Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has asked a New York judge to dismiss multiple sexual assault charges against him, according to a motion filed Friday by his attorney. In the 159-page motion, Weinstein's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, argues that the Manhattan district attorney withheld "exculpatory evidence" from a grand jury that indicted the movie mogul, who faces six charges, including rape in the first and third degrees. The motion cites "more than 400 warm, complimentary and solicitous" emails between Weinstein and an unnamed woman accusing him of raping her in 2013.
A former leader of the South Carolina Republican Party known for his incendiary tweets about Trayvon Martin, Nancy Pelosi and others is now facing felony charges after allegedly slaughtering a family dog. Todd Kincannon, a former lawyer, told officers that he had to "sacrifice" his mother's dog. Kincannon also told them he is "the second coming of Christ" and that God told him to kill the dog, saying that Jesus needs a sacrifice and blood spilled every 1,000 years, according to a police report.
A Texas man accused of fatally shooting a physician who treated former president George H.W. Bush has died in an apparent suicide, police said. Authorities said Friday that 62-year-old Joseph James Pappas killed himself as he was confronted by Houston police officers. For days, police had been searching for Pappas, who was charged in the July 20 killing of cardiologist Mark Hausknecht. The shooting took place as the doctor was riding his bike to work.
Nearly a year after a gunman in Las Vegas carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, police say they have concluded their investigation without being able to determine what motivated the massacre.
HOUSTON - NASA on Friday announced the crews of the first flights from U.S. soil since the space shuttle retired in 2011, an elite group of astronauts that the agency hopes will help open a new era of space travel. The crews would fly on spacecraft developed not by NASA but by two corporations, SpaceX and Boeing, which are under contract to provide a taxi-like service to the International Space Station.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. hiring spree continued in July as the economy added 157,000 jobs and unemployment fell slightly to 3.9 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday. The U.S. economy has added jobs for a 94 consecutive months, a record streak that shows no signs of waning despite President Donald Trump's escalating trade war. Many business leaders have warned the standoffs with China, the European Union and other major trading partners could cause layoffs if tariffs stay in place for an extended period of time.
WASHINGTON - Ivanka Trump distanced herself from her father on two high-profile issues Thursday, saying that she did not agree with his characterization of the media as "the enemy of the people" and that she was "vehemently against" separating migrant children from their parents at the border - calling the latter a low point of her tenure in the White House.
It was a solution no parent wants to hear: To get rid of a brain tumor and stop their young son's seizures, surgeons would need to cut out one-sixth of his brain. But for Tanner Collins, it was the best option.
A few weeks ago, as I was walking down the street to my car, a man stopped me to begin a conversation about my height. Here we go, I thought. He asked the usual questions, prodding me about my basketball career, and then there it was: "Let's play one-on-one. I bet I could beat you."
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced a plan to weaken fuel economy standards put in place under the Obama administration. The new plan would freeze fuel economy standards at 2020 levels through the year 2025 and beyond. Under the Obama administration, automakers were required to reach a fleetwide average fuel economy for all cars and light trucks of 51.4 miles per gallon by 2025. The Trump administration's proposal instead freezes that figure at its 2020 level of 36.9 miles per gallon.