Hollywood Mogul, Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison
2020-03-11 17:23:23 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison, pleading for mercy as his accusers said his punishment in the landmark #MeToo rape case was long overdue.</p><p>After two of his accusers confronted him again in a Manhattan court, the 67-year-old former Holl...
US Election 2020: Joe Biden Wins Michigan
2020-03-11 01:27:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden won Michigan’s Democratic primary on Tuesday, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago. The former vice president’s victory in Michigan, as well as Missouri and Mississippi, dealt a serious blow to Sanders, ...
Updates: Joe Biden Wins Mississippi and Missouri
2020-03-11 01:21:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden delivered decisive wins in Missouri and Mississippi on Tuesday, dealing an early blow to Bernie Sanders on a night when six states were up for grabs.
Both men were focused intensely on Michigan, the night’s biggest prize. That’s where the Vermont senator scored an ...
Democratic primaries: Make Up Ground Quickly or Fall Behind
2020-03-10 18:14:57 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — A quirk in how delegates are won under Democratic Party rules is raising the stakes for Tuesday’s elections, allowing a candidate to make up ground in the race quickly — or fall further behind.
Five states — Michigan, Washington, Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho — hold Democra...
Passengers to Be Let Off Princess Cruise in Oakland
2020-03-10 17:28:18 UTC
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of increasingly bored and restless passengers aboard a cruise ship struck by the coronavirus waited for their turn Tuesday to get off the vessel and go into two weeks of quarantine at military bases around the U.S. Passengers wearing masks trickled out of the Gran...
US Began Withdrawing Troops From Afghanistan
2020-03-10 16:53:42 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States began withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Tuesday, taking a step forward on its peace deal with the Taliban while also praising Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s promise to start releasing Taliban prisoners after he had delayed for...
Meghan Tells Men to Value & Appreciate Women in Their Lives
2020-03-10 06:01:34 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry’s wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has visited a school to offer an International Women’s Day message with an appeal to men to honor the women in their lives.
The surprise visit Friday took place at the Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham in east London. The com...
US Broken Health Care System Put Coronavirus Fight at Risk
2020-03-10 05:42:14 UTC
<p>LONDON (AP) — A barber in Beijing is supporting his wife and child by charging food and other expenses to a credit card while he waits for his employer’s shop to reopen. A waiter at a barbecue restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, washes his hands more often and hopes for the best. ...
Michigan Could Redefine Democratic Primary
2020-03-09 12:57:12 UTC
DETROIT (AP) — Ask Arlene Williams about President Donald Trump’s promises to bring back auto industry jobs that have evaporated across Michigan and she’ll point with irony to the Chevy Blazer.
General Motors is now remaking the iconic American SUV after a lengthy hiatus — but building parts o...
Coronavirus Fuels Dramatic Fall in Oil Price
2020-03-09 01:49:08 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices are plunging as a dispute among producers could lead a global economy weakened by COVID-19 to be awash in an oversupply of crude.</p><p>Brent crude, the international standard, lost $9.50, or 20.1%, to $35.77 per barrel, as of 7:58 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday a...
McCoy Tyner, Legendary and Influential Jazz Pianist, Dies
2020-03-08 05:38:32 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — McCoy Tyner, the groundbreaking and influential jazz pianist and the last surviving member of the John Coltrane Quartet, has died. He was 81.
Tyner’s family confirmed the death in a statement released on social media Friday. No more details were provided.
“It is with heavy h...
Plácido Domingo pulls out of London's Royal Opera House
2020-03-07 06:05:56 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Spanish tenor ?Plácido Domingo, who is ensnared in allegations of sexual misconduct, has withdrawn from this summer’s production of Don Carlo at London’s Royal Opera House.
The Royal Opera House said in a statement Friday it had been mutually agreed with Domingo that he will not ...
