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Extradition hearing to send Weinstein to Los Angeles delayed

Aug. 14, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers and Los Angeles prosecutors have agreed to postpone extradition proceedings that would send the imprisoned former film producer from New York to California to face sexual assault charges, citing the coronavirus pandemic. Weinstein, who is serving a 23-year...

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 21, 2020 file photo, the sun shines above Britain's Houses of Parliament as the country is in lockdown to help curb the spread of coronavirus, in London. The conviction of a British lawmaker for sexual assault, and the arrest of another on rape allegations, are increasing pressure on Britain’s political leaders to confront a political culture that has often let abuse go unchecked. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Lawmaker arrest spotlights UK Parliament’s sex abuse problem

Aug. 3, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The weekend arrest of a British lawmaker accused of rape and the sexual assault conviction of a former legislator last week are increasing pressure on Britain’s political leaders to confront a political culture that has often let abuse go unchecked. A Conservative Party lawmaker who...

Senior U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow, poses Monday, July 27, 2020, for a portrait in her Chicago home. In 2005, Lefkow returned from work to find her husband and mother shot dead in the basement of her Chicago home. Lefkow was forced to relive her family tragedy this month when a struggling lawyer armed with a gun and a grudge opened fire at the home of another female judge. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Slaying at US judge's home raises concern about cyberthreats

Jul. 30, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In 2005, U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow returned from work to find her husband and mother shot dead in the basement of her Chicago home. Investigators initially focused on a White Supremacist who had put out a hit on Lefkow. But the killer turned out to be someone else entirely: a...

Ashley Judd attends the premiere of

Court says Judd can sue Weinstein for sexual harassment

Jul. 29, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday restored a major part of Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, finding that the producer had power over the actor which should make her able to sue under a California sexual harassment law. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit...

US actor Johnny Depp arrives at the High Court in London in London, Tuesday, July 28, 2020.  Hollywood actor Johnny Depp is suing News Group Newspapers over a story about his former wife Amber Heard, published in The Sun in 2018 which branded him a 'wife beater', a claim he denies.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Depp lawyer says Amber Heard lied during tabloid libel case

Jul. 28, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp’s high-stakes libel case against a British tabloid that accused him of assaulting ex-wife Amber Heard wrapped up Tuesday in a London court, with the star’s lawyer calling Heard “a compulsive liar” and claiming that Depp was the real victim of abuse in...

FILE - NFL football quarterback Colin Kaepernick applauds during W.E.B. Du Bois Medal ceremonies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. on Oct. 11, 2018. Kaepernick has been condemned by President Donald Trump and others on the right and had not played an NFL game since 2016, when he began kneeling during the National Anthem to protest “a country that oppresses black people and people of color.

Everywhere and nowhere: The many layers of 'cancel culture'

Jul. 26, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — So you've probably read a lot about “cancel culture.” Or know about a new poll that shows a plurality of Americans disapproving of it. Or you may have heard about a letter in Harper's Magazine condemning censorship and intolerance. But can you say exactly what “cancel...

Actor Johnny Depp gestures as he arrives at the High Court in London, Friday, July 17, 2020. Depp is suing News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the paper's executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that called him a

US MeToo activist says Sun misquoted her in Depp abuse story

Jul. 17, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A #MeToo activist said in a court document released Friday that she was “misquoted and misused” by a British tabloid newspaper in an article that accused Johnny Depp of physically abusing his ex-wife, Amber Heard. Depp is suing News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for jury deliberations in his rape trial in New York.  A judge has rejected a $19 million settlement between Weinstein and some of his accusers. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan on Tuesday, July 14,  said Weinstein's accusers in the proposed class-action settlement were too varied to be grouped together.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Judge rejects tentative $19M Weinstein deal with accusers

Jul. 14, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A $19 million settlement between Harvey Weinstein and some of his accusers and the state of New York was rejected Tuesday by a judge. U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein in Manhattan said Weinstein’s accusers in the proposed class-action settlement were too varied to be grouped...

This combination of portraits shows, from left, Martie Maguire, Emily Strayer and Natalie Maines of The Chicks, who are promoting the release of their latest album

With new name and album, The Chicks' voices ring loud again

Jul. 13, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Dixie Chicks are no more. Breaking their ties to the South, The Chicks are stepping into a new chapter in their storied career with their first new music in 14 years. The Texas trio of Emily Strayer, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines have been teasing new music for a year, and...

FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. arrives to talk to reporters in New York. The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, July 9, 2020, that Vance can obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns for a criminal investigation, but sent a second request by Congress for the records back to lower courts. Here are some key questions and answers stemming from the decision. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Supreme Court gives NY prosecutor a landmark legal victory

Jul. 10, 2020 7:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. can obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns for a criminal investigation but sent a second request by Congress for the records back to lower courts. Here are some key questions and answers stemming from...