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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 file photo, Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer poses for a portrait in New York. Kramer, a founding member of the band, filed a lawsuit against his band mates in January 2020 in Massachusetts Superior Court in Boston, claiming he has been kept out of the band after he hurt his ankle in 2019 and missed some shows. The suit comes just as the band is set to perform and be honored at Grammy Awards events. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)

Aerosmith drummer sues to rejoin band for Grammy honors

Jan. 22, 2020 11:58 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Aerosmith's drummer, Joey Kramer, is suing his bandmates because they won't let him play as the band is set to perform and be honored at Grammy events this week. Kramer, a founding member of the band launched in Boston, said in a lawsuit filed this month in Massachusetts Superior Court that...

Harvey Weinstein leaves court during his rape trial, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Prosecutor calls Weinstein a predator as rape trial opens

Jan. 22, 2020 11:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein faced a jury Wednesday in a landmark moment for the #MeToo movement, with prosecutors painting him as a sexual predator who used his movie-magnate stature to abuse women. “He was not just a titan in Hollywood. He was a rapist,” prosecutor Meghan Hast told...

2 German men of murder for shooting dead Polish woman

Jan. 22, 2020 11:51 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin court on Wednesday convicted two German men of murder in the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old Polish woman. German news agency dpa reported that the court concluded that the defendants had “wanted to see what it's like when somebody dies.” Berlin's regional court...

U.S. President Donald Trump flashes a thumbs-up as he arrives at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Trump says he's open to trial witnesses -- but backtracks

Jan. 22, 2020 11:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he's open to new witnesses at his impeachment trial, a major demand by Democratic prosecutors, but he immediately backtracked, suggesting it could never happen despite what he said was his willingness. Separately, Trump's lawyers let a deadline pass...

Justices order child sexual abuse jury report be kept sealed

Jan. 22, 2020 11:36 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A grand jury's findings about a central Pennsylvania man who said he victimized about 16 to 18 people will remain permanently sealed because the child sexual abuse report did not recommend government changes in the public interest, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The...

FILE - In this March 11, 2019 file photo, the Trump International Hotel is seen in Washington. District of Columbia Attorney General is suing President Donald Trump's inaugural committee and two companies that control the Trump International Hotel in D.C., accusing the groups of abusing nonprofit funds to benefit Trump's family.  (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

DC sues Trump inaugural committee, alleging abuse of funds

Jan. 22, 2020 11:33 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia is suing President Donald Trump's inaugural committee and two companies that control the Trump International Hotel in the nation's capital, accusing them of throwing parties for the Trump family with nonprofit funds, and overpaying for event space at the hotel. ...

Florida school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz speaks with one of his defense attorneys, Gabe Ermine, before a hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Florida school shooting trauma affects young witness

Jan. 22, 2020 11:10 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A young student who witnessed the 2018 massacre at a Florida high school is still too traumatized by the experience to give a formal statement and possibly testify at trial, her lawyer said Wednesday. Attorney Jay Cohen said the 17-year-old girl is still in mental health...

Cuba Gooding Jr. leaves court, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in New York. A New York City judge ruled that two additional women accusing Gooding of sexual misconduct will be allowed to testify at the

April trial set for Cuba Gooding Jr. in bar groping case

Jan. 22, 2020 11:08 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women who have accused Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct will be allowed to testify at his trial on charges that he groped three other women at Manhattan bars in 2018 and 2019, a judge ruled on Wednesday. An April 21 trial date was set for Gooding, who previously pleaded not guilty...

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, of Hawaii, hosts a town hall meeting at the Keene Public Library, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Keene, N.H. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton over Russia 'favorite' comments

Jan. 22, 2020 11:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton on Wednesday over an interview in which Clinton appeared to call Gabbard "the favorite of the Russians.” Gabbard, a Hawaii congresswoman, said in her lawsuit filed in federal court in...

FILE -In this May 17, 2018, file photo Ron Plush, father of Kyle Plush, and his sister-in-law Jody, left, listening to comments from Mayor John Cranley during the City Council's law and public safety committee on the response to the death of Seven Hills student Kyle Plush. Plush, 16, died after being trapped by a fold-up vehicle seat despite making two 911 calls. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, an Ohio judge will rule on whether to move forward with a lawsuit filed by the family of Plush. The suit, filed last year, charges the city, a former city official and four city employees with actions it alleges led to Plush's 2018 death.  (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File)

Judge rejects city's effort to end teen death lawsuit

Jan. 22, 2020 10:39 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio judge decided Wednesday to move forward with a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a 16-year-old student who died after being trapped by a fold-up vehicle seat, despite making two 911 calls. Hamilton County Judge Robert Ruehlman rejected a motion to dismiss the suit...