Joe Hernandez

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A federal judge dismisses Rose McGowan's lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

The actor said that as she was preparing to publish a memoir with details of an alleged assault by Weinstein, he hired lawyers and investigators to obtain a copy of the book and discredit her.

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Avoiding trial, a former hedge fund manager turns over $70 million in stolen antiques

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Michael Steinhardt has denied he committed any crimes in acquiring the antiques and said many of the dealers who sold him items claimed that they were the objects' lawful owners.

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Hawaii remains under flood warnings as a 'kona low' storm continues to dump rain

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

The weather caused damage, but there were no storm-related deaths as of Monday afternoon. Officials warned that the storm, which began over the weekend, remained a threat.

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San Francisco moves to delay its cannabis business tax to give legal dealers a boost

Monday, December 06, 2021

Supporters of the ordinance said the cannabis industry is experiencing a drop-off in business following a boom early in the COVID-19 pandemic and that a tax hike would result in higher prices.

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Chris Cuomo, newly fired from CNN, faces an allegation of sexual misconduct

Sunday, December 05, 2021

"My client came forward at this time because she felt in sharing her story and related documentation, she could help protect other women," said attorney Debra Katz on Sunday.

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Kellogg and its cereal workers union reach a tentative deal to end 2-month strike

Thursday, December 02, 2021

The strike was one of several recent labor actions in the U.S. Workers everywhere from John Deere to McDonald's to the mining company Warrior Met Coal have walked off the job this year.

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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' is TV's longest-running live-action sitcom

Thursday, December 02, 2021

"So, raise that snifter and cheers: To Sunny!" the TV channel FX said. "Yes, it burns a little, and that's what you want."

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Debt collectors can now text, email and DM you on social media

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Officials say the new rules are a necessary update to an outdated law, but consumer advocates worry that borrowers risk missing key information or falling prey to scammers.

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WHO member states will work on a global agreement to deal with future pandemics

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

The coronavirus outbreak exposed flaws in the global health system but also showed a willingness among countries to work together, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO's director-general, says.

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The U.N. predicts that 2021 global tourism losses will barely improve over last year

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The recent emergence of the highly transmissible omicron variant presents another potential hurdle as the tourism industry prepares for the upcoming winter holiday season.

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Conservationists flew 30 white rhinos to Rwanda in a huge operation to protect them

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The roughly 2,000-mile journey took the rhinos to their new home in Akagera National Park, where advocates hope the animals will be able to establish a new breeding stronghold and evade poachers.

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African leaders condemn travel restrictions as omicron variant spreads globally

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

African nations are bristling at the restrictions imposed on them by rich countries — and say they are harmful to local economies and discriminate against countries in the region.

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Closing arguments begin in the trial of 3 men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery

Monday, November 22, 2021

Travis McMichael, his father, Greg, and William 'Roddie' Bryan have all been charged with Arbery's murder. The high-profile shooting helped spark protests for racial justice in the summer of 2020.

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80 people stormed a California Nordstrom store and stole merchandise

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Police in Walnut Creek said they arrested three people in connection with the incident at the luxury department store, including one person allegedly in possession of a gun.

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COVID in the U.S. update: Disney's vaccine mandate, boosters, a startling death toll

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Disney has paused its vaccine mandate for Walt Disney World employees after a new Florida law barring workplace vaccine mandates. Meanwhile, new discussion on the definition of "fully vaccinated."

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Michigan city will require all public restrooms to carry free menstrual products

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Some U.S. states and cities make menstrual products available for free at certain locations, but Ann Arbor says it's the first jurisdiction to require them in all public restrooms.

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How you can see the nearly total lunar eclipse Friday morning

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

It will be the second and final eclipse of the year. West Coast night owls and East Coast early risers could catch the peak of the cosmic event.

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Travis McMichael says in his murder trial that he felt threatened by Ahmaud Arbery

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

"I want to give my side of the story," McMichael testified, saying the defendants chased Arbery because there had been break-ins in the area and at one point Arbery grabbed McMichael's shotgun.

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An Australian zoo acquires a venomous, fanged 'megaspider' and is searching for more

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Australian Reptile Park wants to find the anonymous donor of the megaspider, which may lead them to an area with more unusually large arachnids that could boost the zoo's antivenom program.

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Heavy rains bring flooding and mudslides to the Pacific Northwest and Canada

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a severe weather state of emergency for 14 counties in the western part of the state. Oregon and British Columbia also saw extreme flooding and high winds.

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