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Actor Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations

posted: 05/24/2018 2:50 p.m. Discuss

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman apologized Thursday to anyone who may have felt "uncomfortable or disrespected" by his behavior after CNN reported that multiple women have accused the A-list actor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior on movie sets and in other professional settings.

'It's about time': Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

posted: 05/24/2018 2:08 p.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially charged conviction.

Man who bought 12 guns for serial killer pleads guilty

posted: 05/24/2018 12:29 p.m. Comments 3

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina man has pleaded guilty to buying guns for an acquaintance who shot seven people to death, admitting he made the purchases despite knowing that the killer had a previous felony conviction and couldn't legally have the weapons.

Officials: Harvey Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

updated: 05/24/2018 3:58 p.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Law enforcement officials say Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday morning to face criminal charges in a months-long investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted women.

Democratic, GOP leaders get classified briefings on Russia probe

updated: 05/24/2018 4:12 p.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON — Republican and Democratic lawmakers Thursday huddled in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on the Trump campaign.

Campaign spy puts FBI in snare, Trump insists

posted: 05/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 13

President Donald Trump asserted Wednesday that the FBI's use of a confidential source to seek information from his campaign aides was gaining steam as a scandal and that lawmakers would soon realize that "a lot of bad things happened."

Nothing for North Korea till it starts eliminating nukes, Pompeo says

posted: 05/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought Wednesday to mitigate lawmakers' concerns that President Donald Trump's diplomatic venture with North Korea is faltering, stressing that the U.S. had made "zero concessions" to the regime and would continue to hold firm until Pyongyang takes "credible steps" toward denuclearization.

Big-rig stop yields 88 aliens in trailer

posted: 05/24/2018 4:06 a.m. Discuss

Nearly 90 aliens were found Tuesday night inside the trailer of an 18-wheeler in south Texas, less than 50 miles from the border with Mexico, authorities said.

Renowned author Roth dies at 85

updated: 05/24/2018 4:05 a.m. Discuss

Philip Roth, who charted post-World War II America in self-referential literary novels with themes of sex, politics and secular Judaism, has died, The New York Times reported. He was 85.

Senate passes bill expanding VA health care

posted: 05/24/2018 4:04 a.m. Discuss

Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the Veterans Affairs health system.

White House studying need for tariffs on vehicle imports

posted: 05/24/2018 4:02 a.m. Discuss

President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday began an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled.

Manafort search claim questioned

updated: 05/24/2018 4:01 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge posed skeptical questions about Paul Manafort's claim that an FBI agent improperly searched a storage unit that held his business records before the former chairman to President Donald Trump's campaign was charged in two indictments.

Trump: Aliens' entry to hit nations' aid

updated: 05/24/2018 4 a.m. Discuss

Describing in detail the gang violence inflicted by MS-13 members, President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to make "radical" changes to U.S. aid practices by withholding government assistance for countries whose residents enter the United States illegally.

U.S. expels two Venezuelans

posted: 05/24/2018 3:57 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. State Department announced late Wednesday that the charge d'affaires in the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington and the deputy consul general at Venezuela's consulate in Houston have been ordered to leave the U.S. within 48 hours.

U.S. warns of 'sonic attacks' in China

updated: 05/24/2018 3:55 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. State Department is warning U.S. citizens in China that a government employee reported unusual "sensations of sound and pressure" and was later diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury -- a case that recalls a wave of so-called sonic attacks on U.S. diplomats in Cuba.

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