accused media mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault.

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Louisiana prosecutor creates 'culture of fear' for witnesses: lawsuit

(Reuters) - New Orleans prosecutors used forged subpoenas, false evidence and the threat of jail to create "a culture of fear" to compel crime victims and witnesses to cooperate with investigators, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday.

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NFL meeting kicks off in New York as protesters kneel outside

NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League officials weighed the fervor of players protesting racism against U.S. President Donald Trump's anger as their two-day autumn meeting began on Tuesday with supporters of the players kneeling outside in solidarity.

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Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co board: source

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company, a source close to Weinstein said on Tuesday, as he faces allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over three decades in the film business.

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Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co board: report

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company, Hollywood trade publication Variety reported on Tuesday, as he faces allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over three decades in the film business.

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Lockdown lifted at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police lifted a lockdown at Howard University in the U.S. capital on Tuesday after finding no sign of a reported gunman on the campus, authorities said.

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French police arrest 10 far-right militants

PARIS (Reuters) - French anti-terrorist police have arrested 10 far-right militants after an investigation showed they may have had vague plans of carrying out a violent attack on a place of worship or a person, a court official said on Tuesday.

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New York police round up wandering cow in Brooklyn park

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City police wrangled a cow on the loose in a Brooklyn park on Tuesday after the animal became a spectacle for tourists and New Yorkers alike when it was spotted roaming the streets and enjoying the park facilities.

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U.S. appeals court rejects hedge fund founder's FBI misconduct case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by hedge fund founder David Ganek, who claimed federal authorities lied to get a search warrant against his fund in an insider trading investigation.

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Witherspoon: I was sexually assaulted at 16

Actress Reese Witherspoon spoke at the 24th annual Elle Women in Hollywood awards and revealed she too is a victim of sexual assault.

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Police say unconfirmed report of shooter at DC's Howard University

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington police are checking a report of a gunman at Howard University in the U.S. capital, authorities said on Tuesday.

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French police arrests ten far-right militants

PARIS (Reuters) - French anti-terrorist police have arrested 10 far-right militants, a court official said on Tuesday.

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Sixteen inmates charged with murder in Delaware prison uprising

A Delaware grand jury has indicted 16 prison inmates for first-degree murder over a February uprising during which a guard was killed and others taken hostage, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

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U.S. safety board criticizes FAA, pilot on deadly U.S. balloon crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety board on Tuesday faulted U.S. aviation regulators and the pilot in the July 2016 Texas balloon crash that killed 16 people, the deadliest U.S. aviation accident in more than seven years.

Whiskey nytimes.com

You’ve Heard of Tennessee Whiskey? Meet New York State Rye

Several craft distillers have banded together to create Empire Rye, an appellation they hope will help them break from the pack of new craft whiskeys.

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U.S. Justice Dept will review new law's impact on DEA powers: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Tuesday he was very concerned about a report that said new legislation has undermined the Drug Enforcement Administration's ability to crack down on opioid dealers and said the Justice Department would review the law.

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Witherspoon opens up about sexual assault

Allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein have opened the tap in Hollywood for women to come forward and share their stories.

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Dozens killed in attack on Afghan police HQ

At least 41 people were killed Tuesday in an hours-long, multipronged attack at a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.

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Trial of Islamic State beheading plot in Massachusetts nears end

BOSTON (Reuters) - The case of a Massachusetts man who prosecutors say plotted to attack police and behead a conservative blogger on behalf of Islamic State nears a close on Tuesday as lawyers make closing arguments.

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New York Today: New York Today: The Voice of the Brooklyn Nets

Tuesday: A chat with Olivier Sedra, a “Hair” sing along, and Archives Week.

Attacks on Police nytimes.com

Afghan Taliban Blast Way Into Police Post, Killing Chief and Officers

Fighters in suicide vests used an explosive-laden vehicle to breach a security compound in Paktia Province, leaving more than a dozen dead and 100 injured.

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Search suspended for worker missing after Louisiana oil platform explosion

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a worker missing from an oil production platform in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain that exploded and caught fire late on Sunday.

