Weinstein pleads not guilty to new indictment including 2 fresh charges of predatory sexual assault, trial delayed until next year
Weinstein pleads not guilty to new indictment including 2 fresh charges of predatory sexual assault, trial delayed until next year

The new indictment includes revised charges of predatory sexual assault, a development that caused the judge to delay the start of his trial until early next year.

Alabama couple starved their 3-year-old son to death as they didn't believe in doctors, face life in prison
Alabama couple starved their 3-year-old son to death as they didn't believe in doctors, face life in prison

Prosecutor Tim Douthit said Hendrix Frink died of starvation weighing just 13 pounds, while his 4-year-old brother survived, barely, weighing 15 pounds

Plane and helicopter collide mid-air killing 2 children and 5 adults in Mallorca, Spain
Plane and helicopter collide mid-air killing 2 children and 5 adults in Mallorca, Spain

The victims included three adults and two children on the helicopter and two local men on the light plane, the regional government of Spain's Balearic islands, which include Mallorca, said in a tweet.

Joe Walsh, former Illinois congressman, says he will challenge Trump for the Republican nomination: 'Trump is completely unfit'
Joe Walsh, former Illinois congressman, says he will challenge Trump for the Republican nomination: 'Trump is completely unfit'

Walsh promises to contest Trump from the right as opposed to Weld, who is regarded as fiscally conservative but socially liberal. Weld was the 2016 Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee

Texas gun rights lobby pushing back on calls for tighter firearms laws in response to recent spate of mass shootings
Texas gun rights lobby pushing back on calls for tighter firearms laws in response to recent spate of mass shootings

Several demonstrators openly carried assault-style rifles, and demanded Texas not infringe on their liberty

'What if Obama had been assassinated?' Joe Biden shocks New Hampshire crowd with bizarre hypothetical question at campaign stop
'What if Obama had been assassinated?' Joe Biden shocks New Hampshire crowd with bizarre hypothetical question at campaign stop

Toward the end of an event in Hanover, Biden evoked two of his political heroes, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Both were assassinated in 1968, Kennedy while running for president.

Florida man Michael Drejka found guilty of manslaughter for shooting unarmed black man in a row over a disabled parking spot
Florida man Michael Drejka found guilty of manslaughter for shooting unarmed black man in a row over a disabled parking spot

Security video recorded Markeis McGlockton shoving Drejka to the ground. Seconds later, Drejka pulled out a handgun and shot McGlockton as he backed away. McGlockton ran inside the store, where he collapsed and died in front of his son.

Jussie Smollett case: Special prosecutor named to look into why charges were dropped against 'Empire' actor
Jussie Smollett case: Special prosecutor named to look into why charges were dropped against 'Empire' actor

Cook County Judge Michael Toomin's appointment of former US attorney Dan Webb raises the possibility that the special prosecutor could bring new charges against the actor

Rolling Stones Rock: Stone seen rolling across Martian surface named after legendary rockers by NASA
Rolling Stones Rock: Stone seen rolling across Martian surface named after legendary rockers by NASA

The stone, just a little bigger than a golf ball, was moved by InSight's own thrusters as the robotic lander touched down on Mars on November 26

France's Macron, soccer star Ronaldo and others call for action over devastating Amazon fires
France's Macron, soccer star Ronaldo and others call for action over devastating Amazon fires

Meanwhile, Brazil’s President Bolsonaro has accused Macron of sensationalism and of seeking ‘personal political gains in an internal matter for Brazil and other Amazonian countries’

Amazon fires: Brazil alleges smear campaign against President Jair Bolsonaro over 'exaggerated' accounts of blaze
Amazon fires: Brazil alleges smear campaign against President Jair Bolsonaro over 'exaggerated' accounts of blaze

European governments and non profits are contending that President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation.

