Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years for rape, sexual assault in New York City

Weinstein was convicted last month of raping a once-aspiring actress in a New York City hotel room in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on former TV and film production assistant Mimi Haleyi at his apartment in 2006.

  • Pelosi: Trump's downplaying of coronavirus has cost American lives
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    Pelosi: Trump's downplaying of coronavirus has cost American lives

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sharpened her criticism of President Trump's early dismissal of the coronavirus, saying the delay cost American lives. His denial at the beginning was deadly,” said Pelosi to open her interview with CNN's Jake Tapper. His delaying of getting equipment — it continues — his delaying of getting equipment to where it is needed is deadly, and now I think the best thing is to prevent more loss of life rather than open things up because we just don't know.

  • In the coronavirus pandemic, carbon emissions have fallen, but climate change remains an existential threat
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    In the coronavirus pandemic, carbon emissions have fallen, but climate change remains an existential threat

    In a world desperate for good news about the coronavirus, a dip in global carbon emissions caused by the outbreak's economic downturn might be seen as a silver lining. As expected, March data compiled by San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography appears to show the rate of rise of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere has slowed. “This isn't the way we want to reduce emissions,” Rob Jackson, professor of Earth system science at Stanford University and one of the world's leading experts on climate change, told Yahoo News.

  • After more than 10,000 coronavirus deaths — the worst in the world — there are signs that Italy's lockdown is beginning to work after 3 weeks
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    After more than 10,000 coronavirus deaths — the worst in the world — there are signs that Italy's lockdown is beginning to work after 3 weeks

    Italy is showing very early signs that it may be turning a corner with the coronavirus as the number of new deaths and cases lessening, according to multiple reports. The country's three week-long strict lockdown is due to be lifted on Friday, reported Deutsche Welle (DW). The positive figures are a sign that those under lockdown "save lives" by staying home, said government health adviser Luca Richeldi on Sunday.

  • Surge of virus cases in California threatens hospitals
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    Surge of virus cases in California threatens hospitals

    A surge of coronavirus cases in California has arrived and will worsen, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday, while the mayor of Los Angeles warned that by next week his city could see the kind of crush that has crippled New York.

  • A New York dad refused to let his 21-year-old son back in their house after the spring breaker partied in Texas amid coronavirus spread
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    A New York dad refused to let his 21-year-old son back in their house after the spring breaker partied in Texas amid coronavirus spread

    A New York father refused to let his college-age son back in their Nanuet home after the student traveled to South Padre Island for spring break. Peter Levine, 51, told the New York Post that he tried to encourage his 21-year-old son Matt to come home early from the trip, but to no avail. "I was aggravated.

  • Passengers transferred from virus-stricken cruise ship off Panama
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    Passengers transferred from virus-stricken cruise ship off Panama

    Passengers on a virus-stricken cruise liner stranded off Central America were transferred to another ship Saturday, after the US-bound vessel was given permission to pass through the Panama Canal. The Zaandam had been stuck in the Pacific Ocean since March 14 after dozens of the 1,800 people on board reported flu-like symptoms and several South American ports refused to let it dock. The ship's Dutch owner Holland America said Friday four passengers had died and two more had tested positive for COVID-19.

  • North Korea hails 'super large' launcher test as virus timing condemned
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    North Korea hails 'super large' launcher test as virus timing condemned

    North Korea hailed a test of "super large" rocket launchers, just hours after the South condemned the state as "inappropriate" for pursing tests amid the global coronavirus outbreak On Sunday, South Korea said two short-range missiles had been fired, the latest in a flurry of tests this month. The North generally ramps up missile tests in the spring and the global virus outbreak has not deterred it. It has reported no virus cases, but experts have cast doubt on this.

  • Stay In the Lines With These Neat Science Coloring Pages
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    Stay In the Lines With These Neat Science Coloring Pages

    No money required—all you need is a printer and some colored pencils. From Popular Mechanics

  • Fit, healthy 33-year-old recounts falling ill to coronavirus
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    Fit, healthy 33-year-old recounts falling ill to coronavirus

    Still, Napoli, a lawyer in Rome, developed a cough and fever less than a week after Italy's premier locked down the entire nation, including the capital which had continued life as usual while the virus raged in the north. Until that day, Napoli was following his routine of work, jogging and swimming. He received a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 three days later.

