Prosecutors double down on Harvey Weinstein charges

New York prosecutors pushed back Monday against Harvey Weinstein's latest attempt to have the criminal case against him dismissed, saying there is "ample evidence" to move forward with the sexual assault charges against the former Hollywood producer.
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Ont. family devastated after dog killed in animal trap

An Ontario family is left grieving after its dog Winston was caught in an animal trap and died.
Last Thursday, Elaine Antram took her daughter’s pet dog out for an off-leash walk in a private forest near Dundalk, Ont.
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German nurse on trial over 100 killings says he's sorry

BERLIN -- A former nurse accused of killing 100 patients at two hospitals in Germany says he's sorry and ashamed of what he did.
German news agency dpa reported Wednesday that Niels Hoegel spoke at length for the first time during his trial at a regional court in the northwestern city of Oldenburg.
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Hunger, disease has killed 85,000 young children in Yemen war, aid group estimates

An estimated 85,000 children under age five may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of war in Yemen three years ago, an international aid group said Wednesday.
Save the Children based its figures on mortality rates for untreated cases of severe malnutrition in young children.
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Man gets probation for 'Field of Dreams' site vandalism

DUBUQUE, Iowa -- A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams" must serve two to five years of probation.
Television station KCRG reports that 21-year-old Austin Pape, of Dyersville, also was granted a deferred judgment at his sentencing Monday in Dubuque.
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Joanna Gaines tells how to make a house a home in new book

NEW YORK -- Joanna Gaines, known for her cozy-yet-cool designs including open-concept floor plans, farmhouse sinks and sliding barn doors, admits having to scale back on the vision of her own home in Waco, Texas, to allow her children to add personality to their own spaces.
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Q&A: Steve Martin, Martin Short on friendship and a new tour

LOS ANGELES -- Steve Martin and Martin Short are back on the road again for their new tour "Now You See Them, Soon You Won't ."
The two comedy legends spoke to The Associated Press recently about the tour, which kicks off its 2019 leg on Jan.
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NASA to review workplace safety culture at SpaceX, Boeing

U.S. space agency NASA said on Tuesday it would review the workplace safety culture at SpaceX and Boeing Co, as the two companies gear up to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said it would conduct a "cultural assessment study" of the companies, "including the adherence to a drug-free environment," prior to crew test flights scheduled to take place in the coming months.
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'I'm going to a war zone': Trump planning first visit, doesn't say where

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump frequently credits himself with accomplishing more for the military and veterans than any other president in recent memory. But he has yet to embark on what has long been a traditional presidential pilgrimage important to the military: a visit to troops deployed in a war zone.
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Chicago hospital gunman fired at least 30 times

CHICAGO -- Moments before her ex-fiance fatally shot her in the parking lot of the hospital where she worked, a Chicago doctor called 911 to report that she had spotted the man and feared for her life.
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Aid group: 85,000 children may have died of hunger in Yemen

CAIRO -- An estimated 85,000 children under age 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of Yemen's civil war in 2015, an international aid group said Wednesday.
Save the Children based its figures on mortality rates for untreated cases of severe acute malnutrition, or SAM, in young children.
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Oil price plunge sends ripples through global economy

FRANKFURT -- A sharp drop in the price of oil is sending ripples through the global economy, lending more spending power to consumers -- particularly for Americans' big holiday shopping spree -- but potentially dampening investment in U.S.
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