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  • Weinstein’s Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct

    NEW YORK (AP) — Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to rape. To be sure, prominent men have faced […]
  • Israel’s health minister resigns over Sabbath train work

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli media reports that the country’s health minister, who heads a powerful ultra-Orthodox political party in Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition, is resigning over railway infrastructure work taking place on the Sabbath, when all labor is prohibited according to Jewish law. Channel 10 TV and other media reported Friday that Yaakov Litzman told the […]
  • Faced with high illiteracy rates, DC pushes adult learning

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A high school dropout, Nicole Dickey adds fractions in math class at a charter school for adults, hoping to earn her high school credentials and find a good paying office job. “My life has changed, I am here to make it better,” said Dickey, 39, who left high school after she became […]
  • Woman files lawsuit against Victoria’s Secret over firing

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman has filed a lawsuit against Victoria’s Secret claiming she was unjustly fired due to her weight and her age. The Bangor Daily News reports 50-year-old Kelly Merchant says in her lawsuit filed last month that she was fired in June 2015 because she didn’t fit the lingerie company’s […]
  • Alabama’s largest mall closes early after Thanksgiving brawl

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Shoppers were ushered out of Alabama’s largest shopping mall, which closed about 40 minutes early after a brawl broke out the night before Black Friday. AL.com reports that police and firefighters responded to reports of fighting in the Riverchase Galleria in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover, Alabama, around 11 p.m. on […]
  • Authorities: Burned body found on top of commuter train

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a burned body was found on top of a commuter train at a station in Philadelphia. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority officials would only say a “medical emergency” had occurred on Thursday at the Jefferson Station, in the city’s downtown area. But a police official confirmed that a body was found. […]
  • German court: Ancient forest can be cleared for coal mine

    BERLIN (AP) — A court in western Germany says an ancient forest near the Belgian border can be chopped down to make way for a coal strip mine. Cologne’s administrative court ruled Friday against a legal complaint brought by the environmental group BUND that wanted to halt the clearance of much of the Hambach forest. […]
  • Deer hunting limited in Western US states after tough winter

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Hunting guide Mike Clark normally has more than 20 clients lined up each fall for trips deep into Wyoming’s western wilderness to shoot mule deer, prized by hunters for their size and impressive antlers. But unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall that blanketed much of the Western U.S. last winter killed […]
  • More stock records as technology and energy companies rise

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks set more records in quiet post-holiday trading Friday as technology companies again did much of the heavy lifting. Energy companies rose with the price of oil. Macy’s and some of its retail counterparts rose after the department store’s CEO said Black Friday sales were going well. Online titan Amazon […]
  • Plan to change New England ocean stewardship up for debate

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is close to enacting new rules about New England ocean habitat that could mean dramatic changes for the way it manages the marine environment and fisheries. The National Marine Fisheries Service has been working on the rules for some 13 years and recently made them public. They would […]