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Tiny California cottage on market for just under $1 million

May. 25, 2018 2:26 PM EDT

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 595-square-foot (55-square meter) Southern California cottage with one bedroom and one bathroom is on the market for just under $1 million. The Orange County Register reports the price of the tiny abode in tony Laguna Beach dropped to $998,900 this month after being listed for...

Weinstein faces sex charges amid #MeToo reckoning

May. 25, 2018 2:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the moment the #MeToo movement had been waiting for: Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs. His face pulled in a strained smile and his hands locked behind his back, the once-powerful Hollywood figure emerged from a police station Friday facing rape and criminal sex act charges, a searing...

Since Weinstein: The growing list of the accused

May. 25, 2018 2:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The publication of allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sparked a national reckoning. Since October, scores of men in entertainment, politics, media, and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to...

Giants activate OF Williamson, send Osich to Triple-A

May. 25, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have activated outfielder Mac Williamson from the 10-day disabled list and sent left-hander Josh Osich to Triple-A Sacramento. Williamson started in left field against the Chicago Cubs on Friday after being sidelined since April 24 because of a concussion. He was...

Alleged Weinstein victim: Tough part ahead with his defense

May. 25, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A woman who claims she was a victim of Harvey Weinstein in two incidents in the 1990s said alleged survivors she's in touch with feel "elated" at his surrender and arrest Friday, but predicted he'll now "play hard and dirty." Louise Godbold, a British woman living in Los Angeles, said the...

The Latest: Complaints vs Google, Facebook under new EU law

May. 25, 2018 7:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the European Union's new data privacy law (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A group that campaigns for data protection rights in Europe says it's filed legal complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp over the way they obtain users' consent under new EU privacy...

Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors 98-94 to take series lead

May. 25, 2018 7:34 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul's grit and veteran leadership have pushed the Golden State Warriors to the brink of elimination. Now the Houston Rockets must wait to see if his injured leg is strong enough to help them take one last step to the NBA Finals. Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and...

Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

May. 24, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

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 to come...

Death sentence overturned for intellectually disabled man

May. 24, 2018 9:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who has been on California's death row for more than three decades can't be executed because he's intellectually disabled, the state's highest court ruled Thursday. In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court overturned the death sentence of Robert Lewis Jr., citing...

California court: Defendants get crack at some social media

May. 24, 2018 8:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and other social media companies can be compelled to give criminal defendants preparing for trial user content that is already public, California's highest court ruled Thursday. The state Supreme Court's ruling gives an opening to defense lawyers whose requests for information...