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Taliban suicide attack on provincial Afghan police HQ kills at least 12

KABUL (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide car bomber and gunmen attacked a provincial Afghan police headquarters on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people and wounding 60, officials and militants said.

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At least eight killed in suicide attack on provincial Afghan police HQ: officials

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber and gunmen attacked a provincial Afghan police headquarters on Tuesday, killing at least six people and wounding 30, officials said.

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Suicide bomber, gunmen attack police HQ in Afghan province: officials

KABUL (Reuters) - At least one suicide car bomber and a number of gunmen attacked a provincial police headquarters in Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Harvey Weinstein’s Fall Opens the Floodgates in Hollywood

With women in the entertainment industry leading the discussion, talk of sexual harassment floods social media.

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Florida governor declares emergency before white nationalist's speech

(Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Monday ahead of a speech by a white nationalist leader later this week at the University of Florida, in order to free up resources to prepare for possible violence.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Save the Phony Weinstein Outrage, Republicans

The movie business is corrupt and depraved. The Republican Party under Trump is worse.

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Trump calls assault allegations fake

President Donald Trump says allegations of sexual assault by a former contestant on "The Apprentice" are "fake and made up." CNN's Jessica Schneider reports.

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UPDATE 6-Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co

* No public filings to use to assess likely value of company (Adds deal options and board details; adds Producers Guild meeting)

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Trump, Weinstein, Kirkuk: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Trucker in deadly Texas immigrant case pleads guilty, faces life sentence

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The driver of a truck packed with immigrants, 10 of whom died due to sweltering Texas heat in July, pleaded guilty on Monday to human smuggling charges and could face up to life in prison, prosecutors said.

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Cold case no more: Police arrest 5 in 1983 slaying

Heather Coggins was 6 years old when her Uncle Tim was killed in what police say was a vicious, racially motivated murder in the tiny hamlet of Sunny Side, Georgia.

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U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl could face life sentence for endangering troops

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty on Monday to deserting his duties in Afghanistan in June 2009 and endangering the lives of fellow troops, a step toward resolving the politically charged case that could send him to prison for life.

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Producers Guild kicks out Harvey Weinstein

The Producers Guild of America has become the latest Hollywood organization to condemn Harvey Weinstein, moving to expel the film mogul from its ranks in a meeting on Monday.

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U.S. police deaths on duty spiked in 2016: FBI

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sixty-six police officers were killed on the job by felons in 2016, up about 61 percent from 41 deaths a year ago, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Monday.

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Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

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UPDATE 4-Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co

NEW YORK, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

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Colony Capital in talks to buy Weinstein Co

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

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U.S. jury finds New Jersey man guilty in 2016 Manhattan bombing

(Reuters) - A New Jersey man was found guilty by a federal jury in New York on Monday of planting two bombs in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood in September 2016, one of which exploded and wounded 30 people.

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#MeToo: Sexual harassment stories sweep social media after Weinstein allegations

LONDON (Reuters) - Million of women across the world have been sharing their experiences of sexual harassment and abuse in an online campaign using the hashtag #MeToo on Twitter and with rolling posts on Facebook.

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Opinion: Weinstein, the Trumps and the NY link between them

Add Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance to the long list of people harmed by the exploding Harvey Weinstein scandal. Critics are faulting Vance for failing to prosecute Weinstein in 2015, when an Italian model told cops she'd been sexually abused by the movie mogul and worked with police to record Weinstein admitting to grabbing her.

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New York jury finds New Jersey man guilty of planting Manhattan bombs in 2016

(Reuters) - A New Jersey man was found guilty by a federal jury in New York on Monday of planting two bombs in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood in September 2016, one of which exploded and wounded 30 people.

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Colony Capital in talks buy Weinstein Co

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

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When They Met: In a Bygone New York, John Epperson Invited Charles Busch to a Show

The two old friends — and one-time frenemies — both became famous wearing women’s clothing. But don’t call them “drag queens.”

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Guantanamo detainee's appeal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for a Guantanamo Bay detainee accused of being the mastermind of the 2000 bombing of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole in a Yemeni port to go on trial before an American war crimes military tribunal.