Florida serial killer Gary Ray Bowles who murdered six gay men during 8-month killing spree executed by lethal injection
Florida serial killer Gary Ray Bowles who murdered six gay men during 8-month killing spree executed by lethal injection

Bowles received the death penalty for the murder of Walter Hinton. Hinton was Bowles' sixth and final known victim in a series of killings over an 8-month span in 1994 that terrorized the Interstate 95 corridor and won him the nickname, 'the I-95 killer'

Miley Cyrus says she never cheated on Liam Hemsworth in series of tweets after he files for divorce: 'I am not a liar'
Miley Cyrus says she never cheated on Liam Hemsworth in series of tweets after he files for divorce: 'I am not a liar'

Miley Cyrus went on a Twitter tirade on Thursday, August 22, denying rumors that she cheated on her soon-to-be ex husband, Liam Hemsworth

Former Trump press secretary Sarah Sanders joins Fox News as a political commentator: 'Beyond proud'
Former Trump press secretary Sarah Sanders joins Fox News as a political commentator: 'Beyond proud'

Sanders was press secretary for President Donald Trump from July 2017 through June 2019, quarreling with reporters who aggressively questioned her about any number of controversies involving the president.

Trump calls himself 'the chosen one' while defending his trade war with China in face of looming recession
Trump calls himself 'the chosen one' while defending his trade war with China in face of looming recession

Casting himself as a reluctant warrior in the trade war against China, President Donald Trump told reporters 'somebody had to do it'

Brazil President Bolsonaro accuses environmental NGOs of setting fires in Amazon rainforest to make him look bad
Brazil President Bolsonaro accuses environmental NGOs of setting fires in Amazon rainforest to make him look bad

Brazil's National Institute for Space Research said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year, counting 74,155 as of August 20, an 84% increase compared to the same period last year

Trump signs order forgiving student loan debt for disabled veterans: 'America owes its heroes a supreme debt of gratitude'
Trump signs order forgiving student loan debt for disabled veterans: 'America owes its heroes a supreme debt of gratitude'

Trump said they won't have to pay federal income tax on the forgiven debt and called on states to waive their taxes on the loans, too

Liam Hemsworth files for divorce from Miley Cyrus days after they announced separation
Liam Hemsworth files for divorce from Miley Cyrus days after they announced separation

Hemsworth, whose attorney Laura Wasser has been involved in many major stars' divorces, cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.

'Dancing with the Stars' co-host Tom Bergeron disagrees with Sean Spicer's inclusion in season 28
'Dancing with the Stars' co-host Tom Bergeron disagrees with Sean Spicer's inclusion in season 28

Spicer's addition apparently didn't go down well with co-host Tom Bergeron, who tweeted that he earlier told producers he hoped the new season would be a "joyful respite from our exhausting political climate" and urged them not have any "divisive bookings"

4 students shot at block party near Clark Atlanta University, gunman still at large
4 students shot at block party near Clark Atlanta University, gunman still at large

The four students, none of whose injuries were life-threatening, were shot outside a library that serves Clark Atlanta and other nearby historically black colleges.

Trump accuses American Jews who vote for Democrats of ‘a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty’
Trump accuses American Jews who vote for Democrats of ‘a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty’

Donald Trump's claim triggered a quick uproar from critics who said the Republican president was trading in anti-Semitic stereotypes

Trump cancels Denmark visit after prime minister says Greenland is not for sale, calls proposal absurd
Trump cancels Denmark visit after prime minister says Greenland is not for sale, calls proposal absurd

Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen had called Trump's musing about buying the Danish territory 'an absurd discussion' after the former real estate mogul began to talk up the idea

Philadephia police commissioner resigns as sexual harrassment, racial and gender bias allegations embroils department
Philadephia police commissioner resigns as sexual harrassment, racial and gender bias allegations embroils department

The mayor of Philadelphia says Police Commissioner Richard Ross is resigning over new allegations made by two women officers of sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against others in the department

Marvel's involvement in future 'Spider-Man' movies in question following disagreement over profit-sharing structure
Marvel's involvement in future 'Spider-Man' movies in question following disagreement over profit-sharing structure

Sony has held the rights to the Marvel character since 1985, but in 2015, announced a partnership with Disney and Marvel that would allow Spider-Man to be used in MCU films like "Avengers: Endgame"

Larry King files for divorce from 7th wife, Shawn King, after 22 years
Larry King files for divorce from 7th wife, Shawn King, after 22 years

The 85-year-old talk show host filed a petition to end the marriage Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Larry King has been married eight times to seven different women and has five children. He married and divorced Alene Akins twice.

New James Bond movie finally gets a title, will hit the screens in April 2020
New James Bond movie finally gets a title, will hit the screens in April 2020

Producers announced the moniker Tuesday for the film that has long been referred to simply as "Bond 25."