Publisher Cancels Woody Allen's Memoir After Staff Stage Walkout
2020-03-06 22:45:58 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Woody Allen’s publisher has decided to cancel the planned release of his memoir “Apropos of Nothing.”</p><p>The announcement Friday by Hachette Book Group followed days of criticism focused on allegations that Allen sexually abused his daughter Dylan Far...
Elizabeth Warren Drops Out
2020-03-05 18:16:58 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Thursday, days after the onetime front-runner <a href="https://apnews.com/fc56521fb4375ffa5375fd6daae3be5b">failed to win a single Super Tuesday state,</a> not even her own.</p><p>For much of the past y...
Scientists Offer New Hope About Ending Blindness
2020-03-05 01:07:21 UTC
Scientists say they have used the gene editing tool CRISPR inside someone’s body for the first time, a new frontier for efforts to operate on DNA, the chemical code of life, to treat diseases.
A patient recently had it done at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science Univer...
How the AP called California for Sanders
2020-03-04 21:10:56 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — As soon as polls closed in California at 8 p.m. Pacific Time, The Associated Press called Bernie Sanders the winner of the biggest prize on Super Tuesday.
The AP called the state’s Democratic presidential primary for the Vermont senator even though no votes from Tuesday had ...
Coronavirus Cases, Deaths Increase in US
2020-03-03 21:56:26 UTC
<p>SEATTLE (AP) — Tensions over how to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus intensified Tuesday in the United States as the death toll climbed to seven and lawmakers expressed doubts about the government’s ability to ramp up testing fast enough to deal with the crisis.</p><p>All of ...
EU Is Facing a New Refugee Crisis
2020-03-03 19:04:53 UTC
<p>KASTANIES/LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) - European Union officials on Tuesday promised more cash for Greece during a visit to its border with Turkey which tens of thousands of migrants and refugees have been trying for days to breach.</p><p>The officials urged Turkey to abide by a 2016 deal which r...
Benjamin Netanyahu Holds Solid Lead in Israeli Election
2020-03-03 04:02:26 UTC
<p>JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party on Monday emerged as the largest party in the country’s third election in under a year, exit polls indicated, but it was unclear whether the embattled Israeli leader could secure a parliamentary majority as he p...
Amy Klobuchar to End Presidential Bid, Endorse Joe Biden
2020-03-02 19:20:22 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar ended her Democratic presidential campaign on Monday and plans to endorse rival Joe Biden in an effort to unify moderate voters behind the former vice president’s White House bid.
She is flying to Dallas and plans to join Biden at his rally Mo...
Daily Cases of Coronavirus Outside China Climbing
2020-03-02 18:44:39 UTC
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The coronavirus appeared for the first time in New York, Moscow and Berlin and clusters of the disease surged around the world, even as new cases in China dropped to their lowest level in six weeks Monday and hundreds of patients were released from hospitals at the epice...
Analysis: Biden positions himself as leading moderate
2020-03-01 13:40:57 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden bought himself time. It’s unclear how much.
Biden’s victory in South Carolina on Saturday was emphatic enough to let him make the claim that it had reordered the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. He can now credibly argue he is the overwhelming favori...
Iran reports 978 coronavirus cases, death toll jumps to 54
2020-03-01 13:15:28 UTC
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's health ministry raised on Sunday the nationwide death toll from the new coronavirus to 54 as the number of confirmed infected cases jumped overnight by more than half to 978 people.
The ministry's spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said new cases were confirmed in a number...
South Carolina primary 2020: Polls, News, Maps and Results
2020-03-01 00:37:55 UTC
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden fought to rescue his presidential ambitions — and blunt Bernie Sanders' momentum — on Saturday as voters across South Carolina made their mark on the Democrats' nomination fight.
There were no reports of voting problems throughout the day. Polls across the state w...
US Signs Peace Agreement with Taliban
2020-02-29 15:41:25 UTC
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The United States signed a peace agreement with Taliban militants on Saturday aimed at bringing an end to 18 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan and allowing U.S. troops to return home from America’s longest war.
Under the agreement, the U.S. would draw its forces down to 8,60...