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Colony Capital in talks to buy troubled Weinstein Co

(Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

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UPDATE 1-Colony Capital in talks to buy troubled Weinstein Co

Oct 16 (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

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Weinstein Company in talks on potential sale

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Weinstein Co enters talks over potential sale

(Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks for a sale of the bulk of its assets with private equity firm Colony Capital, the two companies said in a statement on Monday. http://reut.rs/2ykT2if

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Weinstein Company Agrees to a Rescue Investment From Colony Capital

The Weinstein Company, reeling from scandals surrounding Harvey Weinstein, said on Monday that it had agreed to a financial lifeline from Colony Capital.

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Police fire tear gas to halt opposition protests in two Kenyan cities

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police used tear gas to disperse opposition protesters on Monday in the capital Nairobi and another city as demonstrations against a presidential vote re-run continued despite a government ban.

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Search goes on for worker missing after Louisiana oil platform explosion

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The search continued for a worker missing from an oil production platform in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain that exploded and caught fire late Sunday, sending six others to hospital with injuries, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

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Al Michaels apologizes for Harvey Weinstein joke during 'Sunday Night Football'

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Third woman accuses Weinstein of sexual assault in London

A third woman in London has made sexual assault allegations against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

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Inside New York's architectural gems 

The city that never sleeps is also an ever-changing one, and for its 15th anniversary, Open House New York, which finished Sunday, gave us a glimpse into architectural gems that have been repurposed and transformed over the years.

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New York Today: New York Today: Pressure Is On for the Yankees

Monday: What to watch heading into Game 3, Laurie Anderson talks politics, and the first World Series.

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U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl to enter plea in desertion case

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, accused of endangering the fellow soldiers who searched for him after he walked off his combat outpost in Afghanistan in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban, is scheduled to enter a plea in his case on Monday.

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Kenyan police killed at least 33 people in Nairobi after elections: rights groups

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police killed at least 33 people in the capital during a crackdown following elections in August, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

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South Korea police seek arrest warrant for Hanjin Group chief

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean police are seeking an arrest warrant for Cho Yang-ho, chairman of Hanjin Group, the parent of Korean Air Lines Co Ltd, on charges of breach of trust following their probe into construction work at his house, a police official said on Monday.

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PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Oct 16

Oct 16 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Six injured, one missing in Louisiana oil platform explosion

HOUSTON (Reuters) - One worker is missing and six are injured after an oil production platform operated by a New Orleans company exploded and caught fire in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain late on Sunday, authorities said.

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'SNL' lets Harvey Weinstein have it

Even though "Saturday Night Live" didn't have someone play Harvey Weinstein, the scandal surrounding the Hollywood mogul was a hot topic for the NBC sketch series.

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Europe Edition: Kirkuk, Austria, Harvey Weinstein: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Oil rig explosion in Louisiana injures several: media

(Reuters) - An oil rig exploded in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain late on Sunday and at least six people were injured, authorities told local media.

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Iraqi Forces Begin Assault Near Kurdish-Held City of Kirkuk

American officials call for calm as Iraqis move in and Kurds vow to defend the city and oil fields at the center of their bid for independence.

Homeless Persons nytimes.com

Homeless Shelters Name Their Own Rates in New York, Audit Finds

The state comptroller found that New York had poor control over how much it was paying to house the homeless, but the city said reform was already underway.

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For Weinstein, a Brush With the Police, Then No Charges

Accused of sexual assault by an Italian model in New York City, Harvey Weinstein mobilized lawyers and publicists to make the case go away. He was never charged.

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Trump campaign subpoenaed over sexual assault allegations

Lawyers for one of the women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault subpoenaed his campaign for all documents relating to her, all communications with or about her and "all documents concerning any woman who asserted that Donald J. Trump touched her inappropriately."

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James Corden apologizes for Weinstein jokes

Late-night host James Corden apologized for jokes he made about Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced producer who is the target of a growing number of sexual harassment and abuse accusations.

