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This Nov. 8, 2017 photo released by NBC shows Matt Lauer on the set of the "Today" show in New York. A woman who worked with NBC at the Sochi Olympics claims she was raped by former anchor Lauer at a hotel there, an encounter the former "Today" show host says was consensual. The woman made her claim in Ronan Farrow's book, "Catch and Kill," a copy of which was obtained by Variety. Lauer was fired by NBC in 2017 for what it called inappropriate sexual conduct. (Nathan Congleton/NBC via AP)
October 09, 2019 - 5:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who worked at NBC News claimed that Matt Lauer raped her at a hotel while on assignment for the Sochi Olympics, an encounter the former "Today" show host claimed was consensual. The claim outlined by Brooke Nevils in Ronan Farrow's book, "Catch and Kill," puts a name and...
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Anti-government demonstrators commandeer an armored vehicle during a nationwide strike against President Lenin Moreno and his economic policies , in Quito, Ecuador, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. Ecuador's military has warned people who plan to participate in a national strike over fuel price hikes to avoid acts of violence. The military says it will enforce the law during the planned strike Wednesday, following days of unrest that led Moreno to move government operations from Quito to the port of Guayaquil. (AP Photo/Carlos Noreiga)
October 09, 2019 - 4:40 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Thousands of protesters staged anti-government rallies Wednesday, seeking to intensify pressure on Ecuador's president after a week of unrest sparked by fuel price hikes. There were clashes between stone-throwing demonstrators and police using tear gas to fend off crowds,...
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FILE- In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, rescue personnel perform a search in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla. A year after Hurricane Michael, Bay County, Florida, is still in crisis. Thousands are homeless, medical care and housing are at a premium, and domestic violence is increasing. Michael was among the strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall in the United States. This summer, county officials unveiled a blueprint to rebuild. Among their ideas: Use shipping containers and 3-D technology to build new houses and offer signing bonuses to lure new doctors. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
October 09, 2019 - 12:58 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A year after Hurricane Michael, the Florida county hardest hit by the Category 5 storm is still in crisis: Thousands in Bay County are homeless, medical care and housing are at a premium, domestic violence has become a problem and severely diminished mental health services are...
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A worker takes down a billboard advertising an NBA preseason basketball game on Thursday between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. The NBA has postponed Wednesday's scheduled media sessions in Shanghai for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, and it remains unclear if the teams will play in China this week as scheduled. (AP Photo)
October 09, 2019 - 11:44 am
The NBA called off scheduled media sessions Wednesday for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers in Shanghai, and it remains unclear if the teams will play in China this week as scheduled. The teams were practicing in Shanghai, where at least two other NBA events in advance of the start of the...
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Canadian Glen Wood arrives at the Tokyo District Court Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, before a hearing of the case of the former brokerage manager who says he was forced from his job for taking paternity leave in Tokyo, Japan. Wood wants to regain his job of an equity sales manager at brokerage Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley. Wood sued the company last year, alleging he was harassed and forced from his job after taking a legally allowed paternity leave when his son was born in 2015. The company denies he was harassed. Wood, 49, has lived in Japan for more than three decades. The company dismissed him last year. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
October 09, 2019 - 6:24 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court held a hearing Wednesday into the case of a former brokerage manager who says he was forced from his job for taking paternity leave. Canadian Glen Wood wants to get back his former position of equity sales manager at brokerage giant Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley. He sued...
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Detainees walk with their hands clasped behind their backs along a line painted on a walkway inside the Winn Correctional Center in Winnfield, La., Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. Detainees are required to walk from site to site with their hands clasped behind their backs. Since 2018, eight Louisiana jails have started detaining asylum seekers, making Louisiana an unlikely epicenter for immigrant detention under President Donald Trump. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it’s now detaining about 8,000 migrants in Louisiana out of 51,000 nationally. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 09, 2019 - 3:50 am
WINNFIELD, La. (AP) — Tucked away in the dense forest of rural Louisiana is a barbed wire-ringed prison that has quickly grown into a major detention center for immigrants detained at the border. The Winn Correctional Center is one of eight Louisiana jails that have started housing asylum seekers...
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October 09, 2019 - 2:07 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal animal cruelty trial is underway for a South Carolina man accused of raising pit bulls for a dog fighting ring. The State reports the trial of 31-year-old Santerrio "Terrio" Smith opened Monday and will continue Thursday. Smith, of Columbia, and over a dozen other...
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In this Oct. 1, 2019, photo, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, center, stands on Tiananmen Gate near Tiananmen Square with other leaders before a parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China. Liu will lead a delegation that includes China's commerce minister and central bank governor and industry, technology and agriculture regulators to Washington on Thursday for talks aimed at ending a tariff war, the Ministry of Commerce said Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
October 08, 2019 - 11:58 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China demanded Washington lift sanctions on Chinese tech companies and warned Wednesday it will "resolutely safeguard" the country's interests. The Ministry of Commerce criticized curbs imposed on sales of U.S. technology to a group of Chinese companies as interference in the country...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is recommending the Trump administration form an interagency task force to monitor the use of social media platforms by foreign governments for signs of interference. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
October 08, 2019 - 8:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators urged President Donald Trump on Tuesday to warn the public about efforts by foreign governments to interfere in U.S. elections, a subject he has largely avoided, and take steps to thwart attempts by hostile nations to use social media to meddle...
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill AB 1482, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. AB 1482 will cap rent increases at 5% each year plus inflation. The bill will also ban landlords from evicting tenants without just cause. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 08, 2019 - 7:56 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will limit rent increases for some people over the next decade after Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law Tuesday aimed at combating a housing crisis in the nation's most populous state. Newsom signed the bill at an event in Oakland, an area where a recent...
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