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Jury: Kevin Spacey did not molest actor Anthony Rapp in 1986

Jury: Kevin Spacey did not molest actor Anthony Rapp in 1986

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury sided with Kevin Spacey on Thursday in one of the lawsuits that derailed the film star’s career, finding that he did not sexually abuse Anthony Rapp, then 14, while both were relatively unknown actors in Broadway plays in 1986. The verdict in the civil trial came with lightning speed. …

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US heating worries mount amid growing costs, uncertainty

US heating worries mount amid growing costs, uncertainty

JAY, Maine (AP) — Across the US, families are looking to the winter with fear as energy costs soar and fuel supplies tighten. The Department of Energy is projecting sharp price increases for home heating compared to last winter and some worry whether heating assistance programs will be able to make up the difference for …

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In a #MeToo moment, Hollywood figures face a season of trials

In a #MeToo moment, Hollywood figures face a season of trials

NEW YORK (AP) — The #MeToo movement is having another moment in the spotlight as high-profile sexual assault trials play out in courtrooms from coast to coast. Five years later allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein triggered a wave of sexual misconduct claims in Hollywood and beyond, he and “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson …

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Ancient DNA gives rare snapshot of Neanderthal family ties

Ancient DNA gives rare snapshot of Neanderthal family ties

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study suggests Neanderthals formed small, tightknit communities where females may have traveled to move in with their mates. The research used genetic sleuthing to offer a rare snapshot of Neanderthal family dynamics — including a father and his teenage daughter who lived together in Siberia more than 50,000 years …

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Iran's Elnaz Rekabi, who competed without hijab, in Tehran

Iran’s Elnaz Rekabi, who competed without hijab, in Tehran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian climber Elnaz Rekabi returned to Tehran early Wednesday after competing in South Korea without wearing a headscarf, an act widely seen as support for anti-government demonstrators amid weeks of protests over the Islamic Republic’s mandatory hijab. After landing, Rekabi gave a careful, emotionless interview to Iran’s hard-line state …

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'70s Show' actor Danny Masterson on trial on 3 rape charges

Rape allegations aired against ’70s Show’ actor Masterson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A prosecutor on Tuesday described rape allegations by three women against “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson from two decades ago that contained some of the same disturbing elements. Two women became woozy or passed out after a couple of drinks and were tossed in his hot tub, Deputy District Attorney …

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'70s Show' actor Danny Masterson on trial on 3 rape charges

’70s Show’ actor Danny Masterson on trial on 3 rape charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Danny Masterson, former star of the long-running sitcom “That ’70s Show,” is about to face three women in court who say he raped them two decades ago at a trial whose key figures are all current or former members of the Church of Scientology. Opening statements could begin as early as …

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Musk has a 'super app' plan for Twitter.  It's super vague

Musk has a ‘super app’ plan for Twitter. It’s super vague

Elon Musk has a penchant for the letter “X.” He calls his son with the singer Grimes, whose actual name is a collection of letters and symbols, “X.” He named the company he created to buy Twitter “X Holdings.” His rocket company is, of course, SpaceX. Now he also apparently intends to morph Twitter into …

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