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Washington state boy, 13, accidentally shot dead by friend

(Reuters) - A 13-year-old boy in Washington state accidentally shot and killed his longtime friend while both boys were at a home with no adults present, authorities said on Sunday.

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Pot farmer's dreams go up in smoke during California wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Andrew Lopas' plans to bring his marijuana business out of the black market with a legal, profitable and organic pot farm went up in smoke in the wildfires that have scorched Santa Rosa, California.

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Lawyer who threatened defamation suit against New York Times leaves Weinstein defense: source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Attorney Charles Harder has withdrawn from the legal team of Harvey Weinstein after previously threatening to sue the New York Times over its reports that the movie producer had been the target of sexual harassment complaints, said a source familiar with the matter on Sunday.

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British actress accuses Weinstein of rape

British actress Lysette Anthony has become the latest woman to accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape, giving an account of how the Hollywood mogul allegedly attacked her in her London home in the late 1980s.

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Woody Allen Warns of ‘Witch Hunt’ After Weinstein Allegations

In an interview with the BBC, Mr. Allen expressed sympathy for “the poor women that were involved” but also called the situation “sad for Harvey.”

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Harvey Weinstein scandal: Another legal team shakeup, more fallout ahead

Hollywood is saying good riddance to Harvey Weinstein. So now what?

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Final assault starts on Syria's Raqqa as some Islamic State fighters quit

AIN ISSA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said they had launched their final assault on Syria's Raqqa on Sunday after a convoy of Islamic State fighters left the city, leaving only a hardcore of jihadists to mount a last stand.

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California, Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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‘S.N.L.’ Rips Harvey Weinstein Over Sex-Abuse Allegations

Criticized for earlier overlooking the scandal, “Saturday Night Live” addressed it this weekend, with varying degrees of comfort and effectiveness.

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'SNL' lets Weinstein have it in sketch and 'Weekend Update'

Even though "Saturday Night Live" didn't have someone play Harvey Weinstein, the scandal surrounding the Hollywood mogul was a focus for the NBC sketch series on Saturday night.

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Harvey Weinstein expelled from Academy of Motion Pictures

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled producer Harvey Weinstein on Saturday, after allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over the past three decades.

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Harvey Weinstein Ousted From Motion Picture Academy

In an emergency session brought about by the recent public accusations, the board voted to remove the mogul whose studios won more than 80 Oscars.

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Group that presents Academy Awards expels movie mogul over allegations of sex assault and harassment

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Op-Ed Columnist: Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood’s Oldest Horror Story

Latest sequel: men preying on vulnerable young women, a vile saga a century in the making.

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France considers revoking Weinstein's Legion of Honour

PARIS (Reuters) - France has started the process of stripping Harvey Weinstein of his Legion of Honour, France's highest civilian distinction, after allegations of sexual harassment against the film producer, President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Saturday.

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Kenya police shoot dead two during opposition protest: commissioner

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police shot dead two people and wounded a third when a crowd tried to storm a police station during an opposition protest against a looming presidential vote re-run, a senior official said.

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Times Insider: New York Times Recipe Commenters (Politely) Spill Their Guts

Communities like NYT Cooking can feel like a safe space in which to vent.

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Moroccan police break up Islamic State cell planning attacks: ministry

RABAT (Reuters) - Moroccan authorities said on Saturday they had dismantled a cell linked to Islamic State that was active in eight towns and cities and was planning terrorist operations.

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Car bombs kill at least 22 in Somalia's capital Mogadishu: police

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Two car bombs in separate parts of Somalia's capital Mogadishu killed at least 22 people on Saturday and injured several others, police said.

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Latino workers flee California wine country fires for shelters, beaches

PETALUMA, Calif./SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - At the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds north of San Francisco, Spanish is the language that dominates many conversations about shelters, work and how to survive the California wine country wildfires, one of the deadliest fire events to strike the Golden State.

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Turkey orders detention of 100 former police officers in post-coup probe: Anadolu

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish authorities issued detention warrants on Saturday for 100 former police officers and have so far detained 63 of them, the state-run Anadolu news agency said, as part of a widening crackdown since last year's failed coup attempt.

