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FILE - In this July 18, 2016 file photo, actor Scott Baio speaks during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Prosecutors have declined to file charges against Baio stemming from allegations by his former “Charles in Charge” co-star that he sexually assaulted her. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office decided Monday, June 18, 2018, not to file charges, saying in an evaluation that the statute of limitations had expired. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 19, 2018 - 11:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors have declined to file charges against Scott Baio stemming from allegations by his former "Charles in Charge" co-star that he sexually assaulted her. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office decided Monday not to file charges, saying in an evaluation that the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, photo, Andy Cilek poses with a Tea Party shirt at his home in Eden Prairie, Minn. Cilek was one of two voters who defied elections officials after he was asked to cover up a tea-party shirt and button. The Supreme Court has struck down a Minnesota law that restricted what voters can wear to polls. The justices ruled June 14, that the law violates the First Amendment. Still, the justices’ 7-2 ruling suggested that some restrictions on what people can wear to vote are permissible. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
June 14, 2018 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down Minnesota's broad restrictions on voters wearing "political" hats, T-shirts and pins to the polls, but said states can place limits on such apparel. Minnesota contended the restrictions were reasonable, kept order at polling places and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Law enforcement officials say 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. The officials say the charges relate to related to a former actress, Lucia Evans, who said Weinstein assaulted her in his New York offices in 2004. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 24, 2018 - 11:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday to face charges involving at least one of the women who have accused him of sexual assault, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. It would be the first criminal case against Weinstein...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, former President Donald Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves federal court in Washington. Robert Mueller charged former campaign chairman Paul Manafort with failing to register as a foreign agent despite being paid millions from a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party, and court papers show Flynn did undisclosed work directed in part by Turkish government officials. A federal case against a Pakistani man is putting Washington lobbyists on notice. The prosecution reflects what officials say is a more aggressive enforcement strategy against unregistered foreign agents that began before Robert Mueller’s investigation laid bare a shadowy world of international influence peddling. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 22, 2018 - 3:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A recent and rare prosecution of a Pakistani man in Maryland under a relatively obscure lobbying law has many in the multimillion dollar world of foreign influence in Washington bracing for more. The prosecution of Nisar Ahmed Chaudhry reflects what current and former Justice...
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This file booking photo provided by the McLennan County Sheriff's office shows Glenn Walker, arrested during the motorcycle gang related shooting at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas on May 17, 2015. Walker, and two others, have been indicted on murder charges stemming from the 2015 shooting involving police outside the Waco restaurant, and the Wednesday, May 9, 2018, indictment marks the first murder charges in the Texas case. (McLennan County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
May 09, 2018 - 10:36 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — One of three bikers indicted on murder charges Wednesday stemming from a chaotic 2015 shooting outside a Texas restaurant is accused of killing a man who was also shot twice by police, according to ballistics evidence reviewed by The Associated Press. The indictments...
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Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman leaves his apartment building, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in New York. Schneiderman resigned Monday, just hours after accounts of abuse by four women. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
May 09, 2018 - 4:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Detailed accusations that New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman abused women were enough to force him to resign — but are they enough to charge him with a crime? Investigators say they are just beginning to look into the allegations made by four women who told The New Yorker...
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Pope Francis delivers his blessing during his visit at the Santissimo Sacramento parish church, in the outskirts of Rome, Sunday, May 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 08, 2018 - 12:31 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has assigned a Vatican office to promote the participation of women in the Catholic Church and reflect on their "equal dignity" — his latest effort to address longstanding complaints that women have a second-class status in the church. Francis approved revised...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2015, file photo, Arkansas state Rep. Clarke Tucker, is seen at the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. A year ago Friday, Republicans muscled legislation scuttling the “Obamacare” health care law through the House. Now, Democrats are trying to weaponize that vote into an issue for this year’s congressional campaigns. Tucker says he’ll “stand up to anyone who tries to take your health insurance” as he competes for the Democratic nomination for a seat surrounding Little Rock. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
May 04, 2018 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year ago Friday, Democrats sarcastically serenaded Republicans with chants of "Nah nah nah nah, hey hey, goodbye" as the GOP shoved legislation through the House scuttling the Obamacare health care law. Now, Democrats battling to capture House and Senate control in November's...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, file photo, Madonna performs on stage during the Women's March rally, in Washington. Madonna has lost her battle to prevent an auction of her personal items, including a love letter from her ex-boyfriend, the late rapper Tupac Shakur, a pair of worn panties and a hairbrush containing her hair. In a decision revealed Monday, April 23, 2018, a judge dismissed the case on grounds the statute of limitations to recover the items had passed. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
April 24, 2018 - 9:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pop star Madonna has lost her battle to prevent an auction of her personal items, including a love letter from her ex-boyfriend, the late rapper Tupac Shakur, a pair of worn panties and a hairbrush containing her hair. Last year, a judge ordered Gotta Have It! Collectibles to pull...
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Bill Cosby, left, arrives with his wife, Camille, for his sexual assault retrial, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 24, 2018 - 5:33 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A prosecutor is attacking Bill Cosby's star defense witness. Prosecutor Stewart Ryan said in his closing argument Tuesday that Marguerite Jackson's testimony was "fictional." Jackson is a Temple...
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