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Attorney general suit: Weinstein Co. failed to protect women

TOM McELROY, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general is accusing Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein of "repeatedly and persistently" sexually harassing female employees at his film company, according to a lawsuit filed on Sunday by the state prosecutor that could ...

3 dead, 4 rescued after Grand Canyon helicopter crash

By WALTER BERRY, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Four survivors of a deadly tour helicopter crash onto the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon were being treated at a Nevada hospital on Sunday while crews tackled difficult terrain in a remote area to try to recover the bodies of three other ...

Trump infrastructure plan relies on state, local funding

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and MARTIN CRUTSINGER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday launched a "big week" for his long-awaited infrastructure plan, which envisions spurring $1.5 trillion in spending over a decade to rebuild roads and highways. The plan would fulfill ...

Trump accuses Democrats of playing politics with memo

By CHAD DAY and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday accused the Democrats of playing politics with classified information, asserting that their memo countering GOP allegations about the conduct of the FBI's Russia probe was a trap meant to ...

On drug costs, modest steps follow Trump’s big promises

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and MATTHEW PERRONE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump makes big promises to reduce prescription drug costs, but his administration is gravitating to relatively modest steps such as letting Medicare patients share in manufacturer ...

Border collie Fame(US) wins Westminster agility contest

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — When your name is famous, you've got to live up to it. Like a black-and-white blur, a border collie named Fame(US) — pronounced like "famous" — streaked to a win in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show's agility championship Saturday ...

Pennsylvania race to test how tax law plays with voters

By BILL BARROW, Associated Press NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — In southwest Pennsylvania, Democratic congressional hopeful Conor Lamb hammers the new Republican tax law as a gift to corporations and the wealthy that will add to the national debt and give the GOP-led Congress an excuse to gut ...

Canadian PM Trudeau and LA mayor toast friendship with hike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Capping off a three-day swing through California that's mostly been focused on business and trade, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau toasted his country's friendship with Los Angeles on Saturday by taking a brisk morning hike with Mayor Eric Garcetti. Dressed in ...

3 dead in tour helicopter crash at Grand Canyon

By ALINA HARTOUNIAN, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — A tour helicopter carrying seven people on board crashed in the Grand Canyon, killing three people and injuring four others. Six passengers and a pilot were on board the Papillion Grand Canyon Helicopters chopper when it crashed around ...

Kelly getting scrutiny after senior aide’s resignation

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, CATHERINE LUCEY and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure mounted on White House chief of staff John Kelly as questions swirled Friday about his defense of a senior aide he fought to keep in a highly sensitive West Wing job despite accusations of ...

US flu season still worsening; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms ...

Trump signs budget deal, government reopens

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown that happened while most Americans were sleeping and most government ...

Survivor: A low-profile prosecutor weathers political storms

By SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump fired the acting attorney general last year for refusing to defend his controversial travel ban, Dana Boente stepped into the job. When Trump abruptly ousted dozens of Obama-era federal prosecutors, Boente was ...

Again? Yup. What to know about the overnight budget shutdown

By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Again? Yup. While you were sleeping, Congress was shutting down the government — and then reopening it — in a familiar display of dysfunction. It's the second time this year lawmakers have let funding lapse while they staged ...

Snow falling across upper Midwest leaves roads treacherous

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm moving across the Great Lakes that's forecast to drop about a foot (1/3 meter) of snow in some areas created treacherous driving conditions Friday, closed schools and forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights. The National Weather Service issued ...

Senate celebrates budget deal, but shutdown still possible

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders brokered a long-elusive budget agreement Wednesday that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. But both Democratic liberals and GOP tea party forces swung against ...

Trump flirts with flashy military parade long eschewed by US

By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — For generations, as America's authoritarian rivals strutted their tanks, troops and jets through main thoroughfares in dramatic displays of strength, the United States watched from afar, but did not emulate. Widely accepted as the world's ...

White House aide resigns after allegations of spousal abuse

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's top White House aides resigned Wednesday following allegations of domestic abuse leveled against him by his two ex-wives. Staff secretary Rob Porter said in a written statement that allegations that ...

Space sports car now flying toward asteroid belt beyond Mars

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world's first space sports car is cruising toward the asteroid belt, well beyond Mars. SpaceX chief Elon Musk confirmed the new, more distant route for his rocketing Tesla Roadster. The red electric convertible was the ...

Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigns amid sex misconduct claims

By REGINA GARCIA CANO, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Facing investigations by gambling regulators and allegations of sexual misconduct, billionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn has stepped down as chairman and CEO of the resorts bearing his name. The Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts in a ...