The Latest: Geraldo Rivera apologizes for tweets about abuse
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The Latest: Geraldo Rivera apologizes for tweets about abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on NBC’s firing of longtime “Today” host Matt Lauer: (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Geraldo Rivera is apologizing for calling the news business “flirty” in the wake of “Today” show host Matt Lauer’s firing by NBC over sexual misconduct allegations. The Fox News reporter tweeted Wednesday that the sexual … Continue reading

Post-Weinstein, Lauer: A reckoning for fans of fallen heroes
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Post-Weinstein, Lauer: A reckoning for fans of fallen heroes

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to fandom, it’s reckoning time for Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor and scores of other men accused of sexual wrongdoing. Hero celebrities have fallen before — Bill Cosby’s career ended after assault allegations in 2014 — but never in the rapid succession that has rocked so many worlds since … Continue reading

Left Green leader made head of Iceland’s new government
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Left Green leader made head of Iceland’s new government

LONDON (AP) — Katrin Jakobsdottir, the leader of Iceland’s Left Green Movement, was named as the Nordic island nation’s prime minister Thursday after three parties formed a broad governing coalition in hopes of moving the country out of the cycle of crises that triggered three elections in the past four years. The coalition, which includes … Continue reading

Garrison Keillor firing prompts backlash from his fans
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Garrison Keillor firing prompts backlash from his fans

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Outraged Garrison Keillor fans deluged Minnesota Public Radio Thursday with complaints about the firing of the humorist over alleged workplace misconduct. Some say they will no longer support MPR, one of the nation’s largest public radio operations, which depends heavily on financial contributions. MPR said Wednesday it was cutting ties with Keillor, … Continue reading

Deck the TV schedule with Rudolph, Stefani and ‘Love’
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Deck the TV schedule with Rudolph, Stefani and ‘Love’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Welcome back, Donner and Blitzen! And thanks for bringing along Gwen Stefani, Taraji P. Henson and “Love Actually” to a holiday TV lineup that mixes the familiar and the fresh. We want “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” again, for the pleasure and the memories they summon. But … Continue reading

The Latest: Time magazine says Trump’s got it wrong
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The Latest: Time magazine says Trump’s got it wrong

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9 p.m. Time magazine is disputing President Donald Trump’s account of how he rejected the magazine’s request for an interview and photo sessions ahead of its “Person of the Year” issue. In a Friday evening tweet, Trump says the magazine informed … Continue reading

The Latest: Seoul: New ICBM has range to reach Washington
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The Latest: Seoul: New ICBM has range to reach Washington

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the global response to North Korea’s latest missile launch (all times local): 10:30 a.m. South Korea’s military says North Korea’s new intercontinental ballistic missile is potentially capable of striking targets as far as 13,000 kilometers (8,100 miles) away when fired at an operational angle, which would put … Continue reading

Jury: Mexican man not guilty in San Francisco pier killing
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Jury: Mexican man not guilty in San Francisco pier killing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury on Thursday found a Mexican man not guilty in the killing of a woman on a San Francisco pier that touched off a national immigration debate two years ago, rejecting possible charges ranging from involuntary manslaughter to first-degree murder. Jose Ines Garcia Zarate had been deported five times and … Continue reading

Senate weighs scaling back tax package to win deficit hawks
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Senate weighs scaling back tax package to win deficit hawks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans weighed scaling back the tax cuts in their massive package to secure crucial support as congressional analysts said Thursday the legislation would add $1 trillion to the deficit over the next decade. Republicans were making major changes to the bill — a top political priority of President Donald Trump — … Continue reading

Wisconsin governor tells NFL players to stop anthem protests
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Wisconsin governor tells NFL players to stop anthem protests

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he thinks NFL players should stop protesting during the national anthem and instead speak out against domestic violence. The Republican former presidential hopeful sent a letter Monday to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith saying he believes players are showing disrespect … Continue reading

Court jails 2 Catalan independence leaders in sedition probe
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Court jails 2 Catalan independence leaders in sedition probe

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s confrontation with its independence-seeking region of Catalonia intensified Monday when a judge ordered the leaders of two pro-independence groups jailed while they are investigated on possible sedition charges for organizing demonstrations before the region’s disputed secession vote. The jailing of Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, the heads of grassroots organizations … Continue reading

Democrats accuse EPA’s Pruitt of misusing taxpayer funds
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Democrats accuse EPA’s Pruitt of misusing taxpayer funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top-ranking Congressional Democrats are calling on a federal watchdog to review whether Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt broke the law by making a video for a private group opposing an Obama-era clean-water rule. Pruitt flew to Colorado for an August event organized by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, an industry trade … Continue reading

Weinstein Co., overwhelmed by backlash, may be up for sale
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Weinstein Co., overwhelmed by backlash, may be up for sale

NEW YORK (AP) — The Weinstein Co., besieged by sexual harassment allegations against its namesake and co-founder, may be putting itself up for sale. The company said Monday that it will receive an immediate cash infusion from Colony Capital and is in negotiations for the potential sale of all or a significant portion of the … Continue reading