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Geoffrey Rush inappropriately touched actress, lawyer tells courtroom

A lawyer in an Australian courtroom accused Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush of touching a woman inappropriately.  (Reuters ) A lawyer accused Oscar-winning Australian actor Geoffrey Rush in court Monday of touching an actress inappropriately on an Sydney stage three years ago while he was starring in a production of “King Lear.” Rush is suing Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper in ...

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Masked gunman shoots 4, including 6-year-old, outside Texas Roadhouse in San Antonio

The San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told reporters late Sunday that the shooting outside a Texas Roadhouse appeared to be targeted. Four people were shot, including a 6-year-old, when a masked suspect opened fire Sunday night outside a Texas Roadhouse restaurant in San Antonio, authorities said. The gunman, described only as a male, is at large. Two of the ...

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Promising Ivy League student, 19, killed in opioid crisis

Gage Bellitto, who would have turned 20 on Dec. 25, was a Columbia University transfer looking to study economics who died alone of a suspected opioid overdose on Dec. 22, five days before his body was found, police estimate. (Facebook) The opioid crisis in America clearly has no borders or boundaries. Kyle Bellitto, a lawyer, and her husband, Glenn Bellitto, ...

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Kentucky bill would motivate jobless to find work, proponents say

A bill in the Kentucky Legislature would link the weeks a person may receive unemployment benefits to the state’s jobless rate.  (2010 Getty Images) Kentucky’s Legislature is considering a bill that would cut in half the number of weeks a person can receive unemployment benefits. Under Kentucky’s current labor law, a person laid off for any reason other than misconduct ...

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Mikaela Shiffrin admits to napping between Olympic skiing runs

Women’s Giant Slalom gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. celebrates during the Olympic victory ceremony in Pyeongchang.  (Reuters) That’s one way to go for the gold. On Feb. 15, skier Mikaela Shiffrin took home gold for Team USA in the women’s giant slalom event. While her Olympic competitors were likely abuzz with anxiety, the 22-year-old Colorado native kept her ...

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In Baltimore, public trust erodes amid police scandal

BALTIMORE –  Confidence in Baltimore’s sworn protectors has badly deteriorated in recent years, but federal courtroom admissions about a range of criminal abuses by officers may be eroding it to rock bottom. During a recent police corruption trial, witnesses testified that rogue detectives resold looted narcotics, conducted home invasions and falsified evidence for years. The astounding range of abuses stretching ...

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Al-Qaida 'warrior' gets life for killing 2 US soldiers in Afghanistan

Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Harun  (U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York) A Saudi-born follower of al-Qaida who was convicted in March of killing two U.S. service members in Afghanistan received a life seentence Friday in a New York courtroom. But Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Harun, a self-described al-Qaida “warrior,” refused to attend his sentencing. “I can’t think of ...

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