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Actress Annabella Sciorra Testifies That Harvey Weinstein Raped Her

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| She is the first of six women expected to testify at his trial that Weinstein raped or sexually assaulted them. "I said, 'No, no,' but there was not much I could do at that point," Sciorra said.

Trump Administration Targets 'Birth Tourism' With New Visa Rule


Saying "birth tourism poses risks to national security," the State Department tells consular officials to deny a visa if they believe a potential visitor has the "primary purpose" of giving birth.

Gallup Poll: Dissatisfaction With U.S. Abortion Laws On The Rise


A new poll from Gallup finds increased dissatisfaction with the nation's abortion laws, mostly among Democrats, who want fewer restrictions.

Political Unrest In Puerto Rico After Discovery Of Unused Hurricane Aid


Fed up with what they say is rampant corruption, protesters are demanding the resignation of Gov. Wanda Vázquez, who just months ago served as the island's Justice Secretary.


Amtrak To Drop $25,000 Ticket Price For Two Wheelchair Users After Complaints


NPR reported on Friday that the ticket for a two-hour ride between Chicago and Bloomington-Normal, Ill., stations usually costs $16. Amtrak had based the higher price on adjustments to train cars.

Extradition Trial For Huawei Executive Facing U.S. Fraud Charges Begins In Vancouver


Meng Wanzhou was arrested in 2018 as she changed planes in Vancouver. The U.S. says the Chinese technology giant misled banks about the nature of Huawei's business in Iran.

Youth Teaching Tech To Seniors Fosters Generational Connections


Senior citizens who don't keep up with technology are at risk of social isolation. A New Mexico nonprofit pairs tech-savvy youth with seniors, and both generations benefit from the human connection.

U.S. Says 11 Service Members Were Injured When Iran Attacked Iraqi Base


Eight Americans were taken to Germany and three to Kuwait to receive medical care after Iran's missile strike last week, a Defense Department spokesperson says.

Puerto Rico Relief: Trump Declares Major Disaster After Series Of Earthquakes


Island officials were quick to thank the president for the designation, which makes residents eligible for more financial assistance from FEMA. They were just told aid for 2017 hurricanes is coming.