  • Tucker Carlson Wants to Have It Both Ways on Coronavirus
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    Tucker Carlson Wants to Have It Both Ways on Coronavirus

    Fox News primetime star Tucker Carlson has been credited with pushing President Donald Trump to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously and has received mainstream media plaudits for seemingly calling out his own colleagues for actively downplaying the outbreak. Earlier this month, as confirmed cases and deaths began surging across the country, Carlson gained widespread acclaim when he called out those “minimizing” COVID-19, calling the pandemic a “very serious problem.” It was seen at the time that Carlson was calling out both Trump and many of his Fox News colleagues—without naming them, of course—for reacting inappropriately to the impending crisis.

  • Inmate dies after contracting coronavirus at Louisiana federal prison
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    Inmate dies after contracting coronavirus at Louisiana federal prison

    A 47-year-old inmate died Saturday after contracting the coronavirus at a Louisiana federal prison where at least five prisoners have tested positive for the virus, officials said. The death of Patrick Jones is the first COVID-19-related death of an inmate in the federal prison system, a Bureau of Prisons spokesperson said. Jones was locked up on drug charges at a minimum-security prison in Oakdale that is facing a surge in COVID-19 cases, according to the Bureau of Prisons and union leaders.

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    Saudi intercepts missiles in attacks claimed by Yemen's Houthis

    Saudi Arabia said its air defenses intercepted two ballistic missiles on Saturday night in an attack that Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Sunday said they had launched towards the capital Riyadh and southern areas near the Yemeni border. The attacks come days after Yemen's warring parties had welcomed a U.N. call for an immediate truce on Thursday to fight the coronavirus outbreak. "Two civilians were slightly injured due to the falling of the intercepted missile's debris as it exploded in mid-air over residential districts," in Riyadh, the Saudi state news agency (SPA) reported, citing a Saudi civil defense spokesman, Lt. Colonel Mohammed al-Hammadi.

  • Mexico's president shifts tone on coronavirus, urges people to stay home, warns of dire consequences
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    Mexico's president shifts tone on coronavirus, urges people to stay home, warns of dire consequences

    As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been criticized for what many called a lackadaisical posture — urging people to hug, shaking hands and kissing well-wishers as he stumped and extolling his personal talismans: Catholic scapulars, a shamrock and $2 bill. “Continue bringing the family to eat in restaurants,” López Obrador advised compatriots, arguing that such activity bolsters “the popular economy.” Although still avoiding curfews and mandatory stay-at-home orders, Mexican authorities are now abruptly citing a final chance to avert a national catastrophe that would inundate the country's limited healthcare infrastructure and probably result in many deaths.

  • A New Jersey man was charged after throwing a 'Corona Party' for nearly 50 people in his apartment
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    A New Jersey man was charged after throwing a 'Corona Party' for nearly 50 people in his apartment

    Ethan Miller/Getty Images for CineVegas A 54-year-old New Jersey man was charged with disorderly conduct after throwing a party with nearly 50 attendees crammed into his one-bedroom apartment. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order on March 21 telling residents to stay at home until further notice. The order also prohibits social gatherings.

  • 'Merkel is back': virus crisis boosts Germany's centre-right
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    'Merkel is back': virus crisis boosts Germany's centre-right

    Angela Merkel's long-struggling conservatives have rebounded in the polls thanks to the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis and widespread faith in the outgoing German chancellor's ability to manage the upheaval. Shaking off years of record-low popularity, Merkel's centre-right CDU/CSU bloc is now enjoying approval ratings of around 32 to 35 percent, some six to seven points higher than just a few weeks ago. It's a surprise turn of events for Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) which as recently as last month was riven by internal turmoil and debate over who would be the party's chancellor candidate when Merkel bows out in 2021.

  • Coronavirus: India's pandemic lockdown turns into a human tragedy
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    Coronavirus: India's pandemic lockdown turns into a human tragedy

    All over India, millions of migrant workers are fleeing its shuttered cities and trekking home to their villages. These informal workers are the backbone of the big city economy, constructing houses, cooking food, serving in eateries, delivering takeaways, cutting hair in salons, making automobiles, plumbing toilets and delivering newspapers, among other things. Escaping poverty in their villages, most of the estimated 100 million of them live in squalid housing in congested urban ghettos and aspire for upward mobility.

