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New York sues Weinstein Co., Harvey Weinstein over sexual misconduct

New Yorks attorney general sued the Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein on Sunday alleging years of sexual harassment and misconduct by the movie producer, in a move that could jeopardize talks on a potential sale of the studio. Weinstein, co-founder of the Miramax studio, was one of Hollywoods most influential men before more than 70 women accused him of sexual misconduct, including rape. H...


Amtrak blames freight train firm for deadly South Carolina crash
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Amtrak blames freight train firm for deadly South Carolina crash

Amtrak blamed a freight rail operator for causing a crash on Sunday that killed two people and injured more than 100 others when one of its passenger trains was diverted onto a side track and slammed into a parked, unmanned freight train in South Carolina. In the U.S. passenger rail operators third fatal crash in as many months, Amtrak Train 91, carrying nine crew members and 136 passengers, wa...


Trump will host Australian PM Turnbull at White House on February 23

U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the White House on Feb. 23, the White House said in a statement on Thursday. The president and prime minister will discuss a range of shared bilateral, regional, and global priorities, including fighting terrorism, promoting economic growth, and expanding security and defense cooperation in the Indo-Pacific...


Bruno Mars triumphs at Grammys; Jay-Z is biggest loser
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Bruno Mars triumphs at Grammys; Jay-Z is biggest loser

RB artist Bruno Mars won the top prize at the Grammy Awards on Sunday in another victory for pop-driven music over rap, now the most popular genre in the United States. Mars won six Grammys including song of the year for his hit single Thats What I Like, and both record and album of the year for 24K Magic. His win denied rappers Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z the honor of becoming the first hip-ho...


Ed Sheeran announces engagement with Seaborn, his school mate

Got myself a fianc just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx - he has written sharing the above image on his Instagram. Sheeran, a popular musician with multiple awards, including two Grammy Awards, is engaged to his school friend Cherry Seaborn. They met when he was 11, and started dating in 2015. Seaborn, a keen field-hockey player, studied at...


Actor Michael Douglas accused of sexual misconduct in 1980s

A woman on Friday publicly accused Oscar-winning actor and producer Michael Douglas of sexual misconduct, saying he had repeatedly harassed her verbally and fondled himself in front of her when she worked for him in the 1980s. He thought he was the king of the world, and that he could humiliate me without any repercussions, journalist and author Susan Braudy said on NBC News Today show. Doug...


British singer Ed Sheeran gets engaged to school friend Cherry Seaborn
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British singer Ed Sheeran gets engaged to school friend Cherry Seaborn

British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran said on Saturday he is engaged to long-time friend Cherry Seaborn, whom he first met at school at the age of 11. Got myself a fianc just before new year, he wrote on an Instagram photo of him and Seaborn. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx. Sheeran, 26, and accountant Seaborn, 25, were pupils at the same school in Suffolk, ...


First day of government shutdown ends in standoff

President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers were locked in a standoff with Democrats on Saturday over the U.S. government shutdown, with Republicans saying they would not negotiate on immigration until the government is reopened. Funding for federal agencies ran out at midnight with no agreement in Congress, meaning the second year of Trumps presidency began without a fully functioning gove...


Nepali doctor and team create a cure to the deadly Ebola Virus

Dr. Sudip Khadka and his team members, a group of 11 scientists, have perhaps made one of the most ground breaking medical breakthrough - the cure for Ebola Virus. Based in Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, a medical research center in New York, Dr. Khadka attributes his teams success to their continual dedication. Their success came after an estimated 200 thousand attempts, an excell...


21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes
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21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes

A group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commissions decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling. The state attorneys, including those of California, New York and Virginia as well as the District of Columbia, filed a petition to challenge the act...


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