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Celebrities back California bill to cut single-use plastics

Celebrities back California bill to cut single-use plastics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A push to pass first-in-the-nation California proposals to limit single-use plastic containers and other items drew support from actor Jeff Goldblum on Wednesday.
Saudi crown prince's WhatsApp linked to Bezos phone hack

Saudi crown prince's WhatsApp linked to Bezos phone hack

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The cellphone of Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos was hacked in what appeared to be an attempt by Saudi Arabia's crown prince to "influence, if not silence" the newspaper's reporting on the kingdom, tw
Weinstein rape trial opens, marking milestone for #MeToo

Weinstein rape trial opens, marking milestone for #MeToo

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein went on trial Wednesday in a landmark moment for the # MeToo movement, with prosecutors painting him as a sexual predator who used his Hollywood clout to abuse women for decades, while his lawyers sought to portray his acc
Chinese city stops outbound flights, trains to fight virus

Chinese city stops outbound flights, trains to fight virus

BEIJING — A Chinese city of more than 11 million people planned to shut down outbound flights and trains Thursday as the world's most populous country battled the spread of a new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and killed 17, state media r
From #MeToo to trial: A look at the fall of Harvey Weinstein

From #MeToo to trial: A look at the fall of Harvey Weinstein

NEW YORK — As Harvey Weinstein goes through his New York trial on rape and sexual assault charges, here's a look at the movie mogul's past and his multiple legal fights.

Another inmate dies in a troubled Mississippi prison

JACKSON, Miss. — Another Mississippi inmate died in a troubled state prison Wednesday, and state corrections officials said his death appeared to be a suicide by hanging.
Vegas casino says O.J. Simpson too tarnished to defame

Vegas casino says O.J. Simpson too tarnished to defame

LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson couldn’t have been defamed by accounts that he was drunk and disruptive before being banned from a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino, because his reputation was already tarnished, attorneys for the property told a judge.
DC claims inaugural committee spending enriched Trump family

DC claims inaugural committee spending enriched Trump family

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s inaugural committee spent more than $1 million to book a ballroom at the Trump International Hotel in the nation's capital as part of a scheme to “grossly overpay” for party space and enrich the president's own family in t
Italy's 5-Star leader Di Maio steps down as party struggles

Italy's 5-Star leader Di Maio steps down as party struggles

ROME — The head of Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement stepped down as party leader Wednesday, following a string of parliamentary defections, falling poll numbers and questions about the movement's future.
Court takes another look at Native American adoption law

Court takes another look at Native American adoption law

NEW ORLEANS — Federal appellate judges closely questioned attorneys for the government and Native American tribes Wednesday over whether a law meant to preserve Native American families and culture unconstitutionally intrudes into state adoption issu
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