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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 12:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein faced a jury Wednesday in a landmark moment for the # MeToo movement, with prosecutors painting him in graphic detail 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...

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Review: `Recipe for a Perfect Wife' full of twists and turns

Jan. 22, 2020 12:29 PM EST

“Recipe for a Perfect Wife,” Dutton, by Karma Brown Although she agreed when her husband suggested they move to the suburbs, Alice is feeling out of sorts with her new slow-paced life. While trying to fill the time, she finds entertainment in an old stack of letters penned by the woman who once...

FILE - In this June 23, 2005 file photo, Dr. James C. Metts Jr., the Chatham County coroner, poses in front of a portrait of Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski in Savannah, Ga. Metts whose four decades as coroner in the Savannah area earned him a part in the bestselling book

Coroner featured in 'Midnight in the Garden' book dies at 88

Jan. 22, 2020 12:29 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Dr. James C. Metts Jr., a Savannah physician whose four decades serving as an elected coroner earned him a small part in the bestselling book “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” has died at age 88. Metts died Monday at his Savannah home, where he had been under...

Mexican soap opera star Pablo Lyle, left, appears in court with his attorneys during his hearing, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Miami. Florida Judge Marlene Fernandez-Karavetsos says that the Mexican actor won't be able to return to his native country while he awaits trial on a charge he fatally punched a man during a road-rage confrontation. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald via AP, Pool)

Judge: Actor awaiting road rage trial can't go to Mexico

Jan. 22, 2020 12:26 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida judge ruled Wednesday that a Mexican actor won't be able to return to his native country while he awaits trial on a charge that he fatally punched a man during a road rage confrontation. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Marlene Fernandez-Karavetsos said she worried Pablo Lyle would not...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2002, file photo, Morgan Wootten, head basketball coach at DeMatha High School, speaks at a press conference to announce his stepping down as coach, in Hyattsville, Md. Wootten, a Hall of Fame coach who built DeMatha High School into a national powerhouse and mentored several future NBA stars during a career that spanned parts of six decades, has died. He was 88. The school announced his death on Twitter, writing, “The Wootten Family is saddened to share the news that their loving husband and father Morgan Wootten passed away

Hall of Fame HS basketball coach Morgan Wootten dies at 88

Jan. 22, 2020 12:20 PM EST

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Morgan Wootten, a Hall of Fame basketball coach who built DeMatha High School into a national powerhouse and mentored several future NBA stars during a career that spanned parts of six decades, has died. He was 88. The school announced his death on Twitter, writing, “The...

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Review: 'The Last Full Measure' fumbles its proud mission

Jan. 22, 2020 12:17 PM EST

There's been a lot of talk recently about so-called “dad movies,” partly sparked by the success of “Ford v Ferrari.” And when it comes to that driving flick, a new movie says, “Hold onto your Dockers.” “ The Last Full Measure ” — which details the...

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio addresses lawmakers at the senate in Rome, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Di Maio said that the European Union is considering monitoring the Libyan cease-fire,

Italy's 5-Star leader Di Maio steps down as party struggles

Jan. 22, 2020 12:17 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The head of Italy's 5-Star Movement stepped down as party leader Wednesday, following a string of parliamentary defections, falling poll numbers and questions about the movement's future. Luigi Di Maio said he had finished his work, that an era had ended, and that he would trust his successor...

Detroit orchestra names Jader Bignamini next music director

Jan. 22, 2020 12:11 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday announced the selection of Italian conductor Jader Bignamini as its next music director. The century-old orchestra said it signed a six-year contract with Bignamini, starting with the 2020-21 season. He will lead a three-concert home stand this...

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 12:10 PM 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...

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...