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Man accused of racist threats expected to plead guilty

A white man charged with making racist online threats against a black activist in Virginia is expected to plead guilty next month, according to court records and a spokesman for federal prosecutors. Brian McGinn, spokesman for the U.S.
School bus draped with message targets UK's Prince Andrew

School bus draped with message targets UK's Prince Andrew

LONDON — A yellow school bus with a banner depicting the face of Britain's Prince Andrew drove past Buckingham Palace on Friday, urging him to testify in the investigation of the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Parent pleads guilty in college admissions scheme

Parent pleads guilty in college admissions scheme

BOSTON — A woman charged in the college admissions scandal pleaded guilty Friday to paying $400,000 to get her son into the University of California, Los Angeles, as a fake soccer recruit.
Weinstein jury indicates it is split on most serious counts

Weinstein jury indicates it is split on most serious counts

NEW YORK — The jury in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial indicated Friday that it is deadlocked on the most serious charges, but the judge told the panel it must keep working.
Armani rails against baring trends by fellow designers

Armani rails against baring trends by fellow designers

MILAN — How much to show and how much not to show, that is the fashion question this season. It may be reductive to say that runway shows are about how women dress. But the conversation has sharpened in the #MeToo era.
Iranians vote in parliament elections favouring conservatives

Iranians vote in parliament elections favouring conservatives

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranians voted for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership as sanctions weigh on the economy and U.S. pressure isolates the country diplomatically.
US, Taliban truce takes effect, setting stage for peace deal

US, Taliban truce takes effect, setting stage for peace deal

ISLAMABAD — A temporary truce between the United States and the Taliban took effect on Friday, setting the stage for the two sides to sign a peace deal next week aimed at ending 18 years of war in Afghanistan and bringing U.S. troops home.
Former Ukraine diplomat Marie Yovanovitch has book deal

Former Ukraine diplomat Marie Yovanovitch has book deal

NEW YORK — Former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, the career diplomat who during the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump offered a chilling account of alleged threats from Trump and his allies, has a book deal.
US home sales fell 1.3% in January

US home sales fell 1.3% in January

WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales retreated 1.3% in January from the prior month, but low mortgage rates helped enable an increase in purchases from a year ago.
Florida homeless group helps top chefs prep food festival

Florida homeless group helps top chefs prep food festival

MIAMI — From Rachael Ray to Bobby Flay, celebrity chefs are in town this weekend for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, where fine-palated foodies might not know that some of their dishes have been prepared at one of Florida's largest homeless
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