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Why a New York Court Case Has Rattled Turkey’s President

The Turkish government has dismissed telephone recordings as fabrications concocted by treasonous adversaries. But United States prosecutors have taken a different view.

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Canadian says child killed, U.S. wife raped during Afghan kidnapping

OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - A U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan, returned to Canada on Friday where the husband said one of his children had been murdered and his wife had been raped.

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California wildfires rage as record death toll climbs to 35

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fire officials in Northern California reported further headway on Friday against the most lethal outbreak of wildfires in state history, as the death toll rose to 35 and teams with cadaver dogs combed charred ruins for human remains.

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Five arrested in Georgia, including two law enforcement officers, over 1983 murder

(Reuters) - A decades-old investigation in the U.S. state of Georgia into the murder of a black man in 1983 culminated in the arrest of five white people on Friday, including two law enforcement officers charged with hindering the probe, officials said.

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Kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple returns to Canada

TORONTO/OTTAWA (Reuters) - A kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in neighboring Afghanistan, has returned to Canada, the Canadian government said on Friday.

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Academy to consider kicking out Weinstein

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Film Academy to Vote on Revoking Harvey Weinstein’s Membership

The academy has long insisted that professional achievement is what counts, but now it stands at a precipice, and Harvey Weinstein could change everything.

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Caught Sleeping or Worse, Troubled Teachers Will Return to New York Classrooms

To save money, schools will be forced to fill vacancies with educators who have lost their jobs but can’t be fired, despite fears some are incompetent or unstable.

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Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein faces an onslaught of harassment and assault allegations. Where will it end?

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Iran, California, Harvey Weinstein: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Advocates for Americans held in Iran worried by Trump's hard line

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Advocates for Americans imprisoned by Iranian authorities said on Friday they were concerned the Trump administration's hard line on Iran would close off the chance for talks to secure the prisoners' release.

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Bob Weinstein’s Upbeat Statement Belies Company in Chaos

“Business is continuing as usual,” says the executive, after published accusations against his brother, Harvey, have left the company in turmoil.

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Las Vegas police say no delay in massacre response

(Reuters) - Las Vegas police presented a third version on Friday of the timeline of events for the Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself, saying they responded immediately to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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UPDATE 3-Las Vegas police say no delay in massacre response

Oct 13 (Reuters) - Las Vegas police presented a third version on Friday of the timeline of events for the Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself, saying they responded immediately to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

Fashion Breaks Its Silence on Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Hollywood and the Democratic political world have turned against Harvey Weinstein. And yet fashion, his third circle of influence, has remained quiet.

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Harvey Weinstein's master class on power and abuse

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Authorities capture Ohio man suspected in quadruple murders

(Reuters) - An Ohio man has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of four people in a rural area of the state this week after an extensive manhunt, the local sheriff said on Friday.

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Weinstein Co said to explore sale or shutdown, but company denies report

(Reuters) - The Weinstein Co, the film production company part-owned by Harvey Weinstein, is exploring a sale or shutdown and is unlikely to continue as an independent entity, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, but the company's co-chairman, Bob Weinstein, denied the report.

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Las Vegas police say no six-minute gap in massacre response

(Reuters) - Las Vegas police said Friday that there was no six-minute gap between when a gunman shot a security guard and opened fire on an outdoor concert two weeks ago, revising their previous timeline for the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

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Construction starts on New Jersey bridge, a step to fixing region's rail

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Construction began Friday on New Jersey's Portal Bridge, a key step forward for one of the nation's most critical infrastructure projects, but there was continuing uncertainty about its future funding.

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More than 40 people still in hospital from Las Vegas shooting

(Reuters) - There are 45 people still in Las Vegas hospitals, some of them with critical injuries sustained in the mass shooting on Oct. 1, Las Vegas police said on Friday.

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Police test flying motorbike

Dubai Police, who already have Lamborghini patrol cars, self-driving robots and android officers, have decided to take to the skies in what can only be described as a flying motorbike.