Ilhan Omar urges other lawmakers to visit Israel and see 'cruel reality of the occupation'
Ilhan Omar urges other lawmakers to visit Israel and see 'cruel reality of the occupation'

Omar said Israel’s decision was 'not consistent with democracy' and not reflective of actions taken by an ally of the US

Epstein signed will just 2 days before suicide, reveals he had assets worth $577 million
Epstein signed will just 2 days before suicide, reveals he had assets worth $577 million

Epstein signed the document on August 8. Less than 48 hours later, he was found dead in his cell, prompting an investigation that has cast a harsh light on staffing shortages at the Manhattan detention center.

Eric Garner's killer, Daniel Pantaleo, fired by NYPD 5 years after banned chokehold death
Eric Garner's killer, Daniel Pantaleo, fired by NYPD 5 years after banned chokehold death

Police Commissioner James O'Neill said he fired Daniel Pantaleo based on a recent recommendation of a department disciplinary judge. O'Neill said he thought Pantaleo's use of the banned chokehold was a mistake that could have been made by any officer in the heat of an arrest

Epstein offered $100 after sexually assaulting actress Alicia Arden, the first woman to accuse him of misconduct in 1997
Epstein offered $100 after sexually assaulting actress Alicia Arden, the first woman to accuse him of misconduct in 1997

The model and actress alleged that he groped her during what she thought was a modeling interview for the Victoria's Secret catalog

Chinese K-pop stars Lay Zhang, Jackson Wang, Lai Kuan-lin and Victoria Song publicly back Beijing on Hong Kong
Chinese K-pop stars Lay Zhang, Jackson Wang, Lai Kuan-lin and Victoria Song publicly back Beijing on Hong Kong

The K-pop singers recently uploaded a Chinese flag and declared themselves as 'one of 1.4 billion guardians of the Chinese flag' on their official Weibo social media accounts

Cedric Benson, former NFL player and Texas Longhorns star, dies in motorcycle crash aged 36
Cedric Benson, former NFL player and Texas Longhorns star, dies in motorcycle crash aged 36

Benson was one of the top high school recruits out of the West Texas town of Midland. According to Texas Football magazine, he is eighth on the career rushing list for Texas high schools.

Suicide bombing in crowded Kabul wedding hall kills 63 as US, Taliban say they are nearing peace deal
Suicide bombing in crowded Kabul wedding hall kills 63 as US, Taliban say they are nearing peace deal

The Taliban condemned the attack as forbidden and unjustifiable and denied any involvement, leading many to suspect the Islamic State group's local affiliate in Afghanistan in the attack

Hundreds attend El Paso shooting victim's funeral after devastated husband welcomed strangers as he has no relatives
Hundreds attend El Paso shooting victim's funeral after devastated husband welcomed strangers as he has no relatives

Antonio Basco is scheduled Saturday to bury his long-time companion, 63-year-old Margie Reckard, who was killed by a gunman who opened fire at an El Paso Walmart this month.

Man suspected of placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in New York City subway station taken into custody
Man suspected of placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in New York City subway station taken into custody

New York City police say they've apprehended a man suspected of placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a subway station

Thailand’s beloved baby dugong ‘Marium’ dies with plastic in stomach
Thailand’s beloved baby dugong ‘Marium’ dies with plastic in stomach

An 8-month-old dugong nurtured by marine experts after it was found lost near a beach in southern Thailand has died of what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste

Jeffrey Epstein's prison death ruled 'suicide by hanging' by medical examiner after autopsy, lawyers 'not satisfied' with results
Jeffrey Epstein's prison death ruled 'suicide by hanging' by medical examiner after autopsy, lawyers 'not satisfied' with results

Chief Medical Examiner Barbara Sampson issued a statement Thursday, saying: "In all forensic investigations, all information must be synthesized to determine the cause and manner of death. Everything must be consistent; no single finding can be evaluated in a vacuum."

Uber driver who raped intoxicated passenger he picked up at casino near Philadelphia may be deported to Egypt
Uber driver who raped intoxicated passenger he picked up at casino near Philadelphia may be deported to Egypt

The victim said she remembered nothing after leaving the casino around 2 a.m. but awoke the next day with bruises on her thighs and a feeling that something bad had happened. She went to a hospital for a rape kit.

