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Former Film Producer Harvey Weinstein Sentenced To 23 Years In Rape Trial

Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison Wednesday for his rape and criminal sex act convictions following a landmark trial in the #MeToo era. Weinstein was convicted Feb. 24 of rape in the third degree for assaulting aspiring actress Jessica Mann in a New York City hotel room in 2013, and of committing a criminal sex act for forcing oral sex on former production assistant Mimi Haley in 2006. ... [Read Full Story]

Two U.S. Service Members Killed During Anti-ISIS Operation In Iraq

The United States military said in a statement on Monday that two U.S. service members were killed by “enemy forces” Sunday, while advising and accompanying Iraqi Security Forces during a mission to eliminate an ISIS terrorist stronghold in a mountainous area of north-central Iraq. The names of the service members are being withheld pending next of kin notification, in accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the statement said.... [Read Full Story]

18 Shot, One Dead After Clash At Motorcycle Club Party In Ohio

At least one person is dead and 17 others were injured in a shooting at a party in Cleveland, Ohio over the weekend. The shooting occurred after a fight broke out at a gathering attended by multiple motorcycle clubs, according to Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia. Several people were thrown out, but they came back and started firing on the party. Police were called to the scene at around 11:30 p.m.... [Read Full Story]

Coronavirus Death Toll Rises To 11 In The U.S., Including 1st Confirmed Death In California

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus climbed to 11 on Wednesday with a victim succumbing in California — the nation’s first reported fatality outside Washington state. Officials in Placer County, northwest of Sacramento, said an elderly person who tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday after returning from a San Francisco-Mexico cruise had died. The victim had underlying health conditions, authorities said.... [Read Full Story]

Death Toll Rises To 25 After Tornado Hits Nashville And Central Tennessee

At least 25 people were killedseveral others injured and tens of thousands of households and businesses left without power when a tornado struck parts of Nashville and central Tennessee early Tuesday, officials said. The deaths occurred in at least four counties, including Davidson, where Nashville is, and Putnam, Benton and Wilson, according to officials. At least 18 of the deaths occurred in Putnam County, officials said Tuesday. ... [Read Full Story]

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Drops Out Of Democratic Race For President

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has dropped out of the race to become the Democratic presidential candidate for the 2020 US election. Kobluchar endorsed her rival Joe Biden at a rally in Dallas on Monday night, ahead of the crucial Super Tuesday primary elections. “I cannot think of a better way to end my campaign than joining his,” she told the crowd.  Klobuchar is the latest in a string of dropouts; former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg decided to end his campaign Sunday evening, also endorsing Biden on Monday. And billionaire Tom Steyer dropped out over the weekend after a disappointing showing in the South Carolina Democratic primary.... [Read Full Story]

U.S. Death Toll From Coronavirus Rises To 6 In Washington State

Health officials in Washington state announced four additional deaths from the coronavirus on Monday, raising the U.S. death toll to six. A man in his 70s, a woman in her 70s and a woman in her 80s died in King County on Sunday from the virus, which causes a disease called COVID-19. The sixth death was reported in Snohomish County. Information about the patient has not been released.... [Read Full Story]

Pete Buttigieg Ends His 2020 Presidential Campaign

On Sunday night, Pete Buttigieg ended his campaign for President. Buttigieg officially made the announcement during a hastily planned event on Sunday in South Bend, where the former mayor said “today is a moment of truth… the truth is the path has narrowed to a close, for our candidacy, if not for our cause. So we must recognize that at this point in the race the best way to keep faith with those goals and ideals is to step aside and help bring our party and our country together. So tonight, I am making the difficult decision to suspend my campaign for the presidency.” Buttigieg added: “We have a responsibility to concede the effect of remaining in this race any further. Our goal has always been to help unify Americans to defeat Donald Trump and to win the era for our values.” ... [Read Full Story]

U.S. Advisory Warns Americans Not To Travel To Two Regions In Italy

After the coronavirus infections in Italy rose 50% Sunday, the U.S. government has issued its strongest travel warning yet, advising Americans against any travel to two regions in northern Italy that have been hard hit by the virus. Authorities said the total number of people infected in Italy had risen to 1,694, a 50% jump from just 24 hours earlier. Five more people infected with the virus have died, bringing the deaths in Italy to 34.... [Read Full Story]

California Governor Says 8,400 People Being Monitored For Coronavirus

More than 8,400 returning travelers that have entered California from Asia on commercial flights are being monitored for the coronavirus, according to California Governor Gavin Newsom. The Governor urged residents to take precautions regarding the coronavirus, while emphasizing that the risks to public health were low.  He said there was no need to declare a public health emergency, adding, “Everybody in this country is rightfully anxious about this moment. I think they should know we are meeting this moment with the kind of urgency that is necessary and I don’t want to over extend the anxiety.” The governor said that California had only received about 200 testing kits for the virus, an amount he called “simply inadequate.” But he said federal officials have promised him the state will get many more soon.... [Read Full Story]

Court Rules Trump Administration Can Withhold Funds From Sanctuary States

On Wednesday, a federal appeals court said the Trump administration can withhold funds from New York City and seven states that have declared themselves sanctuaries from federal immigration policies, setting the stage for possible U.S. Supreme Court action. The decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said President Trump acted within his authority when he signed an executive order in January 2017 to withhold federal funds from states that resisted helping federal efforts to enforce immigration laws.... [Read Full Story]

Katherine Johnson, NASA Pioneer And Inspiration For ‘Hidden Figures,’ Dies At 101

Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician who was depicted in the film “Hidden Figures,” died Monday, NASA said in a tweet. She was 101. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine in a statement:  “Ms. Johnson helped our nation enlarge the frontiers of space even as she made huge strides that also opened doors for women and people of color in the universal human quest to explore space. At NASA we will never forget her courage and leadership and the milestones we could not have reached without her.”... [Read Full Story]

Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty On Two Charges, Including Third-Degree Rape

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of third-degree rape and a criminal sex act on Monday. After over five days of deliberation, jurors in Manhattan Supreme Court cleared Weinstein, 67, of the most serious charge against him, predatory sex assault. He faced five charges, including predatory sexual assault and first-degree rape, for the alleged sexual assault of Miriam Haleyi inside his SoHo apartment in 2006 and the alleged 2013 rape of Jessica Mann inside a New York hotel room.... [Read Full Story]

New York Governor Cuomo Announces Jewish Community Center Evacuated In New York After Bomb Threat

New York’s , Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the Albany Jewish Community Center in New York was evacuated and searched Sunday morning, after it and several other centers around the country received anonymous emails with vague threats that mentioned a bomb. Cuomo went to the Albany center after police evacuated about 100 people, searched the building with dogs and declared it safe.... [Read Full Story]

3 Killed In West Texas Small Plane Crash

Three people were killed in a small plane crash in Abilene, Texas on Thursday morning, authorities said. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the twin-engine Beechcraft BE20 Super King Air disappeared from air traffic radar just before 6 a.m. Feb. 20. Officials said the pilot was trying to return to an airport because of an electrical problem.... [Read Full Story]