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  • BREAKING: CBS News suspends Charlie Rose after sexual harassment claims

    NEW YORK — PBS says it is immediately halting distribution of Charlie Rose’s interview program and CBS News suspended him following The Washington Post’s report of eight women who accused the veteran newsman of multiple unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate behavior. The women, three of whom spoke on the record in the deeply-reported story, accused Rose of groping them, walking naked in front of them and relating an erotic dream. Rose told the Post that he was “deeply embarrassed” and […]

  • Model accuses Russell Simmons of sexual assault while director Brett Ratner watched

    LOS ANGELES — Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has come forward to accuse Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she was 17 years old. In a report Sunday in the Los Angeles Times, Khalighi says that Simmons coerced her to perform a sex act and later penetrated her without her consent in his New York apartment. She said the film producer and director Brett Ratner, who has also been accused by multiple women of sexual […]

  • Alex Smith: ‘We’re out of rhythm’ after 12-9 OT loss to Giants

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After weeks of turmoil, adversity and questions about their effort, the New York Giants showed they have some fight left in them. Beating the AFC West-leading Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday not only gave them a good feeling, it also left many wondering if the Chiefs might have joined them on the ropes. Roger Lewis Jr. made a spectacular catch to set up the winning 23-yard yard goal by Aldrick Rosas in overtime, and the Giants beat the anemic […]

  • Meet Cone Weed, the roadside weed that captured a town’s heart

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — At first, it was an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it. Now, the roadside attraction dubbed “Cone Weed” is something of a Christmas miracle to locals. WBTV reports someone decorated the “Cone Weed” with tinsel and ornaments last week. The weed has been growing unencumbered across from the Huntersville Fire Station for a year and has amassed a cult following. The fire station tweeted pictures of Cone Weed decked in tinsel and ornaments last […]

  • ISIS militants defeated in last major stronghold in Syria

    BEIRUT — Pro-government forces defeated the Islamic State group in its last major stronghold in Syria, state media and a monitoring group reported on Sunday, leaving the militants to defend just strips of desert territory in the country and a besieged pocket outside the capital, Damascus. Also Sunday, more than two dozen civilians were killed as government forces and rebels traded fire across fronts in Damascus and Homs, Syria’s third largest city. The intensified violence is testing an accord by […]

  • OU’s Mayfield apologizes after outburst in Sooners’ 41-3 win over Kansas

    Baker Mayfield didn't feel like taking the high road today pic.twitter.com/30Q5UFk264 — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 18, 2017 LAWRENCE, Kan. — On his way to the bus, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield stopped outside the visiting locker room at Memorial Stadium to sign a handful of autographs for wide-eyed kids who clearly idolize him. Their opinions of him hadn’t changed over the course of a blowout win over Kansas. Those of many other people probably did. After getting dissed by the […]

  • Trump Tower meeting in 2016 draws more scrutiny

    WASHINGTON — Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump’s son, his son-in-law and his then-campaign chairman. The Moscow meeting in June, which has not been previously disclosed, is now under scrutiny by investigators who want to know why the two men met in the first place and whether there was some effort to get their […]

  • Prominent pastor calls Alabama Senate race a battle for nation’s soul

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A prominent pastor and figure in North Carolina politics said at a rally on Saturday that the candidacy of Republican Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the “soul of the nation.” The remarks Saturday by the Rev. William J. Barber come a day after a letter signed by dozens of pastors in Alabama said Moore — dogged by recent allegations of inappropriate conduct toward teenage girls decades ago — is unfit to serve. Barber, […]

  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones apologizes for racial remark in video

    FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has apologized after a gossip website posted a 4-year-old video of him making a racially insensitive comment. The Blast website reported the video was shot in 2013 at a Dallas hotel by a white man who asked Jones if he would tape a message for his fiancée. Jones looks into the camera and says, “Hey, Jennifer, congratulations on the wedding. Now, you know he’s with a black girl tonight, don’t you?” before […]

  • David Cassidy in hospital, ‘surrounded by family’

    NEW YORK — “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy has been hospitalized in Florida. His representative tells The Associated Press on Saturday that Cassidy is “now conscious” and “surrounded by family.” The rep adds that Cassidy was in pain and taken to the hospital on Wednesday. TMZ has reported Cassidy is in critical condition, suffering organ failure. The 67-year-old said earlier this year that he was struggling with memory loss. He also announced this year that he was ending his 50-year […]

  • AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

    NEW YORK — Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as “Highway to Hell,” ”Hells Bells” and “Back in Black,” has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death Saturday on their official Facebook page and website Saturday. A representative for the band confirmed that the posts were true. The posts did not say when or where Young died, but said the performer had been suffering […]

  • Christ painting by Leonardo da Vinci sells for record $450M

    NEW YORK — A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction on Wednesday, obliterating previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately. The painting, called “Salvator Mundi,” Italian for “Savior of the World,” is one of fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo known to exist and the only one in private hands. It was sold by Christie’s auction house, which didn’t immediately identify the buyer. […]