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In sex assault laws, definition of consent varies widely

For years Weinstein was one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, and most of his alleged victims were women in their 20s, looking for their first big break. (Reuters) Top News For two months now, as accusations of sexual misconduct have piled up against Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced mogul has responded over and over again: “Any allegations of nonconsensual […]

Special counsel Robert Mueller obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

US President Trump. (Source: AP Photo) Related News Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian s with President Donald Trump’s campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration, according to several people familiar with Trump’s transition organization. But the investigators did not directly request the records from Trump’s […]

Odebrecht: No sign dealings with Peru’s president illegal

The president has denied wrongdoing and is scheduled to defend himself before lawmakers on Thursday. (Source: REUTERS/File) Top News The Brazilian construction giant at the center of Latin America’s largest corruption scandal says there is no indication the payments made to a consulting firm owned by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski were illegal. In a letter shared Saturday, Odebrecht Peru […]

Trump administration bans selected words at health agencies: Reports

Officials at a second agency were also told to use “Obamacare” instead of the Affordable Care Act to describe President Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare law. (Source: File Photo) Top News The Trump administration has told agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services to avoid using certain words or phrases in official documents being drafted for next year’s budget, […]

New evacuation issued for wildfire in California

A firefighter takes a cell phone picture during a wildfire. The so-called Thomas Fire is now the third-largest in California history. (AP Photo) Related News The deadly wildfire that has scorched the US state of California for nearly two weeks still raged on Saturday and threatened a wealthy community northwest of Los Angeles, prompting new evacuations in Santa Barbara County. […]