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The Latest: Weinstein takes books on theater, film to arrest

May. 25, 2018 8:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Harvey Weinstein was in and out of custody so quickly in his rape case, he probably didn't have time to read the books he brought with him. The film mogul carried three books under his...

Brazil president says striking truckers could be removed

May. 25, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A nationwide strike by thousands of truckers brought much of Latin America's largest nation to a halt on Friday, prompting Brazilian President Michel Temer to authorize the military to use force in removing drivers and their parked vehicles from highways and other roads. Truckers...

Polygamous town under scrutiny picks outsider as chief

May. 25, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border has hired an outsider as its new police chief, selecting a retired Salt Lake City area police officer with no ties to the fundamentalist Mormon group that controlled the town for a century until federal government crackdowns. The...

Cyclone Mekunu nears Oman's coast, kills 12-year-old girl

May. 25, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

SALALAH, Oman (AP) — Cyclone Mekunu neared the Arabian Peninsula on Friday as its outer bands dumped heavy rain and bent palm trees in Oman, a sign of the approaching storm's power after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra. Already at least 40 people, including Yemenis, Indians and Sudanese,...

Rose McGowan on Weinstein: 'One win is a win for all of us'

May. 25, 2018 10:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — She was one of the earliest Harvey Weinstein accusers, and she thought the mogul might never face justice in a court of law. Now, actress Rose McGowan, who has accused Weinstein of raping her 20 years ago, is gratified but "still in shock" at his surrender Friday in a Manhattan courtroom on...

New Orleans council votes to halt some short-term rentals

May. 24, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The city council in tourist-friendly New Orleans voted Thursday to halt the proliferation of one type of tourist housing: short-term rentals such as those facilitated by Airbnb and Homeaway. Council member Kristin Palmer's measure affects those who rent out entire homes for short-term...

Body camera video is latest setback for Milwaukee police

May. 24, 2018 5:55 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Body camera video showing police using a stun gun on an NBA player over a parking violation is just the latest setback for efforts to improve relations between Milwaukee officers and the city's black population. The confrontation involving Sterling Brown of the Milwaukee Bucks also...

Austin settles suit by black woman thrown down by officer

May. 24, 2018 2:46 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The city of Austin is paying $425,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a black woman who was thrown to the ground by one white officer during a 2015 traffic stop, and then told by another that blacks have "violent tendencies." The Austin American Statesman reports the City Council voted...

Car-sharing service car2go suspending operations in Toronto

May. 24, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The car-sharing service car2go said Thursday it is indefinitely suspending its operations in Canada's largest city because parking regulations make its business inoperable. The German-based company sent an email to its 80,000 users on in Toronto on Thursday saying it will suspend operations...

China says no reason found for US staffer's sonic condition

May. 24, 2018 11:17 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — No explanation has yet been found for a U.S. government employee's report of abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, China said Thursday, as the incident in southern Guangzhou city recalled the experiences of illness-stricken American diplomats in Cuba. "China is already conducting a...