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Weinstein apologizes to Streep, Lawrence for lawyers' words

Weinstein apologizes to Streep, Lawrence for lawyers' words

LOS ANGELES — Harvey Weinstein apologized to Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence after his lawyers cited them in asking a court to dismiss a sexual misconduct lawsuit.
Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage the gunman and has been placed under investigation, officials announced Thursday.
Trump says raise age for buying assault rifles, defying NRA

Trump says raise age for buying assault rifles, defying NRA

WASHINGTON — The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump declared Thursday, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America's public reckoning over gun violence.
UK police probe 'racist' package sent to Harry and Meghan

UK police probe 'racist' package sent to Harry and Meghan

LONDON — Police are investigating a suspicious package that was sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle as a racist hate crime, Scotland Yard said Thursday.
US Tennis Association deemed mostly liable for player's fall

US Tennis Association deemed mostly liable for player's fall

NEW YORK — The United States Tennis Association on Thursday was found mostly liable for when Canadian player Eugenie Bouchard slipped on a wet locker room floor at the 2015 U.S.
Texas governor accepts recommendation, spares inmate

Texas governor accepts recommendation, spares inmate

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday spared the life of a convicted killer shortly before the man's scheduled execution for masterminding the fatal shootings of his mother and brother.

UNICEF official resigns after allegations made

LONDON — A senior official at the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said Thursday he resigned after allegations of inappropriate behaviour during an earlier stint at Save The Children because of "the danger" of damaging both organizations.
Airbnb unveils new category of rentals rated by inspectors

Airbnb unveils new category of rentals rated by inspectors

SAN FRANCISCO — Airbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate thousands of the properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travellers they're booking nice places to stay.
Officer dies of cardiac arrest after fan violence in Spain

Officer dies of cardiac arrest after fan violence in Spain

BILBAO, Spain — A Spanish riot police officer died of cardiac arrest after clashes involving Russian soccer fans before a Europa League match on Thursday between hosts Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow, raising concerns less than four months before
Law enforcement raids Hawaii hotel site to remove protesters

Law enforcement raids Hawaii hotel site to remove protesters

HONOLULU — State sheriffs on Thursday removed protesters from the ruins of a Hawaii hotel where they have been squatting since last year in an attempt to block redevelopment of land where Hawaiian chiefs once lived and where Elvis Presley's character