After weeks of deals, stores aim to draw Black Friday crowds

NEW YORK — Shoppers were out before dawn in the U.S. for fun and for deals, as retailers that have had a tough year were hoping to bring customers to their stores and websites for Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Black Friday has morphed from a single day when […]

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David Cassidy, former teen idol and star of ‘The Partridge Family,’ dies at 67

David Cassidy, the former star of “The Partridge Family” TV hit of the 1970s and a reluctant teen idol to the boomer generation, died Tuesday evening of liver failure, his publicist confirmed. He was 67. The singer and actor died in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after being hospitalized for multiple organ failure, including his liver and […]

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PBS cuts ties with Charlie Rose after claims of sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — PBS has ended its partnership with Charlie Rose, host of its long-running interview show, after several women accused him of sexual misconduct. Rose, 75, has interviewed newsmakers in the media, entertainment, business and politics on weeknights on PBS’ schedule since 1991. PBS had suspended his show late Monday after The Washington […]

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Pennsylvania neurologist pleads guilty to charges he groped 7 patients

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A neurologist facing allegations of sexual misconduct in three states has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges that he groped women at a Philadelphia clinic. Dr. Ricardo Cruciani admitted Tuesday that he assaulted seven patients in 2016 while he was chairman of Drexel University’s neurology department. He will have to register as a […]

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Father, son travel around the United States repairing handbells

QUINCY, Ill. — A father and son from Texas who travel around the United States repairing handbells recently went to Illinois with their mobile shop. Mark and Aaron Bond take four trips annually with their shop, The Bellman, which takes them to 46 states, the Herald-Whig reported. Their most recent trip took them to New […]

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Holocaust survivor united with nephew he didn’t know existed

KFAR SABA, Israel (AP) — Eliahu Pietruszka shuffled his 102-year-old body through the lobby of his retirement home toward a stranger he had never met and collapsed into him in a teary embrace. Then he kissed both cheeks of his visitor and, in a frail, squeaky voice, began blurting out greetings in Russian, a language […]

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Neurologist charged with groping patients faces more allegations

A prominent neurologist, already charged with groping patients at a Philadelphia clinic, is facing a growing number of accusations that he preyed on especially vulnerable pain patients at medical facilities in three states, using his impressive reputation as a healer to trap women in long-term doctor-patient relationships marked by abuse. At least 17 women in […]

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Jeffrey Tambor may not return to set of ‘Transparent’

Tambor may not return to ‘Transparent’ Actor Jeffrey Tambor says he doesn’t see how he can return to the Amazon series “Transparent” following two allegations of sexual harassment against him. In an ambiguous statement Sunday, Tambor referenced what he calls a “politicized atmosphere” that has afflicted the set. He also says that the idea he […]

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President Trump not campaigning for Roy Moore in Alabama

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump doesn’t know who to believe about sexual misconduct allegations involving Roy Moore, but isn’t campaigning for his party’s Senate candidate in Alabama because of “discomfort” with the claims made by a number of women, aides said Sunday. One Republican senator urged Alabama voters to reject Moore in the Dec. […]

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Trump says he should have left UCLA basketball players in China

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail. Trump’s tweet Sunday comes after the father of player LiAngelo Ball minimized Trump’s involvement in winning the players’ release in comments to ESPN. “Who?” LaVar Ball told ESPN on Friday, when asked about […]

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