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

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

Businesses ask Supreme Court to take gay rights case
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Businesses ask Supreme Court to take gay rights case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of America’s most well-known companies are urging the Supreme Court to rule that a federal employment discrimination law prohibits discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation, a position opposite of the one taken by the Trump administration. The 76 businesses and organizations — including American Airlines, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Starbucks … Continue reading

‘Human Project’ study will ask 10,000 to share life’s data
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‘Human Project’ study will ask 10,000 to share life’s data

NEW YORK (AP) — Wanted: 10,000 New Yorkers interested in advancing science by sharing a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years. Researchers are gearing up to start recruiting participants from across the city next year for a study so sweeping it’s called … Continue reading

US asylum seeker with brain tumor granted bond to seek care
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US asylum seeker with brain tumor granted bond to seek care

DALLAS (AP) — An immigration judge granted bond Thursday, March 2, to a Salvadoran woman seeking asylum in the United States, allowing her to leave an immigration detention facility to seek treatment for a brain tumor. Sara Beltran Hernandez’s family in New York posted her $15,000 bond after the hearing and she was released late … Continue reading

After train crash, transit regulators targeting sleep apnea
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After train crash, transit regulators targeting sleep apnea

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators are urging railroads across the country to test train operators for obstructive sleep apnea after the engineer in September’s deadly New Jersey commuter train crash was found to have the fatigue-inducing disorder. The Federal Railroad Administration will issue a safety advisory this week stressing the importance of sleep apnea … Continue reading

NY music festival founded by Pete Seeger is returning
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NY music festival founded by Pete Seeger is returning

BEACON, N.Y. (AP) — Organizers say a New York music festival founded by the late folk legend Pete Seeger will resume next year. Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival will return to the village of Croton (KROH’-tuhn)-on-Hudson, New York, on June 17-18, 2017. The Beacon, New York, based environmental group Hudson River Sloop Clearwater canceled this … Continue reading

British farce ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ heading to Broadway
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British farce ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ heading to Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — A hit comedy from London that’s been called “‘Fawlty Towers’ meets ‘Noises Off’” is heading to Broadway. “The Play That Goes Wrong” will begin performances in March at the Lyceum Theatre in New York City. It stars the original West End cast of Matthew Cavendish, Bryony Corrigan, Rob Falconer, Dave Hearn, … Continue reading

Lin-Manuel Miranda to host ‘Saturday Night Live’
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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host ‘Saturday Night Live’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alexander Hamilton is coming to “Saturday Night Live.” NBC said Wednesday that Lin-Manuel Miranda will host “SNL” on Oct. 8. Miranda created and starred in the Broadway sensation about the first U.S. treasury secretary. Twenty One Pilots duo Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun will be the show’s musical guests. “SNL” opens … Continue reading

Clinton feels good, says she didn’t pass out during stumble
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Clinton feels good, says she didn’t pass out during stumble

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Monday that she’s feeling better since falling ill at a 9/11 memorial ceremony, but she never lost consciousness and didn’t think her pneumonia diagnosis was significant enough to disclose beforehand. “I just didn’t think it was going to be that big a deal,” she … Continue reading