Trump administration puts brake on use of 'cyanide bombs' against wildlife after sustained public outcry
Trump administration puts brake on use of 'cyanide bombs' against wildlife after sustained public outcry

EPA head Andrew Wheeler said in a statement he had decided the agency needed to do more analysis and consulting regarding the so-called M-44 traps, devices embedded in the ground that look like lawn sprinklers but spray cyanide when triggered by animals attracted by bait.

Danish politicians ridicule idea of Trump buying Greenland, say it's 'not for sale'
Danish politicians ridicule idea of Trump buying Greenland, say it's 'not for sale'

In 1946, the U.S. proposed to pay Denmark $100 million to buy Greenland after flirting with the idea of swapping land in Alaska for strategic parts of the Arctic island.

Manhattan subway evacuated after bomb scare, NYPD anti-terror chief says two objects found were not explosives
Manhattan subway evacuated after bomb scare, NYPD anti-terror chief says two objects found were not explosives

The bomb squad found two "pressure cookers or crockpots" at the Fulton Street station near the 9/11 site and it is suspected that these were placed there to look like possible explosives.

Israel reverses ban on Rashida Tlaib, will allow her to visit 90-year-old grandmother in West Bank
Israel reverses ban on Rashida Tlaib, will allow her to visit 90-year-old grandmother in West Bank

Israel had decided to ban Tlaib and Ilhan Omar Thursday from visiting the West Bank, arguing that they would promote a boycott campaign against the country during the trip

Michael Madsen sentenced to 4 days in jail and probation for DUI after crashing his SUV into a pole in Malibu
Michael Madsen sentenced to 4 days in jail and probation for DUI after crashing his SUV into a pole in Malibu

'Reservoir Dogs' actor Michael Madsen has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor drunken driving after crashing his SUV into a pole in Malibu, California, in March

Tennessee executes death row inmate by electric chair for stabbing woman and her 15-year-old daughter to death in 1986
Tennessee executes death row inmate by electric chair for stabbing woman and her 15-year-old daughter to death in 1986

Tennessee has executed its third inmate in the electric chair since November, killing a man who maintained that he didn't fatally stab a mother and her 15-year-old daughter in 1986

Dayton gunman Connor Betts had cocaine, alcohol and anti-depressants in his system during the mass shooting
Dayton gunman Connor Betts had cocaine, alcohol and anti-depressants in his system during the mass shooting

Montgomery County coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger said authorities found a pipe device and a baggie of cocaine on 24-year-old Connor Betts.

‘Hollywood Ripper’ Michael Gargiulo convicted of killing Ashton Kutcher’s girlfriend in 2001 by stabbing her multiple times
‘Hollywood Ripper’ Michael Gargiulo convicted of killing Ashton Kutcher’s girlfriend in 2001 by stabbing her multiple times

Gargiulo was also convicted of the 2005 murder of 32-year old Maria Bruno in her El Monte home, and with the 2008 attempted murder of Michelle Murphy, who fought off her attacker in her Santa Monica apartment and forced him to flee.

Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr miraculously survives plane crash at Tennessee airport
Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr miraculously survives plane crash at Tennessee airport

The NASCAR television analyst and former driver's sister, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, tweeted that "everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation."

Review details at least 250 sex abuse claims against Boys and Girls Clubs, demand for names to be released
Review details at least 250 sex abuse claims against Boys and Girls Clubs, demand for names to be released

The review of criminal convictions and civil lawsuits dating to the 1970s turned up 95 abuse cases in 30 states involving people associated with the nonprofit youth development organization

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib banned from entering Israel for supporting BDS movement after Trump's tweet
Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib banned from entering Israel for supporting BDS movement after Trump's tweet

The move to bar Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota from visiting the close American ally appeared to be unprecedented, and marked a deep foray by Israel into America's bitterly polarized politics

Passenger plane catches fire after colliding with birds, makes miraculous emergency landing in cornfield
Passenger plane catches fire after colliding with birds, makes miraculous emergency landing in cornfield

The Ural Airlines A321 carrying 226 passengers and a crew of seven hit the birds as it took off Thursday from Moscow's Zhukovsky airport en route for Simferopol, in Crimea

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