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Harvey Weinstein Will Turn Himself In To Police On Criminal Charges

GPB News - 52 min 6 sec ago
Movie producer Harvey Weinstein will surrender to the New York Police Department on Friday in Lower Manhattan, a source familiar with the matter tells NPR's Rose Friedman. He's expected to turn himself in around 8 a.m. to be arrested on charges of rape and sexual assault, reporter Benjamin Mueller...

Harvey Weinstein Will Turn Himself In To Police On Criminal Charges

NPR Headline News - 1 hour 7 min ago

The Hollywood mogul is expected to hand himself over to police at 8 a.m. Friday in Manhattan, a source tells NPR. He's expected pay a million-dollar bail and surrender his passport.

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NTSB: Uber Self-Driving Car Had Disabled Emergency Brake System Before Fatal Crash

NPR Headline News - 2 hours 42 min ago

The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report said that sensors saw the victim. But Uber says it's the driver, not its system, that was supposed to intervene to avoid the collision.

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NTSB: Uber Self-Driving Car Had Disabled Emergency Brake System Before Fatal Crash

GPB News - 2 hours 43 min ago
The Uber self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian two months ago in Tempe, Ariz., took note of the victim with its sensors, but its software did not engage the car's brakes to prevent the collision, according to a preliminary report released Thursday by the National Transportation...

Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel Reacts To Cancellation Of Planned North Korea Summit

GPB News - 3 hours 12 min ago
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'That's A Cat!' Video Star Has Been Identified And Is Doing Fine

NPR Headline News - 3 hours 15 min ago

The cat caught clinging to the roof of a minivan barreling down an Omaha, Neb., highway is aptly named Rebel and sustained no injuries as a result of the harrowing ride.

Mitch McConnell On Filling The Federal Bench: 'This Is My Top Priority'

GPB News - 3 hours 25 min ago
For Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, 2018 could be defined by one word: judges. More than any other issue or cause in this midterm election year, the Kentucky Republican says he is focusing the chamber's agenda on confirming as many of President Trump's lifetime judicial appointments as...

Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel Reacts To Cancellation Of Planned North Korea Summit

NPR Headline News - 3 hours 26 min ago

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., the top democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, about President Trump cancelling the summit with North Korea.

Mitch McConnell On Filling The Federal Bench: 'This Is My Top Priority'

NPR Headline News - 3 hours 37 min ago

The Senate majority leader says he is focusing the chamber's agenda for the rest of 2018 on confirming conservatives to lifetime judicial appointments.

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Australian Grandmother Sentenced To Die In Malaysia For Drug Smuggling

NPR Headline News - 3 hours 56 min ago

Lawyers are appealing the sentence and say the 54-year-old from Sydney was the victim of an online scam.

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Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein Expected To Turn Himself In

GPB News - 4 hours 27 min ago
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New Census Data Shows Texas Cities Are Growing Faster Than All Other States

NPR Headline News - 4 hours 31 min ago

The study found seven of the nation's fastest-growing cities are in Texas, with San Antonio expanding by the greatest number from 2016 to 2017.

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New Census Data Shows Texas Cities Are Growing Faster Than All Other States

GPB News - 4 hours 32 min ago
Feel like packing up everything you own and moving to a big city? The latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday, indicate you're most likely to be thinking of relocating from the Northeast to one of the fastest growing large cities in the South. Specifically, to Texas where seven...

In Papua New Guinea's Sorcery Wars, A Peacemaker Takes On Her Toughest Case

GPB News - 4 hours 34 min ago
Things were going terribly wrong. Ato Boropi could feel it. Dozens of villagers had squeezed next to each other on the floor of a one-room church perched on a mountain in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Several more huddled along the walls outside, as rain pummeled the corrugated metal...

Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein Expected To Turn Himself In

NPR Headline News - 4 hours 34 min ago

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with New York Times reporter Benjamin Mueller about the reports that disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself over to face charges Friday.

In Papua New Guinea's Sorcery Wars, A Peacemaker Takes On Her Toughest Case

NPR Headline News - 4 hours 57 min ago

In the Eastern Highlands, the accusation of sorcery is a vigilante's rallying cry. Such accusations often lead to violence and are believed to be responsible for dozens of deaths every year.

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Savannah Police Release Body Camera Footage in Boyd Shooting

GPB News - 5 hours 38 min ago
The U.S Justice Department is investigating the police shooting of a 20-year-old black man in Savannah. This comes after a grand jury decided not to indict two police officers who killed Ricky Boyd outside his grandmother's home. Body camera footage released today by Savannah Police shows Boyd...

Catholic Church Remains Quiet During Ireland's Fierce Abortion Debate

GPB News - 5 hours 45 min ago
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What's Up With All The Home Runs? MLB Hired Scientists. Here's What They Found Out

GPB News - 6 hours 6 sec ago
It's not your imagination. A recent spike in home runs has hit professional baseball. In 2015, Major League Baseball's home run rate averaged 1.01 per game (it had been 0.86 the year before). In 2016, it grew to 1.16. Last year it was 1.26. Theories have abounded as to why, many centering on the...

Legendary Boxer Jack Johnson Gets Pardon, 105 Years After Baseless Conviction

GPB News - 6 hours 9 min ago
Boxer Jack Johnson, who was the first black world heavyweight champion, has received a posthumous presidential pardon after years of bipartisan efforts by lawmakers and family members to clear his name — and a personal appeal from Sylvester Stallone to President Trump. Speaking in the Oval Office...

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