  • New York's coronavirus death toll just topped 1,000, but Gov. Cuomo warns that 'thousands' will die
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    New York's coronavirus death toll just topped 1,000, but Gov. Cuomo warns that 'thousands' will die

    New York's coronavirus death toll passed 1,000 on Sunday night, with a total of at least 1,026 people dead, according to Associated Press. New York City reported on Sunday evening that its death toll had risen to 776. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that "thousands" will die in the state, which he called the "epicenter" of the US's COVID-19 outbreak — the world's largest.

  • Serial killer dubbed Grim Sleeper dies in California prison
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    Serial killer dubbed Grim Sleeper dies in California prison

    Lonnie Franklin, the convicted serial killer known as the "Grim Sleeper" who preyed on the women of South Los Angeles for more than two decades, has died in prison. California corrections officials said Franklin was found unresponsive in his cell at San Quentin State Prison on Saturday evening. An autopsy will determine the cause of death; however, there were no signs of trauma, corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton said in a statement.

  • Fact check: Is the coronavirus being spread 'quickly' via gas pumps?
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    Fact check: Is the coronavirus being spread 'quickly' via gas pumps?

    The claim: Coronavirus is spreading quickly from gas pumps A March 17 Facebook post warned users to be careful when going to the gas station. The post, by user Brent McDonald, claimed gas pump handles are helping to spread coronavirus. "I just spoke with a friend who got called into an emergency meeting at his hospital," McDonald wrote.

  • Tornado tears through Arkansas city, prompting curfew and National Guard response
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    Tornado tears through Arkansas city, prompting curfew and National Guard response

    A tornado tore through a small city in Arkansas on Saturday evening, ripping roofs off buildings, flipping cars and prompting a curfew for residents. The twister slammed into Jonesboro, about two hours north of Little Rock, around 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, which tweeted a video of the storm as it intensified. 5:20 PM-Here is a look at the tornado that intensified and moved through Jonesboro, AR this evening around 5 PM. @NWSMemphis continues to monitor this storm as it moves northeast, very dangerous!

  • Ex-Venezuelan spy chief Carvajal discussing surrender with U.S. authorities: sources
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    Ex-Venezuelan spy chief Carvajal discussing surrender with U.S. authorities: sources

    The former head of Venezuela's military intelligence unit, Hugo Carvajal, is discussing his possible surrender with U.S. authorities, three people familiar with the matter said on Saturday, after prosecutors charged him this week with drug trafficking alongside Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Carvajal, a former general and ally of late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, has been in hiding since a Spanish court in November approved his extradition to the United States. It was unclear when or if he would surrender as the people said talks were ongoing.

  • Coronavirus: Brazil's Bolsonaro in denial and out on a limb
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    Coronavirus: Brazil's Bolsonaro in denial and out on a limb

    As the world tries desperately to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, Brazil's president is doing his best to downplay it. Jair Bolsonaro has largely struggled to take it seriously. Going against his own health ministry's advice earlier in March, and while awaiting the results of a second coronavirus test, he left self-isolation to join rallies against Congress.

  • Coronavirus triage tents installed in Central Park as city's hospitals brace for more patients
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    Coronavirus triage tents installed in Central Park as city's hospitals brace for more patients

    New York's Mount Sinai hospital system announced last week that it was planning to install temporary triage tents outside seven of its hospitals to anticipate huge numbers of patients in the novel coronavirus outbreak. Workers began installing a 68-bed emergency hospital site in Manhattan's Central Park on Sunday. As New York's Mount Sinai hospital system braces for an overwhelming number of patients in the novel coronavirus pandemic, crews began constructing hospital tents on the west side of Central Park on Sunday.

  • Iran warns of lengthy 'new way of life'  as virus deaths rise
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    Iran warns of lengthy 'new way of life' as virus deaths rise

    President Hassan Rouhani warned Sunday that "the new way of life" in Iran was likely to be prolonged, as its declared death toll from the novel coronavirus rose to 2,640. Iran announced its first infection cases on February 19, but a senior health official has acknowledged that the virus was likely to have already reached Iran in January. At his daily news briefing, health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said 123 more people in Iran had died from the virus in the past 24 hours.

  • USA TODAY Opinion

    Don't let the coronavirus pandemic burden millions of Americans with bad credit

    One potential long-term effect is damage to millions of Americans' credit scores. Don't let coronavirus ruin credit ratings While it's a universal understanding that preventing the spread of the coronavirus should be everyone's top priority right now, the side effects of such a far-reaching crisis also need to be addressed. Our financial system is on autopilot when it comes to the adverse financial ramifications of missed payments, so we're calling on Congress to prevent credit bureaus from reporting negative information during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.