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Russia-Poland feud over history clouds Auschwitz anniversary

Russia-Poland feud over history clouds Auschwitz anniversary

WARSAW, Poland — Over the next several days, world leaders will gather twice to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the most notorious of Nazi Germany’s death camps.
Weinstein trial opens, portraying ex-producer as predator

Weinstein trial opens, portraying ex-producer as predator

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein went on trial Wednesday in a landmark moment for the # MeToo movement, with prosecutors painting him as a sexual predator who used his movie-magnate stature to abuse women for decades, while his lawyers sought to discredit
'Naughty boy': Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

'Naughty boy': Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

LONDON — Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python troupe who was hailed by colleagues as “the complete Renaissance comedian" and “a man of endless enthusiasms,” has died at age 77 after suffering from dementia.
April trial set for Cuba Gooding Jr. in bar groping case

April trial set for Cuba Gooding Jr. in bar groping case

NEW YORK — Two women who have accused Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct will be allowed to testify at his trial on charges that he groped three other women at Manhattan bars in 2018 and 2019, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Discredited conversion therapy banned in conservative Utah

Discredited conversion therapy banned in conservative Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children is now banned in Utah, making it the 19th state and one of the most conservative to prohibit it.
Italy's 5-Star leader Di Maio steps down as party struggles

Italy's 5-Star leader Di Maio steps down as party struggles

ROME — The head of Italy's 5-Star Movement stepped down as party leader Wednesday, following a string of parliamentary defections, falling poll numbers and questions about the movement's future.
Cases of new viral respiratory illness rise sharply in China

Cases of new viral respiratory illness rise sharply in China

BEIJING — Chinese health authorities urged people in the city of Wuhan to avoid crowds and public gatherings, after warning that a new viral illness that has infected more than 400 people and killed at least 17 could spread further.
Aerosmith drummer sues to rejoin band for Grammy honours

Aerosmith drummer sues to rejoin band for Grammy honours

BOSTON — Aerosmith's drummer, Joey Kramer, is suing his bandmates because they won't let him play as the band is set to perform and be honoured at Grammy events this week.
Grammys CEO says she was ousted after reporting harassment

Grammys CEO says she was ousted after reporting harassment

LOS ANGELES — The ousted Grammys CEO fired back at the Recording Academy on Tuesday, alleging that she was removed after complaining about sexual harassment and pay disparities and for calling out conflicts of interest in the nomination process for m
DC sues Trump inaugural committee, alleging abuse of funds

DC sues Trump inaugural committee, alleging abuse of funds

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia is suing President Donald Trump's inaugural committee and two companies that control the Trump International Hotel in the nation's capital, accusing them of throwing parties for the Trump family with non-profit f