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Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in New York.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Weinstein gets 23 years in sentence hailed by accusers

Mar. 11, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison after breaking his courtroom silence with a rambling plea for mercy in which he professed to be "totally confused" by the #MeToo movement that spelled the Hollywood producer's downfall. His accusers — those who testified...

Editorial Roundup: US

Mar. 4, 2020 4:58 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 4 The Washington Examiner on President Donald Trump's peace deal with Afghanistan: Many will welcome the United States-Taliban peace deal signed last weekend in Qatar. They see a war that has lasted nearly 19 years, taken the lives of...

Former Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg leaves after speaking to supporters as he announces the suspension of his campaign and his endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden for president in New York Wednesday , March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Ending campaign, Bloomberg says defeating Trump his priority

Mar. 4, 2020 4:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In just over 100 days, Mike Bloomberg spent over $500 million of his own fortune in a quixotic bid for the presidency that collapsed in stunning fashion on Super Tuesday, when he won just one U.S. territory, American Samoa. By Wednesday morning, he quit the race and endorsed former Vice...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives at a primary night election rally in Essex Junction, Vt., Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Sanders wins California, Super Tuesday's biggest prize

Mar. 4, 2020 1:38 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bernie Sanders won Super Tuesday's biggest prize, taking California on a night he sought to blunt the momentum of a suddenly surging Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. California was only one of 14 states that voted Tuesday, but its more than 400 delegates...

Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn, speaks at the Blue NC celebration at the Hilton Charlotte University Place in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (Joshua Komer/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

Super Tuesday race tightens in Amy Klobuchar's Minnesota

Mar. 1, 2020 11:01 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Bernie Sanders has a shot to deliver an embarrassing blow to Amy Klobuchar in the moderate senator's home state on Super Tuesday, thanks to a large and motivated progressive base in a state where she was once considered a shoo-in to win. With the Vermont senator's Democratic...

Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the Rev, Al Sharpton, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., center, and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., Sunday, March 1, 2020, to commemorate the 55th anniversary of

Biden warmly welcomed in Selma as Dems court black voters

Mar. 1, 2020 7:22 PM EST

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Joe Biden received a warm reception Sunday in this crucible of the civil rights movement as he and other Democratic presidential hopefuls appealed for black support in a town where demonstrators were once beaten for marching for the right to vote. Themes of fighting voter suppression,...

Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer announces the end of his presidential campaign following the results of the South Carolina primary on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Billionaire Tom Steyer ends 2020 Democratic presidential bid

Feb. 29, 2020 10:17 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Billionaire activist Tom Steyer, who poured millions of dollars into his Democratic presidential campaign, is ending his bid after a third-place finish in the South Carolina primary. Steyer announced Saturday night in Columbia that he was dropping out of the White House race. After...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden meets with attendees during a campaign event, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Latest: Warren says she got results post-financial crash

Feb. 27, 2020 10:05 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest (all times local): 10 p.m. Elizabeth Warren is back in Texas ahead of Super Tuesday and telling supporters that it was she -- and not Bernie Sanders -- who got results after the 2008 financial crash. The Massachusetts...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks with members of the media after a Democratic presidential primary debate in Charleston, S.C. As Sanders reaches out to black voters ahead of South Carolina's Saturday primary, seeking to cut into former Vice President Joe Biden's firewall of black support in the state, the Democratic front-runner's Jewish identity isn't much of a factor. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Sanders pitches black voters on ideas and history, not faith

Feb. 27, 2020 1:05 PM EST

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — When black voters in South Carolina consider Bernie Sanders, they don't tend to think of him as the potential first Jewish president. But his distinctive take on Jewish values is still a key part of his appeal. While he's not as vocal as some Democratic rivals who tout their...

Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Israeli foreign minister slams Sanders 'horrifying comment'

Feb. 26, 2020 7:06 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign minister denounced Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders on Wednesday for what he called his “horrifying comment" about Jerusalem, saying that those who support Israel would not back Sanders' presidential candidacy after such remarks. At a contentious Democratic...